Saturday, August 7, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (4)

     I'm hopping a bit late this week,  but only slightly so it's all good. I'm hoping you all had a lovely week filled with fantastic reads! I finished my summer reading assignments which I was happy about.
Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books!
Question of the week:
     Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?

Answer:
     Nope, I usually prefer peace and quiet when I read. Sometimes when it's too loud and I have to get some reading done for school or something similar, I do pop in my earphones to block out the other noises. I know this sounds strange, right? If I can't concentrate with people talking or watching television how can I concentrate while listening to music? The only way I can explain it is that the music I listen to are favorite songs that I know the words to, therefore I'm not curious as to what is being said (nosy, I know, but I can't help it) and can block it out.
     I now realize that the last paragraph was just a bunch of rambling, but if you can understand it props to you!  ;D  To answer the question in a more straightforward way, no I don't normally listen to music while reading. It makes it too difficult for me to really understand what is going on. I like to be able to just read and relax, since that is my escape.

     Do you listen to music while reading? What genres do you enjoy?

7 comments:

Alissa said...

Just hopping by! :]

I also prefer peace and quiet while I read. The only exception would be when I'm studying - for some reason I don't mind the distraction then.

anjohnston said...

I'm just hopping through.

Thanks so much for following my blog. I'm a new follower of yours because we seem to have similar book tastes.

Looking forward to your reviews on The Mortal Instrument series. They are in my cue to read!

Have an awesome weekend!

@lex said...

Alissa-- I know what you mean! I'm always up for any distraction, anything at all, when it comes to homework/studying. :)
anjohnston-- Thanks for visiting! I'm really hoping to have my reviews of The Mortal Instruments series up before I go back to school. We'll see how that goes since I only have three blissful days left...

Julie said...

Just hopping by. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it. I'm a new follower.

Brenda said...

Just hopped in to say hi. I am already a follower. Have a great weekend. kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Just stopping by via the hop. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Rachel
And the plot thickens...

Charlie said...

I totally agree with the confusion of not being able to listen to music but if it is a way to tune other distractions out it works. LOL Love the books you review, can't wait to read em all!

Charlie Quillen @ Life Happens