Reading Chat Monday: Noise or Silence When Reading?
I’ve mentioned many times that I can’t deal with total silence due to the constant ringing/whistling in my ears which gets more and more noticeable when there isn’t some other kind of noise to drown it out. So even when I’m reading, I prefer to have music playing in the background—instrumental music, though, so that lyrics don’t distract me from what I’m reading. However, if it’s a book I’m really enjoying, one I’m completely engrossed in, it doesn’t matter what’s going on around me—a busy waiting room or airport, or even a TV blaring in the background (though earbuds and an MP3 with music to offset it is helpful).
What about you?
Do you prefer silence when you’re reading, or can you read with music or noise in the background?