I love music, and how I wish I could listen to it when I write. But I can’t – it gets in the way of the listening to my characters’ voices and making sure they sound authentic. BUT, my books always have a playlist within. I love the way a song can evoke memories and even tell its own story.
Looking for the perfect music to download to accompany your book club’s discussion of Wallflower in Bloom? Or background music to enhance your reading pleasure?
“O-O-H Child” – The 5 Stairsteps
“Something to Talk About” – Bonnie Raitt
The Very Best of the Grateful Dead
“Smooth” – Santana
“Wallflower” – Bob Dylan
Some of the songs danced to on the most recent season of Dancing With the Stars:
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” —Kelly Clarkson
“Sugar Town” - Nancy Sinatra
“I Run to You” – Lady Antebellum
“Sherry” – The Four Seasons
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
“Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” Diana Krall
“Best of My Love” – The Emotions
“The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra
Question for you: do you listen to music when you read? When you write? If so, what’s your favorite playlist?