Music Monday 1.17: Red leaves on…

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song you really like and share it on, you guessed it, Monday.

So…I have a tendency to listen to things on repeat until I get it out of my system. There’s a vulnerability here to Lee Brice’s “Memory I Don’t Mess With” that I love, which is why this is my most recent song on repeat. And, yeah, I have memories of my own that I also don’t like to mess with. (Hahaha…)

It’s good running into you like this / But, girl, I’m close as I can get /
To a memory I don’t mess with / The girl I was the best with

Yours to Keep (2020) was the book I immediately thought of. This was one of my first books by Layne, and I completely adored it because I liked Olive Dunn and her down-to-earth character. Pro baseball player Carter Ramsey returns to his hometown to recover from an injury, lured to return because of a pact made long ago to his high school sweetheart. What he doesn’t foresee is a different high school classmate, his former science partner Olive, putting a dent in his plans. The more time he and Olive spend together, the more he begins forget the reasons he is home in the first place. I loved Olive because of her confidence in herself. She makes no apologies for who she is, even if other people (used to) think she was a bit peculiar.

Music Monday 1.16: You and me…

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song you really like and share it on, you guessed it, Monday.

Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) was founded in 2011 by Scott Bradlee. PMJ reworks modern music into vintage style covers. I was first introduced to PMJ through their rearrangements of covers that feature Kenton Chen. This is one of their most recent, and I thought the arrangement was brilliant!

A retelling I loved of a book I also loved
I love the original from No Doubt and also adore this cover.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion is a classic that I’ve read multiple times, and Staci Hart does a wonderful job of retelling it in A Thousand Letters. I much prefer Captain Wentworth from Persuasion whereas his counterpart in A Thousand Letters was more of an ass. Where the romance and regret is the highlight in Persuasion, the retelling captures the anguish of losing a loved–I cried buckets.