QotD: Strike Up The Band

Do you play any musical instruments?

Once upon a time there was a girl who had some piano lessons, later, after quitting piano lessons, she joined the band and played Clarinet.  Then she quit the band and that is the extent of her musical ability.  The End.

QotD: My Musical Horoscope

What’s your musical horoscope?  (Put your music player on shuffle and write down the first 10 songs that come up.)  Inspired by Stephanie.

1 ) You’re Every Color – Train (My Private Nation)
2 ) How Was I to Know – John Michael Montgomery (What I do Best)
3 ) Meet Me by the Water – Rachael Yamagata (Happenstance)
4 ) How do I Deal? – Jennifer Love Hewitt
5 ) Everytime – Donavon Frankenreiter (Move By Yourself)
6 ) Till it Happens to You – Corrine Bailey Rae (Corrine Bailey Rae)
7 ) Wanna Be – Nine Days (Madding Crowd)
8 ) Apparitions – Matt Good Band
9 ) Shit on the Radio – Nelly Furtado
10) Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.

KT Tunstall: Eye to the Telescope

This is my most recent CD of the month.  It’s an awesome CD. I love it and rank it along the lines of Anna Nalick, Jem, Natasha Bedingfield, and such.  It’s a very easygoing cd, great to listen to in the car or to go to sleep at night.  My favorite song is probably Suddenly I See, which is one of the more upbeat tunes.  I love singing along in the car, oblivious to any other sounds. 

Highly recommended!

QotD: I’m reading (or about to read)…

What books are on your nightstand?

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Anne Bishop

I just cleaned off what might be considered my nightstand, but the books that are there right now are The Black Jewels Trilogy and Dreams Made Flesh.  All are very good books.  The Black Jewels Trilogy tells the story of a girl named Jaenelle who grows into a loving and fearsome woman.  Dreams Made Flesh is a collection of short stories that fills in some of the happenings throughout the book.

They are adult in nature, but very good reads if you don’t mind some very adult situations.  I’ve read the BJT books several times (five or six now I think) and Dreams Made Flesh at least twice.  Every time I read them I am just as engaged as the first time I read them. I also find that I tend to read them slower and can therefore learn more things about the characters and the story.

Sharon Shinn: The Dream-Maker’s Magic

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Sharon Shinn

This is the third book in the series by Sharon Shinn, and I think it might be my favorite.  Although I still love the second one too, and the first one as well. *laugh*  Maybe I should just be content to say I love them all.

One thing I think I love about these stories is that they seem to balance the good and the bad.  It seems to capture how crazy life can be and the roller coaster ride we all go on while just trying to live our lives.  This book had a very happy ending and one that made me cheer!  I think that’s why I like these so much, they give me hope that things will turn out for the best, even if it doesn’t seem like it.

Highly recommended!