So, the memes! Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. This week's question was suggested by This Girl Reads A Lot and Bubbly and Bookish. Love both those blog-names!
Create a playlist for a book - or a single song if you don't want to do an entire playlist!
I am terrible at coming up with playlists for specific books! I mean, there are some obvious songs that come to mind like Kate Bush's 'Wuthering Heights' for, naturally, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I do tend to listen to music while I read which tends to be soundtrack music of either 'The Lord of the Rings', 'Harry Potter', 'Star Wars' and a whole variety of Disney and random films. So here is one of my favourite tracks at the moment:
I just think it' an absolutely beautiful peace of music and it goes along quite well with a lot of scenes, surprisingly! I also have an undying love for Lana Del Rey which sort of suddenly popped up this year, so here is my current favourite song by her.
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This week's question was suggested by Elizabeth over at Silver's Review:
As you grow in your blogging experience, have you become more particular in terms of what you will post on your blog or what books you will read for review on your blog?
Oh definitely! I already had an idea when I started blogging but because you're trying to get on your feet you read pretty much everything. Now I know what I do and don't want to read and I don't want to waste my time or the author's by reading a book I know I will dislike. I tend to mainly read Classiscs, Literary Fiction and Fantasy now and I'm happy with that. I request the odd other genre on Netgalley and enjoy breaking my own boundaries every once in a while but I tend to stick with what I like.
Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader and Freda over at Freda's Voice respectively. This week I'm using a book which I read last week and will be reviewing next week: The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera. I really enjoyed this one!
'Everyone in San Ireneo de Arnois remarked on Miss Prim's arrival. On the afternoon they saw her walking through the village she was just another job applicant on her way to an interview, but the inhabitants knew the lpace well enough to realize that a vacancy there was a rare and precious thing.' 1%I really liked this beginning because it set up the environment quite well without giving too much away. It kind of reminded me of some Jane Austen openings and as the novel progressed I saw some more comparisons.
'She sat down at the small table behind the counter and contentedly admired the antique Meissen tea service and exquisitely mismatched silver teaspoons. For a woman like herself, she reflected, this was bliss."I'm afraid you ladies are too refined for me," sighed Horacio. "Please enlighten a poor man who's been drinking ordinary tea all his life."' 56%This is definitely quite Jane Austen-esque although Fenollera's characters are a bit more desperate to go back in time, whereas a lot of Austen's characters are quite modern. But nothing beats a good cup of tea!
So, that's my Friday memes done. I'm always amazed by how big this post gets! What is your book playlist? And have you become more particular about what you read?