Monday, August 20, 2012

Music Monday (1)

What is Music Monday? Well, it's a blog meme that pairs your favorite books with your favorite songs: created right here at A Splatter of Ink by one of our book bloggers, Jade! Each week, we'll have new themes and new prompts, so come back every week to listen to new tunes!

Jade's Music Monday: Birdy's Skinny Love and Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives. Her father is away on business. Her step-mother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way—thin, thinner, thinnest—maybe she'll disappear altogether.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the National Book Award finalist Speak, best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores one girl's chilling descent into the all-consuming vortex of anorexia.



This song is all about holding on, love that just needs to last. It's all about changing and moving on and just relationships with people.  This song is so haunting that it reminded me about Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson. If you've read this book you know all about it and its harrowing words that hit home (at least with me).

AnQi's Music Monday: Kat Edmonson's Lucky and Jennifer Brown's Hate List

         Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.
          Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.


Well, how on Earth is Kat Edmonson's Lucky and Hate List on the same blog post? Let me explain: Hate List is all about "Come(ing) to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it..." and Kat Edmonson looks like she's already found her solace in the simple but sweet and enlightening tune from Lucky. 

Indie pop has always been my favorite genre, so you might hear it a lot in future Music Mondays. 

What do you think of Hate List and Lucky? 
What kind of book/music pairings do you have in mind? 
Leave a comment! We love them! 


Marie Ifmarybooks

Hey thanks for participating in my giveaway :). I'm following you too now !
I haven't read Winter girls but the story sounds good and that's a great reviews ! I read Speak by this author and her writing is amazing.

Dinda@ Low cost generic copier ink

Wow!music time!I like the Skinny love song by Birdy.It's awesome.

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