August 6, 2010
Book Blogger Hop -- August 6-9
Welcome to my literary blog, Prose! This is my first time participating in the 'Hop, so please bear with me as it takes 'this old dog a while to learn new tricks.' I'd like to thank Jennifer at Crazy for Books for sponsoring this weekly Book Blogger Hop. If you don't know about the Book Blogger Hop, it is a weekly event that enables all of us book or literary bloggers to find and visit other like-minded bloggers. You can go here to read the instructions and sign up.
This week's Book Blogger Hop question is: "Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?"
I can, and do, listen to music when reading, but more times than not I don't. Normally, when I read there is always some ambient household noise in the background. For example, living in southern California I spend a lot of time sitting outside on the patio reading, and there's always the sounds of birds, people and their dogs walking by on the paseo behind the house, and the 'whirring' of all of our beautiful little hummingbirds visiting our two large feeders, and so forth. When I do choose to listen to music (on my iPod) while reading, I generally enjoy listening to classical music. All in all, I really don't find background noise, be it music, the TV, or outside sounds, all that distracting while I'm reading. I seem to be able to put myself in the world of the book I'm reading fairly easily.