The Book Theme Meme

The Book Theme Meme is a weekly meme that pairs books and music hosted by Lila. If you want to participate, here’s what to do:

  • Link back to the originator (Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets)
  • Choose a book or series
  • Choose a song that you feel represents the book (fyi: it doesn’t have to have words, it can be classical or score)
  • Tell us what about the song reminds you of the book. Is it a particular lyric/s? Is it the general feeling of the song? Explain a little.
  • Add your name, blog, and link to your post in the comments!
  • Voila! You’re done!

 Jane & Beneath Your Beautiful

“Beneath Your Beautiful” by Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé, paired with Jane by Michelle N. Onuorah. Both are about revealing yourself to a person you love, while also seeing the truth behind your emotional mask of indifference. It’s a love story about healing and finding you, without losing the ones you love. The song goes:

“You tell all the boys ‘No’
Makes you feel good, yeah.
I know you’re out of my league
But that won’t scare me away, oh, no”

“You’ve carried on so long,
You couldn’t stop if you tried it.
You’ve built your wall so high
That no one could climb it,
But I’m gonna try”

Jane’s character was emotionally distant from everything and everyone. After the horrible childhood she endured, nothing seemed to satisfy her in life – having a master’s degree, being a professor in her 20’s, being stable, etc. – there was always something missing. There was also her lackluster relationships that she could never muster the care to, well, care.

Enters Aiden, who believes he sees himself in her, with her fake smiles and sadness that lurks beneath the depths of her eyes. Although he has his own issues, he decides to win Jane over and infiltrate her iron-chained walls.

“Would you let me see beneath your beautiful?
Would you let me see beneath your perfect?
Take it off now, girl, take it off now, girl
I wanna see inside
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight?”

The chorus is indicative of what I just described above. He’s trying to see the real her and not the mask that she wears as armor.

“Would you let me see beneath your beautiful?
Would you let me see beneath your perfect?
Take it off now, boy, take it off now, boy
I wanna see inside
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight, oh, tonight?”

However, Jane isn’t the only one hiding. Aiden is also hiding –  he hates his job and the man he’s become.

“I’m gonna climb on top your ivory tower
I’ll hold your hand and then we’ll jump right out
We’ll be falling, falling but that’s OK
‘Cause I’ll be right here
I just wanna know”

….

“We ain’t perfect, we ain’t perfect, no.
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight?”

The ending is really about them finding solace in the Creator and not being afraid to love one another without walls, without barriers, without a net, but just with the full ability of their hearts. It’s a beautiful song and a beautiful book.

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #4

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DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY IS A WEEKLY MEME HOSTED BY AIMAL @BOOKSHELVES & PAPERBACKS. EVERY WEEK, YOU COME UP WITH ONE BOOK IN EACH OF THREE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES: A DIVERSE BOOK YOU HAVE READ AND ENJOYED, A DIVERSE BOOK ON YOUR TBR, AND ONE THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT POST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

A DIVERSE BOOK YOU HAVE READ AND ENJOYED

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Since the 1970s humans have forced supernaturals to live in caged cities. Silver brands embedded in their foreheads identify them by species: a full moon for Vampires, a crescent moon for Shifters, a pair of wings for Fairies, and the list goes on, for each supernatural species has been tagged and categorized by humans.
Lanore Vesta is marked with a silver X, the brand of Mixbreeds, second-class citizens shunned by society. She stays to herself, revealing her ability to create fire only during emergencies. All she wants to do is graduate college and stop having to steal to survive. But when she stumbles upon a murder in progress, she catches the attention of a supernatural killer. Now all she wants is to stop finding dead bodies in her apartment.

Enlisting help from her Were-cheetah ex-boyfriend MeShack and a new mysterious friend named Zulu, she is steered through the habitat s raunchy nightlife. But their presence sometimes proves to be more burden than help, as they fight for her attention.

While the corpses pile up, and the scent of blood fills the air, Lanore is left wondering: will she find the psycho or die trying?

A DIVERSE BOOK ON YOUR TBR

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Christopher Sands is an FBI agent with a unique ability. When his ViCAP unit takes on another serial killer investigation, they soon find themselves in deeper than they bargained for. The killer seems to be ahead of them at every turn. The search for the mysterious killer takes Christopher and his unit from the Crossroads of New Mexico deep into the Navajo Nation.

Shaman – The Awakening is a gripping supernatural thriller, filled with brilliant and in-depth descriptions and shamanistic lore.

 

ONE THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED

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Sixteen-year-old Portia White is used to being overlooked—after all, her twin sister Alex is a literal genius.

But when Portia holds an Egyptian scarab beetle during history class, she takes center stage in a way she never expected: she faints. Upon waking, she is stronger, faster, and braver than before. And when she accidentally touches the scarab again?

She wakes up in ancient Egypt—her sister and an unwitting freshman in tow.

Great.

Mysterious and beautiful, Egypt is more than they could have ever imagined from their days in the classroom. History comes alive as the three teens realize that getting back to the present will be the most difficult thing they’ve ever done. Stalked by vicious monsters called Scorpions, every step in the right direction means a step closer to danger.

As Portia and the girls discover that they’re linked to the past by more than just chance, they have to decide what it truly means to be yourself, to love your sister, and to find your way home.

Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Wise Ink

TV Tuesday | The Election

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)

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Clearly you can guess the inspiration for this week of TV Tuesday. The 2016 presidential election is today, so what better way to show my support of the two individuals that’ll be ruining this country come tonight! The Election is a dark comedy, starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. The movie is very funny, with Witherspoons crazy antics and warped thinking that makes her do anything to become her high school’s President. After learning about Tracy’s unethical voting tactics, Broderick enlists a dumb, yet popular, jock to run against her so that she cannot become president. The entire movie is Broderick trying to uproot Witherspoon, and Witherspoon doing something crazy for votes and revenge against Broderick. Overall the movie is fun, dark, and oddly uncomfortable to watch, but captures (from what I’ve read) the essences of the novel Election by Tom Perotta quite well. God Bless America…we’re gonna need it.



Random Friday #6

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Random Fridays  is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Go to this random number generator and insert the total amount of pages in your book
  • Generate a random number
  • Open your book in the page with number you got
  • Repeat step 2 and 3 but with the number of lines in that page
  • Your random sentence is the first sentence in the line with the number you got (it doesn’t matter if the sentence starts a few lines before)
  • Make a post in your own blog where you share your sentence and link back to my blog as the host
  • Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see :)

“Now you’re beginning to make me grumpy.”
– William Ritter, Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby # 3)

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #3

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DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY IS A WEEKLY MEME HOSTED BY AIMAL @BOOKSHELVES & PAPERBACKS. EVERY WEEK, YOU COME UP WITH ONE BOOK IN EACH OF THREE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES: A DIVERSE BOOK YOU HAVE READ AND ENJOYED, A DIVERSE BOOK ON YOUR TBR, AND ONE THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT POST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

A DIVERSE BOOK YOU HAVE READ AND ENJOYED

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Connie Bennett is a freak. She has premonitions, crazy wild hair and the boy she’s loved for three years doesn’t know who she is. Suddenly she can hear everyone’s thoughts and she finds herself drawn to a mysterious, scarred boy. Sparks literally fly between them, but could he actually be dangerous? Then she discovers there’s a gang of zombie-like young girls being controlled by someone. Only Connie can stop him. Can she cut the Puppetmaster’s strings?

 

A DIVERSE BOOK ON YOUR TBR

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From JONATHAN LUNA (GIRLS, THE SWORD, ULTRA, Spider-Woman: Origin) and SARAH VAUGHN (Sparkshooter) comes ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot.

Collects ALEX + ADA #1-5.

ONE THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED

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A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways. 

Expected publication: May 30th 2017

WWW Wednesday

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words (SamAnnElizabeth) where we answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you just finish reading?
  • What are you planning on reading next?

What are you currently reading?

What did you just finish reading?

The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking #2) by Patrick Ness – So amazingly good! A+

Full Circle (Full Circle #1) by Blake Haugen – It was good! B

Crossroads (Full Circle #2) by Blake Haugen – It was good, again! B

Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur by Amy Reeder – Disappointing! D

What are you planning on reading next?

TV Tuesday | Nerve

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation



Nerve  is a mystery thriller, novel by Jeanne Ryan that focuses on two players teamed together to play a daring game called Nerve. It begins exhilarating and adventurous, but slowly begins to take a dark and twisted turn when they’re suddenly forbidden from quitting – or risk losing their lives. Overall, It has a very ominous summary, but the movie trailer is what peaked my interest in the novel. However, the reviews for the book aren’t the best, it’s actually the opposite, but I still might give it the old college try (what am I 50?!). I think it’s important to note that I haven’t seen the movie, it just looks like something I’d be into for fun.


The Monday Musts: #3

The Monday Musts is a weekly meme hosted by Jessica at Lovin’ Los Libros in which we talk about our must reads, must listens, and must sees of the week!

Must Read

I know this is an older series, but I just finished The Ask and the Answer and it’s freaking amazing so I had to mention it.

Must Listen

I’ve been getting mad vibes from everything lately.

Must Watch

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Again, I know this is older but I’ve been watching all the episodes and it’s great – in a cheesy sorta way, especially since technology has come far since then.
Within the ruins of the legendary city of Atlantis is buried a secret base left by the Ancients, originators of the Stargate. A new team of explorers travels to the distant galaxy where Atlantis is located, where a primitive human civilization is threatened by a sinister enemy.
Plus, Jason Momoa is fucking beautiful! Only he’s not on there until season 2…it’s good to know if you were originally only watching it for him…who would do that haha…

DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY #2

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DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY IS A WEEKLY MEME HOSTED BY AIMAL @BOOKSHELVES & PAPERBACKS. EVERY WEEK, YOU COME UP WITH ONE BOOK IN EACH OF THREE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES: A DIVERSE BOOK YOU HAVE READ AND ENJOYED, A DIVERSE BOOK ON YOUR TBR, AND ONE THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT POST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

A DIVERSE BOOK YOU HAVE READ AND ENJOYED

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When seventeen-year-old Beckit Wright joins Aaron, a mesmerizing and mysterious knight, on a dangerous adventure to a world that she is destined to save, things get complicated when her safety and heart wind up in jeopardy. As the two struggle to keep their professional relationship from turning personal, Beckit and Aaron begin to wonder how long will they be able to fight both their enemies and their fierce attraction for one another before one of them ends up hurt or worse.

A DIVERSE BOOK ON YOUR TBR

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Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten.

Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm.

And then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.

Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?

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Not yet released.

Expected publication: 2017 by Image Comics