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Offline carl_h

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Listening to music while reading
« on: September 19, 2014, 11:08:10 AM »
Hello!

Just wondering if you guys listen to music while reading books, if so, what kind of music?

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Offline j_menz

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Re: Listening to music while reading
«Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 06:23:46 AM »
Not for any book worth reading.
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Re: Listening to music while reading
«Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 07:38:30 AM »
It's a good question. My answer is no, I cannot do anything else if I am to deeply perceive music, and anything less than that degree of involvement will not do. A short while ago I allowed myself to get into the habit of picking up my iPad and using it while listening to the hi-fi. After a month or two I realised its destructive capability.

The answer for me, therefore, is no; music is either totally present or completely absent.
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Offline goldentone

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Re: Listening to music while reading
«Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 06:14:00 PM »
I wish I could listen to music while reading, but I can't.  The music draws me away from my reading.  I wish I could omniawarely both fully enjoy the music and read.  Music commands my attention.
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Re: Listening to music while reading
«Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 03:49:01 AM »
I've tried, but have found it detracts both from the reading experience and immersion into the music. 

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Re: Listening to music while reading
«Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 01:05:01 AM »
Not for any book worth reading.

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Re: Listening to music while reading
«Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 01:20:36 AM »
Depends what the reading is.  Depends what the music is.
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