Thursday, June 23, 2011

Booking through Thursday: Music to read by?

Participating today in Booking Through Thursday...and the question of the day is:

What, if any, kind of music do you listen to when you’re reading? (Given a choice, of course!)

My answer:

Unless I'm reading in a place where there's music already playing (a car while traveling, a waiting room, etc)--I don't listen to ANY music at all.

Here's the thing. I absolutely love reading and I absolutely love music. But they are each things that I like to immerse myself in completely. Given the choice, I want silence while I'm reading.

That's not to say I'm completely unable to focus if there's music playing. I definitely can and will. But as I said, given the choice, I don't want music or preferably any other noise while would just be a distraction.

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Trisha said...

If I had to choose, Cindy, I'd choose classical, but for the most part, I prefer silence, too.

Gigi Ann said...

I totally agree with you, I do love my peace and quiet while I read, if I have the choice.

LibrarySnake said...

Completely agree.

here's mine:

Elaine Stock said...

I've always been amazed by those who can read with background music playing or the chaotic chatter of a cafe or another noisy venue. Cindy, I'm just like you--I prefer to actually hear the novel's characters speak to each other and to hear the author's voice.


tediousandbrief said...

Cool blog!

FBT said...

First, that image is my idea of heaven. Gaaah.

Ane yes, silence is the best.

Amy said...

I'm the same as you. If music is on, then I will listen, but normally I prefer silence. If I'm on the bus or subway I will listen to music while reading, however, because I find it less distracting than the random noises and talking.


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