Friday, August 6, 2010

Book Blogger Hop - August 6-9

Book Blogger Hop

To check out other answers and join the hop go and check out Crazy-For_Books.com for the Mr. Linky for the Blog Hop. 

This week's question:
Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?


I'll be the first to admit, it use to have to be completely quiet when I read.  Now I can read amidst most distractions.  I listen to my mp3 player with just about anything on it while at the gym to tune out conversations.  I don't put music on at home though just to read.  I prefer the quiet.  If I did pick out specific music to read by it would be soft music, preferably with no lyrics to distract.  Music for yoga or nature sounds is what comes to mind.


I'm currently reading Spells by Aprilynne Pike and hope to get through that, Evermore by Alyson Noel and Firelight by Sophie Jordan this weekend.

Have a great weekend everyone!

26 comments:

Jessica said...

Hi there! I'm here through the hop. Long ago, in my days of college, I thought it was strange that people needed or preferred quiet to read. I'm starting to understand, now. Usually I don't need it, but there are times when yes, quiet really is better. That was a startling discovery for me a few years ago!

Hott Books - Gina said...

I'm visiting from the hop.
I prefer no background noise but can't seem to avoid it. Thanks for sharing!!
You can visit me at Hott Books

Tina's Blog said...

Just hopping by for a visit. I'll be adding you to my blogroll - I really like your blog. Come and visit me: www.booksaremything.blogspot.com

readerbuzz said...

I love silence, but lately I've been on a French music kick.

I just became a follower. I'd love to have you stop in my blog, too.
http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/08/book-blogger-hop-bonjour.html

Suko said...

Hi, I am new to your blog from the Hop! Your header is pretty--makes me want to sit down and READ!

I prefer quiet when I'm reading.

Letter4no1 said...

Just over from the hop! I'm totally with you on needing quiet to read. I get to distracted with music or anything else in the background

Reading Rachel said...

I like silence too. Of course I have 3 young kids so I never get silence but somehow it's easier to block them out than music with lyrics. Maybe I just have more practice blocking out the screaming kids?

Come visit me at 1001 Books

apple blossom said...

thanks for stopping by on the friday blog hop. I stopped by earlier, but didn't leave a message. Actually, your email post is what brought me to the hop this week. I can't ever remember to come by on fridays.

agirlreads said...

I love your header. Your reading room looks gorgeous!

Okbolover said...

hi from the Hop!

I prefer silence. It's bad enough I have to hear the hombre gaming. I am going to try nature sounds though. :)

Sa Toya said...

I comprehend better and am ale to read quicker when I read in silence...so that suites me best I think.

I'm here from the hop btw!
Paper, Pens Lipgloss...

pussreboots said...

Sometimes I need it silent when I read if I'm struggling with a book.

Happy Friday. Come see how I listen to music when I read.

Rummanah Aasi said...

Hey! Found your blog through the hop. Listening to music while I read depends on the book. Sometimes I do if I'm getting bored other times, I don't at all.

I really liked your review of "Clockwork Angel" and can't wait to read that when it comes out!

Now a follower. Stop by my blog when you get a chance: www.booksinthespotlight.blogspot.com

Dana Alma said...

Hey you, just stopping by on the hop and follow to say hi. Have a great weekend. Happy Reading!!!
See ya!
Readaholics Anonymous

4IQREAD said...

Hopping by to say hello. I need silence when I read. I am totally dis tractable.

Tiger Holland said...

Hopping by to return the visit! That's a smart idea you mentioned--lyricless music is what I should try. Something gentle that won't overwhelm the kids' tv and won't jumble words into my head as I read. :-)

Rowena said...

I can read through almost anything too. I can read in a busy DMV, I can read in a loud house but would I put on music while I read? No. I don't have to read in complete silence but I won't go out of my way to bring music onto the reading scene.

Just stopping by through the blog, I'm a new follower and will definitely be back to read your thoughts on the books you're reading.

I read and loved The Summer of Skinny Dipping too. It wasn't at all what I thought it was going to be going into the book but I enjoyed everything about it.

Happy reading and blog hopping!

Jo said...

Stopping by from the Hop -- happy Friday!

Carrie Rundhaug said...

Just hopping by! Great Site!

check me out at www.just-one-more-chapter.com

Danielle said...

Hi just stopping by frmo the hop! Is that a picture of your real reading room? Its so cute! I'm jealous :)

Danielle @ everylastpage.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Just dropped in to say hi. Love your reading room, looks so peaceful. I am your newest follower. Have a great weekend. kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am hopping by via the Blogger Hop...and I have an award for you here:

http://laurel-rainsnowsreflections.blogspot.com/2010/08/award.html

Ms. C said...

Hi! I'm just visiting from the blog hop - love the outlay of your site. I'm looking forward to leafing through your posts :)

nymfaux said...

Hi! I'm a new follower--just stopping by from the hop! As music goes, I'm kind of the opposite--I used to have music playing all the time, but now I prefer quiet.

Hope you're having a great weekend!!!

nymfaux
http://nymfaux.blogspot.com/

Howard Sherman said...

Happy Book Blogger Hop!

I'm an on-and-off listener of music while reading. I started this habit in my teen years and would frequently listen to Rush while reading.

To this day there are a handful of Rush songs that will trigger strong feelings and memories of Roger Zelazny's The Amber Series.

These days I tend to read quietly more often than not.

Jon said...

Hopping by to check out your blog. Lovely reading room!

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