Hey guys. This is something I may try to do more of in the future. I like to listen to music that reminds me of the book I’m reading at the moment. That could be a themed playlist that someone else has made for the book, a soundtrack, or music from the time period in which the book is set.
I made this playlist for Henry Winter, a character in Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. I’m not currently reading the book–in fact, I first read it way back in September 2013. I do, however, plan to reread it soon, and lately I have been listening to lots of playlists that other people have made.
You don’t need to have read the book to enjoy the playlist. They’re all good songs, I think. But you’d (hopefully) enjoy the playlist more if you have read the book.
Here’s the 8tracks version, and here’s the link to the Spotify version. The only difference is that the 8tracks version has Jen Titus’s rendition of “O Death” from Supernatural, while the Spotify version has the Ralph Stanley one. I personally prefer the former, but I couldn’t find it on Spotify 😦
Anyway, I hope some people like it!
It’s officially spring! Even though it doesn’t quite feel like spring here yet, I thought I’d try to get myself into the mood by finding book covers that make me think of spring. I searched through my books to find the covers that most reminded me of spring because I thought that, by making this post the first of what I hope to be many to come, I could find some sort of blogging inspiration.
While these aren’t necessarily books I’ll read this spring–or even books that are remotely about spring–I like their covers and think they have a nice spring-y feel to them. So, here they are!
- The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen*
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith*
- The Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats
- Please Look after Mom, Kyung-sook Shin
- The Bostonians, Henry James
- Irish Fairy and Folk Tales, W.B. Yeats
- Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery*
- The Secret Countess, Eva Ibbotson
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark*
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
- Five Plays, Anton Chekhov
- The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay
- The Story of the Stone, Vol. 1, Cao Xueqin
- The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett*
*These are the ones I’ve read.
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