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


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70 responses

  1. Often none; however, if I do, it’s usually either classical or jazz with minimal vocals or something similar to the setting of the book’s plot or setting of action.

    Tedious & Brief

  2. I don’t listen to any! I like to focus on the book. But sometimes when I’m listening to my iPod on the bus I’ll pick songs that remind me of what I’m reading – I just don’t usually do both at once!

  3. I usually don’t listen to music while I am reading a novel, or technical book; but I listen to jazz or blues while surfing the internet, or reading the newspaper/magazine.

    Most time the jazz or blues is something I downloaded from http://www.jamendo.com/.

  4. I don’t listen to a lot of music while reading, and I hate earplugs of any kind.

  5. I prefer silence. Here is my BTT post.

  6. I usually don’t, but sometimes it’s nice. My answer.

  7. I don’t listen to music while I’m reading — I can’t concentrate on the book, if I do.

    ~MizB

  8. Great question! You can find my answer here.

  9. If I want to mentally invest in what I’m reading, I prefer instrumental stuff–pretty much anything John Williams, or the Gladiator score. Vocal/lyrics make stuff too distracting. If I’m just having something for background noise, doesn’t matter if there are vocals/lyrics, for the most part.

    http://comicreviewsbywalt.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/booking-through-thursday-soundtrack/

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  12. I don’t usually listen to music while reading a book.

    I do like to listen to jazz or blues while reading the newspaper, a magazine, or surfing the web.

    The jazz or blues is usually downloaded from http://www.jamendo.com/en/, which has a lot of good stuff from all over the world, under Creative Commons licensing.

  13. Here’s my answer: Not a big fan of listening to music while I read–http://booknympho.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/booking-through-thursday-soundtrack/

  14. Usually I read in silence but check out the exception HERE

  15. I like the sound of silence when I read. Not the song… Literally nothing.

  16. I listen to all types of music–except for rap, metal and country. Sometimes I like classical, sometimes classic rock.

  17. I don’t usually listen to anything while I’m reading. Some background noise is fine, but usually I like the quiet. Otherwise I find myself re-reading the same paragraph if I can’t concentrate!

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  19. I usually listen to nothing, but there are something’s that you just cant help listening too while reading. But visit my blog and see the full answer🙂

  20. I do, sometimes, like to listen to classical/easy listening music while I read but not always. Here’s my Booking Through Thursday: Here’s mine: Thursday on My Bookshef

  21. I used to listen to music when reading, but it got to be a bit distracting. You can find more out here.

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  22. Depends on the type of book and song and sometimes I can’t do it (what if I miss the train station?). http://owlsbooks.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-if-any-kind-of-music-do-you-listen.html

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  24. My late Thursday post. Usually silence, occasionally an eclectic mix of instrumental:
    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2011/06/23/btt-soundtrack/

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  26. Music when I’m writing, yes. Music when I’m reading…I’ll pass. I like the quiet so I can get intense about my reading. 🙂

    http://onceuponaprologue.blogspot.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday-3.html

  27. I seem to be the odd man out here, I almost always listen to something while I’m reading. It helps me focus on the book, believe it or not!

    http://www.dorolerium.com/?p=2757

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