Friday, August 6, 2010

Book Blogger Hop gets Musical

So, for this week's Hop Jen used my question! Yippy skippy! I asked, "Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?" It really isn't a party till the music gets started!

I listen to music maybe 50% of the time when I read. When my husband doesn't have a movie going (very distracting to read to but I'm learning how to block out nearly anything) here are some tunes I like to have playing quietly in the background:

Sigur Ros is a band from Iceland with a very melodic sound. Don't try to make sense of what they're saying. In many of their songs, he isn't saying anything. Voice is just another instrument. Here's a link to one of my favorite songs by them: (it wouldn't let me embed the video).

Godspeed You! Black Emperor is from Canada and is hard to define, perhaps post-rock (what wiki tells me). They're like rock meets classical music. Most of their tracks are looong and their cd covers don't have their band name on it so you might never know who you were listening to - weird huh? Anywho, here's one of my favorites by GY!BE. It's very post-apocalyptic feeling:

Other bands I like to listen to when reading are: Thom Yorke (from Radiohead) and Bon Iver (lovely alternative music).

I hope you enjoyed my reading music. I"ll spend some time this weekend checking out everyone elses'.

In other news, I'll be posting my next Northanger Abbey update sometime this evening. I'm nearly 100 pages into The Passage and things are heating up so hopefully I'll make good progress through it this weekend (I actually have a whole weekend off work! Yay!). Happy Friday everyone!


  1. Hopping by to wish you a wonderful weekend!!!

  2. Found you on the Hop. Congrats on your question being used!
    I'm looking forward to your review of The Passage.


  3. Just listened to that Youtube song - interesting. Very relaxing! Thanks for sharing! And for the question! What a great one!

    I downloaded The Passage for my Nook recently. I hope to get to it sometime soon! I'll be looking for your review!

  4. I love silence. Beautiful silence. Though, lately, I've found myself listening to French music while reading....J'aime Paris.

    I am a new follower. I hope you'll stop by my blog.

  5. I'm with readerbuzz, I prefer silence. Anything with words is too distracting as I listen to that instead of focusing on my book. The first link you shared would probably work though, very relaxing.

    Great question!

    Feel free to stop by my blog 1001 Books

  6. Hopping by to see what's new. I'm alreday a follower. :)


  7. Hi, I am new to your blog via the Hop! I love music, but not while I'm reading (great question!).

  8. Hey Chelle,

    You're famous! Congrats on getting your question up there for the blog hop.

    On music, I'll listen to anything that isn'theavy rock/thrash metal or opera. I like world music and unusual things, so an Icelandic dude who uses his voice and an apocalyptic Canadian instrumental band are right up my alley!

  9. Hoppin on by to say hi! I can't listen to music when I read, I don't know why! Great question.
    Natalie :0)

  10. Just hopped by to check you out.
    I can't listen to music while reading - I'm too much a part of the story.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Gina ~ Hott Books

  11. Hopping by to say hello --- and what a fun question!! It's been great reading what everyone says. :)

  12. Thanks for hopping by my blog :) I <3 music recommendations so I'm definitely about to check out what you posted! I added you to my google reader ;)

  13. Just hopping by for the hop!!! I hope that you are having a good weekend so far!!!

    Feel free to come over and visit me Here

    Happy Reading!

  14. Just hopping by! I'm already a follower of your blog.


    Musings of a Reader Happy

  15. Hello, just stopping by from the hop. I am your newest follower. Have a good weekend.

  16. I'll be checking back to listen to the song, am in a room with too many people right now who probably wouldn't appreciate it. Don't you just love being able to zone out with your book? :)

  17. I see that you're reading The Passage---I tried to read that one but gave up b/c it was making me too sad. I need to be entertained and uplifted but life has enough depressing stuff in it---that's why I read!

  18. You have great taste in music! I really like Sigur Ros. I should have included Bon Iver on my list - he's one of my favorites. I have only listened to the National's High Violet album. I'll probably get The Boxer off the hold list at the library in a month.
    Alison Can Read

  19. Just hopping by to say hello. I need silence when I read because I distract easily. I love to listen to folk music when I can sing along.

  20. Hello! Glad to meet you via the Book Blogger Hop.