Friday, August 6, 2010

Hop to the Beat

Do you listen to music when you read?  That's the topic of the week for the Book Hop at Crazy for Books.  Most often I don't--I like the silence so I can immerse myself in the world I'm reading about.  Sometimes, however, if my husband is on a business call, or the kids are especially rambunctious, I might counteract the disruption with music of my own.

So, when music is called for, there is a wide range of music that fits the bill--depending on my mood. Leave me a comment so I can return your visit, and have a great weekend!

HideawayThe PursuitAbsolutionTime (The Revelator)Tanto TempoTransatlanticismThe Best of the Song BooksEastmountainsouthOnceThe Best of James TaylorGood Night, And Good LuckArmistice


  1. Ah, I love The Weepies! I answered a question on Formspring the other day that went something like: "which song would you listen to if you could only listen to one song for an entire month?" and I chose "All This Beauty" by The Weepies. Such a great band - beautiful music and an awesome vibe.

  2. Stopping by from the blog hop - I love your review of Mere Christianity! It's one of my favorites.

  3. Hello, stopping by from the hop- I'm now a follower!

  4. I got so bored in the movie but Once has some great music. Nice choices although I only recognize three. lol

  5. Came by from the Blog Hop. I see that you are reading the Newbery books - you need to come visit a blog collective where we are also reading and reviewing them! Newbery Project

    Hope you will have time to visit me at LibrarysCat Book List or Holocaust Resources!

  6. I too use music to drown out other distractions while reading!

    I’ve given you an award. You can collect it here!

  7. I like silence. Beautiful silence. A little French music can be nice, too.

    I found your blog through Blog Hop. I'm glad I did.

    I am a new follower. I'd love for you to visit my blog and become a follower.

  8. Hopping by to see what's new - I'm already a follower. Love the album covers!


  9. Thanks for the comments, I'll be returning your visits!

    Roof Beam Reader--I agree! The Weepies are great: relaxing and energizing all at the same time.

    Julie--thanks for coming by. Mere Christianity made me want to read more of C.S. Lewis' nonfiction. Didn't know what I was missing out on!

    Amy--so nice to meet you, hope to see you around. :)

    Chelle--there's something about the energy and passion in the music that sucks me in, although I do have to be in the right mood.

  10. Library Cat--thanks for letting me know about the Newbery Project, I'll check it out (and visit you too!)

    booksploring--why thank you, so sweet! I'll be right over. :)

    readerbuzz--I'm glad you found me, I will definitely check out your blog and see what you're up to. I agree that French music is lovely.

    Janna--thanks for coming over to drool over great album covers with me. :) I'll be over for a visit shortly!

  11. Hi Melody,

    I'm stopping over from the blog hop... I know I'm crazy late (the new one starts up tomorrow already!). I was glancing through the old list at Crazy-For-Books today, saw your blog title, and had to check it out. I'm glad I did! You have a great site... and as a side note, I loved Once's soundtrack, too!

    Have a good day,
    Ms. C


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