After reading that last post, someone emailed me and said they'd had an argument with someone over whether listening to an audiobook was the same as reading it. I mention this because I had the same conversation a few months back - or one like it, anyway - with a friend of mine.
Why wouldn't listening to a book on CD or downloaded to your iPod count as reading it? You're still absorbing the information. You're still (presumably) enjoying it. Why would you have to qualify it? Can't I say "I read Devil in the White City," when in fact I listened to it on CD in my car? I listened to the unabridged version, so I got it all. I know what happened. I can discuss it. What's the difference? I even have a hard copy here to refer to should I need it while writing another review. Why isn't this reading?! I don't get it.