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Friday Coffee & Bookish Speaks – Author Playlists

It’s good to be back again. My family got sick again. The doctors say it’s the weather it’s been brutal. I hope you all are doing well and not getting sick with the season. Can you believe it’s June? Even though it is summer I am still drinking a fresh roasted brewed coffee with cream.

What are you drinking?

I posted a book blitz this week and I had the option of posting the author’s playlist for the book. I have seen different authors do this and I wanted to talk about it. What do book playlists do for you? Does it enhance you experience?

Personally, I don’t even bother with it. This is going to date me, but I received a Seal CD once and one of my favorite things about getting CD’s back then was reading the lyrics. I was disappointed to find that he didn’t print his lyrics because he thought the interpretation should be left up to the listener.

I don’t bother with author playlists because I want to interpret my own musical influence. It makes the story more of my own.

As artists when we leave our work for the world to enjoy, they leave their audience to make it their own. That’s the purpose of any creative endeavor.

What do you think about author playlists?

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  • Kristin June 3, 2016, 8:27 am

    Seeing the lyrics in the cover sleeve was the best part of the whole sleeve itself. Ironically, while I love that, I don’t really care one way or the other about author playlists. Sure it’s interesting to see what music they listen to and what may have influenced a scene but I’m not one to reread the book while listening to the playlist or anything. I suppose I just don’t get the whole playlist thing. :\
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    • Jessica June 7, 2016, 9:11 pm

      Yeah… It’s weird. I think it started with Twilight. At least, that’s when I first started noticing it.

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