August 6, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (3)

It's that time again...for hopping over to other blogs and meeting new or new-to-you bloggers! This awesome meme is hosted by Crazy For Books.

The weekly question is: Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?

Typically I don't listen to music while I'm reading (and I find the music played in Chapters frequently very distracting). When I was younger I sometimes did, though - I can remember reading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld for the first time and listening to the ABBA Gold CD as I did so (they were both Christmas gifts, I think) and now they seem to be connected in my brain somehow. The one exception I do make is reading textbooks; I'll often turn on the radio to some soft rock while I highlight, to liven up the reading experience a little.

And since this week's question is about music I thought it would make sense to mention that the Book Blogger Hop always reminds me of this song from the movie American Graffiti:

Time for hopping!


  1. I have a horror story regarding ABBA Gold, I generally like ABBA but when I was working one time one of the teachers at the office put on ABBA in her computer and left the office, leaving us underlings listening to it for four hours straight. We listened each song like 4 times.

    I couldn't get dancing queen out of my head for weeks.

    Like you, I also listened to music when studying. My math music is the Backstreet boys, they help me through tests :D

    Happy Book Blog Hop

  2. Wow I really think I need to see that movie :)

  3. I actually don't mind music if it's really soft. If I'm at school, I have to have music to hear over the loud people in the halls. But if I'm at home, I keep it low or I listen to purely instrumental music.

  4. Abba and Uglies, what a combination! Something old and something dystopian :)
    I also always listen to music while reading a textbook, cause else I tend to fall asleep (I sing along to keep myself awake).

  5. I like the Uglies series, but I don't love it. Have a great weekend!

  6. I'm already a follower, just wanted to say have a great weekend :)

  7. I have to agree - listening to music while reading textbooks has to be my one exception. It definitely livens up the experience.

    Thanks for following and stopping by my blog. Have a happy Friday! :]

  8. Hopping by to say hi! Uglies and ABBA definitely seem like an interesting pairing! :) And I agree regarding textbooks. A bit of background music can definitely improve a study session.

    Violet @ The Eager Readers.

  9. Cute! I am new to your blog from the Hop! I love the colors on your blog--explosive! :)

  10. Hey!! Thanks for hopping on by my blog!!! =-) I'm glad you got a chance to check it out. I'm now following you! Happy blogging!

  11. Hey I'm your newest follower via the hop!

    I really like your background (blue = favorite color)

    Hope you have an amazing weekend!


  12. Stopping by for the hop. I'm a new follower and I look forward to reading your reviews.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    An Avid Reader's Musings

  13. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm stopping by as I make my way around the blogs. Just hoppin' through.

    I absolutely love Abba.

    I haven't read the Uglies series yet but I want to. I'll have to push it up on my TBR pile.

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, I found Fallen unbearably frustrating. If you decide to read it I'd love to know what you think!

  15. Hi, Danya! Just hopping by! I'm already a follower of your blog.
    I do get that sometimes, associating a song you listen to while reading to that book. :D


    Musings of a Reader Happy

  16. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and following me! I really appreciate it. I was browsing through your site and saw you reviewed Sleepless. I ordered it off Amazon and have to wait FOREVER for it to come in. I can't wait for it!

    We seem to have a lot in common as far as reading tastes go so I followed you!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  17. Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend! Happy reading and happy blogging!

    Monica @ The Ramblings of a Book Addict
    **100+ Follower Giveaway**

  18. Hi Danya. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Like I said in my post, I often listen to laidback music while reading, but if it's something really interesting, I prefer silence - the better the book, the more I want to concentrate.
    Alison Can Read

  19. Dropping in to say hi. I am your newest follower from follow friday.

  20. I have to agree; I think listening to music while reading is distracting too. I can't concentrate on either the reading or the music!

    And I've never seen that movie before but now I'm intrigued :P.

  21. Great blog title! Enjoyed reading and look forward to more in the future. I am a new follower, just stopping by to say hi.

    I don't listen to music while reading, but I do "watch" television. Probably because I have an addiction to TV and I would never keep up with the books and my shows if I didn't do both at the same time!

    Hope you will check out my blog...I am new to blogging, mostly YA.

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog this weekend. I loved the Ugly series! Hope you got to take a look at my Mockingjay Giveaway.

    Now a new follower

  23. I went through an Abba phase when I was a teen as well. Have you ever seen Mamma Mia? It's a great show.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!

  24. Hey sweetie. Thanks for stopping by. I have to listen to music while studying too, and I'm very fond of ABBA. Ha ha. See ya later. Keep it shiny!

  25. Just stopping by via the hop. I like your blog so I am following. Hope you are having a great weekend!

    And the plot thickens...

  26. I like silence. Beautiful silence. A little French music can be nice, too.

    I found your blog through Blog Hop. I'm glad I did.

    I am a new follower. I'd love for you to visit my blog and become a follower.

  27. Like readerbuzz, I like the beauty of silence. I am not a big music person. I think I Had an ABBA 8Track though. I am so old :-(

    I am following you and hope you will come by: Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

  28. Hi! I'm a new follower--just stopping by from the hop! As music goes--I used to have music playing all the time, but now I prefer quiet.

    --I totally love ABBA and the Uglies--but I don't know if I can put them together ;)

    Looks like a fun blog!!! Hope you had a great weekend!!!


  29. I find it too distracting too! I feel like no one else feels that way. :P

  30. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you now, too!

    Have a great day!

    aka The Nerd's Wife


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