Yes, no music, nothing.
Silence would be pleasant, but I've learned to tune out my surroundings when reading.
I become deaf whenever I'm reading, so it doesn't really matter
Yes. Distraction makes me read things twice.
No. But if it is quiet I get more reading done.
Ha hahahahaha - I have kids, there is no such as quiet. It's almost gotten to the point that silence is a distraction from reading.
Nope I love reading outside with the background noise of life.
No, I don't mind hearing some kinds of background noise, when reading.
I have a job where I read letters from people about their lives and lawyers and accountants all day, and it is really hard to concentrate when there is noise around me, so I usually listen to music on my iPod. But I would much prefer quiet.
Not necessarily. Once i'm involved in a story, I can tune out other distractions pretty well. Now, technical reading is another story.
I have read more books in coffee shops than any other environment.
I can read anywhere depending on the level of distraction. A corner of a Subway tunnel with a good book? No Problem. Back of a Taxi.. still good. The guy walking around talking on speaker setting on his phone... Far to much thought about breaking the phone vs reading. Though it doesn’t matter where it is. If a normally quiet place is invaded by one or more screaming children, I am looking around and far too angry at their neglective, apathetic poor excuses for parents. :)