Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Fantasy Favourites Read-a-thon: Play Me That Music!

Morning everyone!

I hope the reading has been going well! It seems like I will have less time than expected due to school and other things (like recently coming back from a tournament abroad and then going to a concert the next day when school starts on Monday. Not the best idea, guys. It was still super fun! More on that later). Anyway, reading must commence. Here's the update:

Reading Update: Obsidian (Lux #1) - 158 pages
                              The Winner's Curse - 26 pages [Finished Book]

 
And now time for today's challenge! It was to make a playlist based on the book your reading. But seeing as Cinder is my featured book I am helping to run, I am going to be giving a playlist for that one! Without further ado, here are the selected songs with some favourite ones linked to their videos.

Olivia's Catastrophe Cinder Playlist
 
 
Numb - Linkin Park
Because I am sure Cinder might be tired of having to do all this work for others without feeling appreciated.
 
Hurt - Christina Augelira
Aside from this song being the beautifulness of beauty, I am sure it would be relevant because Cinder might blame herself for hurting other people.
 
Misguided Ghosts - Paramore
Another very emotional song. Reading Cinder made me feel like her character would be able to relate to this at the beginning of the book.
 
Playing God - Paramore
I think you get that I really like Paramore at this point xD This song is aimed at Adri, of course.
 
Good Intentions - Dappy
Who knew rappers could sing so well and make emotional songs? I already did, but others didn't! I feel like Cinder always has good intentions in mind and can't help if some things go wrong.
 
 
Heaven - Beyoncé
Such a gorgeous song! I won't give a reason, but if you read the book then you already know!
 
Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
This is a heartfelt song about standing back up after being knocked down countless times by things and people. It would basically be Cinder's theme tune.
 
Free - Rudimental ft. Emeli Sande
There is a moment in this book where freedom comes up.
 
Unwell - Matchbox 20
Love the lyrics to this song. If the book became a musical (please don't, just be a movie instead) then I am sure all those with the plague lined in beds would be singing this at some point.
 
Salvation - Gabrielle Aplin
This is the song of songs. Cinder ends up having someone/thing become her salvation in the novel.
 
 
Beneath Your Beautiful - Labrinth ft. Emeli Sande
Labrinth ^.^ I mean, uh, I didn't choose this one because of that amazing male voice, but moreover because the romance in this novel really relates to looking beyond appearance and what type you are, but to who you are as a person.
 
I'm A Survivor - Destiny Child
Because if Cinder is anything, she is definitely a survivor.
 
 

Olivia's Question: What song goes with what you are reading at the moment?
 
Olivia-Savannah x

21 comments:

  1. I remember the song Numb from middle school, it used to be my favorite then I kept on repeating it until I got bored of it LOL great post <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Haha I know what you mean! Some songs can be overplayed, even if you do it to yourself ahaha xD

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  2. You listed some pretty amazing songs! I absolutely love Numb by Linkin Park and a year or so ago I discovered Gabrielle Aplin and I really like her voice and the kind of music she does. I hope the read-a-thon is going well ^^

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    1. Her voice and style of songs is brilliant. I have no idea why I discovered her, but I love it <3

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  3. Aw man, Linkin Park, that takes me back to my teenage years! And I also really like Unwell by Matchbox 20. :) Great playlist, Olivia!

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    1. Yes, a very old song but I thought of it as I was reading! And Unwell has such meaningful lyrics I am sure plenty of people can relate to...

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  4. How are you liking Obsidian? Love the playlist by the way! I was listening to my phone on shuffle while I read your post and it played Numb - what are the chances! Freaky :0

    Most recent post on Enchanted by YA: http://enchantedbyya.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-tuesday-1-books-from-my.html

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    1. I like it so far! Definitely love the romance and the concepts although I am not sure how I feel about it being original. My first JLA book as well! Whoa, what a coincidence! DD:

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  5. I haven't read Cinder (yet), but I approve of Linkin Park and I'm a Survivor. :D

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  6. I haven't read Cinder yet- but the playlist looks awesome. How fun that you put this together. :) It sounds like you are super busy, but I am glad that you are having lots of fun too!
    ~Jess

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    1. It is hard to balance it all but I am getting there!

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    1. Lots of people seem to love her writing!

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  8. Cinder was not my fav book but I need to give this series a chance.

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    1. Aww, it's a shame you couldn't like it. I am reading the sequel now and I hope you enjoy that one more...

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  9. Awww what a lovely soundtrack for Cinder, especially Heaven and I'm a Survivor, and Hurt! You rounded up the feeling of the book perfectly Olivia.

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    1. I am glad you found the music matching to the book!

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  10. I like your choice of Skyscraper and your comment about Unwell made me chuckle XD Just finished Scarlet and it was beyond amazing!

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    1. Wow, you do read really fast! I am only 45 pages in and only finding it to be okay so far.

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    2. The action starts picking up when you reach the first third of the book (: Let me know what you think!

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