Do you prefer to read in the place with music or silent place?

Singapore
February 25, 2008 7:20am CST
For me, i prefer to read in the the silent place because i will more concentrate with what i'm reading for. Some of my friends can read and even study in the crowd place or while listening very loud music. Anyway, every person has different ways to read and to study. How about you, which one you prefer: reading in the crowded place or with music, or very silent place?
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• Philippines
12 Mar 08
yeah I agree with you, I'd rather read in a silent place than to read with a music. well it also depends, if the book that I am reading is serious for me, then that's my way, if its just a magazine or other entertainment stuff- i can listen to music at the same time.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I can read in a very crowded place, so long as nobody is talking to me. I can also read in a silent place, but music bothers me.
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
27 Feb 08
Hi there! I prefer reading somewhere really quiet but if I can't be anywhere with complete silence, I am not really that sensitive with noise so I can read anywhere. Even when my husband is watching a basketball game on tv. That is only if I have a choice.
@dianagnes (1088)
• Singapore
27 Feb 08
Like you,i prefers to read in silent place as i can get along with what im reading(concentrate)..especially novels.If with music,its quite fine for me but the music must be sentimental,not those hard metal music,rock music that even without reading i dislike to hear it!
@Saicows (113)
• Brazil
26 Feb 08
oh.. Silent places of course. Because if people around me are talking, i´ve just focus on them and always forget the book!! C´mon people, go talk somewhere else!!! lol
• United States
26 Feb 08
Well all depends. whe i was in highschool. we would have music playing in the background loud and it would be heavy metal, i wasnt into that type of music so it never bothers me enough to be distracted by it and did my work fine, Now if i have a type of music i love and know a bunch of. its impossible for me to listen to music and get anything done, because when a song comes on im ganna wanna sit there and think about the music and sing alng.lol so no i would rather read,study in a silent place that way i can fully pay attention to it.
@clinsbull (194)
• China
26 Feb 08
so i still in my room to read my books,during dawn the time when everyone is sleeping.i dont have a choice so i end up reading in a rat6h onice.when i read and listen some music in the bed,that i wanna to do this.
@ssh123 (31103)
• India
26 Feb 08
If I get engrossed in a book, I do not mind any place for reading. If there is a TV noise, Radio noise, people's noise at home, I can still carry on reading. But normally I prefer to be alone, so the best time is 10 p.m. to 12 midnight. I also have my favourite chair, a table lamp, fan, a cup of coffee -- all these are accompaniying parties to the reading session.
• Indonesia
26 Feb 08
Depends on what i'm reading,,I like reading novel, comics with music..but when I'm reading to study,,I stay away from music
@subha12 (18453)
• India
26 Feb 08
I always prefer to read in a calm condition. its not that i never listen to music when i am reading,. But I do so rarely. generally i do not listen to music when I am reading something important. if I am reading something for leisure I may switch to music.
@Trace86 (5034)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I am able to read just about anywhere if it is a book for pleasure. If I am trying to learn something, I must be in a quiet place. I really love to read. When I was younger my dad would knock on my door at 2 in the morning and tell me to go to bed. I would always beg to finish my chapter first. I am finding it hard to find the time to read now that I am older, I am finding it more difficult to find time for myself to read.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I prefer reading in a silent place, but I an read just about anywhere if I really wanted to. I think that you absorb what you are reading better when it is quieter.
@podqueen (344)
26 Feb 08
It depends on what I'm reading. If it's a novel then I can read anywhere but would prefer a quiet place if I had the choice. If I'm studying then it's got to be total silence so that I can concentrate.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I prefer reading where its nice and quiet so I can concentrate. I can't concentrate too well when there is music around or lots of noise. I can't get into the book.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I have to read with as much silence as possible. My hubby can read with the TV on right in front of him. If I am in another room (like my library in my house) and the tv is on in the room on the other side of the wall, that is ok. But, I can't be reading in the same room with a TV or music on. My hubby also likes to read while listening to classical music. I just can't concentrate.
25 Feb 08
i like reading, but somehow, i like to read with a soft music in the background, Not the loud ones! :)
@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Me I like studying with the T.V. on and the music blaring for some reason it helps .. I have to always have background noise. LOL!!!!
• Philippines
25 Feb 08
As much as possible I would like to read in a place that's really silent and peaceful. However, there are times when I don't really have a choice so I end up reading in a rather noisy environment. There are times when I read with some music in the background. Well, at least soft and mellow music would do.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
for me, it really doesnt matter when or where i read...i can pretty much read anywhere especially if what i am reading is interesting.
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
25 Feb 08
it depends on the the thing that i read, if its an important matter i would prefer to read it in a silent place so i can fully absorb what's being said. i still remember when i was in college i often read my books or any lecture at midnight or during dawn because this is the time where everyone is sleeping and i can fully concentrate to what I'm reading. i never like a noisy place, in school i seldom go to cafeteria or canteen because of too much noise. i prefer going to the library or at the campus park. i wonder how other students understand what they're reading when there's too much noise surrounding them.