Musing Mondays (Sept. 21)

Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading music…


Do you listen to music while reading? Does this change if you’re reading in or out of your house? Do you have a preference of music for such occasions?


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.




I rarely listen to music if I’m reading at home – though our house usually always has some music playing somewhere, even if I’m not really listening to it.

Outside of the house however, I usually always listen to my ipod when sneaking five minutes of reading. I go to work an hour or so early so I can read and listen to music in my car; I slip my headphones into my library bag if I’m planning to be there awhile; and I used to love my reading/music time on the bus.

As for preference, I used to listen to instrumental music – classical, jazz, or movie scores, but I found that to be more distracting than anything with lyrics so I swapped back. I’m not usually terribly picky with what I listen to; I just like a little background noise.

33 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

I loved this musing!

Musing/Mailbox Mondays

Bluestocking said...

Hi Rebecca!!! Here is mine

Vicki said...

Hope you had a great weekend!

Mine's HERE

wendy elizabeth said...

IPod + reading = good. my Musing is up http://wereadtoknow.blogspot.com/search/label/Monday%20Musing

Matt said...

My Musing is up. My iPod and I are inseparable!

Dawn said...

Interesting question! My answer is here.

The Social Frog said...

Mine Is Up:
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=2438

kaye said...

You are very talented doing two things at once, I get to distracted. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Yvonne said...

Mine is here

Jen said...

Happy Monday, all! Here's mine.

caite said...

I need a soundtrack for my life, all the time. Even while reading as I explain in My Post

MizB said...

My answer is up. I can't listen to music while reading because...

~MizB

Alayne said...

Here's mine!
http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com

Susan B. Evans said...

Here's mine: Shhhhhhhhhh!!!

http://wellmanneredfrivolity.blogspot.com/2009/09/musing-mondays.html

...... Bobbi said...

I rarely listen to music when I read, but I always have the television on as background noise. Typically, the TV is on MSNBC so I can listen to news updates with one ear while losing myself in a great book. I can't have the volume too loud because that gets distracting, but I like it loud enough so I can catch what is going on.

Alison said...

I'm not too particular about my music.

Missy said...

I can't live without my music! :)

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/09/musing-mondays-music-while-reading.html

okbolover said...

here is mine: Click

Nise' said...

My Musing.

Tim said...

Here's mine

Mish said...

My musical musing.

The Book Resort said...

Hey, Rebecca! Here's mine:

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/09/musing-mondays_21.html

Phantom Inkheart said...

Here's mine. :)

booktrash said...

I have some fairly quirky habits about where I will and won't listen to music or read. Here's my answer:
http://booktrash.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/monday-musings-reading-music/

Teresa said...

Mine's up!

http://bookingitkc.blogspot.com/2009/09/musing-mondays-9-21-09.html

Shon said...

Here's my answer:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/09/musing-mondays_21.html

Linda Ellen said...

It's my first time taking part. I like Musing Mondays. Here's mine: http://bambireads.blogspot.com/2009/09/musing-mondays-reading-with-or-without.html

=)

Jenners said...

I just can't -- I get too distracted unless the music has no words ... and then it might make me fall asleep. So no!

Kari said...

I love my peace and quiet:

http://kariannalysis.com/2009/09/musing-monday-921/

Michael said...

No reading soundtracks for me - my post is here.

Susan said...

Better late than never. . .

my answer

jacksjunket said...

No although music and any other sound rarely distracts me if my book is good Do you listen to music while reading? http://jacksjunket.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/musing-mondays/

Literary Feline said...

My response is posted.