Staff Poll: Bookish pet peeves. What do you find totally distracting when you’re reading?


“I can tune out a lot of background noise, but for some reason, I can’t read when there’s music playing. Other than that, I find it incredibly irritating when my husband (whom I love very much!) decides he all of a sudden wants to have a really deep conversation the second I pick up a book!”



“I can’t read when there is music on either. But my biggest pet peeve is prolonged humming: the fan, the neighbors leaf blower, the diesel engine idling, etc.”



“My husband, reading in the same room, saying “listen to this… it’ll only take a minute!”


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