Saturday, October 22, 2011

Read-a-Thon Challenge: A Music Bath

It's time for a RAL challenge.  I have to say, this one feels utterly made for me.  As much as I am a self-proclaimed bookaholic, I am also a music junkie to the depths of my soul.  To the point that it surprised no one close to me when I fell in love with (and married) a musician.

Anyway, the challenge is being hosted by White Ink Drops.  Hee's a quote posted there that might just be a new favorite:
"Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body." by Oliver Wendell Holmes

And now for the musically related challenge questions:
1.What song does the book I’m reading right now remind me of? I honestly haven't associated a song with The Peach Keeper as of yet.  However, I've been reading (and am about done with) Spooky Buddies to my kids and that one has had Monster Mash looping through my head.

2.What song does my favorite book remind me of? This is hard as I have more than one favorite book.  I will share this though, as a writer, I am hugely inspired by music.  I have songs that remind me of my own writings.  In fact, Sometime Around Midnight by The Airborne Toxic Event will forever remind me of a book I wrote called Safe Haven.

3.Can I find a connection between one of my favorite songs and a story I like? I'm going with the same theme of music and writing books with this one.  I will be participating in my much loved NaNoWriMo come November first.  And, I have been inspired by a song by my favorite band, Duran Duran for this years NaNovel.  It is called Leave a Light On and it is incredibly beautiful.  My family and I went to see Duran Duran at the end of September and Simon le Bon said of this song, "It's about one person helping another back from the edge.  It's a love song."  Since then i've had a story percolating in my brain and have decided to actually write it and humbly share the title of the amazing song with my hopefully amazing book.


  1. I love that quote! It's so true. I hope you're having a fantastic readathon!

  2. I love the idea of a music bath. That would definitely be refreshing mid-read-a-thon! Hope you've had a great day and have been having fun with all this. Happy read-a-thon-ing!

    Cheering for you from Team Trix