I've been spending most of my lunch break at my internship hanging out at a nearby bookstore, reading. But one aspect of that bookstore that really bothers me is the music they have playing. I don't mind quiet music in the background, but the speakers are just by the reading area and it's loud enough to be distracting.
Generally, I'm all right with dealing with distractions, but it does take me a few minutes to slip into a state where I can concentrate on the book and not anything external. When I'm at home, though, the music definitely gets turned off when I want to read, especially since music I like is infinitely more distracting than pop music I can't stand.
What about you? How do you deal with distractions when you read?