Friday, April 26, 2013

Feature and Follow #7 - Music and Books


Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The general the rules are:

·  Follow the Feature and Follow Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
·  Follow the Featured Bloggers
·  Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
·  Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
·  Follow Follow Follow as many as you can. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
·  If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers. Thanks!!

Here’s this week’s question: Is there a song that reminds you of a book? Or vice versa? What is the song & the book?

Honestly, I can't think of any songs that remind me of a book. I don't connect music to books, even while I'm reading. I usually read in quiet. I love music, but whenever I'm reading it becomes a distraction.

How about you? Do you connect songs to books? Do you read to music or read in silence?

Thank you to everyone who stopped by. And don't forget to leave your link in the comments section below so I can follow back!

56 comments:

  1. Yay! I wasn't able to answer the question either. I don't think of putting songs to books as well. But I did think of a song that I think could be added nicely to a book soundtrack or something, I just wasn't able to think of a book!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. The question for this week is a hard one! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and do have a wonderful weekend too!

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  2. This was a hard question! I'm in the same boat as you. My connection comes prior to the book, and that's usually from the movie trailer if anything.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF! I followed you back via GFC.

    ~Andrea @ Beauty but a Funny Girl

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  3. Hey! This weeks question was a hard one. Thanks for following my blog. I followed you back via GFC. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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    1. You're welcome, Whit. Thanks for following too. I hope you enjoy the posts here. :)

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  4. I can actually listen to music while reading, as long as it's a song i'm already familiar with then it becomes background mood setter.

    old follower

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    1. Ah! It'll be harder for me to concentrate if I'm reading with a familiar song playing in the background. :(

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  5. I'm with Shane. New songs, especially ones I start liking distract me cause I'll end up putting my whole concentration on the song instead.

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    Nyx @ Unraveling Words

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    1. Haha! Old ones distracts me more. Sometimes I find myself singing along when reading.

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  6. I like to read while I am reading, in fact I think I cannot read without music x) but I think is a very personal choice
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    Ruty@MY FF

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    1. Reading to music doesn't work for me no matter how hard I try not to be distracted. I'm glad it works for you.

      Thanks for stopping by. Do have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  7. Music and stories go hand in hand with me. I do like the quiet when I can manage it, but a song will come on and I'll put pictures to it, not based on the words either. I have discovered I hate a big musical score in movies during kissing scenes. I think the only time there's no music in my head when I'm reading is during a close scene.

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    1. I wish I could combine both, but I can't. They're two things I like very much, but which I can't merge to work hand in hand. So I keep them apart always.

      Thanks for stopping by and do have a great weekend! :)

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I'm a new follower via bloglovin.

    Music is a distraction to me as well when I read. I start to sing along and forget about reading if I listen to music.

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    1. We're on the same boat, Jenni. :)

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  9. Hopping through. I usually read in quiet too. It depends on how much I need to concentrate. Or if there's a lot of background noise, I'll turn on music.
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    1. I actually prefer background noise to music. I can read in a mall filled with people without getting distracted. :)

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  10. I couldn't think of anything for this answer either. The difference between us though is I AM listening to music while reading, I just think about them separately and if I do make a connection, I promptly forget about it. Thanks for stopping by my F&FF. Old follower.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  11. I read in quiet too, but sometimes when I listen to a song, it reminds me of that book or a certain situation. Like I picked Demi Loavto's heart Attack, and it always reminds me of a second chance romance senario. I love it!
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    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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  12. At first i got distracted, but not any more :)

    Following back, thanks :)

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  13. I feel yeah I usually dont listen to music when I read and the only reason I got My FF was because i listened to the song on the radio just before I finished the book. lol its easier to use music to write your own book then it is to pair it with a book you read.

    Thanks for following me. I'm following you back on GFC.

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    1. Haha! I can't even write to music. I still get distracted by it.

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  14. I'm a quiet reader as well...to adhd for any distractions:) That's why mine song is actually a party of the movie... Thanks for stopping by and following:)

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  15. I used to prefer to read in quiet, but lately I've found having a bit of music in the background - nothing intrusive, is quite nice for me.
    Depends on my mood and location though really.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :D

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  16. Hi, Kaykay! I don't do this either. I prefer to read in silence. I love music, too, so if I listen to music while reading, then I'll want to sing along! I like to 'climb' into a book and stay there for the duration without interruptions. :)

    Old follower!

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    Sandra


    SSBF Blog

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    1. I like that! :) We're on the same boat.

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    2. You're very welcome, and thanks for stopping over at mine yesterday! Have a super day.

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  17. I like to read in the quiet as well. I do however sometimes when I am listening to a song later on will be reminded of a book. Most of the time it's something about the book like the plot, character, or couple not the whole book itself.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog btw, and an old follower :)
    -Amanda @ Always A Book Geek

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  18. I like both of them. Sometimes I read in quiet but most of the times I like to listen to music,usually acoustic and I try to find a sift one to don't distract me.
    Following you back via Bloglovin! :)

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  19. I have to have background noise. It is very rare that I sit in complete silence. I am actually distracted by silence. Following you back and thanks so much for stopping by me blog

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  20. I just tone out whatever background noise is happening so this was a tough question for me this week! Thanks for stopping by Love.Life.Read. New Follower via Bloglovin'

    Happy Reading!

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    1. I agree with you - tough question this week. Thanks for following. Hope you enjoy the posts here. :)

      Have a great weekend! :)

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  21. Thanks for checking out my blog! I followed back via GFC : )

    Kate @ Reading Under the Willow Tree

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  22. I don't normally connect songs to books but sometimes I'll think of a scene in a book that reminds me of a song or vice versa. It doesn't happen often though! I also read in the quiet :)

    New GFC Follower!

    My FF HERE.

    -Seirra @ Dear, Restless Reader

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    1. Guess we have something in common then.:) Thanks for following. I hope you enjoy the posts here.

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  23. Yeah, it's a tough question. And song-book connections happen rarely but it's precious when they do. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following back via GFC :)

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    1. Tough question indeed. Haha. :) Thanks for following! :)

      I hope you have a great weekend!

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  24. Yes, I agree. It can be a distraction but for me sometimes is helping. I can't really explain it but some songs help me read and write. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my FF the other day.

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    1. You're welcome, Athina. I'm glad music works for you. :)

      I hope you have a great week! :)

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  25. I think I can read with music in the background, because I get so focused on the book that I don't think about the music. But, I often read in quiet. Of course, there is almost always some song playing in my head, so I can't really escape the whole music thing. ;-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! Following you on GFC and Bloglovin.

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    1. Music distracts me anytime, but I'm glad it works for you. :)

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  26. Thanks for dropping by my FF! :)

    That's okay. We all have different preferences anyway. ;)

    New follower on Twitter and bloglovin!

    Nina @ The Bookish Confections

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my FF :) And nah, I can't read and listen to music at the same time either, I find it distracting. Anyway, I love how songs - like books - tell a story and there are several ones that I like more because of the lyrics than the actual music :)

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