happy saturday lovely people! ❤ how are you all doing today? any reading plans for this weekend?
i decided to do another book tag today and i was looking for something fun to do. i watched the “omg this song book tag” a couple of times on booktube now and i always loved it. the good thing is, doing it on the blog means, i don’t have to sing it hahaha. which is better, believe me! but i am excited to share some awesome songs with you and the relating books. this tag was originally created by katesbookdate.
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
i LOVE coldplay! it’s one of my favorite bands of all time. i have been to two of their concerts and i had the best time ever! chris martin just warms my heart and i have a crush on him since a very long time 😀 “yellow” is a very emotional song and i could listen to it all the time. it’s a slow song, but it’s still one of my favorite songs ever.
the book i’ll never get sick of is of course “the fault in our stars” by john green. you guys know, how much i love this book. i think i’ll never get sick of it. (but maybe you’ll get sick of me talking about it 😀 )
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)
i can’t decide between those two songs. i really can’t, because they are both important. i know, that many people know mumford & sons. i love them. also one of my favorite bands. i have seen them live four times now. i was lucky enough to touch marcus (*fangirlmoment*) and “white blank page” will always be my favorite song by them. even though it reminds me of a not so good time in my life. now, i don’t know if anyone knows the other song. it’s called “the honest truth” by typhoon. this song was played in one of the episodes of the tv series “chuck”, which is one of my favorite shows. and the soundtrack also plays a huge part in this. but this song, i love it. so much. and then somehow the lyrics became true at some point, when i was going through this time in my life. i don’t know, it was my song of truth. so yeah, these are the two songs i will always think of it, when that time of my life comes to mind.
i haven’t read “twilight” by stephenie meyer at that time of my life, but i chose it, because i am not sure, if i would enjoy it now the same way i did when i read it years ago. but you never know, until you know, you know? 😀
3.) REPLAY – a recent song you have on repeat right now / a recent favorite book
omg, i love this song by harry styles (i enjoy his whole album btw). since the first time, i have heard it, it’s on my playlist and i can’t stop listening to it. it’s amazing. i love the melody, i love how emotional it gets in the end and i love how it makes me sing all the time. you should see my cats at home, when i am in my “sign of the times” phase 😀
my last 5 star read was “harry potter and the philosopher’s stone” by j.k. rowling and i loved it. i enjoyed it so much, reading it for the first time. i can’t wait to get to “the chamber of secrets”. ❤
4.) GETS ME – this song IS ME / this book is me in book form
i have so many songs, that could describe me. believe me, i have an “alex”-playlist on my phone with songs, that expresses, what i feel, what i am. but i am going to choose “divisionary (do the right thing)” by ages and ages. this song is so, so, so good. and it’s positive. it’s about not letting yourself get down by other people. no matter what they are doing. just get out, leave them behind and always do the right thing. i learned pretty early in life, that you should never waste your time on people, who want bad things for you. just leave them behind and feel good. and that song represents that for me.
choosing a book is harder for me, because i never read about a character that is completely me. i see some things of me in different characters, but never the whole me. and since eliza from “eliza and her monsters” by francesca zappia lives in an online world, i chose her, because so do i. most of my friends are spread in the whole world, so communicating with them isn’t that easy. fortunately, there is technology that makes it easier for us, which i am so happy about. i am online pretty much all of the time and i love all my friends around the world. i am pretty lucky in that way and that’s why i could connect with eliza so well, when she defended her online friendships. when it comes to the anxiety part, i am not eliza, i am just referring to living in an online world.
5.) WUT – weird but I like it? – a unique book that stuck out to you for whatever reason
yes, yes, yes! gimme some “under pressure” by queen and david bowie. omg i love that song. it’s totally weird and funny and strange and i love everything about it. makes me wanna dance all the time. mm ba ba de, um bum ba de 😀 (every queen song does btw. honorable mention to “bohemian rhapsody”)
“you” by caroline kepnes is definitely a book that stood out to me. it’s written in second person perspective, so it’s directed straight at the reader, which is creepy considering, that you’re reading the thoughts of a serial killer. but boy did i like it. this book is so, so, so good. i really liked it, especially the main character, although it’s weird that i did. 😀
6.) LET’S GO – best pump up song (for workouts or just life) – a book that inspired you
a few years ago i went through a huge jogging phase. i was running almost every day until i couldn’t do it anymore, because my knees are shit. but i remember always having “new born” by muse on in the end of my playlist, because it really made me run the last minutes with a lot of energy. i love muse in general, when it comes to get off some anger. these guys are awesome and if you ever get the chance to see them live, do it. their shows are amazing!
after reading “they both die at the end” i was hopeful. yes, of course i was sad, because the main characters have a bad ending. but their story inspired me so much. mateo is a character, that i also wanted to put as my answer for question number 4. i could relate so much to him and i loved, how he just went out and lived. and that’s the message i am taking from this book. always live your life to the fullest. i love it, when books inspire me to do so, because as we all know it, sometimes we just forget to do it.
7.) CHILL – fav chill, relaxing song / a book you’d curl up with and read on a rainy day
there is just one song that is chill and relaxing and that’s “somewhere over the rainbow”. this song and i have a long history together. it was with me in so many places and omg i just love it so much. it will always be one of the top 10 favorite songs of my life and i listen to it, when i feel sad or need some cheering up or when the sun is shining and i am lying in the park. this song is just always perfect.
i think “to all the boys i’ve loved before” by jenny han is a perfect read for a rainy day. it’s light and so much fun. the story is cute, the characters are great and it just makes you feel good. 🙂
8.) ADDICTING – guilty pleasure song – one that’s catchy and addicting but not a whole lot of substance / guilty pleasure/trashy/fast/light read
hahaha, yes! i am outing myself as a robbie williams fan. this guy is awesome. i was always a fan and when he came back on tour this year, i had to go and it. was. AWESOME! this guy can definitely entertain and that’s why i chose his song “the heavy entertainment show”, because that song IS addicting. when his album was released i had that song on repeat because i liked it so much. (yes, i have a very unique music taste, live with it 😀 )
the last guilty pleasure read i had was “the thousandth floor” by katharine mcgee. this book was so much fun 😀 it was soooo much drama that it was ridiculous, but i could not put it down. it was so addicting and i really enjoyed it a lot.
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
let me explain why i chose these two songs. you guys know, that i am a huge ireland fan. during one of my visits, my best friend and i went to a pub in dublin and there were those two guys doing a live session. and they sang so many great songs, the audience had so much fun. we had the best time. these guys were amazing and then they did a mash up between ed sheeran’s “thinking out loud” and sam smith’ “i’m not the only one”. i recorded the whole thing and until this day i watch this video, because i just loved it. it was the perfect moment, the perfect mix of these two songs and even writing about it gives me goosebumps. good times. great times.
i don’t have many books, that i read during my childhood, that’s why i decided to pick a book, i will always look back on fondly. earlier this year i read “kids of appetite” by david arnold and i loved it so much. it’s such a great story, wonderful characters and the writing is amazing. i will definitely reread it next year, because it gave me all the feels and i want to experience that again. 🙂
omg, this tag was so much fun!! i think putting two of my favorite things in the world together, makes the best tag. i love books and i love music. music plays a very huge part in my life, because i connect so many memories, experiences, feelings to it. and connecting it to books is the best thing ever!
i do not tag anyone specific, but if you love music and books as much as i do, please do this tag. you will have a lot of fun! 🙂