One of the most common questions in author interviews is, “What music do you write to?” Don’t worry. I’m not going to lay my recent choices on you today.
However, I have fond memories of taking a book to the stereo, slapping on the headphones, and lying on the floor to read and listen. Because I’m so very old, I don’t even remember my teenage tracks for reading, say, Zelazny’s Amber novels or Howard’s Conan stories (although I bet the latter involved some big symphony stuff like Holtz). I bet there was something Celtic on the stereo when I read The Forgotten Beasts of Eld or The Mists of Avalon.
One of the few things I don’t like about audiobooks, my preferred medium for “reading” these days, is that I can’t easily listen to music at the same time.
What albums, songs, or genres of music do you choose to accompany your reading? Here’s the important part: What playlists do you recommend for particular books or genres?