Sometimes I read in bed before going to sleep. Often (about 70% of the times when I read), in those few moments halfway between consciousness and sleep, I will begin to “hear” a very fast, disjointed stream of words, often in the style of whatever I’ve been reading, and pertaining to the same subject matter, whether fiction or non-fiction. It’s not “lucid” thought, in that I cannot control the words that come down the pipe, and I am not even aware of it until I exit into a higher stage of consciousness and notice that it happened again. I can never remember the specific words, just that is was about whatever I was reading and in the same literary style. Sometimes it happens several times in one night.
It’s pretty cool.
Anyway, has anyone else experienced this phenomenon? I think it’s my inner-James-Joyce trying to come out.