I found this tag on booklovingblog.com.
I wasn’t tagged by anyone, I just wanted to do it. I also won’t be tagging anyone at the end because I don’t know any other book bloggers. If you see this and want to do it, consider yourself tagged, and, if you want, leave a comment with the link to your post, and I’ll check it out.
For each question in this tag, I will name a book and a song. They don’t have to go together in any way, but they can if you want them to. (None of mine go together at all.)
My Jam: A song you have to listen to no matter how many times you’ve heard it and a book that you’ll never get sick of:
“Porch” by Pearl Jam. I always liked this song, but I only really became obsessed with it after I saw a live unplugged version on youtube. I would do nearly anything to be able to travel back in time and see that concert in person.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. I’ve read it several times, and I relate to it more every time I read it. I’m sure that I’ll reread it many times in the future, and I can’t imagine ever getting sick of it.
Throwback: a song that reminds you of the cringiest time in your life and a book you read that you wouldn’t like if you read it now:
“Sk8er Boi” by Avril Lavigne. When I was thirteen, I was just waiting for my skater boy to come and fall in love with me. And then it never happened.
The Curse Workers series by Holly Black. I do plan to reread these at some point, but I’m hesitant to because I’m an entirely different person than I was when I read these the first time. I fear that they’ll be like The Poison Eaters, and I’ll just come away from them feeling sad.
Replay: A recent song that you have on repeat and a recent favorite book:
“I Only Lie When I Love You” by Royal Blood.
Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor.
Gets me: a song that is literally me and a book that is me in book form:
I’ve managed to narrow it down to three songs. “You’re So Great” by Blur, “Only Happy When It Rains” by Garbage, and “Coffee and TV” by Blur. These are in order from most sad to least sad.
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. It’s about a sad bassist who likes Pearl Jam, and I am a sad bassist who likes Pearl Jam.
WUT: A weird song that you liked anyways and a unique book that stuck out to you for some reason:
“Fitter Happier” by Radiohead. It’s not really even a song, it’s just words spoken by a robotic voice. Honestly, it’s kind of creepy, but some part of me connects to it and relates to it.
I don’t know exactly how to answer this one. What constitutes a unique book? I think we’ve gotten to a point where people have done enough things that it’s hard to find something that’s truly unique. (I sound so cynical. Wow.) I think I’m going to go with Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh. It’s kind of weird, and I think it could be considered unique.
Let’s Go: Pick your best pump-up song and a book that inspires you:
“The National Anthem” by Radiohead. I don’t really have a pump up song, but this song has been my alarm in the morning for a very long time and it always manages to get me out of bed.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I don’t know if I can say that this inspired me, but it did change my way of looking at the world and looking at how I live my life.
Chill: Your best chill or relaxing song and a book you’d curl up with on a rainy day:
“Fake Plastic Trees” by Radiohead.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.
Addicting: A guilty pleasure song and a light, trashy read you can’t help but love:
Anything by Pulp. Specifically “Disco 2000”.
I don’t know if I read anything that I would consider trashy. I guess the Mara Dyer series could fit? It’s significantly more focused on the romance than anything else I read, and I went into it not expecting to like it because of this, but I loved it.
Nostalgia: A throwback song you look back on fondly and a book you read and loved when you were young:
“Fences” by Paramore. The bass line in the beginning is what made me want to get a bass. I didn’t end up getting my bass until several years later, and I never learned how to play that song, but it’s the thought that counts.
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle.