Nope. I find that it interferes with my ability to visualize what I'm reading. Imagine trying to visualize a dog barking when you can clearly hear a cat meowing in your ear. That's how I feel. I am usually emotionally affected by music, I love listening to music, and if I try to read and listen to music at the same time I feel that I don't do justice to either pleasurable activity. True pleasure is immersing oneself completely in the activity. I have no problem writing or drawing while listening to music. I find that the emotional response that I have to the music that's playing ignites my creativity and I'm able to write and draw with greater originality. Music truly inspires.