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Does listening comprehension correlate with reading comprehension?

Is Listening to Audio Books Really the Same as Reading?
"..., even research that predates CDs suggests that reading and listening are strikingly similar cognitive processes. For example, 1985 study found listening comprehension correlated strongly with reading comprehension – suggesting that those who read books well would listen to them well, also. In a 1977 study, college students who listened to a short story were able to summarize it with equal accuracy as those who read it."

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An interview with Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman talks about his love of libraries

"Neil Gaiman has long been on record as a fan of libraries, sometimes even calling himself a "feral child" raised by librarians among the stacks. So it should come as no surprise that the American Library Association chose Gaiman to be the Honorary Chair of this year's National Library Week. As both a librarian and a fan of Gaiman,  [Kate Pritchard] was thrilled to be able to interview him about National Library Week and what libraries have meant to him."