May 14, 2013

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Updates Day ONE


Bout of Books

Monday
Number of books I've read today: 0.5
Total number of books I've read: 0.5
Books: Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Mhm...I don't even know what to say. I did read for two hours straight in the afternoon - without distractions. Then, though, there was the Twitter chat and random TV watching with my mom and then it was 11PM and I was SO tired. So, yeah. I started out good, but determination kind of faded away. Goal for Tuesday? Be more consistent! Also, blog-visiting and posting on here as well as challenges just didn't fit into yesterday's schedule...

TUESDAY CHALLENGES

Soundtrack Challenge:

I have said it before on this blog - I'm not the type of reader to listen to music as I read. As my soundtrack for the Caster Chronicles series, especially Beautiful Creatures, though, I'd pick Avril Lavigne's first album Let Go.
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Here's why:
One of the reasons I love that series so much is that it is set in a small, traditional, conservative town very similar to the one I grew up in most of my life. And just like Ethan and Lena, I never really felt like I and my loud opinions fit in.  That's where Avril Lavigne and her songs come in. I'm thinking Anything but Ordinary, My World and - of course - Nobody's Fool. To complete the soundtrack, one could throw in Pink's Don't Let Me Get Me, Stupid Girls and Fucking Perfect :)

Alternative Title Challenge

Rosebush

Actually, I'm cheating a bit on this one. As most of you guys following me for a while know, I find that Michele Jaffe's Rosebush is just not talked about enough. I think, one reason could be the title. I mean, seriously, who would want to read a book that sounds like an uniquely designed gardening book? Not me! One morning at our library, though, I came across the exact same book but with the German title which is: Beauty knows no death. Admittedly, it does sound a bit more interesting in German, but I think it is still better than Rosebush. Just saying....



6 comments:

  1. Sounds like I might have to give Rosebush a try but you're right the German title sounds better! Here are my Bout of Books Read-a-thon Goals and updates if you'd like to stop by.

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    1. Doesn't it? It's more mysterious, I think! Rosebush really is a good novel! It starts out rather slow and confusing, but it gets more intruiging in the middle and deeper on the emotional side and the ending - blew me away! It came totally unexpected!

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  2. Cool. I totally see how you'd pair Avril with Beautiful Creatures. I actually don't listen to music when I read as much anymore, but there are still parts of books that remind me of pieces of music.
    There's a scene in Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway that fits perfectly to a piece of music from the Plunkett & Macleane soundtrack. Things like that just strike me sometimes.

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    1. I don't really listen to music and read at the same time, either. What I like, though, is how both, songs and books, can tell stories and usually everyone relates to them in a way. That's why I find the lyrics in songs so important :)

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  3. I love the songs you picked for Beautiful Creatures. I really like the movie setting too and think that the song "I'm With You" (I think is the title) would've been perfect on that soundtrack!

    Angie
    My alternate name challenge!!

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    1. Ohhh, true! I didn't even think of that!!! when linking Avril Lavigne and Beautiful Creatures I always thought of the small-town setting, but her love songs really fit Lena and Ethan's relationship, as well!!!

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