These days, we often read to the sound of passing traffic, someone on his cell phone, or the vacuum in the next room. If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll get a few minutes with only the sound of wind in the park–before an airplane drones overhead. We can hide in our quietest place, but the world is unpredictable, and the background noise to our reading is often out of our control. Fwriction Review suggests that we take control again.
In their “Waffle-Rocking Playlist,” authors pick songs to accompany their prose and poetry, so that not only the realms of the visual and mental, but the auditory too, can be engulfed in the experience of reading. Jerrold Yam recommends the above song “Shivers,” by young British singer Lucy Rose, to accompany his Three Poems. Whether it be these sweet, quiet lyrics, or the psychadelic noises of Pink Floyd, perhaps a soundtrack is the final step towards truly escaping the world for a minute or hour of reading.[view the whole playlist]