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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Can you read with the tv on? #BookTalk

TrishB I can, but I‘d rather not. 1w
Geeklet Nope. We don‘t really keep the tv on in my house unless someone is watching it. I find it to be really distracting as background noise. 1w
mdm139 I can if the show is not something I want to watch. Like if the kids are watching a cartoon I have seen multiple times I can tune it out and read. 1w
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Cityofamber If it‘s something I‘m not interested in I can 😂 1w
RachelS89 If it's a sporting event, yes. Anything else, no. 1w
Crazeedi Yes it can be on, but I don't comprehend anything on it! 1w
Crazeedi And usually I'm upstairs where the TVs off, and hubby downstairs with TV on!! 1w
Susanita Yes 1w
megnews Funny you should ask. I was just sitting here trying to read and wishing my son would turn the tv off. If I‘m completely uninterested I can usually do it but when it‘s something I have seen I tend to keep checking it out. 1w
SW-T Totally. It‘s just background noise and doesn‘t interfere with my reading. I know some folks need silence though. 1w
GondorGirl Not unless it's something that I'd never consider watching. The only background noise I like is nature sounds or my cats purring. 😁 1w
LibrarianRyan Yep. Usually. 1w
QuietlyLaura Nope. It‘s too much noise and I‘m easily distracted. I usually have to go to another room. I do like having the radio on to classical music. 1w
Schlinkles Nope and can‘t do music with lyrics in the background either. 1w
Lcsmcat It depends on the volume. If my husband is watching something with lots of explosions I have to leave the room. 1w
MaleficentBookDragon Usually I can if it is not somerting I'm interested in (when the #manpanion is watching anime or WWE wrestling). If it is a show or movie I want to see, then I do not watch and read at the same time. I prefer to enjoy each one separately. 1w
tournevis Yes. I can't read when my son is on, but that's another issue entirely. 1w
TheSpineView No, it interrupts my train of thought. 1w
rwmg I used to be able to, but as I get older I find it too distracting even if it's something I am not interested in. 1w
StaceyKondla Nope - I prefer a quiet room with no distractions 1w
cwarnier When I am at home I always have the tv on as background noise, so yes I do usually have it on while reading. 1w
MicrobeMom Yes no problem! I can totally tune out my surroundings! 1w
xicanti I guess I technically CAN, but I don‘t want to. If I‘m reading, I‘m reading. If I‘m watching TV, I‘m watching TV. If I‘m reading in the living room and someone turns the TV on, I leave. 1w
SarahHarts_books I prefer not to read with the tv on. I get too distracted.😜 1w
Auntynanny I don't read with the tv on anymore, but when I was in University I found that I studied better with the tv turned on but muted. I guess the little bit of visual distraction helped me focus. 1w
CouronneDhiver Capable, yes, but it‘s distracting 1w
Prairiegirl_reading I pretty much always have the tv on for background noise. 1w
CoverToCoverGirl I very rarely watch tv but I unfortunately can hear my husband ‘s tv when I‘m reading in my downstairs reading room, so I guess that‘s an unhappy yes for me. 1w
Kappadeemom Yes, thank goodness 1w
cobwebmoth Yes. I can read through most noise. I have a teen and a tween so I've had to adapt. 1w
Sharpeipup Yes 1w
Li_21 It's a must, especially when The Office or Friends is on. 1w
Peddler410 Yes, I do it all the time! My husband keeps it on for background when there‘s nothing particular he wants to watch. Much easier when I don‘t care about what‘s on! 😊 (edited) 1w
BiblioLitten Yes. I block out noise. 1w
CogsOfEncouragement Yes. I can read in the same room as a loved one who is watching, or in a waiting room that has it on, etc. (edited) 1w
Josiedlove Yes & no 1w
Jennifer3 Yes, I can. 1w
Gissy Yes 1w
cherinium Nope. 1w
marleed All the time. I tend to concentrate on what I‘m reading though and the tv becomes some sort of white noise. 1w
Macnjen Nope, I get distracted and cannot concentrate. Can have instrumental music playing but not lyrics. 1w
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Oh no @SamHeartCoffee ! The #coffeebeanbookclub envelope did not do too well in the mail. The coffee bag opened and the grinds went everywhere. I mean everywhere. @Marmie7 's book (which I really want to read) got hit the hardest. I tried to clean it up. I think it is readable but it still has grounds stuck inside. I love the goodies. Unfortunately the grinds got into them too. The USPS wasn't too gentle. 😞

SamHeartCoffee Oh my good lord!! That is so disappointing and I am so sorry! I need to replace that book! Bummer too on the coffee because it is tasty. 😕😩 2mo
SamHeartCoffee @Marmie7 I will get you a new book!! 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon @SamHeartCoffee I know, it smelled amazing! I think the book is still good to read. I'll keep shaking it out as I read it. And since the candy was wrapped, I'm digging into them this weekend. 🤤 2mo
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SamHeartCoffee Super glad the candy made it through. 😁🍫🍬🍭🍬🍫Do you have a coffee grinder? Note to self: use *boxes*, and if you have a grinder, I will get you beans instead. 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon @SamHeartCoffee I do have a grinder. You can also send non-decaf tok now as the #manpanion has been eyeing up the coffee but he refuses to drink my decaf. 😅 2mo
Avanders 🤭😟😦 @SamHeartCoffee — you can probably put in a claim w usps to replace the coffee and book... they‘ll need the pic of the ruined items and proof of value.. Aren‘t all packages auto-guaranteed up to $50? 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon @SamHeartCoffee @Avanders has a good idea. Send me your email and I'll send you photos. MaleficentBookDragon@gmail.com 2mo
Mommamanzi Oh no, this makes me so sad. Yes I would put in a claim! If that doesn‘t work I would be more than happy to replace the book for @Marmie7 and anything else that got ruined. 2mo
Marmie7 Don't worry about the book, not a big deal. Darn exploding packages! 2mo
SamHeartCoffee @MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders @mommamanzi I‘ll def make a claim! I have the receipt now (was a small feat to find.....) and can do the claim. That way we can get some new stuff for all! 2mo
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An Ice Cold Grave | Charlaine Harris
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Good morning! It's rainy here but not at my house. What a great #funkopopandbookswap 📦! Thank you @wanderinglynn
I love Carrie and I'm excited to have the complete Harper Collins series now. I'll have to read Beartown before I get to Us Against You.
The #manpanion stole the peeps and snickers but the rest is mine! Great way to start a Monday!

wanderinglynn So happy you got it and like it! I had fun shopping for you! ☺️ 2mo
kstadt929 What a fun box! Love all the bonus goodies thrown in 😁 Enjoy!! 2mo
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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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I put Overlord in the DVD player for the #manpanion so I can keep reading.

mcctrish The author is so good at getting you to have all the feelings 3mo
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Coffee Smuggler | Dave Holman
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Thank you @SamHeartCoffee for the #coffeebeanbookclub package! The #manpanion thanks you too (he grabbed the chocolates out of my hands before I could even admire the 🦈). I ♥ Larabars and Dunkin ☕.

SamHeartCoffee Yay!! So glad you like it! 😁 4mo
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Neil Gaiman's a Study in Emerald | Neil Gaiman, Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone
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Th is #SFMBC package was so worth driving in the snow to go get from the post office. @GrilledCheeseSamurai I LOVE EVERYTHING! Of course the books (from my TBR and a great Steampunk recommendation) and candy are great, but those glasses took it over the top. Thank you so much!

JoScho Those glasses are amazing! 4mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Wow! That. Took. Forever. I don't know what happened...to be honest I'm just glad it finally arrived. Thank you for your patience. Glad you're happy. 😊 4mo
melissajayne Coffee Crisp... mouth waters 4mo
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KarynGood Omgosh, I need those glasses! 😂 4mo
CSeydel Coffee Crisp is the thing I miss most about Canada 😍 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon @CSeydel I am excited to try them. I'm hiding them from the #manpanion to keep for myself. 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon @GrilledCheeseSamurai absolutely worth the wait. I can't wait to go home and have a nice drink in one of the glasses. 4mo
Avanders Amazing 😍😍 4mo
KirstieE Those glasses are amazing ! 😍 4mo
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The Boneless Mercies | April Tucholke
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Just a typical night here in my house. Kids are in bed and this is what a him vs me looks like! 😂 Who can relate?

TheLibrarian Me!! This is a normal night for me and the husband when he isn‘t working. 4mo
Mynameisacolour Same at our house. Except mine likes to play the Nintendo throwback with all the old games like Dr Mario and super Mario bros 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon Same here. The #manpanion plays Assassin's Creed or watches wrestling while I read and say "Uh huh" a lot. ? 4mo
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Soubhiville Yep, my house too. 4mo
CouronneDhiver Happening right now 4mo
StephanieMarie Oh yes I relate way too much! 😁 4mo
WanderingBookaneer To be fair, some nights this is our house too. 4mo
WanderingBookaneer @Mynameisacolour : I unwind with Dr. Mario too! Usually while listening to an audiobook. 4mo
gibblr @TheLibrarian @Mynameisacolour @MaleficentBookDragon @Soubhiville @CouronneDhiver @StephanieMarie I‘m so glad to hear I‘m not alone 😂 @WanderingBookaneer Somehow I KNEW you were going to say that...only the post would be reversed 😜 4mo
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The #manpanion just ran out to get us some food. We were ill prepared for tonight. #LitsyPartyofOne
@MrBook. @Ambrosnazzy

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End of the first quarter. Rams 0. Patriots 0. Commercials 0. #litsypartyofone

MaleficentBookDragon The #manpanion was just saying that the commercials weren't very good. 😂 4mo
Morr_Books The Jason Bateman commercial made me laugh. 4mo
saguarosally @MaleficentBookDragon @Morr_Books I can see all of that. They just haven‘t captured my attention from the book. 4mo
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melissajayne I‘m falling asleep. Total bore of a game, so far. 4mo
saguarosally @melissajayne It‘s not even like it‘s a huge defensive game. Just boring until that play. 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Morr_Books I missed that one. I did like seeing The Dude. The T Mobiles ones made me chuckle. 4mo
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I'm really enjoying this book and taking my time with it.
The #manpanion really wanted one of those weird face scarfs with a skull on it for Christmas. It was buy one get four free, so I got myself a mermaid scales one. 😁

Smangela Pretty sure this ebook was in BookRiots daily deals today! 5mo
GypsyKat Nice! 🧜‍♀️ 5mo
GlassAsDiamonds Mermaid scales makes everything better but ah... what‘s it for? 5mo
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Reggie Lol, this is awesome!!! 5mo
Avanders Love it!! 5mo
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