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Song on Sunday – Turn Me On

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my Song on Sunday I’ve chosen…

…David Guetta Turn Me On featuring Nicki Minaj…

Sorry – I’ve had to post the official video this time as it’s as important to the book connection as the song itself – so you’ll have to put up with skipping the advert. Unsurprisingly, a video featuring a robot woman, reminded me of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, which I read and reviewed earlier this year at Aside From Writing (read review here). There’s a lot of robot/human wonderings in the book – as I’ve found are common in similar books, such as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep –  explored through Cinder’s perspective of herself and her combined robot and human parts. Listening to the lyrics in this song about ‘make me come alive’ and ‘turn me on’ (Prince Kai, anyone?) there are direct connections to scenes in the book.

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Song on Sunday – 5

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my Song on Sunday I’ve chosen…

…The Fun, We Are Young…

This song is an absolutely perfect match for David Steinberg’s book Last Stop This Town, which is about the experiences and changes life brings for a group of friends at the end of high school – the opening lines especially remind me of the party with chainsaws, kitty and just striking out! (Don’t worry – they’re all in different scenes). I’ve laughed a lot this week as I’ve read the book and so when I heard this song on the radio it just fitted nicely. If you like a bit of boy humour a la American Pie, but with a bit more feeling and depth then you should try it.

(Visit http://cusick-jones.com/giveaway.php this week and you can win one of five copies direct from the lovely author if you like the sound of it!)

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Song on Sunday – 4

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my Song on Sunday I’ve chosen…

…Ed Sheeran, Drunk. Even though it’s not a particular favourite book of mine, the first time I heard this song I think I was in the middle of reading it and so many of the lyrics reminded me of Travis, the male lead. So for their self-destructive, argumentative relationship this reminds me of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.

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Song on Sunday – 3

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my Song on Sunday this week I’ve chosen…

Titanium by David Guetta, featuring Sia. It’s been around for a while, but I’ve not got bored of hearing it yet: it feels a little like a power-ballad but is also pretty mellow with the female vocals. I really like this as a song for Katniss from The Hunger Games. I have to admit that after loving the books when I read them earlier this year and seeing the film recently, Katniss remains one of my favourite strong female leads – if there’s such a thing as the female bromance then I definitely get that with both Katniss and Jennifer Lawrence! In the books even when she makes a decision I don’t want her to – like on the railway tracks – I still respect what she chooses, because she does what feels right to her. (And there’s not too much self-centred navel-gazing for a heroine – there are plenty out there who could learn from Katnip!)

What about the song? A woman singing about being titanium, bullet proof – can’t shoot me down – I’m on fire…Come on! You know Katniss, this is absolutely an anthemn for her 🙂

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Song on Sunday – 2

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my Song on Sunday this week I’ve chosen…

Beautiful People by Chris Brown. With a whole song focused on beautiful people and living your life, how could this not remind of Bella Swan’s journey in the Twilight Saga? I can just imagine this as a soundtrack song to the wedding where she spins around and all she sees is beautiful people – er, I mean vampires…

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Song on Sunday – 1

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my first Song on Sunday I’ve chosen…

Real Hero by College and Electric Youth – taken from the soundtrack of Drive – I saw the film a few weeks ago but this song has really stuck with me. The book I match it with is my own WIP The Rainbow Maker’s Tale , which is Balik’s story…anyone who knows Hope’s Daughter will probably see why this reminds me of him and I’ve been listening to it while I’ve been writing this week. So – take a listen 🙂

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