Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anybody can play along! Here's how:
- Grab what you are reading...
- Open to a random page.
- Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
- Share the title of the book and the author so other readers can add the book to their TBR pile if they like your teasers.
This Week's Teasers:
"I edge closer and now I know that it's not Teddy lying there. It's me."
~ page 17, If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Tune In Tuesday
Tune In Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads! I love music as much as I love reading and sometimes the two can go together. Sometimes when I read a book, a certain song pops into my mind. This is one of those times.
This week (my FIRST official Tune In Tuesday!) the song that sticks out to me is Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here". Okay, okay, I realize I didn't put Pink Floyd's version of the song up here for you to enjoy...but I figure that unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard it. I did, however, decide to post my favorite cover of "Wish You Were Here" by a band called Circa Survive. You may know it or maybe not...either way, I think it ties in perfectly with If I Stay by Gayle Forman.
If I Stay is the story of Mia and her thoughts and feelings immediately after an awful car accident in which she has lost several people that she loves. In the hours following the accident, she is literally looking at herself and the people she loves from another body and another set of eyes. When the song speaks about "...lost souls swimming in a fish bowl..." it reminds me of poor Mia and how hopeless and lost she must be feeling. I have not finished the book yet and have no idea if there is resolution at the end, but I cannot wait to find out. (I can't seem to put it down, so I'm sure I will find out soon!)
If you've read this book, I wonder if this song strikes a similar chord with you and makes you think of Mia? If you have not read this book yet, you should at some point. It is quite good. If you're not interested in the book, just listen to the song. Pink Floyd is wonderful on their own, but when Anthony Green sings this song the sun shines brighter and birds sing beautifully along with him for about four minutes.