I like having music playing almost constantly; it’s relaxing, and depending on the type of music it can actually help me concentrate on whatever I’m doing.
Like reading books! (Or soon, studying.) I’ve found that instrumental, acoustic and New Age music work best for when I’m doing something involving a lot of words. Anything an especially upbeat sound trips me up– I start paying more attention to the songs than what I’m doing. Lyrics seem to be okay, but only if they’re surrounded by a softer melody.
Mostly I listen to music through Spotify,1 which has a ton of great playlists for all kinds of moods and genres and decades and whatnot. Here’s one of my current favorite playlists, which has a good mix of mellow and sunshine-y pop songs:
Try playing a song or two while reading a chapter of your current book, and see if it works for you, too!
What music do you like listening to when you read?
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