Can you read amidst distractions? (tv, others talking, sporting events, etc)
Musing Mondays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading
The design of my parents' house had a very open floor plan. It's beautiful, but because of it noise is always around. Growing up, you'd have Mom in the kitchen - talking to my Dad in the living room - TV is on in the living room - and my brother playing guitar in his room with the door open. I got used to tuning out the noise that was not a part of what I was doing.
As a result, I can read pretty much anywhere. The only exception to this rule is music. I find it too distracting. I go through a page and realize my eyes were simply moving over the words without actually reading them. I start listening to the music. It's not a problem when I write - only when I read.
For example - I'm currently posting from a dorm room on the UNH campus. I'm teaching at a music camp for the next 3 weeks. The girl next door is practicing her violin (she sounds great!) and it's not bothering me one bit. Because I'm writing. When I was reading 10 minutes ago - I was distracted. I think it's because I'm a musician. I start following the song, or piece of music.
What about you?