I mentioned the other day that part of my readathon strategy is music. Some of you may think listening to music while reading is insane, but I really enjoy it, if it's the "right" kind. And if I plan to read all day long, I'm going to need music to help with the whole ambiance!
Of course, I won't be listening to Muse (too loud and boisterous) nor will I be listening to Josh (where I find the need to sing along) or my latest craze revival, Depeche Mode (more for cleaning and dancing). I probably won't even be listening to Hans Zimmer musical scores because with that stuff I end up really listening and feeling the music and remembering the movie.
So what will I be listening to while reading? Most likely new age music. Last year this really worked for me. I set the computer on a new age Pandora station and it was wonderful. When I got sick of that, I switched to classical. That was fun too.
Here are a few examples of my favorites:
(Love the soothing nature of this song... especially when the guys join in!)
(You'll have to skip the intro story to about 1:40 where the music starts.... unless of course you want to hear the story behind the song!)
(Always Enya for the calm soothing stuff!)
(Or there's always Mozart, though not sure I'd call this calm and soothing!)
Will you be listening to music while readathon reading? And if so, what sort?