Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger HopThe Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy For Books. It is a way for book bloggers and readers to connect, explore, and pretty much have a weekly book party.

Every week, Jennifer asks a question. This week, it is Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?

I might listen to music while I read, but not purposefully. It’s generally just background noise. This can be interesting if I’m listening to someone like Snoop and reading something like a Regency novel. The genres of music I listen to and novels I’m reading don’t often match up. I’m just as likely to have the television tuned to a random station I’m not watching, so I can’t say that I have favorite reading tunes.

In other news – I’m adopting a kitten this weekend! I pick her up on Saturday from her foster mom. I’m hoping that I can both bond with the new member of my household and get some reading done. We’ll see how that goes. Methinks kittens and sedate activities like reading don’t generally mesh.

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27 Responses to Book Blogger Hop

  1. Petty Witter says:

    Joining you from over at the hop. Nice to have met you, I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog which has a great mix of book reviews.

  2. Kelli says:

    Congrats on your kitten! I hope you enjoy her. Our cat had CKS when we first got her—Crazy Kitten Syndrome. She would literally run around the house at top speed for hours every night!

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you, and thanks for stopping in! Oy. It’s been a very long time since I’ve lived with a kitten. I’d rather forgotten about the running around at top speed for hours on end. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Just hopping by…I had to laugh about the idea of reading with a new kitten. They tend to crawl over everything, don’t they? Have fun.

    I’m here:

    http://curlupandread.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/book-blogger-hop-august-6/

    • Jessica says:

      I suspect I’m being overly ambitious, thinking I will be able to tear myself away from the cuteness long enough to get any reading done…or thinking that something as energetic as a kitten will allow me to settle down with a novel.

  4. Misha Mathew says:

    I am a new follower via the hop. Have a great weekend!

    Misha
    http://books-love-affair.blogspot.com/

  5. MJ says:

    Hopping by-great blog! My taste of music listening while reading is similar. I just put on a shuffle and go with it. But I do prefer quiet music without words, so that it isn’t distracting.

    Congrats on the new addition to your family! Kittens are so cute. They do sleep a lot so I think there will be plenty of time for reading with your new friend curled up on your lap.

    • Jessica says:

      I need the quiet, wordless music when I’m trying to read for learning purposes, or having a tough time wrapping my brain around an idea. So when I’m reading my history tomes – even the friendly ones written by Susan Wise Bauer and Joseph Elllis – I tend toward either symphonic instrumentals or the “world” music. Yani (Yanni? however his name is spelled) used to be a favorite for studying in college.

      Thank you, too, for the helpful reminder on the kitten. It’s true that while they are energy-filled, they also need to rest to build up that energy. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. grace says:

    Stopping by via the hop!

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a great weekend!

  7. Sarah says:

    Congrats on the new Kitty! Your musical choices while reading are really interesting!

  8. tasha says:

    Hi! I’m just stopping by from the hop! I’m hosting a SIZZLING SUMMER NIGHTS GIVEAWAY on my blog, so stop by to enter…Have a great weekend…

    ~Tasha
    http://avidbookaholic.blogspot.com
    @avidbookaholic

  9. pussreboots says:

    But kittens grow into cats and cats and reading go together purrfectly. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Friday. Come see how I listen to music when I read.

  10. Hey!
    Stopping by from The Hop! I listen to music sometimes but it’s more my background music too.
    I’m now a follower!

    If you have the time stop by my blog:
    http://scarrletreader.blogspot.com/

    Nice to meet you!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Love your Triskelion review – although it made me want Triscuts for some reason. I think I may need to download this one. Hope that you will stop by:
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com

    • Jessica says:

      Triscuts, eh? Our brains are funny things, the associations they make.

      I need to see if our local library has the second Triskellion book available. I’m on an unofficial book buying ban this month, but I want to know what happens next… arggh! Stupid living on a budget.

      Thanks for stopping in!

  12. Jo says:

    Hopping on by to say hello — I like your comment about music/reading pairings ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Just hopping by! Great Site!

    check me out at http://www.just-one-more-chapter.com

  14. Danielle says:

    Congrats on your kitten! They are a lot of fun, but your arms will probably be scratched up for a while haha. I’m just stopping by from the book hop! Have a great day!

    Danielle @ everylastpage.blogspot.com

  15. Karoline says:

    hi via the hop!!

    OMG KITTIES!!!! must post pictures!!!!!! I wanna see the cute lil furbaby! ๐Ÿ™‚

    btw, I just took out Triskellion from the library ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Jessica says:

      Haha. Thanks for the stop. ๐Ÿ˜€ I posted a few pictures of her on my twitter account from when she came out of hiding yesterday. On the right sidebar here, under “Jessica’s all a twitter” they should be the top two posts.

      I hope you enjoy the read! I’m curious to see what you think of it.

  16. Shannon says:

    *laughs* Snoop + a Regency novel – that would be interesting! I try to find music that somewhat matches the story and when I can’t I go without.

    How’s your new kitten? Do you have a name for it yet? I had a kitten once years ago that, on his first weekend in his new home, couldn’t stop climbing all over me – which was rather painful when he tried to scale my leg with his claws while I was doing the dishes!

    • Jessica says:

      I have a tendency to have the radio station set to either a generic rock station or to an R&B/Rap station, and just letting it go as background noise throughout the day. This means that last night, while letting the kitten explore without me hovering, I was reading Tongues of Serpents to a backdrop of Beyonce, LL Cool J, Snoop, Eminem, Kanye, etc. I didn’t even notice until I started singing along with one of the songs as Temeraire was getting in trouble….then the disconnect occured to me, and I had to change the station.

      The kitten discovered a precariously balanced something or other on my shelf this morning, had it fall on her, and is now under my bed and refusing to come out. *sigh*

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