Monday, October 17, 2011

Meme Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday and Tune In Tuesday: Soundtrack Edition

This is Tune in Tuesdays hosted by G Reads! Go spread the love of music by going over to her blog and participating!
This months theme is Soundtracks!
My absolute favourite soundtrack of all time is the soundtrack from the film Amélie. I love the entire soundtrack, but Comptine D'un Autre Etè: l'Après in particular is my favourite piece. If my life were to be a film and I had to pick a theme this would be what I would pick. When I was a child, at least up until I was about 7 or so, I was rarely allowed to listen to any style of music besides classical and to this day I sometimes prefer classical music over modern. I really do love good and heartfelt lyrics, but often times I don't need that to feel close to or touched by a song. A beautiful melody is all I need and this one is particular just speaks to me more than many songs ever will be able to. Unfortunately it's impossible to find the official version on YT because I think they're blocking it, so I found somebody who plays it well, but only the first two minutes or so is the same - the rest is improvised to make it longer, because the actual piece isn't very long. I hope you enjoy it! 

Top 10 Tuesday is an original feature/regular meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish!

Top Ten Books That Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Buy It

1. Nightshade (Nightshade #1) by Andrea Cremer Unfortunately I didn't like this...despite that I still think the cover is amazing.

2. Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3) by Simone Elkeles I haven't actually read this, but this cover caught my interest because it's hot and I like it and I decided to get the first book, which I ended up loving. Still haven't read this one yet though.

3. Isle of Night (The Watchers #1) by Veronica Wolff I technically haven't actually read this, but I did pick it up not too long ago in the book shop. That boy on the cover is extremely good looking. ENOUGH SAID! 

4. Across the Universe by (Across the Universe #1) Beth Revis This cover is beautiful. This and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer have to be my favourite covers of the year. Funnily enough, while I loved Across the Universe... I didn't think this cover matched the story inside much.

5. My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent I love this series. LOVE IS SO GOOD! And this is the cover that drew me in. It's pretty and I love the covers of the entire series, especially If I Die, but this is the one that made me pick it up. 

6. Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini I wanted to read this book since I saw the cover. It's just completely beautiful. The colours are calming and it just fits so well with what is inside, I think. 

7. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink I loved this trilogy. This isn't the most beautiful cover out of the trilogy, I think Circle of Fire is, but I was roaming my local library one day and stumbled across this and was like "mmmmmmmm!", I grabbed it, loved it and cherished it. The third book was especially epic and amazing.

8. Ruby Red (Edelstein Trilogie #1) by Kerstin Gier This was another book that I picked up while roaming the library based on the cover. Of course I did notice that it mentioned time travel, so of course I was down because I'm a sucker for time travel. I ended up loving it too. 

9. Entwined by Heather Dixon This cover is JUST SO PRETTY! I keep saying other ones are my favourite, but I forgot how this one is also my favourite... It's hard to pick, but this one is just amazing and I totally picked it up based on the cover. 12 Dancing Princesses had nothing to do with it. It was a purely cover driven. I ended up really enjoying it too. Yay!

10. Touch (Denazen #1) by Jus Accardo  I know I sound like a complete hooker by now, but I'm sorry, I appreciate a good looking guy. It's just how I roll. This guy is totally hot and his personality in the book is totally cute and made him even hotter. I wish he was mine!!!!!!


  1. I agree with what you said about melody. I love modern music and music with lyrics, but a great classical piece can touch me just as much. I've never seen this movie (though it's on my list), but the music was beautiful!

  2. Awesome covers. It's amazing how important great covers are to me.

    Top 10

    Amy @

  3. Across the Universe has a lovely cover, but it misrepresents the book as a romance, when it's really not. Also, Amy and Elder are supposed to have really different facial features from each other.

    I've been wanting to read the Prophecy of the Sisters and those covers are the main reason why. I think the Circle of Fire cover is the prettiest one, too.

  4. This is an awesome subject for a list!! I can't count the times I have been fooled by a pretty cover!
    But oh well, it comes with the territory!

    And I love the song you picked for Tune in Tuesday!

  5. The cover for Ruby Red looks so stunning, I love it! I might have to pick it up now :)

  6. ooh i have ruby red, too. the cover is awesome. and i love the amelie soundtrack, too. i don't have a favorite track but the whole score i lovely!

  7. Amelie is such a great movie!! GREAT pick!!

  8. I really want to watch Amelie because I haven't seen it all the way through. I love that piece of music & totally agree with you about melody. There's a song by IAMX that I LOVE but much prefer the orchestral version he did. The first is electro & has great lyrics but I listen to the second version a lot more.

    Great pick this week! :D

  9. I totally agree with you that the soundtrack from Amélie is fantastic. It's one of my choices this week. :)

    My TT

  10. I love Isle of Night's cover! Beautiful use of colors.

    ~Asheley @ Into the Hall of Books

  11. Those are all great covers! I've never heard of this meme before. Glad I stopped in :)

  12. So many beautiful covers. And (I'm really ashamed to admit it) I haven't read any of these! Must remedy that right away!

  13. The melody sounds beautiful.

  14. This is absolutely beautiful. I remember watching Amelie for my film class and really enjoying the score. There's just something about a well done melody that can grip me like lyrics sometimes can't. Thanks for sharing!

    My Tune in Tuesday pick!

  15. It sucked that you didn't like Nightshade but I do agree with you that it's a GORGEOUS cover. It sucked that they changed it!

    AHHH! I love the Perfect Chemistry series♥ I think you should read the second book before this one though (so you won't spoil anything for yourself) and LOL it definitely has the ugliest cover in the world (the second book not chain reaction!) but thank god chain reaction got a much better one. While I didn't hate it, I wasn't that big of a fan of it either but hen got my copy it rocked (thank god!)

    I like how you like Isle of the night for the guy model on the front, understandable since I love The Iion Knight cover solely for the sexy smexy ash model!

    I used to think across the universe cover sucked vut I didn't see like the couple at the top then I fell in love... and the rest was happily ever after XD (actually I haven't read the book)

    -thank you&come again.

  16. Hah, I've purchased so many books because of the beautiful covers, too. Loved this post!