Five years ago I was reading a novel in a coffee bar and was annoyed by the music playing in the background. It did not at all blend with the book’s atmosphere. It was distracting. So I got this idea: why not combine my two major passions in life and make playlists that associate a novel’s mood with music. Being both a music and book freak, I started to experiment with these bookish soundtracks.
So Booksounds are my own music compilations accompanying some of my favorite books. The goal is to express/intensify a certain mood, feeling or historical/geographical setting from book to music. You can listen to them while reading or -without book in hand- on a lovely sunday afternoon. The purpose is not to have a specific track for each scene or chapter in a novel. Nor do I need to put all music references inside a novel into my playlist. The quality of the music is quintessential.
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Listen to this very handy overview of my Booksound-project. In 11 minutes you can have an impression of what this project holds and find out which playlists you want to hear or which books that grab your attention