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[Music Monday] – #8 – We Were Promised Jetpacks – Quiet Little Voices

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by the Total Book Geek. The purpose of this bookish variant is to match a book with a particular song; whether it is character defining, a narrative element, or just an overall book defining track.

So why am I doing this? Well if I had to choose to only have one of the five traditional senses, it would be sound perception above all else. And hey I think it’d be neat to share music I listen to on a daily basis!

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This Week’s Song:
Quiet Little Voices – 
We Were Promised Jetpacks

Book Selected:
The Knife of Never Letting Go –
Patrick Ness

 


Initial Thoughts:

patrick ness - knife of never letting go (cover)This is a companion post to my review of The Knife of Never Letting Go found here. Noise noise noise noise noise noise.

This whole song doubles as a reflection of what Noise metaphorically emanates throughout the novel. Although the intent behind you is pretty open-ended, with the common interpretation being that this lead would do anything for a person, it’s still a worthy interpretation that does make sense in the context of lyrics. But let me stretch the possibility of meaning to work with Ness’ novel.

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[Music Monday] – #7 – Nightwish – Storytime/Last Ride of the Day/Scaretale

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by the Total Book Geek. The purpose of this bookish variant is to match a book with a particular song; whether it is character defining, a narrative element, or just an overall book defining track.

So why am I doing this? Well if I had to choose to only have one of the five traditional senses, it would be sound perception above all else. And hey I think it’d be neat to share music I listen to on a daily basis!

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This Week’s Song:
Storytime, Last Ride of the Day, 
& Scaretale – Nightwish

Book Selected:
Night Terrors – Tim Waggoner


 Initial Thoughts:

night terrors coverSo after weeks of mellow music, I’m going to bring in a curveball with this selection—it’s symphonic metal. This genre may not be for everyone, but if you’re willing, have a listen! You can skip my long rambles and just listen to the music if you wish, it’s going to be a long post that makes no sense whatsoever (even to me…).

After reading Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner – it was basically a no-brainer that I had to choose something from Nightwish’s – Imaginaerum album. The high-concept of the album is quintessentially a metaphorical reflection on one’s life at a point near death—namely to engage life retrospectively through the eyes of a child. The basis of the term: Imaginaerum, is for all-intents-and-purposes, a spin on sanitarium to depict a world where one’s imagination can be healed.

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[Music Monday] – #6 – Jason Walker – Keep Me Watching

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by the Total Book Geek. The purpose of this bookish variant is to match a book with a particular song; whether it is character defining, a narrative element, or just an overall book defining track.

So why am I doing this? Well if I had to choose to only have one of the five traditional senses, it would be sound perception above all else. And hey I think it’d be neat to share music I listen to on a daily basis!

music monday logo

This Week’s Song:
Keep Me Watching – Jason Walker

Book Selected:
Nearly Gone – Elle Cosimano

 


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