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Monday Combo 9/21

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Here is the Monday combo for this week:

Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading music…

Do you listen to music while reading? Does this change if you’re reading in or out of your house? Do you have a preference of music for such occasions?

– It depends. If I am upstairs, then I do sometimes because the TV is on too loud and I can’t concentrate. At least with music, I can drown out the voices. If I’m downstairs, I listen to music as well but it’s mostly classical and it helps me concentrate. It’s mostly classical I can listen to, but sometimes I listen to my own mp3 player and it’s my own mix of music.  I prefer classical though.


In my Mailbox this week:

Private Papers of Eastern Jewel – Maureen Lindley (from publisher)

No Wind of Blame – Georgette Heyer (publisher)

Pendragon’s Banner – Helen Hollick (publisher)

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn (won in contest)

The Postmistress – Sarah Blake (Barnes and Noble first look book club)


Library Finds

The Magic Thief – Sarah Prineas

The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke

(yes just two at the library, I’m going through moderation) 😛


Written by Karoline

September 21, 2009 at 7:59 am

8 Responses

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  1. Music or no music, I can read anywhere!

    Musing/Mailbox Mondays

    gautami tripathy

    September 21, 2009 at 9:02 am

  2. Love music! I can read anywhere really except the car. Oh, I get the worst feeling….no need to elaborate…LOL!

    Awesome list of books, happy reading!


    September 21, 2009 at 10:39 am

  3. I find most music, even without lyrics, including classical, distracting while reading…but I found the perfect answer!


    September 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

  4. I love listening to classical music, too! I can drown out the voices but sometimes if my mind is racing it is a bit hard until I get into the groove.

    Here’s mine:



    September 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm

  5. I listen to music while I’m doing pretty much everything – reading, working, cleaning, breathing….. It doesn’t distract me when I’m reading, but I love when I suddenly tune into what I’m listening to and realize it fits perfectly with my book. Sometimes it’s the mood of the song, sometimes it’s lyrics that are similar to what’s going on in the book.


    September 21, 2009 at 1:59 pm

  6. I think The Postmistress looks really good!


    September 21, 2009 at 3:45 pm

  7. Yikes! Can you delete that last comment?? I left the wrong link. 🙂

    I’ve got the Private Papers of Eastern Jewel in my tbr pile. It sounds really interesting, and I think it is based on a true story???

    Here’s my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

    Wendi B ~ Wendi's Book Corner

    September 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm

  8. Looks like you got some really great books this week!


    September 23, 2009 at 3:33 pm

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