When I was at school and university, I always did my homework and studied while listening to music. I didn’t pay much attention to the song lyrics. Listening to the melody on the background helped me to focus on what I was doing more easily. I started listening to music while studying when I was about 10 or 11. At the time, I listened to a lot of pop, but my music taste has changed a lot since then and now my music library comprises mainly indie and alternative rock artists.
However, while reading fiction books, I tend not to listen to music as much anymore and actually prefer a quieter environment, since I believe that that helps me to get immersed in the story more easily. To be in an almost silent location can sometimes be a challenge, though. I do like reading while I’m on trains, as it’s a great way to pass the time, but some people make a lot of noise, mainly those who insist on listening to music or podcasts out loud with no regard for others.
So, to avoid having to endure the noise other people make while I’m reading, I’ve just created a playlist on Spotify to listen to while I’m enjoying a good book. It features music with no lyrics, because maybe without the temptation to pay attention to them it will be easier for me to immerse myself in the world of a book while listening to something I chose to.
I’m looking for more music to add to the playlist. So, if you have any recommendations, tell me in the comments!