Booking Through Thursday : Soundtrack
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme in which we answer a question about books or reading.
What, if any, kind of music do you listen to when you’re reading? (Given a choice, of course!)
Mostly I don’t listen to music while reading. When I was a student I quite often put on a cd before starting reading and if I got into things I didn’t even notice when it stopped. Nowadays it’s very rare for me to put on music. My Kindle can play music. I tried the feature to see how it worked (fine) and haven’t touched it since.
I’m more used to reading with the tv as soundtrack, with more than one person in a household that’s what happens. When I shared an apartment with a football-crazy friend (the kind of football were you actually kick the ball) I used to hear a lot of football games while reading. Occasionally I looked up and said things like “Oh, the other team scored”, usually at least 10 minutes after the fact. Not very popular…. These days I read with any tv-program as soundtrack and Kristin reads to a lot of golf.
I must also mention that I’m one of those people who hate listening using earplugs. I use one in my left ear when using bluetooth on my phone, but that’s it. Being stuck in a stuck, pitch-black elevator doesn’t bother me at all (I’ve tried), but earplugs gives me claustrophobia like nothing else.