Top Ten Tuesday: The soundtrack of my reading life

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic has to do with books and music, and since the suggested approach didn’t really call to me, I thought I’d put my own spin on it.

My TTT list this week is about my reading habits, as described by 10 songs:

1) The Sounds of Silence: There’s nothing I like better than having a quiet room to read in. No music, no TV, no people… just me, a book, and maybe some birdsong or rain sounds coming in through the windows.

2) Forever Young: I’m a fully grown adult, but I keep coming back to YA fiction. There’s something so immediate and emotional about YA books, isn’t there?

3) Time Warp: Time travel books are always a favorite.

4) Walking on the Moon: I love to read anything about space travel, whether sci fi, or non-fiction about the space program, or even astronauts’ memoirs.

5) Thrift Shop: Nothing better than a used book store for spending a few hours lost among the stacks! My best finds are all from used book stores.

6) Time After Time: I do love to re-read! If I really and truly love a book, then once is never enough.

7) (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction: I try, and I try, and I try, and I try… but sometimes there’s no choice but to DNF.

8) Let the Sunshine In: One of my very favorite things to do is read outdoors on a sunny day. A blanket in the sun, or sitting somewhere on the grass, with clear blue skies and the sun on my face… bliss!

9) All You Need Is Love: Because even though I don’t read much in the romance genre, I’m still a sucker for a great, momentous, unforgettable love story.

10) Where Do We Go From Here?: Okay, this one might be a stretch — but if you’re a Buffy fan, then no doubt you’ve watched the season 6 musical episode (“Once More With Feeling”) a time or two (or a couple of dozen times, if you’re like me)… in which case, you absolutely know this song (and maybe sing along???). So where do we go from here… is what I ask myself every single time I finish a great book and just can’t imagine what to read next.

What was your musical theme this week? Share your link, please, and I’ll come check out your top 10!

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: The soundtrack of my reading life

  1. I love your idea here. The thought to do habits never crossed my mind! Thrift Shop is definitely me! I would have said the sound of silence but I read to rain noises. So not silent technically, just a simulated calm atmosphere for me. Great picks! My TTT

  2. Great take on the topic this week. I agree about a quiet room, and love to read when the birds are singing or it’s raining. And I like a good time travel book too…

  3. Great choices! I especially love Let The Sunshine In, it feeds my inner hippie, lol. I did mine on songs I would like to see made into books. You can visit my TTT here.

    • Ha, that wasn’t really intentional! Then again, my son listened to Thrift Shop pretty much on a loop a couple of years ago, so it’s probably as embedded in my brain as the oldies. 🙂

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