The Piano Playlist Tag

I was tagged by Jenny at JenJenReviews back in May but wasn’t able to do this until recently. Thanks for tagging me! This tag was originally created by Moi at Bookish Blunders!

Rules:

  • Post the rules in your post.
  • Answer all the questions and if you’ve never heard any of the songs, listen to them before you answer the questions.
  • Link the creator and the person who nominated you (Moi @Bookish Blunders).
  • Nominate 8 people. Only 8. (Why? There’s no Symphony no. 9, so)
  • Use the featured image I’ve posted on this tag. (It’s drawn by Moi, and she’d like some recognition)
Piano Playlist

**I created a playlist in case you would like to listen to the songs.**

Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata: A book you read that had an unexpected plot twist near the end

Revolutionary is the final book in the Clandestine Magic Trilogy. There are multiple unexpected things throughout the trilogy but this one had particularly good ones. The trilogy is a must read for fans of alternative histories, historical romance, and fantasy.

Lizst – La Campanella: A book that you couldn’t even finish

One day I will finally finish Melissa Foster’s She Loves Me (Harmony Point #3) but that one day looks pretty far away. It started off good but then I couldn’t go a few pages without having to stop to take a break. I decided I needed a break from it.

Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee: A book that was crazy and chaotic that you couldn’t even figure out what was happening

I liked The Mask of Mirrors but it was a bit difficult for me to follow at times. It was slow at the beginning. I couldn’t understand some parts of the magic system and there were so many people I couldn’t remember them all. I didn’t bookmark the glossary or realize there was one until close to the end.

Mozart – Rondo Alla Turca: A book that is so over-recommended that everyone and their grandma has read it (it’s still good, though)

We Hunt the Flame is one that is on the list of a lot of people I follow on Twitter as well as blogs I follow. I had my doubts when I first started the book, but it proved to be exactly what everyone said it was. We Hunt the Flame is a wonderfully written book. I loved it.

Beethoven – Für Elise: A book that has been one of your favourites for ages

One day I will finally write a review for it but until then Kristen Britain’s Greenrider will continue popping up when this question is asked. The world building is exquisite. It’s a prime example of medieval fantasy at its best. The Karigan of the first three books is one of my favorite protagonists of all time.

Chopin – Fantaisie-Impromptu: A book that is high up on your to be read list

There are so many books I want to read! Fonda Lee’s Jade City currently sits high on the list but being a mood reader has kept me away from it. I’ve heard so many great things about it. One of my goals for this quarter is to start and finish reading it.

Beethoven – Sonata No. 17 “Tempest” 3rd Movement: A book that you love but isn’t that well-known

Colleen Cowley’s Clandestine Magic trilogy is superb. I couldn’t stop reading it once I got my hands on it. The first book in the trilogy is Subversive and is my favorite of the three, although the other two are great as well. I think more people should read it.

Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: A book that is extremely long, but you still like it

I was recently approved for Winterlight, the upcoming 7th book in the Green Rider series. I’ve been following the series for what seems like forever. I was so excited and scared to read it. It’s over 800 pages and I recently finished it, but hadn’t expected to do it so soon. Now I’m waiting for the next book and it might be a few more years until then.

Debussy – Clair De Lune: A book that was wonderful from start to finish

Mark of the Wicked set me off on a paranormal binge. I found a few books to read but Air was by far the best of them. I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was. The writing is consistent and the plot kept me turning the pages. This is my first book by L.B. Gilbert and will certainly not be the last.

**Claire De Lune is one of my favorite pieces**

I TAG:

I’m tagging a few folks, but please don’t feel pressured to have to do it.

Me (Moth) (2021)

by Amber McBride
ASIN/ISBN: 9781250780362
Publication: August 17, 2021

After losing her family in an accident, Moth switches schools to live with her Aunt Jack. It isn’t until she meets Sani that she finally feels seen and heard because he’s going through similar issues of his own, feeling alone and as though no one understands him. They decide to go on a road trip to better understand their heritage.

Written in verse, I was wrapped in the emotions and the images the book evoked. Not a single word is wasted or used to merely fill empty space. It forced me to feel every word. The words reached out and calmed my restlessness but also wound themselves deeper into the crevices of my thoughts as they pushed me to examine my present by embracing my own ancestral heritage alongside Moth and Sani.

My heart hurt. It hurt for Moth, for her survivor’s guilt, for believing her will to live was so great and she was too greedy to leave enough for the rest of her family to also survive. It hurt for Sani, for all he endured and was still currently enduring, for feeling like it was his fault, as though he was able to control the actions of those around him.

Me (Moth) is about self-acceptance, learning from the past and where we come from to understand who we are today. It’s about trying to find where home is and learning what it means to live again when it feels like those we love are all gone. But, even in death, those who love us never truly abandon us. As ancestors, they continue to guide us.

Me (Moth) is so many things, including one of my best reads this year.