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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Booking Through Thursday...Soundtrack

Do you ever try to pair music with the book you’re reading? Play the movie soundtrack while reading the original book? Find mood music that fits with your story?

In a word: No.  Some songs might bring to mind a book that I'm reading or have read, but I don't consciously try and find music to go with my reading.  I don't necessarily love listening to music while I read anyway.  I can tune out background noise so music doesn't bother me unless it's loud, but I don't put music on while I read either.  I've seen where authors will list the music that inspired them while writing or that goes along with their book, but rarely does that same music inspire me.

What about you?

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  1. I also don't listen to music while I read, and hardly ever go back and listen to music that inspires a book. I like quiet when I read and when I write, and like you, I can tune out background noise, but prefer silence to anything else.

  2. I need it to be quiet to concentrate better.


  3. I don't listen to music while reading.

    I am having a book giveaway.
    Have a nice day!

  4. Often I read in silence but if I do listen to music I do want it to fit, or at least not clash, with the book I'm reading. I'm not good at tuning out background noise. My BTT

  5. My personal choice is no music, however, if I have music on in the background, it has to be soft and no singing, just the soft background music.

    Thanks for the visit today.

  6. Great answer, that's pretty much how I feel about it, too. =) Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Tried to read and listen to music at the same time and I just can't do it!

  8. Its so interesting to read others takes on this. :) Although funny enough I just tuned out two tv shows without even noticing I did it while reading..lol

  9. Music while reading only distracts me, not inspire. We have the same thoughts on this week's BTT question.

  10. I noticed the only thing that really distracts me from reading is when the television's on--always seems to catch my attention away from my book! lol

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