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Sweet Summertime Reads: From Songs to Pages

It’s music week for us! If you stopped by Ginger’s post yesterday, you’ll see that she created a Sweet Summertime Reads playlist for this year! Hopefully you’ll find some fun new tracks to jam to during your own summer adventures. So what’s our contribution this week? Well, you know we love stories. Duh, we have […]

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August 11, 2013 - 8:19 am

Alexa Y. - What great song choices girls! The only one I haven’t heard before is Unemployed Boyfriend, which is pretty great. But I totally think that the other three (Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift + Imagine Dragons) could definitely inspire a story or two.

August 1, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Allison L - Mmm. Luke Bryan! I would definitely read a book based on his songs. Especially if it were an audiobook … that he narrated .. can you imagine it? Your other choices are good too. Fun post once again! ๐Ÿ˜‰

August 1, 2013 - 1:03 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: My Life Told In Summer Music | Fiction Folio - […] sure to check out the awesome music posts by Ginger and Magan and Estelle from earlier this […]

July 31, 2013 - 9:34 am

picturemereading - I keep getting Radioactive in my head lately LOL I keep thinking it’s a great song for a number of YA dystopians I have read!

July 30, 2013 - 8:42 pm

Betty - What a fun post! Eeeek.. I think the Imagine Dragons song for sure— I love action and fighting in books, but obviously with some kissing on the side! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Oh, and thx for the shout out. <3

July 30, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Bookworm1858 - Yay for the Taylor Swift song-I adore Taylor (almost all of her songs) especially because so many could be the basis for books. She just has a way with words sometimes.

July 30, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I like country music, but OLD country music like George Strait and Randy Travis and Clint Black and those guys. But you’re right, country music tells great stories, even the cheesy ones. Layla Greta and Jack absolutely LOVE Taylor Swift and Imagine Dragons so they’re on heavy rotation when we’re in the car, where I keep those actual CD’s. (I tend to keep my iPod on my actual person. Always. Like in my back pocket all the time. And I wear my earbuds inside of my clothes everyday, even right now as I sit in this chair commenting here on your blog. But that’s another story for another time.) This is fun, ladies, as always. xo

July 30, 2013 - 5:39 pm

April Books & Wine - I LOVE country music. That’s kind of all I listen to lately, so I am excited for the Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift picks.

Also, Radioactive, I don’t change the radio when it’s on.

July 30, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - Unemployed Boyfriend is a great song…I would definitely love to read a book based off the song. Also, thanks for the introduction to Everclear – it seems like all their songs are perfect for summer!

July 30, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - LOVE THIS! You ladies picked some really great songs! I hadn’t heard Estelle’s picks before *hides* but I have now!! And I love them too!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve actually blogged about this topic before, and I had picked a country song because they do tell such great stories, like Estelle said. I picked Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter. But guess what?! SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT LAST YEAR! Strawberry Wine by Lee Adams! Crazy….

July 30, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Tara - How cute is this idea?! It didn’t even occur to me to choose songs I want to see be made into books (which, hello, how could I not have?!) I think every single country song could be made into a stellar book — as long as the dog never actually dies ๐Ÿ˜‰

July 30, 2013 - 11:18 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Ha! YES. Radioactive is TOTALLY a kick-ass, save the world song. I actually pictured this as like a background song/soundtrack song for some kind of dystopian or paranormal kick-ass heroine-type book when I first heard it! Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great choice.

Tune in Tuesday: Sweet Summertime Sounds

Summer soundtracks are just as important as vacation and a good book. Magan and I are teaming up with Ginger (GReadsBooks) and Tara (Fiction Folio) to bring you some of our favorite tunes for the warm months with today’s Tune in Tuesday. (A lovely feature that is constantly causing us to buy new music.) By […]

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July 11, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up - […] C. Walker 6/4: RBR – Retro Throwback 6/5: GReads – Tune In Tuesday! > BRB – Tune in Tuesday! 6/6: RBR – Midsummer’s Nightmare Review 6/7: RBR – Big Kids’ Table: Summer […]

June 18, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Love your picks! These songs are fun to listen to – and now I’m going to have to go and download them so I don’t need to be online to hear them ๐Ÿ˜‰

June 10, 2012 - 5:28 pm

Shelve It: 6/10/2012 - […] releases! A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger: Magan reviews Kody’s latest. SSR: Tune in Tuesday: Our summer listening picks! SSR: Retro Throwback: BSC anyone? Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker […]

June 10, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Estelle - I made a tiny squeal when I read you loved Jeremy Jordan. Okay fine, I’ll share him with you.

June 10, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Estelle - Sandra, He is the best. Really. I can’t get enough of him.

June 10, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Estelle - NEWSIES music is the best too! You should look at the new cast album for some summer tunes. Catchy and energetic!

June 7, 2012 - 10:28 pm

LitzaLou - I’m not a fan of country music, but I really do love fun. and Queen! Can I just say that I would LOVE to see Newsies on Broadway?! That has been one of my favorite musicals since I was a kid! LOVE IT!

Thanks for sharing!

June 6, 2012 - 6:20 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - We Are Young is such a summer anthem!! I love it. I wanted to add “Indian Summer” by Benjamin Gibbard to our playlist, but spotify didn’t have it ๐Ÿ™ pooey.

June 6, 2012 - 8:49 am

Hemborgwife - I am also totally in love with the song We Are Young like listen to it all the time in love!! It is also on my husbands and I’s summer 2012 playlist!!

June 5, 2012 - 11:59 pm

Sandra - I love both of those Luke Bryan songs. Great picks.

June 5, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - OMG — I’ve totally heard that song on the radio before, I just didn’t know who sang it. And it gets CRANKED whenever it comes on the air!

June 5, 2012 - 11:48 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I don’t really know any of these songs (although the Queen song sounds a little familiar). I absolutely love the freeze frame of the guy in the “We are Young” video — it just convinced me to hit play and see what it’s all about.

June 5, 2012 - 6:14 pm

VeganYANerds - Yes, music is such a big part of summer! I’ve stopped listening to the radio here because I’m sick of hearing crappy music so it’s always good to hear suggestions from other people to find new music! I’m going to check out these artists, thanks ladies! <3 Queen!

June 5, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Brittani - I love Luke Bryan! I love country music. I grew up on it. And Magan, I do the same this with We Are Young! I blast that as loud as I can and as often as I can. Lol.

June 5, 2012 - 1:00 pm

BecAlora - OMG! You have “We Are Young” by FUN and also JEREMY JORDAN. I’m absolutely in LOVE with Jeremy Jordan.

Great picks girls.

Here’s MINE

June 5, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Bianca - I love We Are Young by Fun! I already have Summer Love stuck in my head (One of Gingers picks) and now I will probably be singing Under Pressure all day. Love all your picks though ๐Ÿ™‚

June 5, 2012 - 11:01 am

elena - I’m not a very big fan of country music but I can see why you like it! Drunk On You sounds like a song my friend would love (she’s a big country fan) and I think I recognise the blonde actress in the video! Also YES to Queen!