Do you hear music when you read?
No, I don’t mean, “Do play music while you read?”, but, rather, do you hear music, like a movie soundtrack while you read a book? I know for awhile, I was so immersed in movies and the movie experience that I couldn’t help hearing certain kinds of background noise and sound effects when I read certain kinds of books. But, what if that happened on purpose? What if you had a way to synchronize an actual soundtrack, complete with mood music and sound effects, with the book you were reading?
Well, if you read books on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android-based e-reader, you actually can, thanks to Booktrack. They’ve developed an app that will run on all those platforms which will adapt a soundtrack for your book, complete with sound effects, to how fast you read. The download is free and I’m not sure if there’s a “training period” where the app learns your regular reading speed, but I sure do like the idea! I’m sure the selection of books is a little limited right now, but, with any luck, more people will show interest and more books will get added to their list.
So, what the heck, it’s Friday! Turn your volume down and go check it out!