Usually when I’m reading that’s all I’m doing. I’m not watching TV or listening to music. Occasionally however I’ll read and listen to music at the same time. Every once in a while the two will synergize. Most times not, but every once in a while. . .
This works better with comics, at least for me. I’d imagine a lot of you listen to music while reading though. You seem a brainy bunch.
The one instance where my reading and listening became almost inseperable has only happened once, at least for me. This being the period where I was listening to Portishead’s self-titled album obsessively. At the same time I was rereading Watchmen for the umpteenth time. Portishead’s music fit so well, I played it everytime I opened the book. Now I can’t read or listen to one without being reminded of the other.
So this post is two-fold, and I hope others follow suit. One is to recommend Portishead and Watchmen together, and the other is to find out what soundtracks you people have to some of your favorite books.
Of course, I could be ranting. Whatever.