I'm thinking I can pose this question to both writers and readers...
Do you think in terms of soundtracks for the books you read, or write? Do you take an extra step and actually create them?
I made a soundtrack for the novel I'm currently working on. Rain Dog (husband) has done them for both short stories he wrote last year. (And then expects me to burn CDs for him. The nerve of that techo-challenged man...) He does his to listen to while you read, but I do mine for inspiration if I hit a snag with the writing.
Anyone else? If so, who/what are your influences... or do you tend towards a pretty eclectic mix?