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I am almost positive that 99.99% of living creatures love music. Open Tumblr in another tab, and I’m willing to bet (not a lot) that there is some mentioning of the link between life and music. So when I say that I love my music, I am confirming that I have a pulse.
I have certain music that fits in with parts of my life, such as driving, (poorly) singing, emoting, and reading. I even use my reading playlist for blogging and writing reviews. This week, I wanted to share a snippet of my bookish playlist.
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Passion/Sanctuary by Utada Hikaru is my favorite song, ever. The music is one portion of my love for the series. For my bookish playlist, any and all things Kingdom Hearts land on the list.
Favorites: Passion/Sanctuary (including remixes), Dearly Beloved, Birth by Sleep, a majority of KHII songs
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I don’t get this at all. I find most pop music revolting. However, I have a soft spot in my heart for her and her bubble-gum flavored music. There are just a handful of her hits I can tolerate, but I what I do like always winds up on my playlist.
Favorites: Naturally, Slow Down, A Year Without Rain, Whiplash
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One of my favorite bands, ever. This is a PBS Celtic group that basically sings cover songs, and they do it so well. Also, I am going to marry/kidnap Keith Harkin.
Favorites: Ireland’s Call, Heartland, Desperado, The Voyage, Raggle Taggle Gypsy, Brothers in Arms, Caledonia, Turning Away, Witchita Lineman, Storyteller
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Melodic Death Metal
Leaves Eyes, Epica, Unsun, and Nightwish are the top queens of this genre. I love female fronted metal bands, and they make for great reading companions.
Favorites: Over the Hills and Far Away, Sweet Thou Art, Never Enough, Amaranth, Love Ghost Score, the entire Vinland Saga album, My Destiny
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How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack
The entire soundtrack is a hidden gem. The music is lovely and sets the perfect mood for relaxing and typing out a long-winded review.
Favorites: All of it
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Lord of the Rings soundtracks
Say what you want, but the score for all of the films are nothing less than magic.
Favorites: Entire Return of the King, May it Be, I See Fire
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim soundtrack
I have yet to defeat this game (it is HARD, and the dragons keep eating me), but the music will forever win in my heart. I thank my lucky stars that I bought it online when I was able to do so. I see that happy little Amazon sellers are asking for $149.99 for the CD (ouch).
Favorites: Dragonborn, Dawn, Unbroken Stone, Awake
This is by far not the entire list. I usually add and take away songs on a whim, and I have a lot of classics thrown in, but the music listed above is the meat of my bookish playlist. Do you have background music while you read and/or blog? I would love to hear what our readers listen to as they work!