Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addict Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another. This is my first time taking part and I cannot wait to check out the other responses!
This Week's Question:
I usually cannot. Typically, if there is anything going on around me with spoken word, I tend to lose focus. That can be the television, the radio, one of my boyfriends video games, or any type of nearby conversation. I can only focus when the noise in the background is low, though I don't need complete silence either. If that makes any sense.
My boyfriend is a huge gamer, and he really enjoys video games that he can play with friends. If I'm already reading, he will always ask, "Mind if I jump on party chat?" And of course, I always say that I don't mind. Luckily, he uses a headset to do so because he needs a microphone. So it's not a full-blown conversation with multiple voices that I have to try to tune out, it's just him talking every now and again. This, I totally don't mind. But even so, there are plenty of times that something he says totally catches me off guard and pulls my focus away from my reading for a minute. 😀