Do you listen to music while you read?
This question may have been addressed here before, but I, as a person who loves both music and books, always find it interesting! And I would find it interesting to see how my readers would answer the question too!
Now, as nice as silence is, and it is nice now and then, I, for the most part, don't like it. My house is usually rockin' with all sorts of noise, from live guitar and drum playing going on downstairs, to World of Warcraft/Zoombies/Minecraft and/or other video games, to blaring TV shows, to blasting iPods hooked to speakers. Not to mention the general kid sounds that go with it all.
Thankfully, I don't mind all the ruckus (except for fighting noises on the video games... ugh) and this is what I'm usually reading too, if you can call that music.
But now and then, I find myself alone in the house, with the silence. Do you think I'll sit and read to the silence? Not likely. I enjoy background noise and will often turn on a Pandora station or some other playlist on the computer to keep me company. And it doesn't necessarily need to be instrumental either, but I do notice that songs with words will make me stop now and then to sing along. But for the most part, even that's okay.
Also thankfully, I can read while the TV is on in the same room if someone else is watching it, but if I'm watching it and I try to read during commercials, yeah, that usually doesn't work so well.
So, what about you? Do you listen to music while reading? Or do you need the silence?