Booking Through Thursday

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

My answer:
This is a good question, and maybe you can even help, because I find my situation to be strange. I can’t read if there is music on.  I find it too distracting.  Whenever the hubby is home, especially when we are sitting in the backyard by the pool, it’s a given, there is music.  However, if I am in my “reading room” or reading in bed, I have to have the TV on but with the volume low.  Strange, don’t you think?  When there is music, I have trouble staying focused even if it’s one of those books that I call a “transport” book, the kind of book that I am so engrossed that I don’t know what is going on around me.  Music is the one thing that can interrupt that state of mind, whereas the TV doesn’t.  I really don’t know why that is….any thoughts????

8 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday

  1. Great answer, but sadly I am opposite though. Everything else distracts me except for the music, and if anything it helps me focus. Nice blog! 🙂

  2. When I am blogging if the TV is on I never pay attention to it, just keep right on blogging and reading the blogs. But, I can't stand the TV on when I'm reading a book. If there would be music while I read it would have to be what my kids called my 'elevator music. But, if I have the choice I love peace and quiet while I read.

  3. That is strange. I can't listen to either as I find them both distracting. Then again, other sounds don't bother me like the ocean, for example. We're all so different!

  4. I don't listen to music when I read. I listen when I write! In (Re)Making Love, I wrote the chapter "Deceptive Cadence" while listening endlessly to Schubert's Impromptu in G Flat Major, both Horowitz and Rubenstein playing it.

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