So, for this week's Hop Jen used my question! Yippy skippy! I asked, "Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?" It really isn't a party till the music gets started!
I listen to music maybe 50% of the time when I read. When my husband doesn't have a movie going (very distracting to read to but I'm learning how to block out nearly anything) here are some tunes I like to have playing quietly in the background:
Sigur Ros is a band from Iceland with a very melodic sound. Don't try to make sense of what they're saying. In many of their songs, he isn't saying anything. Voice is just another instrument. Here's a link to one of my favorite songs by them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr_MJAOyOeU (it wouldn't let me embed the video).
Godspeed You! Black Emperor is from Canada and is hard to define, perhaps post-rock (what wiki tells me). They're like rock meets classical music. Most of their tracks are looong and their cd covers don't have their band name on it so you might never know who you were listening to - weird huh? Anywho, here's one of my favorites by GY!BE. It's very post-apocalyptic feeling:
Other bands I like to listen to when reading are: Thom Yorke (from Radiohead) and Bon Iver (lovely alternative music).
I hope you enjoyed my reading music. I"ll spend some time this weekend checking out everyone elses'.
In other news, I'll be posting my next Northanger Abbey update sometime this evening. I'm nearly 100 pages into The Passage and things are heating up so hopefully I'll make good progress through it this weekend (I actually have a whole weekend off work! Yay!). Happy Friday everyone!