Some find it distracting, others find it comforting. If I really like the tunes that are playing I become too distracted to read. I prefer ambient, new-age or environmental music if I remember my Kindle will play while I read.
I am making up a new contest question as I type. I’ve kept to the reading topic. I’ve asked why you read and followed up with by asking how you choose a book. During March 2011, I am asking where you buy a book.