Today is Thursday and Thursdays are for tags! I am very excited to do this tag created by Katie that I found on the blog of The Blogger and the Geek ! I love music almost as much as I love books, so I am very glad I found a tag that reunites both.
1. MY JAM – a song you MUST listen to every time it comes on, no matter how old or how many times you’ve listened to it / a book you’ll never get sick of.
Rain by Ben Platt. I could have said anything Ben Platt, to be honest, but I was feeling like I might need to use his songs more than once in this tag, so yeah. Rain it is. I don’t know what it is about it that makes me turn the volume up every time it plays, but I love the lyrics and the rhythm. This is the kind of song that makes me smile uncontrollably on the train aha.
As I started my 3rd re-read a week ago, I have to say Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I know everything by heart, every little event, and some of the dialogues I can recite like poetry on primary school. But I never get sick of it, every read is like I am discovering it for the first time all over again.
2. THROWBACK – a song that reminds you of the cringest time of your life / a book that also reminds you of this time (or just something you wouldn’t like as much if you picked it up for the first time now)
All Star by Smash Mouth, definitely. I used to listen to it very loud with friends, and we invented a choreography around it, that we performed on the campus of our school. Cringe as fork.
For the book, I think it is a series actually. The house of the Night, by P.C.Cast. Not that it is not a fantastic series, but everything about me when I was reading this screamed cringe, and I didn’t know what other book I could put there.
3. REPLAY – a recent song you have on repeat right now / a recent favourite book
People I’ve been sad, by Christine and the Queens. I discovered this artist very late, like, a few weeks ago, but I fell in love. And I adore their new album, this song being one of my favourite that I am trying to learn on the guitar.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon! I won’t lie, I am kind of a peaky reader, so for a book to be one of my favourites, it takes a lot. I don’t have a very long list of favourite books, but I am very happy I discovered this one last December.
4. GETS ME – this song IS ME / this book is me in book form
Waving through a window by Ben Platt, from the musical Dear Evan Hansen. The first time I listened to this song, I cried, because of how it carries everything I want to tell the world but never do. I have it on repeat from time to time, and it is always very strong for me to listen to this one.
For the book, it’s not only about the title but also the whole story and the main character. The Loneliest girl in the Universe by Lauren James. Not especially because I am a lonely person, but for the messages the book carries: it is okay to stay alone, but people are here. Sure, don’t trust the first person you meet, but open yourself to help and to company to be happy.
5. WUT – weird but I like it? – a unique book that stuck out to you for whatever reason
I can’t really come out with a song I think is weird. Because for me, appreciation is about tastes, and we all have different taste. Something that sounds weird to me might not sound weird to you, see what I mean? But judging by what people have told me, I would say I have a hole in my tooth by Dodie. I don’t know, this song makes me weirdly happy.
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block. I am still trying to understand what in hell I’ve read. It was a DNF because I wasn’t into it at all, but it sure was an interesting way of writing a book.
6. LET’S GO – best pump up song (for workouts or just life) – a book that inspired you
Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield. You guys. Every time I go for a run, I listen to this one. Puts me in the mood right away, like crazy.
For the book, Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender really inspired me for a lot of reasons. First because it helped me figure out who I am, then because it gave me confidence in my studies and art (which was far from being there aha) and… Yeah, other more personal reasons, but it is definitely this one for me.
7. CHILL – fav chill, relaxing song / a book you’d curl up with and read on a rainy day
Architecture by Maisie Peters. I adore this song, it’s beautiful and always put me in such a calm state. It’s one of the cutest song I know, and I could listen to it while chilling for hours.
I think I would go for Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare for the book, because it always feels like home to read this one. And I recall the first time I read it, it was raining very badly and I had the whole day to finish this amazing book.
8. ADDICTING – guilty pleasure song – one that’s catchy and addicting but not a whole lot of substance / guilty pleasure/trashy/fast/light read
Wow, this one is hard.
I don’t think I have a lot of songs that can fit into this category, but I’ll go for Tell me what you think by Alex Astaire. It’s the song I listened to while leaving work earlier in the year and it helped brighten my mood a little.
I weirdly can’t think of any peculiar book at the moment? But I admit I do like a fast/light romance from time to time. I stopped reading books like that about two years ago but I won’t mind picking up one to re-read if one day I feel like going back to guilty pleasures and stuff.
9. NOSTALGIA – throwback you look back on fondly / a book you read forever ago that you look back on fondly or reminds you of a happy childhood time
French readers are going to judge me sooo badly. But oh well, I am here to be honest after all. I grew up listening to french artist Johnny Hallyday, and I forced my parents to listen to Mon voisin Charlie at every single car ride, it used to drive them crazy. But it was fun. Now I kinda hate the song because of how much I listened to it.
Definitely the trilogy Angels in Pink by Lurlene Mc.Daniel. Those books got me through primary school and more, and it made me very. I remember looking for the third book in every bookstore to find it, and the joy it was when someone actually offered it to me.
- What’s your favourite song of all time?
- Do you have any guilty pleasure read?
- Do you listen to music while reading?
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