Thursday, April 25, 2013

Feature & Follow [10] Music and Books

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow
This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.
Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - This week's feature is: Beauty but a Funny Girl and I'll Tumble for YA
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
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Q: Is there a song that reminds you of a book? Or vice versa? What is the song & the book?

The song Smile by Lily Allen holds a special place in my heart for most awesome morale boosting break up songs ever. When I read the opening scene of Easy by Tammara Webber I related to being the recipient of lame break up words. Jacqueline didn't get as pissed as I did, but in my head I sang Smile, you know for solidarity sake. (Please note the song contains profanity and the actual music video goes in a different direction than I envision when I listen to the song.)

Okay, one more song and book, Faster by Matt Nathanson makes me think of Shane and Claire in The Morganville series. Shane is so cool (maybe not in the last book) and the way he loves Claire is young and fresh and hot; it makes me think of this song.


37 comments:

  1. I love Smile! I haven't read any of these books yet, though, I believe they're both on my tbr list :) I'm following via google + as well, have a wonderful day!
    -Novel Reveries & Writing Reveries

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    1. Smile hits the spot when I'm driving. I always sing along. I'll have to check out your book soundtracks! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow back.

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  2. great songs
    new follower
    My FF @ http://www.daniellecromero.blogspot.com
    Danielle @ Coffee and Characters

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    1. I had to stop at two or my page probably wouldn't load. I love putting songs to books. Faster is one of my all times favorites. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!

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  3. I love Smile by Lily Allen so when I'll read Easy (and I know I will because I own the book) I think I might link to it too. Great choices! =)

    New Bloglovin' follower

    Here's my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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    1. Oh, I think you'll start singing the song for girl solidarity for sure. I hope you enjoy Easy. Thanks for the follow and for stopping by!

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  4. Nice answer! I haven't heard the song, smile before, but I'm glad it did help you. Haven't read Easy by Tamara Webber. I know it's a good romance book, have seen lots of positive reviews on it. Maybe I'll give it a try someday.

    Happy Friday and do have a wonderful weekend! :)

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    1. Easy has the romance for sure, and it's on the steamy side. No murder mysteries though! Nothing gruesome (except the behavior of a certain character). I know you don't combine your music love and your book love. I wonder if after reading all these FF's if you start hearing songs and thinking of the books we all paired them with.

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  5. Nice choices! I have yet to read either of those books, but I do like those songs

    Thanks for stopping by my FF! I followed you back via GFC.

    ~Andrea @ Beauty but a Funny Girl

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    1. I think this is one of my favorite FF's next to newbie blogger blunders, that one was so fun. This time around people keep selecting books I have yet to hear about. Thanks for commenting and for the follow back!

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  6. Okay, I'll bite. The song "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift reminds me of all the bad-boys in every book I've read. The most recent one I can think of is Remington Tate from "Real".....:o) Nevaeh

    http://nevaehnewadultbooks.blogspot.com/

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    1. I had to go listen to the song (and watch the video). You're totally right. I added Real to my shelf. Thanks for that!

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  7. I never paid attention to the lyrics for Smile, but you're right it is PERFECT for the first part of Easy. Thanks for stopping by my FFF. New follower.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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    1. The first time I heard the song I laughed, then sang along with glee. The video is not my thing, but I'm usually that way with music videos. I try not to watch them. Thanks for commenting and for the follow back!

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  8. Nice songs. I don't know the books though. :)
    Here is my FF http://between-my-lines.blogspot.gr/2013/04/feature-and-follow-11-books-and-songs.html
    I wish you an amazing week.

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    1. Faster is one of my favorites. I read your FF. I haven't jumped into the Game of Thrones waters yet. We'll see if my library gets the DVD's. Thanks for stopping by Athina!

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  9. Great songs! It does fit Shane and Claire nicely :) That last book in the series did not end like I wanted it to.

    New Follower :)

    Nyx @ Unraveling Words

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    1. I know what you're saying about the last book. I had a lot to say to the pages as I read them at lightning speed. Michael didn't fare well with me. I was pissed with everyone actually. I can't wait for the next one.

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  10. I love Smile :) I'm an old follower
    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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    1. I have your blog in the background while I listen to your song selection. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Hi! Cool song choices, but haven't read the books. I like to read without music although I love music. Just don't like being distracted, which will always happen when a song I love comes on. :)

    New follower via GFC.

    Thanks,
    Sandra

    SSBF Blog

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    1. Oh, I get distracted, I just don't need music to be the cause. I need the right head space more than the right physical space. But I love the quiet too! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. Happy Friday!!

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  12. LOVE! It's fun hearing other people's choices.

    I'm glad to be one of your many new followers! ❤

    T. R. Graves, Author

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    1. Nice words. Thanks! You selected Say Aah and then I couldn't figure out which mixed CD had that song when I was in the car after I read your FF. I'll have to burn another CD. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!

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  13. Aw, this reminded me of a song I listened for like days straight, Hey there Delilah, and it wasn't even a break up. It's my favorite song, I still remember him singing it lol.

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    1. Yes yes yes. I love that song! Songs like that carry you off to another place. I remember before my anger phase listening to Adele over and over. I haven't returned to her music even now post anger.

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    2. I love Someone like you, I listen to that all the time lol, it has become my second favorite. All because of the same guy lol, I think I need to move on already

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    3. That's the one, Rivie. I can't listen to it now. I've moved on, but I feel like the same person who will make all the same mistakes again. I need a new song for getting over myself now that I'm over the guy.

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    4. Then you need an awesome song! That's another thing I'm not good at lol. They have just come to me. Hey There Delilah was because he was actually singing it and after he left, well, we both left, well, it's not like that exactly, ugh, is a complicated weird story lol, anyway after that, I just started listening and I just loved it! Someone like you, I saw a You Tube video where the girl that plays Lili in Modern Family was singing it and I looked it up and just loved the lyrics.

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    5. Oh boy, he was singing that song. Goodness that's a love story Rivie. I should throw this challenge at my sister. She makes great mix CD's for me. I'll tell her I want a flirty/awesome chick theme. I think she'll tap into her ABC Family guilty pleasure shows.

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  14. I haven't read Easy yet, but I love the song! And I completely agree about Shane and Claire! Morganville Vampires series is one of my absolute favorites.

    Thanks for stopping by my Sidekick Saturday earlier :)

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    1. Morganville is one of my favorites too! I can't wait for Fall of Night. I told my mom and sister the theme for this week's sidekick and before my sister could open her mouth I said Lexxie already picked Shane. I knew she was headed straight for him for All American!

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  15. I haven't read either of those books! Morganville is on my list though, so now I already have a song to go with it. ;-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! New follower via GFC.

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    1. You have the whole Morganville series ahead of you. Lucky! Best banter, quick and funny. Thanks for commenting and for the follow. Happy Sunday!

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  16. new follower brought to you by parajunkie's look forward to your posts

    http://guinandlibertadtomas.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great picks! I bought Easy just a few weeks ago - can't wait for that one! I don't think I've read one bad review of it. And you did not deserve lame break up words - you deserve better than that for sure!! xo

    Old follower and new friend. :D

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    1. Aww, thanks! It's funny how huge life changing moments can still be so generic.

      I think you'll really like Lucus...I mean Easy (hehe).

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