End to Another Unannounced Hiatus!!

Whoops! So I didn’t mean to literally disappear for weeks, but I’ve had RL taking over with a vengeance.

In the last month, I’ve been to five different funerals for five different friends. And ALL FOR GRANDMOTHERS. (Watch out, folks! It might be an epidemic!) I swear, if all of mine weren’t already gone (Rest in peace grandmammies. <3) ) I’d legit be worried right about now.

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At any rate (and besides how I feel on the INSIDE), I think all of the death and sadness and mourning is more or less over (good grief, its gotta be!) So I’m back now! I’ll be starting off with some book reviews and maybe a few features that have caught my attention recently.

And as usual, our weekly scheduled Reckless Beats on Mondays as per usual. Since yesterday was the funeral for yet another dear sweet grandmother, this week’s Reckless Beats will be a little somber to reflect that.

Expect your weekly dose of music in a couple hours when I can get away from work. ❤

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Writing is hard…

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[Reckless Beat & SOTD] Death Cab For Cutie – Black Sun

RECKLESS BEATS is a musical feature where I incorporate a little music into this bookish blog.

 

 

I started re-reading/finished reading The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal again, after literally forgetting about it until now. And wouldn’t you know… the minute all the stellar song choices started “playing” all throughout the pages, I ended up singing some Death Cab For Cutie tunes.

Although this one is a little after the time, I think this one wouldn’t worked well for the book had it been out at the time.

Any current or former readers of TJ and Amal? What do you think about the song choice? Yay or nay?

Give it a listen and tell me what you think:

I give you Death Cab For Cutie‘s Black Sun!

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LYRICS:

There is whisky in the water
And there is death upon the vine
There is fear in the eyes of your father
And there is “Yours” and there is “Mine”
There is a desert veiled in pavement
And there’s a city of seven hills
And all our debris flows to the ocean
To meet again, I hope it will

How could something so fair
Be so cruel
When this black sun revolved
Around you!

There is an answer in a question
And there is hope within despair
And there is beauty in a failure,
And there are depths beyond compare
There is a role of a lifetime
And there’s a song yet to be sung
And there’s a dumpster in the driveway
Of all the plans that came undone

How could something so fair
Be so cruel
When this black sun revolved
Around you!
How could something so fair
Be so cruel
When this black sun revolved
Around you!

There is whisky in the water
And there is death upon the vine
And there is grace within forgiveness
But it’s so hard for me to find

How could something so fair
Be so cruel
When this black sun revolved
Around you!
How could something so fair
Be so cruel
When this black sun revolved
Around you!

A few wise words by the one and only Alfred Hitchcock

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Isn’t that the truth though? There’s pun upon pun in that one tiny sentence. I’m giggling like the mad idiot I am.

[Reckless Beat & SOTD] BØRNS – Electric Love (Oliver Remix)

RECKLESS BEATS is a musical feature where I incorporate a little music into this bookish blog.

 

 

Sweet merciful heaven.

Just when you think a song can’t get any better, they go and make this remix! I honestly have no words for how epic this thing sounds. Not to mention that video.

THAT FUCKIN’  VIDEO.

But don’t take my word for it. Give it a listen, and a watch:

I give you BØRNS‘s new remix of their song Electric Love!

And in case you weren’t crazy enough after hearing that, here’s the bloody After Dark Sessions version which is pure kfj;nagj;nkg;njd;najdgnaj eargasm. Fuckin’ perfect gorgeous boy come’re *growls*

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LYRICS:

Candy, she’s sweet like candy in my veins
Baby, I’m dying for another taste

And every night my mind is running around her
Thunder’s getting louder and louder

Baby, you’re like lightning in a bottle
I can’t let you go now that I got it
And all I need is to be struck by your electric love
Baby, your electric love
Electric love

Drown me
You make my heart beat like the rain
Surround me
Hold me deep beneath your waves

And every night my mind is running around her
Thunder’s getting louder and louder and louder

Baby, you’re like lightning in a bottle
I can’t let you go now that I got it
And all I need is to be struck by your electric love
Baby, your electric love
Electric love

Rushing through me
Feel your energy rushing through me
Feel your energy rushing through me

Baby, you’re like lightning in a bottle
I can’t let you go now that I got it
And all I need is to be struck by your electric love
Baby, your electric love
Baby, you’re electric

A Little Writing Humor…

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Get it? Hur hur…*slinks away before someone throws stuff at me*

 

Last thing though!!

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Quote: Collect books…

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Discussion: Are They Really “Underachievers”?

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Not to say I haven’t done the same if a book is particularly boring or if I’m so tired I’m falling asleep standing up, but…

I saw this one floating around for awhile. What’s you take on it?

Are you the type to read only a few chapters at a time or if it’s utterly impossible for you to stop after a single chapter once you get started?

Personally, I think you’re a winner for simply picking up the book and starting to read. Be it a page or a chapter or the whole thing in one sitting, you’re a winner JUST FOR GETTING STARTED. There are far too many who don’t even get that far. Consider yourself AWESOME. ❤

[Reckless Beat & SOTD] 311- Amber

RECKLESS BEATS is a musical feature where I incorporate a little music into this bookish blog.

 

 

In honor of 311 Day, I did as I always do on the day and jammed out to music by the band 311 ALL DAY.

As a special tribute today, our Reckless Beat shall be my favourite song by a most beloved group.

I give you 311’s – Amber, the slowjam to chill to!

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LYRICS:

Brainstorm, take me away from the norm’
I’ve got to tell you something
This phenomenon, I had to put it in a song
And it goes like

Whoa amber is the color of your energy
Whoa shades of gold display naturally

You want to know what brings me here
You glide through my head, blind to fear
And I know I

Whoa amber is the color of your energy
Whoa shades of gold display naturally

Whoa amber is the color of your energy
Whoa shades of gold display naturally

You live too far away
Your voice rings like a bell anyway
Don’t give up your independence
Unless it feels alright
Nothing good comes easily
Sometimes you’ve got to fight

Whoa amber is the color of your energy
Whoa shades of gold display naturally

Lost a thousand ships in my heart so easy
Still it’s fine from afar
And you know that

Whoa
Brainstorm
Take me away from the norm’
Whoa
I’ve got to tell you something

An Extremely Scientific Representation of the Writing Process

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I’d have to say this isn’t all that accurate. I mean, I never delete what I write. I just leave it there and make a new document where I start over again. Sometimes that crap is super useful, y’know!

“Also drinking coffee” and “looking for just the right music” need to be WAAAAAY bigger. Also needs to add “coming up with the entire story in your head with color, sound, action scenes, the whole nine yards, then trying to write it but realizing you forgot it all so you bemoan and don’t write anything at all.” 8D