Music and Books

I’ve been off work for the past week using up the rest of the vacation time I need to use or lose before the end of June. My sister and her family were here at the beginning of the week, but the last half of the week I’ve mostly spent reading while listening to music. I have book club on Monday and hadn’t yet started the book as of Wednesday when I realized that it was 840 pages long. Oops. It’s a good thing I had off work so I had plenty of time to read it. I just wish I had been slightly more interested in it.

Despite the book that I wasn’t entirely engrossed in, it was wonderful to sit and read and listen to music. It’s one of my favorite things to do and I really don’t do it often enough. Most of my reading is done during lunch breaks at work. Although I sometimes read on weekends if I’m reading a particularly engrossing book, more often than not I’m out doing something or binge watching some tv show. I haven’t started watching anything new since I finished The Good Wife last month, so I wasn’t tempted to just sit and watch tv for three days. I’m glad because it was wonderful to sit and read while listening to some excellent music. Thursday was especially fun because WXPN is spending every Thursday this summer doing Throwback Thursday for the entire day. Every week will be a new theme. This was the first one and they did what they called classic alternative music, which was essentially 90s alternative with a little bit of late 80s stuff thrown in for good measure. I’m a weirdo and the music of my formative middle school and high school years is not in fact my favorite music like apparently it is for most people, but it was still a fun trip down memory lane to hear all that music played all day. I should definitely make more time to sit down with a good book and throw on some music in the background to listen to while reading. I always forget how much I love it until I’m doing it.

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