I have a weird talent: I can read with music (or any noise) in the background. Ever since I could read chapter books by myself, I was able to read no matter what was happening around me. I could be in the middle of a busy classroom and still be able to focus on the pages; I still can today. In fact, I didn’t even know that it was a talent that I was able to do this. I held a poll on Twitter asking you guys if you could read with music in the background. And I was honestly quite shocked at the results.
Apparently, being able to read while listening to music isn’t as common as I thought it was! I also asked why they could or couldn’t listen to music. These are some of the responses I got:
The one thing I have a difficulty with is reading while listening to musicals. For some reason, I can’t enjoy a book while enjoying a musical at the same time. I suppose it may have something to do with trying to focus on two conflicting storylines. Despite this, are you like me? Are you able to read and listen to music? Are you able to read while listening to music but you don’t know what to listen to? Would you like some recommendations? Here are some of the few artists and playlists I listen to while I’m reading:
- Rusty Clanton
- Dodie Clark
- Your Favorite Coffeehouse playlist
- Acoustic Covers playlist
- The Most Beautiful Songs In The World playlist
Do you read while listening to music? What are some of your favorite artists/bands/playlists to listen to?