Sunday Confessions January 23, 2011

This is a weekly meme started by yours truly as a way to get to share a bit about myself and also learning more about you. Sometimes its about books and book related topics and sometimes it's not. This is all in good fun and I would love it if you would participate. 

Do you need silence to read?

My answer is yes and no. I prefer it to be quiet when I read however, I don't always get it. Over the last few years I have learned to read with lots of background noise (i.e. spongebob, screaming, pirate attacks, tea parties gone wild). I know some people like to listen to music when they read, but I can't do that. I find myself getting distracted by the song. I end up singing along instead of reading. Sometimes it's really tough to find some quiet time to read. I must confess that I'm thinking about getting some noise reducing headphones in the near future. 

So now it's your turn to answer the question: Do you need silence to read? 

*If you answer this question on your own blog, please make sure to leave a link in the comments so I can come visit.


  1. This is my first week participating in this meme, and I'm really excited for next week's question!

    My SC post is here :

    Happy Reading,

    P.S., was just wondering: Since I participated in yours, could you maybe participate in mine? The post is here: Just a fiendly favor, that's all. Thanks, Z. :)

  2. Not really, I like having music in the background although I don't really "hear" it after a while. :-)

  3. Not really, but I prefer silence or soft music. :)

  4. I'm joining you in your Sunday Confessions this week :)

    here's the link:


  5. Here's my confession:

    Great idea by the way! Looking forward to next Sunday! :D

  6. Great idea! I participated in this:

    ~the Decayed Fish

  7. I prefer quiet in the sense that I don't intentionally leave music or the TV on. But I have a way with reading that when I do, I can drown out almost any background noise completely.

    I've had people standing right next to me trying to get my attention with no luck whatsoever.

    PS Great idea! If this becomes more popular, perhaps we can tweet about it with a hashtag every Sunday. :)

  8. Awesome question this week [:
    I agree, I can't read with music either. I get distracted even if it's a really good book haha.]]

    My sunday confesstion is here;

  9. Alex, that's a great idea! Hopefully we can do that in the future. Thanks for your comment on Sunday Confession :D

  10. Hi Marcie!
    I wrote a post and here is the link:

    I also linked your post!
    Good food for thought

  11. This is my first Sunday Confession. Interesting question. I agree music can be distracting, but my ears get used to the sound then block it out.
    I answered a bit more in depth at

  12. Great question! Here's my thoughts on reading in silence.


  13. I love this meme Marcie. Here is the link to my answer:

  14. Thanks everyone for stopping by and participating :D I enjoyed reading all your answers! I tried to go around and comment on everyone's post. If I missed yours, I apologize. I hope everyone has a good week:D


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