Hey Guys! Fay from Blog A Book Etc here! How are you getting on so far? I am sure that you are steaming through your pile with gusto right! One thing that really helps me when I am reading is having a good playlist in the background. There are some people like a couple of my friends that I know cannot stand having music in the background which of course is fine as it is your ‘me’ time and whatever floats your boat.
When I look into music whilst reading I can be quite selective as I feel I need to read the first chapter so I can grasp the pace of the book before I choose the right tunes. Is it just me?! A couple of examples that I always revert to when trying to describe what many of my friends call a ‘weird tendency’ is whenever I am reading a Carole Matthews book around Christmas time it helps to listen to Christmassy music and that can be anything from Mariah Carey to the lovely Mr Michael Bublé.
At the moment I am working my way through The Chocolate Lover’s Christmas by Carole Matthews and as much as I want to click on the play button for the illustrious Mr Bublé I just can’t bring myself to do it. Instead I am listening to a variety of tunes from Mumford and Sons to an older Maroon 5 album called Songs About Jane but it really isn’t the same – I might have to just click play.
Listening to music also makes the tube journeys to and from work a lot more bareable as they can take anything from 40 minutes to an hour. Just think nose deep in a book and ear buds in = own world in a cramped space on public transport!
Do you have any favourite songs that you hit play to help you get through books?
As you are chilling out with your books for the thon I hope you enjoy listening to the few songs I have put in between paragraphs. There are a couple that are more upbeat than easy listening but I am hoping that if they give you that extra jump it will help you hold out for the rest of the thon!
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