Fountainhead Friday

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Another Friday, another Follow Friday question. Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. This week's question:

Is there a song that reminds you of a book? Or vice versa? What is the song & the book?

This is actually quite difficult! Usually when I hear a song I might suddenly think if a book, but there isn't one particular book or song that always come together in my mind. I do have songs that remind me of "things". 'Died in Your Arms Tonight' by Cutting Crew always reminds me of summer because there was a summer 3 or 4 years ago where I listened this song on repeat for hours upon hours. That man's voice did things to me!

I might go for a really boring (and wrong) answer and say that the Lord of the Rings soundtrack fits perfectly with both the book and the movie. Reading the book while listening to the soundtrack is simply gorgeous and I recommend it to EVERYONE!

I'm currently reading Ayn Rand's 'The Fountainhead' and loving it! The  way people always complain about the book and Rand herself, I had expected something...well, different. But it is actually very good. So I decided to use it for Book Beginnings (Rose City Reader) and Friday 56 (Freda's Voice).

Book Beginnings

'HOWARD ROARK laughed.He stood naked at the edge of a cliff. The lake lay far below him. A frozenexplosion of granite burst in flight to the sky over motionless water. The waterseemed immovable, the stone--flowing. The stone had the stillness of one briefmoment in battle when thrust meets thrust and the currents are held in a pausemore dynamic than motion. The stone glowed, wet with sunrays.'
Originally, I just wanted to quote the first line because it's a great opener in itself. But I simply love the two or three paragraphs that come after. But rather than subject you to all three, here's the first one. I think it is simply beautiful!

Friday 56
'A few commissions had dribbled into their office in the past year, country cottages, garages, remodeling of old buildings. They took anything. But the drops stopped. The pipes were dry. The water had been turned off by a society to whom Cameron had never paid his bill.'
I especially love the last line. You can hardly feel sorry for Cameron since he never "paid his bill" and yet it is terribly tragic. Also, the characters are architects, that's why they're talking about commissions.

So, what music are you listening to while reading? Leave a link or tell me in the comments!


  1. I absolutely adored The Fountainhead, but it's been eons since I read it! Time for a reread...I wonder if I'll still think Howard Roark is


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  3. I love those descriptive snippets!
    I don't listen to music while reading... too much of a distraction for me as all I wanna do is sing along.

  4. I can't think of any songs that remind me of a book. I don’t connect music to books, and I usually read in quiet.

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  5. I read The Fountainhead years ago. I don't know if I would tackle it again now. I have grown into a lazier reader. I don't want to work to understand a book. I do hope you are enjoying it though. Happy reading!

  6. I have the same problem myself. Hear songs and think they would be great to a particular book soundtrack. As to which book, I have no idea! But with my choice I can easily see it being in an werewolf or other shifter book!

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  7. i haven't read Fountainhead yet and i hope to do so one day. thanks for sharing Juli and have a great weekend!

  8. Interesting 56! Have a great weekend!

  9. Since I joined this blog hop/meme yesterday, I've been amazed by how many people associate songs with books. I'm quite boring in this respect as I prefer to read without music although I love both. The only time I will associate a song/band with a book, is when I read about a particular song/band within the book itself. :)

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  10. I don't blame you for thinking LOTR right off. Some of those songs bring tears to my eyes!

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