Do you read to music? If so, what do you listen to? My second book EMPIRE has two or three songs that I always imagine playing in the background of specific scenes, similar to soundtracks in movies (only they’d have to be significantly longer!)
Booktrack is the “creator of the eponymous ereader technology that merges sound with text to create an immersive reading experience.” (courtesy of wikipedia) I found out about this company when looking up a book called The Power of Six, which was the first book outfitted for this program.
Note to self: see if I can get this app for my Kindle Fire…
I used to read and write to classical but I can now listen to almost anything while working (yes, including rap) but I really appreciate the Vitamin String Quartet’s versions of my favorite songs without the lyrics. If you write, what music would accompany your words?
If I could have sections of EMPIRE set to instrumentals, it would have to include Sia’s “Lullaby”, Coldplay’s “The Scientist” (this is the Vitamin String Quartet version, but Willie Nelson’s is great too), and Band of Horses’ “The Funeral” (coincidentally, this is my son’s favorite song – my 3 year old has very developed music tastes, apparently…)
I’ve included the YouTube links in case you’d like to hear them. You don’t have to watch the videos, just listen.