Musing Monday is hosted by Becca of Just One More Page. Pop over and read lots of interesting comments & post your own. This week Boppin'-Becca asks...
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?
I'm a big fan of quiet. When I'm at home I read in my bedroom which is far enough away from the madding crowd to be a quiet space requiring no musical interference - just me and a book and quiet.
When I'm out however I choose music of my own rather than listen to the noises the world imposes on me. I notice this especially in the canteen at work. Uni students can be rowdy in their breaks from scholarly pursuits and our canteen sounds like a football match where the home team is winning.
My IPod is my best friend in this situation. I pop in my earphones and suddenly I'm in a tranquil world of my own device. My IPod is relatively new (got it for mother's day) and I so love it! Now I understand what the fuss is all about I'm wondering why it took me so long to get on the IPod band-waggon and, of course, I want the next one with more gigs (mine's 8 but I've a friend with a 120 and it looks awesome) the grass is always greener - really what would I do with all that gig-power ***laughs at herself***
I listen to instrumental - jazz, classical, new age - because any lyrics create too many words inside my head, they get in the way of the words on the page.