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OMG That Song! Book Tag

Hey all! Vera and I were recently tagged by the lovely Tasya @ The Literary Huntress to do the OMG That Song! Book Tag brought to the blogosphere by The Book Nut. There were definitely some tricky prompts in the tag, and some that I had an answer for right away! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

๐ŸŒผ MY JAM ๐ŸŒผ
a song you have to listen to no matter how many times youโ€™ve heard it and a book that youโ€™ll never get sick of

Vera: After participating in Swiftathon and doing the Lover Book Tag, I doubt y’all will be surprised to hear that my pick is, indeed, a song by Taylor, namely “I Did Something” Bad. (But also, “Don’t Blame Me” – okay, actually, the whole Reputation album is my jam.) As for books… I have a lot like that, but I just have to mention the Psy-Changeling series. I always reach for multiple novels from the series every year.

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Sabrina: There are so many songs that I listen to every time they come up, but I’m going to go with Keep This Up by The Story So Far. For the book, it is obviously Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones – I read it every year and I have no intentions to stop talking about it.

๐ŸŒผ THROWBACK ๐ŸŒผ
a song that reminds you of the cringe-iest time in your life and a book you read that you wouldnโ€™t like if you read it now

Vera: Sabrina’s answer reminded me of the time we performed a dance to “Don’t Stop The Music” by Rihanna on our class’s Christmas celebration. and let me tell you, it was exactly as bad as you would expect. We were about ten, not dancers, and yet, we created our own choreography. ๐Ÿ™ˆ As for the book, my pick is City of Bones – I loved, loved, LOVED the first three books in the series, but I would hate all the (unnecessary) drama today.

๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ

Sabrina: To be fair, I was only a child, but looking back… I shudder. I’m With You by Avril Lavigne was a song I sang in front of my class in primary school – but, let’s just say I definitely do not have the voice of an angel. So yes, very cringe-y times. This is tricky, because I didn’t exactly love this book when I first read it, but I think I would dislike Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins even more if I read it now.

๐ŸŒผ REPLAY ๐ŸŒผ
a recent song that you have on repeat and a recent favourite book

Vera: I’ve been loving Dua Lipa’s recently released songs, the latest being “Physical“. My most recent favorite book was Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas, which is (I think) the final novel in her Ravenels series. I can hardly wait to see her next project.

๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ

Sabrina: “Recent” is relative, I guess! The most recent song that I’ve been replaying a bunch is MANIFEST by STARSET along with a few other songs off the album DIVISIONS (I’m sorry for the caps, but it’s just how it’s written). My most recent book added to my favourites shelf is Jade War by Fonda Lee! If you haven’t started The Green Bone Saga yet, I 100% recommend you get on it.

๐ŸŒผ GETS ME ๐ŸŒผ
a song that is literally me and a book that is me in book form

Vera: This is hard! I think I’ll go with Mabel’s “OK“, because I just love the message – it really is “okay not to be okay” sometimes. (Also, y’all should support Mabel, because she is incredible.) As for a book, I will have to go with Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, a book that’s all about friendship and women supporting women.

๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ

Sabrina: I struggled to choose a song for this one, but in the end I’ve gone with Turn Off The Radio by A Day To Remember, my favourite band. I like my interpretation of the message of the song and the sound of it too, of course. And Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor appears in another post! I couldn’t not pick it for this prompt though, considering it somehow contains a piece of my soul.

๐ŸŒผ WUT ๐ŸŒผ
a weird song that you liked anyways and a unique book that stuck out to you for some reason

Vera: I don’t think I listen to a lot of weird songs, haha. It’s more likely the music video of a song that can make me frown with confusion. I love “Do Not Disturb” by Halestorm, and I was so surprised by the direction they took the video into. I had to think real long and hard about my pick for a unique book, and my choice ultimately fell on the Lunar Chronicles. The series is in no way perfect, but I loved the way Meyer included the most memorable aspects of the original fairytales in the story. I haven’t seen this done quite this well since.

๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ

Sabrina: For the song, I’m picking ouch by Bring Me The Horizon. I’m sure it’s nothing groundbreaking, but it heavily references the lyrics of a past song of theirs that I love – Follow You – and it was weird for me to realise how things had changed between the times the songs were released. Whilst Follow You is a love song, ouch is… definitely not. For the book portion, I’m going with This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. It is unlike anything I’ve ever read, all whilst being beautiful, action-packed and romantic.

๐ŸŒผ LET’S GO ๐ŸŒผ
pick your best pump up song and a book that inspires you

Vera:Unstoppable” by Sia is a pretty damn good pump up song. As for a book, one that inspired me and reminded me that it’s okay to be an introvert was Quiet by Susan Cain.

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Sabrina: My best pump up song by far is Gold Steps by Neck Deep. It never fails to lift my spirits and get me ready for a tough day. Paint Yourself Positive by Jean Haines is a book that inspired me when I read it and when I think back on the lessons it taught me about watercolour painting – especially about how painting can, and should, be therapeutic.

๐ŸŒผ CHILL ๐ŸŒผ
your best chill or relaxing song and a book youโ€™d curl up with on a rainy day

Vera: I know, I know, I’ve already picked a song by Taylor Swift, but I need to mention “Delicate” for this question, I love the melody of the song. It’s fast-ish, but very relaxing, imo. As for the book(s), I adore the way Simone St. James mixes romance, mystery, and paranormal elements in her novels, making them the perfect rainy day reads.

๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ

Sabrina: The Calm by Of Mice & Men isn’t a song exactly as there are no words but it is definitely relaxing (which you probably can tell from its name). Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh is a nice cozy read and you might even be able to finish it by the time the rain stops. I’m so excited that there’s going to be a sequel!

๐ŸŒผ ADDICTING ๐ŸŒผ
a guilty pleasure song and a light, trashy read you canโ€™t help but love

Vera: I don’t really feel guilty about any of my song, or book choices, I guess? And I dislike the words trashy and guilty pleasure, to be honest. ๐Ÿ™ˆ But I’m not going to leave the above space empty and unsymmetrical, lol, so I’ll choose a book, namely The Selection series. I loved the first three books, even if they are filled with so! much! unnecessary! drama!

๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ

Sabrina: Unfortunately I must admit here to enjoying I’m Not A Vampire by Falling in Reverse. I’m not linking to it because I heard bad things about the singer, and I believe them. Moving on, I don’t read many “trashy” books, in my opinion anyway lol, but Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick will always have a special place in my heart. Being one of my first ventures into YA, rereading it reminds me of another time in my life. Plus, I like the atmosphere.

๐ŸŒผ NOSTALGIA ๐ŸŒผ
a throwback song you look back on fondly and a book you read and loved when you were young

Vera: My favorite throw back song could be anything by the Spice Girls or Britney Spears. They were my favorites growing up, and I still think of them fondly. As for the books, despite losing my enthusiasm for her, Meg Cabot is still my go-to pick for questions like this. From around the ago 12 until now, her books have been a big part of my life.

๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒผ

Sabrina: I’m going to go back to 2004, when I was merely 7 or 8 years old, and give you Mistaken Identity by Delta Goodrem as my throwback song. I’m listening to it now for this post and I can confirm, I still like it well enough. Though I couldn’t tell you much about this series now, I remember loving the Dragon Keeper books by Carole Wilkinson when I was in primary school. Looking at all the awards on that cover, a lot of other people must have loved it too.

๐ŸŒผ LET’S CHAT! ๐ŸŒผ

What would your answers be to these questions? Do you like the artists and books we mentioned? What’s your favorite song at the moment?

18 thoughts on “OMG That Song! Book Tag

  1. Don’t Blame Me is my favourite song of the reputation album so I’m glad to see it have some love as I don’t hear many people talk about it (but I guess I haven’t really looked into people talking about it so I wouldn’t know but… anyway) I love the bit at the end where it sings the chorus is a louder way, such an amazing bit!! Yep I need to listen to it now. Okay, I’ll stop now, haha!!
    I loved hearing about both your performances in school, I’m sure they were great ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you think yours is bad, there was a school talent show and I entered to do a dance routine with my friend and ended up doing it with a teacher as well. So yep, dancing with my teacher and my friend. We got buzzed out!! haha!!
    Ahh… I’m hoping to pick up Jade City soon so I’m so glad you loved this series!!
    Unstoppable is a great pump up song!!
    I loved hearing about all these songs and books!! Great post!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. This is a great tag! This Is How You Lose the Time War is definitely a unique book and I loved it too. I’ve read a lot of Libba Bray’s books and enjoyed them but I haven’t read Beauty Queens yet but I do want to read it sometime because it sounds very interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. You’d be very proud of me, Vera, I have gotten really into Taylor Swift recently! A lot of the music from Lover comes on the radio at work, and I can’t help but sing all the time. I just love that album so much!

    I also really agree with Sabrina that I don’t think I would be too fond of Anna and the French Kiss if I read it now. I wasn’t obsessed with it when I read it way back, but it definitely did not annoy me like I feel it would now. I can totally see how much of a cliche St. Clair is.

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  4. So Iโ€™m totally going to have to do this tag because music and books together? Those are like my 2 favourite things! Meg Cabot is all kinds of nostalgic for me, especially The Mediator series as it was the series that got me and my best friend really talking when we were younger. Iโ€™ll always have a soft spot for it. And Iโ€™m liking both of your cringey book choices. I think we all have those books we used to love and thinking back now weโ€™re like โ€˜what were you thinking?โ€™.

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  5. Omg yesss Iโ€™ve been needing new music to listen to, so Iโ€™m definitely going to check all of these songs out! ๐Ÿ˜€ And I definitely agree about This Is How You Lose the Time War โ€“ itโ€™s VERY weird but also very amazing! What a fun and musical tag!

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  6. So much music to listen to ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜!!
    Hahaha, thatโ€™s so funny that you made and performed a dance to Donโ€™t Stop the Music ๐Ÿ˜‚, Vera. My sisters actually had to dance to that song too for some birthday party! Itโ€™s a good song though ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ. Also, I love that you performed at school too, Sabrina! And Iโ€™d never heard MANIFEST before, but it was so good ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. I really want to read the Jade War too! Do Not Disturb and ouch were the type of ~ weird ~ I like ๐Ÿ˜…, and This Is How You Lose the Time War is also high on my TBR!!
    I loved getting to know both of your tastes in music ๐Ÿ˜„!

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    1. I’m glad we gave you some options! ๐Ÿ˜›
      I’m also glad you enjoyed MANIFEST! ๐Ÿ™‚ Jade War and This Is How You Lose the Time War are two of my favourite books from last year, so I hope you get around to reading them sometime soon – and that you enjoy them as much as I did!
      Thanks for reading, Belle!

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  7. I used to love Don’t Stop the Music! And I don’t think I would like Anna and the french kiss at all if I read it now but I did love it back then. Same for City of Bones. I actually want to read that series and see what I make of it. I really like the song Break My Heart off of Dua Lipa’s latest album. Beauty Queens and Strange the Dreamer are both ones I want to read. I love Halestorm and I am glad I found someone else who likes their music! I loved Cinder and the entire series so much. And This is How You Lose a Time War is such a fantastic title! I also really like Of Mice and Men. The Silver in the Wood and after her Ted Talk, Quiet, are both on my tbr. The Mediator and the Dragonkeeper series were staples in my childhood as well and I really enjoyed them โค

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    1. I’ve been feeling like a Mortal Instruments reread myself! It would be so interesting to see your thoughts if you do that.
      Break My Heart is such a catchy song! Of course, I strongly encourage you to read Strange the Dreamer and I am glad to hear you enjoyed This is How You Lose the Time War! Plus, it’s nice to see someone else who’s read the Dragonkeeper series ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. I remember reading Anna & the French Kiss around the age of 14 or 15 and actually really liked it because at that time, I was really into chicklit and sappy romance novels. Now that I’m 19 and entering into my 20s this year, I’ve grown out of sappy romance. Idk why but I think my priorities in life have changed and I began to branch out to other genres ๐Ÿ™‚

    I loved Cinder as well โค great choice of books in this tag!

    jillian @ jillian etc.

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    1. It’s interesting to hear how your genre preferences have changed over time! I know I never thought I would be into sappy romance novels when I was in my mid teens (hence not loving Anna and the French Kiss haha), but I’ve read a few that I’ve loved over the last several months so I think I was just picking up the wrong ones! So I guess my preferences have changed too ๐Ÿ˜…
      Thanks for stopping by Jillian!!

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