Saturday, September 10, 2011


"I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't." -  Kurt Cobain

I just discovered a really cool app that I can't use (because it's only for iPhone and iPad), but I wanted to tell you about it anyway. It's by, which creates soundtracks for ebooks. The software knows which page you're on, and which music/sound effects/ambience to play on that spread. It even tracks your reading pace based on how often you flip pages so that it knows approximately where you are on the page (and there are ways to pause it, of course).

Among those either available or coming soon are a Sherlock Holmes novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, an Oscar Wilde story, Huckleberry Finn, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," Three Musketeers, "The Ugly Duckling," and...the sequel to I Am Number Four.

Okay then. I guess it was effective in rocketing them into the NY Times.

But still. That's really cool. I just hope they expand their platforms soon so that us non-Apple Drones can use it. Their FAQ pdf says it "will be available" on computer operating systems, Android, and "other devices," so...I'm bookmarking it.


  1. I wish Kindle had that....

    Sounds interesting. I sometimes listen to a movie's soundtrack while reading the book (the Lord of the Rings albums have a lot of tracks named after book chapters). Sometimes I'll also just listen to a sound, like rain, or (in the case of Mockingjay), WWII air-raid sirens.

  2. Sorry, been a bit lax in my blog reading (and writing), so consolidating a bunch of comments here:

    Congratulations on the Event!

    What context is the into quote in this post from?

    Now off to write a post I've had kicking about in my head for about a week, which seems relevant to the second quote in your most recent abundance.

  3. Thanks!

    I have no idea what the context was. I follow this thing on Facebook called "Fans for Equality," and they posted it and I thought it was funny.


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