Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday Stuff!


Book Blogger Hop

It's been a crazy week for me personally, and it's only going to get crazier from here, so I'm afraid that the Scott Pilgrim movie review is all that's happening around here (though I have plenty in the works!)  Part of the craziness involved going to a pretty great flea market, which means cheap back issues!!  Even though I make it a point not to review single issues or anything not available as a trade paperback, I still think any bibliophile can get behind the joy of tracking down a book you've been looking for or making a new discovery-- both of which I did!

Anyway, this week's Hop question is:

DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHEN YOU READ?  IF SO, WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE READING TUNES?

Alas, not really, no.  I tend to prefer ambient noise to actual structured music in the background when I read.  I'm not sure if it's a concentration thing-- it doesn't really seem to matter how loud the "background" noise is, I can still pay more attention when I read with jackhammers going next to my window.  That said, I can't read in total silence either-- it's just too oppressive-- so that's usually when I turn to music.  I try to match the genre of the music to the genre of the story, but I try not to play songs with too many vocals.  For sci-fi and/or action stories, I will put on my "Pierre Henry" station on Pandora, which gets me a sort of early-techno, somewhat jazzy selection;  my "Love Is Blue" station is good for romance.  But if nothing else fits, the Beatles are the perfect standby (though I may have to be picky about the era-- not all books that fit a "Please Please Me" song fit an "Abbey Road song), even though they're just full of vocals!

5 comments:

  1. Hi!!! I'm just stopping by from the hop!!!--I started following you last week :) Hope you have a great weekend!!!

    nymfaux
    http://nymfaux.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am hopping in for the blog hop. I'm already follower.

    I can't listen to music because it's too distracting :)

    If you have time, drop in and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

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  3. I feel like I've visited your blog before, but apparently I forgot to follow. My apologies. It's been remedied. ;)

    Missy @ Missy's Reads & Reviews

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  4. I am stopping by via the hop! I like your blog and am a new follower :) have a great weekend.

    Rachel
    And the plot thickens...

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  5. Hopping by to say you have an award on my blog~

    http://isabookwhore.blogspot.com/2010/08/in-which-book-whore-received-award.html

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