Saturday, April 26, 2014

Introducing A New Feature: Bookish Imaginings

 Happy Saturday! Today I am so excited to unveil a new feature on Life in the Pages called "Bookish Imaginings." One of my favorite parts of reading a really great book is watching the scenes play out in my mind like a movie. I love trying to visualize what the characters and settings would look like, and have gotten into the habit of creating Pinterest boards and playlists for my favorite books. Bookish Imaginings is an outlet for sharing my visions of books, and a chance for you to join in as well: At the end of each post, I'll have a link up for you to add your own Bookish Imaginings post.

So without further ado, let's kick off the first Bookish Imaginings with:

When I really love a book, one of my favorite things to do is to create my own soundtrack. It's so exciting to me when I find a song that perfectly fits the mood of the story or a particular scene. DoSaB is a gritty, dark fantastical story, so the music on my playlist is equally dark and strange.
But before we get to the playlist, I have to share a song with you guys. I'm calling it right now: this song has to be the trailer music for the DoSaB movie. It's so epic and it's got a sort of exotic vibe to it, which is perfect since so much of the book is set in Prague and Marrakesh!

Now, on to the playlist, which is a mix of vocal and instrumental tracks. I've tried ordering the instrumentals as chronologically as possible, and included quotes for which parts of the book each track fits in with! :)

1. "The Mortal Instruments - Opening" (Atli Örvarsson, City of Bones OST)
I love how magical and mysterious this track is. It really fits the mood of the beginning of the book.

2." Little Amy" (Murray Gold, Doctor Who Series 5 OST)
"She had been innocent once, a little girl playing with feathers on the floor of a devil's lair. She wasn't innocent now..."

3. "Reunion" (Yvonne S. Moriarty, Gladiator OST)
"There was a soft glow and a smell of scorching, and when he took away his hand its print was scored into the wood."

4. "The Emperor Is Dead" (Yvonne S. Moriarty, Gladiator OST)
Karou and Akiva in Marrakesh

4. "I Had To Do That" (James Newton Howard, Catching Fire OST)
"Metal doors melted, so hot was the fire, and witnesses who stared at the flames saw, in the nimbus of their dazzled retinas, the silhouettes of wings. Karou saw them and understood. The way to Elsewhere had been severed, and she was cast adrift."

5. "Sorrow" (Yvonne S. Moriarty, Gladiator OST)
For the chapter "Dream-Lost" (Madrigal and Akiva's first meeting)

6. "Jacob Sees Marlena" (James Newton Howard, Water for Elephants OST)
"Love is an element."

6. "This Isn't Right" (Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson, Winter's Tale OST)
Discovery and the burning of the temple

7. "The Killing of Dumbledore" (Nicholas Hooper, Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince OST)
Madrigal's execution

8. "Light as a Feather" (Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson, Winter's Tale OST)
Evanescence/Saving Akiva

9. "Eli and Oscar" (Johan Söderqvist, Let the Right One In OST)
"You escaped,' she said. 'You lived.'"

10. "Sacrifice" (Junkie XL, Divergent OST)
"What have you done?"

Last but not least, have a look around the DoSaB Pinterest board I made!

So, what do you guys think of Bookish Imaginings? Let me know in the comments and be sure to link up to participate!


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