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Friday, August 6, 2010

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

I am attempting to do another Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy for Books.  I've been wanting to participate in these more, but I seem to get busy on the weekends.  

For those of you who are new to my blog, I’m Mrs. Yusko and in addition to my fun job as Teacher-Librarian at a junior high, I am currently serving on the 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults committee (YALSA).  This means that I do A LOT of reading, especially YA fiction.  I do try and review multiple genres, and kid lit also.  However, my passion is non-fiction.  I am desperately behind in my non-fiction reading.  If you have one non-fiction title (YA, adult, or kid) that I should definitely read, what would it be?)

My goal with this blog is to connect with my students, parents, school community about books and reading.  And sharing books with everyone who might find me!

This week’s blog hopper question: Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?

Answer: I don't actually listen to music when I read, but I definitely "watch" television while reading, kind of as background noise.  Yes, this is my magic secret to how I get all my reading done and still stay current on my addiction to television shows.  But I do listen to music at other times, and would have to say that I have very eclectic taste in music.  Though my son would say that I "dis" his favorite music.

How about you? Your turn to answer the question.  Can  you listen to music while reading?  Studying? Or do you need absolute silence?


Kelsey Ketch said...

Hi, just blog hopping through. Happy Friday!
I listen to music mostly when I write, not when I’m reading. I listen to Celtic and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Check out for Follow Friday and a featured movie clip.

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I believe my boyfriend has a tv addiction, lol. With the exception of my favorite shows (Supernatural!!!) I'm perfectly fine not watching tv.

I see you mention that you are wanting to read The Red Pyramid, I would definitely recommend it! I read it a few months ago and really enjoyed it.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hoppin in through the Hop! I try to "watch" t.v. while I am reading sometimes but I just can't do it. I either forget to watch t.v. or read. So I stick to one or the other! :D

Buried in Books said...

I finally found you! Your link didn't work, but clicking on your name did. I hate having someone join and then I can't find them to join back. You've got some great looking books on your site! My kids are going to love that there's going to another Wimpy Kid. Maybe I can use it for blackmail. Have a great and successful Hop. You know you can do it all weekend. Heather
Buried in books.

Buried in Books said...

You're a great resource for books! You need to hop around some more! Heather

Library Cat said...

Hi - just coming by from the Blog Hop! I like to read and watch TV too, but only when I am on the computer. If I am reading a book, I am usually outside.

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

Lisa R said...

Hey! Just Hopped by from the Follow Friday and thought I'd stop and wish you a great weekend. I think the hop and the follow are marvelous ways to meet bloggers both old and new.
This week's trip is brought to you by the # 0.

nymfaux said...

Hi!!! I'm a new follower--just stopping by from the hop!!! :) Hope you have a great weekend!!!


Monica said...

Hey there! I want to commend you for the awesome skill it takes to watch tv and read at the same time! I could never do it! Thanks for visiting and I'm following you!

Monica @ The Ramblings of a Book Addict
**100+ Follower Giveaway**

readerbuzz said...

I love quiet when I read. Beautiful quiet. Every now and then a little French music is lovely, too.

I am now a follower. I, too, am a librarian at a school!

Alison said...

What a cool job you have! I'm jealous. Not only to be a librarian but to be involved with YALSA as well.
My family basically had a TV addiction when I was growing up. Now I have trouble focusing on TV and movies at all. I can easily go a week without turning the TV on.
Alison Can Read

Erika said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower of yours :)

danya said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! Now following you as well :) I am also eagerly anticipating Mockingjay!

Brenda said...

I always keep the tv on for background noise but really only watch a few shows. I found you on follow friday and just became your newest follower. Good luck on reaching 100 followers.

Mrs. Yusko said...

Thanks for all the new follows! So glad to "meet" you...and to discover new blogs to read as well. Enjoy the week and Happy Reading!


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