Sunday, January 10, 2016

Do You Like Book Playlists? (Take the poll for your chance to win!)

If you have followed me for any amount of time, you probably already know this but.... I don't do well in silence. Music for me is mandatory while writing. The sound of nothing, is the worst sound there is. The sound of nothing makes every little tick and every little breath grow to the size of the moon, and my head is a terrible place to be in the space of it.

Needless to say, I spend a fair amount of time stringing songs together in the name of my books. The question is, do you want to see  my book playlists? Is that something you care about it, or glance at before navigating away?

Sure it wouldn't take long for me to throw up a list, but it does take a fair amount of time for me to find all of them on youtube and group them in such a way here, as to be enjoyable.

Take my super quick poll, and tell me what you're into. BONUS, you could win a $25 iTunes gift card!

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23 comments :

Patricia Lynne said...

I suck at making playlists. Well, I flatout can't. I can never figure out what songs go with what story. Instead, I have the TV on with something mindless for noise while writing.

Zyanya Smith said...

My mind has a hard time focusing on one thing at a time. So music is critical for to me to get anything done or read =)

M. Andrew Patterson said...

I generally don't make playlists for my books, but I find I listen to certain kinds of music depending on the genre. I do enjoy listening, or seeing, what songs inspired an author though. Always fascinating.

Laurie Murray said...

When I read I love having music in the background and I usually try to find songs that are not going to distract me from the story I am reading.

derijia said...

I would love a playlist for my books because on my ipod it random shuffles them so I never get the whole story at one time.

Nihcki said...

I would be interested to see what you listen to while writing. Are the songs about the characters, the mood of the particular scene, etc? For me, I tend to tune in too much to music, so I only listen while cleaning, cooking, or in the car. When I'm writing, the TV has to be on (with the volume turned down low) for my "white noise". In fact, I keep the TV on all night as well; it serves as white noise and a nightlight, lol. Total silence freaks me out.

Cassandra Dahlin said...

I absolutely love book playlists! I actually just got done making one for a book that I'm starting, so I can listen as I read.

Samantha Bishop said...

I do and I wish there were more.

Tammy said...

I prefer to read without background because when I listen to music I get into the music.

dcb said...

I love playlist. I am married to a musician so music is just a part of my life. I don't make playlists but when I read certain songs seem to fit well with certain charaters. I have a friend who is an author and she always makes a playlist for her books and I know Deborah Harkness has playlists. I love listening to songs that inspire authors and their characters

Karen said...

I love playlists - I have music running almost constantly and I find certain bands or sounds go well with certain characters or events - and I love author playlists (even better when the integrate them into the book itself by saying what the characters are listening to at any point) music is extremely important to me

Shavana Merrick said...

love playlist

heather fellows said...

Love playlists as long as it is not something else I have to purchase

Unknown said...

I haven't used them yet, but am very eager to! I only just learned about them!

jmcgaugh said...

Music either distracts me from the book, or the book keeps me from hearing the music, so I avoid music when I'm reading.

kathy valentine said...

i love play lists, its kinda cool what music the writer was listing to when they were writing their book!!

Sandra Watts said...

Usually they don't have the music I enjoy.

MJ Symmonds said...

Love playlist for books. I usually end up with a bunch of songs that I connect with when reading or that one song that I find fits the book. If the author list songs during the book if I don't already know them I will go listen to familiarize myself with it. I find it makes such a good connection with the story.

Mikaela B said...

I love playlists, I usually just throw on a playlist of my favourite artists or find songs that I think fit the genre I'm reading :)

lagina reese said...

I love it when there is music that goes with the book. When I read a part that has music "playing" I will look up the song and listen to it and then re-read that part to get the full effect.

Gemini By Nature said...

My Favorite place to find to look at of other people's book playlist is 8tracks.com.

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