Love-A-Thon: Mash Up

Book_Blogger_Love-A-Thon_2014Is everyone ready for Day 2 of the LoveAThon? I know I am! So here we are again, faced with challenge number four: Mash-Up your bookish life with a non-bookish hobby/passion/talent you have in real life.

I have to say this one made me think really hard because it made my mind go crazy with all of the possibilities! I decided on using my love of singing. Here are five of my favorite songs that I think would go perfectly with certain books and the characters in that book.

I am in love with “Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran. When I was thinking about which book and characters this song fit with, I thought only of The Mortal Instruments Series. It made me think of Clary and Jace’s relationship. (Possible spoiler alert) How they’ve fallen for each other, but then find out they might be siblings. The book in particular I’m thinking of is City of Glass. There are just so many scenes where they are both longing for each other that this song would go perfectly with any of them.

I freaking love “Let It Go” from Frozen. I can listen to this song on repeat while I sing to it on the top of my lungs. It is such an emotional song that I could see it being a song Melinda from Speak would sing at the very end of the book. I’m not going to give anything away, but something she’s been holding in all year is revealed and she’s finally able to “let it go.” Not to mention what happened to her is emotional, which is another reason I think it fits perfectly with her story.

A song I fell in love with and I even have as my ring tone is “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap. Listening to this song gave me a vision of Tarver and Lillic from These Broken Stars. I saw them trekking through the unknown planet they’ve landed on while they dance around their feelings for each other.

I’m throwing an old band I used to listen to into the mix, Mayday Parade. I seriously see Ron and Hermione at the Yule Ball in the Goblet of Fire when listening to “Miserable At Best.” I can see Hermione dancing with Victor Krum while Ron sits back watching them jealously as this song plays in the background. By the way, I will forever and always ship them!

Ok, so my final song I dedicate to Scarlet and Wolf in The Lunar Chronicles; “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease. Scarlet needs Wolf to not give into his animalistic desires and to be someone she can rely on. I just felt like this song fit their relationship perfectly. I think it especially fits in with the ending in Scarlet. No spoilers, but they have an intense moment before Cinder and Thorne show up.

Well there you have it. Some of my favorite songs I think could go with those books and characters. What do you guys think?

If you want to see everyone else’s Mash-Up go look at the list here.

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Love-A-Thon: Mad Lib

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Get ready for the Love-A-Thon mini challenge number three: Mad Lib. To make it like a true mad lib, I had my “real” boyfriend ask me for the corresponding word for each blank space. That way I didn’t know what the story was about and it would make it a lot funnier. When he read it back to me, we were both laughing in hysterics. I seriously had so much fun with this challenge! So without further ado, here it is:

One day, I was Flying with Marcus Flutie. Out of the blue, a Turtle came out of nowhere! It was so WeirdHandsome and Lonely. At first, we were afraid, we were petrified, but we Drank. We hopped on the hover car to make our getaway.

As we escaped, we turned up the radio because dark horse came on and it made me jump. Everything was extremely smooth sailing until a giraffe appeared in the middle of the road. We swerved to avoid it, but while Marcus Flutie stayed on the hover car, I got thrown onto my side in the woods.

I couldn’t get up, and felt smoky as I lay there staring up at the trees. What was I going to do? I heard a rumble among the leaves, and felt happy. Surely, this was going to be my end. As my eyes fluttered shut, the last thing I saw was a head of green hair and blue eyes.

When I woke up again, I was on a table. My body hurt a whole lot less, and I could sit up. There was a tea bag and flowers in the room, along with pickles and vodka. The door suddenly opened to reveal Wolf, a concerned look on his face. I blushed and averted my gaze, but he played and said, “Don’t be shy. It’s okay.”

He came over to sit by me, and we started talking after I told him my name. We chatted about knitting, writing and snowboarding and realized we had a ton in common! I thought he was lazy and couldn’t help feeling a little swoony.

Just as he reached out for my hand, the door crashed open and in came Logan Eccles. “Don’t let him charm you away, my love!” He yelled, running at Wolf. They each had blenders in their hands and began to fight. “Stop!”, I yelled, feeling so frisky. They didn’t listen to me. Before I could intervene, Wolf fell to the floor and disappeared in a cloud of smoke.

“What was that?” I asked, staring at the empty space. Logan Eccles dropped his weapon, and came over to me. “Magic, but you are safe now, love muffin.” He hugged me close, and I suddenly knew that this was the real deal and not just a dream.

Just as Just the two of us started playing in my head, I woke up. I cursed my gangly luck. Why had it only been just a dream?

I hope you enjoyed reading the silliness! If you want to see everyone else’s love letters go look at the list here.

Love-A-Thon: Book Spine Poetry

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The Love-A-thon first mini challenge has arrived: Make up a poem using only the spines of books!

The books I used:

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, Beyond the River by Robert Elmer, One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, Wicked by Gregory Maguire, Flawless by Sara Shepard, Hold My Hand & Run by Margaret McAllister, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, Tweak by Nic Sheff, Sideways by Red Pickett, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, Shut the door by Amanda Marquit, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.

My poem:

Wicked Women

If you find me beyond the river,

One thousand white women,

Wicked.

Flawless.

Hold my hand and run.

The things they carried tweak sideways

extremely loud and incredibly close.

Shut the door,

20,000 leagues under the sea.

If you want to see everyone else’s poems go look at the list here.