Top Ten Tuesday: 10 songs I wish were books

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What a fun TTT‘s topic was a few weeks back, combining two of my favorite things, books and music. I missed out on posting this last month but I figured better late than never.

Good books and good music can both move you. Each are dependent upon the reader/listener as to the affect they will have. Not surprisingly, my picks are mainly songs that could be romance novels. The lyrics to the songs on my list would make for great stories.

10 songs I wish were books


1. Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons
My list would never be complete without my favorite Mumford and Sons, a band whose songs tell awesome stories. I saw them sing this song live in concert a few years ago and my soul just about left my body. Love them.
“But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really f**ked it up this time
Didn’t I, my dear?”..
What wasn’t his fault? What comes next? This one would be a tragic love story and it would also be about a personal journey. It would be centered around a Byronic hero and contain plenty of poetic prose and references to literary classics. This book would have an ending that is up to interpretation.

 

2.  I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2
One of the greatest bands of all time and their beautiful songs tend to tell stories.
“I have climbed highest mountains
I have run through fields
Only to be with you”
I could see an epic historical novel that spans the ages based on this one. There’d be themes of love, loss and redemption in this book. I even see a time-travel theme here. A mini-series would follow.

 

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3. Leave Your Lover by Sam Smith
I think this would make for a great novel with the whole unrequited love theme. The greatest line in this song is “I’m in love with you and you will never know”. I see a NY Times bestseller here. Also, possibly a movie version afterwards where Sam Smith himself would have a cameo appearance.

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“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” -Mark Twain

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“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
-Mark Twain

So, my one year Blog-Versary came and went on January 25. I meant to get this post up sooner, but you know, life. I cannot believe a year has passed since I came back to blog land! To my blog friends, thank you for your support, if not for you, I would not have come back.

In honor of another year of book blogging I am holding a small contest.
One person will get an Amazon or Barnes and Nobles $10 e-gift card.

To enter to win, just leave your name and a valid email address in the comments section. It is up for grabs for anyone worldwide until March 20th, 2016. For an extra entry, share one of your favorite bookish quotes 🙂

Otis and I will use the list Randomizer to announce a winner on Monday March 21st.

Enjoy your week xo

Married Sex: A Love Story by Jesse Kornbluth

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source: free ARC via AmazonVine
title: Married Sex: A Love Story
author: Jesse Kornbluth
published: Open Road Media (August 25, 2015)
pages: 246
genre: fiction
first line: The most beautiful woman in the world is a woman reading a book.
rated: intriguing and thought provoking
4 out of 5 stars
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blurb:
When a husband convinces his wife to join him in a tryst with another woman, there are unintended consequences in this sharply observed erotic tale about the challenges of modern marriage

As a divorce lawyer for Manhattan’s elite, David Greenfield is privy to the intimate, dirty details of failed marriages. He knows he’s lucky to be married to Blair—a Barnard dean and the mother of their college-age daughter, she is a woman he loves more today than he did when they tied the knot.

Then seductive photographer Jean Coin asks David to be her lover for 6 weeks, until she leaves for Timbuktu. Tempted, David reasons that “it’s not cheating if your wife’s there.” A 1-night threesome would relieve the pressure of monogamy without wrecking their marriage. What harm could come of fulfilling his longtime sexual fantasy?

My Thoughts:
Another AmazonVine find that I have been meaning to review,  Married Sex: A Love Story pleasantly surprised me. I like stories that delve beneath the surface and bring up hidden truths and desires from its characters.

David and Blair have been married for over two decades. Now in their mid-forties, their careers are successful, they live in Manhattan and their daughter is off at college. David is a divorce lawyer and Blair is a school Dean. From the outside looking in, you would think they have it all, but two years into their marriage David had an affair. When Blair caught him, she made him promise if he were ever be tempted to stray again, he would have to bring the person home to her first. It became somewhat of a pact between the couple.

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