I am looking for a word that encapsulates both listen and read.
I enjoy _______ poetry, rap, etc.
Since poetry and rap can both be read and listened to, I wasn't sure what word to use.
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The word browse can be used for both books and music.
As pointed out in comments by 1006a, your example sentence does not even need a word - using Lauren's suggestion instead
I'm going to browse (some) poetry and rap tomorrow
Also imho the word peruse should be a good fit as well, you could use browse for less intensity while peruse is more appropriate for a dedicated session of reading or listening without letting anyone disturb you.
Some links to sites that show this usage for music:
Find and Browse Music on Last.fm - https://www.last.fm/music
Music Playlist Channel on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/browsemusicvideos
Browse Music by Artist - https://www.tunefind.com/browse/artist/a
Some links to sites showing this usage for books:
Browse Books by Subject - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/books/browse
Browse Books & eBooks By Title - http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/browse/books/title/
I agree with 1006a and Mitch -- enjoy works fine.
Merriam-Webster includes this definition of enjoy:
: to have a good time
- : to have for one's use, benefit, or lot : experience
enjoyed great success
Dictionary.com has these definitions:
verb (used with object)
to experience with joy; take pleasure in:
He enjoys Chinese food.
to have and use with satisfaction; have the benefit of:
He enjoys an excellent income from his trust funds.
So it seems to me that one can enjoy enjoying books and music... or, simply, enjoy them.
I enjoy poetry, rap, etc.
I enjoy a lot of books
Although for the latter, I would probably add "and audiobooks" just to be clear.
Also, I will note that I use "consume" with my kids all the time in this sense -- they are supposed to create something before they consume something, meaning that they have to draw a picture or write a story or something like that before they get to watch TV or play a computer game. (Reading books is an exception to this because I'd have more luck getting them to stop breathing.) But outside my (admittedly weird) family, it might sound weird to people.
can be the answer for your question. That's what I would use. I tried to comment, but due to my low reputation, I can only post an answer.
I'd like to ask, how does the following sentence sound?
I enjoy appreciating poetry, rap, etc.
Does it changes the tone of what curiousdannii wanted to say in the first place?
Please let me know if it does not.