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Day 14 of Books and Music
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30 Days of Music

day 01 - your favorite song

day 02 - your least favorite song
day 03 - a song that makes you happy
day 04 - a song that makes you sad
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone
day 06 - a song that reminds of you of somewhere
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep
day 11 - a song from your favorite band

day 12 - a song from a band you hate
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love
day 15 - a song that describes you
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 - a song from your favorite album
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 - a song from your childhood
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year

Day 14 - A song no one would expect you to like

When I thought of this song I considering asking my audience (you know, the one that doesn't exist at the time I'm writing this) not to mention it to anyone. Like any of you would or could talk to my family or friends. If you can, then obviously you are included in that group and this is a pointless endeavour. This is one song that I said I hated left and right. It was boring, the singer was lousy, the Fall Out Boy cover was better (that's where people started getting offended). Then I watched Control and slowly, but surely (check out all these over loved phrases I'm using today) it lodged itself in my brain.

This video is a montage of scenes from Control. A movie about the life and success of Ian Curtis and his band Joy Division. Listen carefully to the dialogue before the movie starts. It is one of my favourite scenes ever.




30 Days of Books


Day 01 – A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just freaking end already (or both!)
Day 02 – A book or series you wish more people were reading and talking about
Day 03 – The best book you’ve read in the last 12 months
Day 04 – Your favorite book or series ever
Day 05 – A book or series you hate
Day 06 – Favorite book of your favorite series OR your favorite book of all time
Day 07 – Least favorite plot device employed by way too many books you actually enjoyed otherwise
Day 08 – A book everyone should read at least once
Day 09 – Best scene ever
Day 10 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 – A book that disappointed you

Day 12 – A book or series of books you’ve read more than five times
Day 13 – Favorite childhood book OR current favorite YA book (or both!)
Day 14 – Favorite character in a book (of any sex or gender)
Day 15 – Your “comfort” book
Day 16 – Favorite poem or collection of poetry
Day 17 – Favorite story or collection of stories (short stories, novellas, novelettes, etc.)
Day 18 – Favorite beginning scene in a book
Day 19 – Favorite book cover (bonus points for posting an image!)
Day 20 – Favorite kiss
Day 21 – Favorite romantic/sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 22 – Favorite non-sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 23 – Most annoying character ever
Day 24 – Best quote from a novel
Day 25 – Any five books from your “to be read” stack
Day 26 – OMG WTF? OR most irritating/awful/annoying book ending
Day 27 – If a book contains ______, you will always read it (and a book or books that contain it)!
Day 28 – First favorite book or series obsession
Day 29 – Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!)
Day 30 – What book are you reading right now?

Day 14 – Favorite character in a book (of any sex or gender)
 
Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, Mr.Darcy, 

Ok, seriously now. As sexy and aristocratic as Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy is, he isn't my favourite. He is one of the most dreamy romantic interests of all time but then so are men like Akmed (Rhapsody), Anluan (Heart's Blood) and Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables). Who doesn't crush on them when you read about them?

But this isnt about my crushes and amalgamating all my favourite male characters into a perfect man.

My favourite character (or one of) is Liadan from Son of the Shadows (another Juliet Marillier one). I like her strength, her passion for healing (and for Bran) and her determined compassion. She is a strong single mother who loses her loved ones, but strives on to fight for true love. I kinda have a hankering to name a daughter Liadan but no one approves of the name (or any of the others I like).

Mr Fitzsexy Darcy


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