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How do you read a book?

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by butterflylover, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. butterflylover

    butterflylover New Member

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    When your reading a book,do you have to have complete silence to enjoy the book,or can you read with the t.v. on or with music on?I can read with the t.v. on but I prefer to read in complete silence.
     
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    :devillookCarefully and with coffee.
     
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    .....or Amaretto. :)
     
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    I prefer to read in a quiet, relaxing place but more often do it with many distractions, while on the go. I try to keep a book in my bag that is easy to come and go to and something that needs my attention more, at home.
     
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    I prefer silence, though I do enjoy reading outside with the sounds of the wind and birds, if you can count those as "distractions."
     
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    Sometimes I find silence itself distracting, I like a little background noise going on most of the time. Still, at the end of the day I can read just about anywhere as long as someone isn't trying to have a conversation with me........and sometimes I can read through that too. lol.
     
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    I prefer quiet so I can get lost in the book, but I can read with the TV or radio on.
     
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    More recently actually I've enjoyed listening to some classical music while reading. Some Mozart or some Beethoven is nice. Holst is really good as well.
     
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    I can read anywhere really. If its a book I enjoy (and I usually know by the first few pages if I will get into it) then I get lost in it and my husband can be talking to me and I won't hear him
     
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    Quite. No music.. but I can read if there is a subtle movie on or a show, that isn't too loud or obnoxious.
     
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    :devillookCan do either or read with the tv on or listen to music. Can read with just silence but have to be in a quite area if not then music it is.:cool:
     
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    I can't read it next to a tv, it's just not working for me. Radio? I don't know, depends. I can read in coffee shops just fine, while at home, radio needs to be turned off.
    Reading in nature is best. :cool:
     
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    I prefer to read books in silence as little disturbance distracts me. When I was suffering from eyes problem,it would not allow me to read for a longer time me due to a lot of itching and the words were not visible properly. Then my healthcare professional suggested me to wear reading glasses and I got the glasses on just a click . Any kind of noise also I cannot tolerate at the time of reading.
     
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    I need quiet. If the TV is on, music is playing, or someone is talking, I feel like I'm half listening to whatever or whoever it is and half reading. I don't like feeling as though I'm missing even a single word, because, as an author myself, I know that every word is important. I want my readers fully engaged with my writing, so I aim to fully engage with other authors and their works.
     
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    How many books have you published? Are they available on Amazon?
     
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    I have one book published as of right now. It's a young adult novel titled 'Freshman Fourteen' and is available on Amazon in both print and Kindle editions and on Barnes & Noble's website.
     
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    Yeah I found that out when I read the bottom of your post and checked out that link.
     
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    Doesn't really matter..If there is noise outside my bedroom I probably go out for a cigarette then go back to reading..Thats only if I have loads to do that day :)
     
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