Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Should Be Reading‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:
So today’s topic is: Music and
Okay, so when I was younger I use to listen to music alllllllll the time when I was reading. It just went hand in hand (I mean who doesn’t want an awesome soundtrack
to their life for their book, right!) And of course than you (or at least I did) start to associate certain songs with that book and what not.
It’s quite funny, because during my Harry Potter reading time, I was also in super-de-duper listen to Japanese pop phase. So still to this day, associate the Japanese boy group NEWS with Harry Potter. Like I think Hermione and Ron actually got their own song, haha.
I have a lot of ska-punk-pop music associated with a lot of chick lit novels, lol. My combinations were a bit weird.
Lately however I seem to have grown out of listen to music while reading. I tend to be so absorbed into reading that I just end up tuning out the music most of the time ): (which is kinda of a good thing – since I’m obviously really enjoying the book, and bad thing – no more awesome soundtrack).Or if I do listen to music while reading, it’s usually instrumental. This is probably from my habit of listen to music while studying (instrumental is usually less distracting).
Though, I guess a few of my reviews do come with music, haha.
Anyway, on the internet there’s always those amazing people who do the fan-mix for all the books/OTP etc etc. I don’t usually listen to them, but I’m always really impressed, because I’m terrible at actually picking music to go with the book/characters. I usually only associate by chance.
So question time guys!
Do you listen to music while you read? Any certain types?
Does the songs become associated with the book (etc.)?
Do you make / or listen to fan-mix?
a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.