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‘Listen With’ this! Facebook’s New Feature and Books with Playlists

Posted on January 19th, 2012 by Mickie.
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Have you heard of  “Listen with” on Facebook yet?

This new feature looks like it will be kinda cool, I think–it basically lets you play DJ and listen to music with your friends in real time. Kinda of like the mix tape 2.0. Remember mix tapes? The playlists of the pre-ipod era? Here is how Mashable says it will work…

The feature will start rolling out within the next few weeks. To use it, look for a music note in your chat sidebar. This shows who is listening to music. When you hover over someone’s name, you’ll see a “Listen with x” button that plays the song through whatever service your friend is using. When your friend chooses a new song, you’ll continue to hear what they hear.

“So”, I can hear you thinking. “Yeah, that is great and all, Mickie, but this is a book blog–where are the books?” Well, my friend…be ready to be amazed. We all know that sharing music with people really brings us closer and is a fun way to make memories together (shout out to my buds who saw NKOTB with me at the Ohio State Fair in 1989 WOOT!) and authors know it too. So how can you get closer to the characters you love in the books you read? Why listen to their mix tapes, of course!

Here are some books with playlists for your perusal and more here.

Click on the book to view the playlist. Is there a book you have made a play list for or is there a song that always reminds you of a character–give me a shout about it in the comments.

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Paper Towns by John Green

The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

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