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Songs can tell wonderful stories…but sometimes you just want more of the story! Here’s a few songs I need more of the story from.
The One That Got Away- The Civil Wars
Whiskey Lullaby– Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant– Billy Joel
Summer Highland Falls– Billy Joel
Someone New– Hozier
Somebody That I Used to Know– Gotye
SIDE NOTE: This post has made me think of the YA book Impossible by Nancy Werlin. It relies heavily on Simon and Garfunkel’s Scarborough Fair to help tell the story of a girl trying to break a family curse in order to save herself and her family. READ IT.
What songs would you like turned into books?
Before we hit January’s review, Abby posted on her blog about the YES WE CRAB! reading challenge for February.
Set reading goal for February and check in on Twitter with #yeswecrab. I’m going for 10 books this month!
And now, some books!
Illuminae- Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Unusual format, but easier to follow than I anticipate. AND IT’S AWESOME!
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg-
Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
RBG is awesome. That is all.
The War That Saved My Life- Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
OHMIGOD MY HEART! Beautiful book, just beautiful.
Echo- Pam Muñoz Ryan
Love her books. Four stories expertly woven together.
The Trilogy of Two- Juman Malouf
I had high expectations for this. I was highly disappointed.
The Trouble In Me- Jack Gantos
This book broke my heart.
On that happy note, what did you read in January?
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I love historical fiction! Love it And I’m a sucker for the following time periods:
Tudor England (ca 1485-1603)– I blame Phillipa Gregory and Johnathan Rhys Meyers’ portrayal of Henry VIII.
Medieval/Middle Ages (ca 1000-1500)– Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. Read it or we can’t be friends.
Italian Renaissance (ca 1300-1600)- So many things happening during this time!
Early 20th Century– Samantha from the American Girls series and Downton Abbey FTW.
Aaaannnndddd I didn’t hit a list of 10. Oh well!
What are your favorite time periods to read about?