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Three-Day Lyrical Challenge Tag| Day 3

So, I’ve seen this around and have been hoping to be tagged (no shame!), so I was very excited when Sara tagged me to do it! WARNING: My favorite type of music most of you will not like, but give it a try!


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

I went a different route on this one. Not every song has lyrics and may still be amazing. What better song to choose for my last one than possibly one of my favorite songs from a soundtrack of one of my favorite series? The Battle from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This song is also my favorite scene in the entire movie.

The story is heroic, adventurous, and entertaining. I wish they would complete the series and create movies of the other novels!


Tag! You’re it!: Mischenko  Jo  Saman

No pressure if you don’t want to participate! If you want to be included in any of my future tags, let me know! If you want to be removed from any future tags, also let me know. If you want to do this and weren’t tagged, please do. Also, tag me back so I can see your answers!

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Three-Day Lyrical Challenge Tag| Day 2

So, I’ve seen this around and have been hoping to be tagged (no shame!), so I was very excited when Sara tagged me to do it! WARNING: My favorite type of music most of you will not like, but give it a try!


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

This was the first song that our beloved Avril Lavigne (for those of you 90’s babies) released in five years. No longer a Sk8er Boy punk rocker, Avril has converted to the Christian genre. Being one of very few female vocalists that I enjoy, of course, I loved this one, as well! Actually, probably more so than her more recent albums.

What I really enjoyed about this song was that it isn’t the typical Christian song. It talks about the struggles that us humans have, but that just like everyone else, we, too, need help sometimes. It talks about having the strength to get through hard times with the help of God.

I’ve gotta keep the calm before the storm
I don’t want less, I don’t want more
Must bar the windows and the doors
To keep me safe, to keep me warm
Yeah, my life is what I’m fighting for
Can’t part the sea, can’t reach the shore
And my voice becomes the driving force
I won’t let this pull me overboard
God, keep my head above water
Don’t let me drown, it gets harder
I’ll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees
Don’t let me drown, drown, drown
Don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me drown
So pull me up from down below
‘Cause I’m underneath the undertow
Come dry me off and hold me close
I need you now, I need you most
God, keep my head above water
Don’t let me drown, it gets harder
I’ll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees
Don’t let me drown, drown, drown
Don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me drown
Don’t let me drown, drown, drown
Keep my head above water, above water
And I can’t see in the stormy weather
I can’t seem to keep it all together
And I, I can’t swim the ocean like this forever
And I can’t breathe
God, keep my head above water
I lose my breath at the bottom
Come rescue me, I’ll be waiting
I’m too young to fall asleep
God, keep my head above water
Don’t let me drown, it gets harder
I’ll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees
Don’t let me drown
Don’t let me drown (don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me drown)
Don’t let me drown (don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me drown)
Keep my head above water, above water

Tag! You’re it!: Nicole  Shealea  Saman

No pressure if you don’t want to participate! If you want to be included in any of my future tags, let me know! If you want to be removed from any future tags, also let me know. If you want to do this and weren’t tagged, please do. Also, tag me back so I can see your answers!

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Three-Day Lyrical Challenge Tag| Day 1

So, I’ve seen this around and have been hoping to be tagged (no shame!), so I was very excited when Sara tagged me to do it! WARNING: My favorite type of music most of you will not like, but give it a try!


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

So, for those of you who somewhat know me, you know that I love rock music, and no, I don’t mean alternative. Especially after growing up on AC/DC, Metallica, and Iron Maiden, how could I not? Eventually learning guitar didn’t help, either. Most people like or relate to a song based on the lyrics. Me, being the weirdo that I am, actually prefer a great guitar, and usually pay absolutely no attention to lyrics whatsoever (which has led to confusion when a guy sends me a cute lyric song) haha.

Those of you who also know me, know that I am also super supportive of the military. Don’t bash them in front of me or you will regret it! haha What I really like about the lyrics of the song (yes, I do sometimes listen) is that it alludes to war and those serving. Never giving up and fighting for what you believe in.

We’ll wear out scars like medals of hope

With that said, I feel like it applies directly to each and every one of us. We all have “scars” that have affected us, and probably, in most cases, have made us better people because of them. We wouldn’t be who we are today without them. But, like with wearing our “scars” like “medals of hope”, we can use these bad things to help make us better people. Which is also why I have the above quote tattooed on my ribs. 🙂

Speaking of tattoos, Alex Varkatzas, lead singer of Atreyu, actually is a tattoo artist! So, one of my life goals is to get a tattoo by him and FINALLY go to one of their concerts.

Resolute a stance of defiance
Always teetering on the bring
Nothing can hold you back when
When you’re not holding back a thing
Open arms (we) embrace tomorrow
Closed fists, tarnishing today
We’re not afraid to open our mouths and scream
We believe in what we say
Like a whisper to the dusk
An oath against the shadows
Denying the dark
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT ’til the break of dawn
Like a prayer unto the dawn
In arms against the shadows
Destroying the dark
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT ’till the break of dawn
Covered in sweat and blood
Yet still out heads held high
Actions have consequences
When you life for foolish pride
Been careful not to lose ourselves
Stand together one passion one hate
We believe in a better tomorrow
We believe in what we say
Like a whisper to the dusk
An oath against the shadows
Denying the dark
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT ’til the break of dawn
Like a prayer unto the dawn
In arms against the shadows
Destroying the dark
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT ’till the break of dawn
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT ’till the break of dawn
We’ll fight out battles we’ll wage our wars
Settle the scores with honor and blood
We’ll wear out scars like medals of hope
Like medals of hope
Like medals of hope
We’ll fight out battles we’ll wage our wars
Settle the scores with honor and blood
We’ll wear out scars like medals of hope
Like medals of hope
Like medals of hope
Like a whisper to the dusk
An oath against the shadows
Denying the dark
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT ’til the break of dawn
Like a prayer unto the dawn
In arms against the shadows
Destroying the dark (whisper to the dusk)
In arms against the shadows
Destroying the dark (whisper to the dusk)
In arms against the shadows
Destroying the dark (whisper to the dusk )
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT ’till the break of dawn
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT ’till the break of dawn
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT ’till the break of dawn
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT ’till the break of dawn

Tag! You’re it!: Bre  Brittany  Saman

No pressure if you don’t want to participate! If you want to be included in any of my future tags, let me know! If you want to be removed from any future tags, also let me know. If you want to do this and weren’t tagged, please do. Also, tag me back so I can see your answers!

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90’s Movie Tag

A special thanks to Jess & Teagan @ Fiction No Chaser who tagged me! 🙂 Being a 90’s baby, I am biased, but I think it is THE BEST decade ever!


The Tag

She’s All That

Name a book that is an odd pairing but they still fit perfectly

The Raging Ones
Franny and Court. I think I may be just as confused as they are about everything. 

10 Things I Hate About You

A book/series that you have a love/hate relationship with

GoT

Considering my favorite character (Khal Drogo) has been dead since the first book/season, you can understand how I feel. Make me fall in love with someone and then abandon me to my sorrows, George! Not just once, but pretty much every time.

Clueless

A character that is totally clueless but you love them anyway

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Harley Quinn for sure. Smart in one instance, but she always has those one-liners or is in her own little world. Regardless, she makes me laugh!

Titanic

Name a book that made you cry

Me Before You

Both the book and the movie had me sobbing!

American Pie

A book that makes you laugh

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Caroline is my favorite nosy, gossipy sister that is spot on with her assumptions, but her means of showing it were hilarious.

Can’t Hardly Wait

A book with a crazy party

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby– You all know what I’m talking about from high school.

Cruel Intentions

Name a character that you can never fully trust

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So, Jess & Teagan wrote down this answer and I can’t help but agree. Amy would be the friend you’d always on your side, but could flip the switch at any second.

Drive Me Crazy

Name your favorite “boy next door” or “girl next door”  couple

The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Augustus are so cute!

Scream

A book with a memorable villain

Lone Survivor

Sorry to be realistic for a moment, but the shepherds in this true story I will always remember. I think they were deceitful and were spared, but are so hateful towards Americans that they can’t see any of us as good. They played a part in killing people who did nothing to hurt them personally. Don’t even get me started.

The Craft

Name a book with witches

Harry Potter

Obvi.


I Tag


What do you think of our choices? Would any of these make your 90’s Movie list? 

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The Book Blogger Confession Tag

I saw this on someone’s blog (I don’t remember who) and had to do it!

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1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish? Unfortunately (maybe fortunately), I can’t bring myself to DNF. Sorry I’m not sorry. It’s the Type A in me.

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2. Which book is your guilty pleasure? The Selection by Kiera Cass. It’s the literary version of the Bachelor (which I secretly can’t help but watch).

 

 

 

EleanorandPark

 

3. Which book do you love to hate? Eleanor & Park. I felt like a pedophile the whole time I read it and I just didn’t see the point. *Avoids tomatoes being thrown at her*

 

 

 

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4. Which book would you throw into the sea? Life of Pi. I didn’t enjoy reading this in school. It was weird.

 

 

 

 

Pride and Prejudice

 

5. Which book have you read the most? Pride & Prejudice is such a light, easy read. I could read it every day for the rest of my life. And one of the few novels where I prefer the female protagonist over anyone else in the entire novel.

 

 

 

 

 

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6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present? A self-help book.

 

 

The Hobbit

 

7. Which book could you not live without? Initially, I was thinking Harry Potter, but I don’t really care for the last 3 books of the series. And I’ve read The Hobbit more times.

 

 

 

 

My Sister's Keeper

 

8. Which book made you the angriest? My Sister’s Keeper. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the movie ending better. This just made me mad!

 

 

 

Me Before You

 

9. Which book made you cry the most? There are times where you feel like your love is not enough for someone and it is a terrible feeling, no matter if you make them the happiest person alive. The feelings I felt were real in this novel and it takes me a lot to cry!

 

 

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

 

10. Which book cover do you hate the most? Hands down…this book. No questions asked.

 

 

 

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Song Book Tag

I saw this on RiverMoose-Reads and thought it would be a fun one!


MY JAM:

A SONG YOU MUST LISTEN TO EVERY TIME IT COMES ON, NO MATTER HOW OLD OR HOW MANY TIMES YOU’VE LISTENED TO IT

Honor by Atreyu – This is my favorite song of all time. For those of you who don’t know, I am a big rocker. I actually have a tattoo of some lyrics from this song on my ribs:

We’ll wear our scars
Like Medals of hope

A BOOK YOU’LL NEVER GET SICK OF

Pride and Prejudice


THROWBACK:

A SONG THAT REMINDS YOU OF THE CRINGIEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen – This reminds me of college. Used this as a pickup line on a dare to someone who happened to be a Green Bay Packers player. Also, there was a charity event going on and they played this literally a whole weekend, so I will always hate this song.

 A BOOK THAT ALSO REMINDS YOU OF THIS TIME (OR JUST SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T LIKE AS MUCH IF YOU PICKED IT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME NOW)

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Middle school…


REPLAY:

A RECENT SONG YOU HAVE ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW

The Void by Parkway Drive

A RECENT FAVORITE BOOK

Onyx and Ivory


GETS ME:

THIS SONG IS ME

The Fighter by Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder

THIS BOOK IS ME IN BOOK FORM

Victoria Vanishes This was a Mystery Book Discussion topic at my local library last month. And one thing that kept on being mentioned was that, at times, this novel was difficult to tell what was happening to who because the author made it scatter-brained and all over the place. I thought it was easy to understand! ha! But for those of you who know me, that is exactly how my brain works…a bunch of random thoughts not in any order 🙂

 

 


WUT:

WEIRD BUT I LIKE IT?

RX (Medicate) by Theory of a Deadman – I am not into drugs nor have never done them, and this is not my usual tune, but for whatever reason, I find it super catchy.

 A UNIQUE BOOK THAT STUCK OUT TO YOU FOR WHATEVER REASON

Our House


LET’S GO:

BEST PUMP UP SONG (FOR WORKOUTS OR JUST LIFE) –

Notorious by Adelitas Way – So I met the lead singer way back in the day before they were popular and appeared on the Bachelor.

A BOOK THAT INSPIRED YOU

La La Lovely


CHILL:

FAVORITE CHILL, RELAXING SONG

Good Times by All Time Low – So I NEVER liked this band growing up, but I really enjoy this song. It makes me happy.

A BOOK YOU’D CURL UP WITH AND READ ON A RAINY DAY

Harry Potter


ADDICTING:

GUILTY PLEASURE SONG – ONE THAT’S CATCHY AND ADDICTING BUT NOT A WHOLE LOT OF SUBSTANCE

Live for the Drop by Capital Kings – Another…not my typical genre, but it makes me want to dance.

GUILTY PLEASURE READ

The Selection


 

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Mid Year Freak Out Tag

I saw this on Kay Wisteria’s Hammock of Books blog. I can’t believe this year is already halfway over!


1. Best Book You’ve Read This Year?

War of the Staffs

War of the Staffs

 

2. Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2018?

King’s Blood

King's Blood

 

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To?

Onyx & Ivory – I’ll be reading this next 🙂

Onyx and Ivory

 

4. Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year?

Dance of Thieves – I received the ARC of this and am so exicted to read it! Plus, the cover is beautiful!

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5. Biggest Disappointment?

The Beloveds – There was so much potential for this and it just completely fell flat.

The Beloveds

 

6. Biggest Surprise?

Wintersong series – I was expecting to like Wintersong and Shadowsong so much more than I did, but I found it disappointing. The protagonist had no respect for herself.

Shadowsong

 

7. Favorite New To You Or Debut Author?

Holly Black! – I loved The Cruel Prince and I can’t wait for The Wicked King!

The Cruel Prince

 

8. Newest Fictional Crush?

William Lytton from The Mayflower Bride – Talk about effort and chivalry.

The Mayflower Bride

 

9. Newest Favorite Character?

Joker from Dark Nights event – How could I not? Always has been and always will be my favorite villain.

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10. Book That Made You Cry?

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher  How about a book that made me cry because it was so horrible?

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

 

11. Book That Made You Happy?

Okayest Mom – This was a fun, easy, and happy read.

Okayest Mom

 

12. Favorite Book-To-Film Adaptation?

The Darkest Minds – I haven’t read this yet, but just bought it and look forward to reading it before the movie comes out in theaters!

Darkest Minds

 

13. Favorite Post You Have Done This Year?

I would have to say A Letter To My Ex. It is probably the most deep I will get on here and it felt so good after I wrote it down!

 

14. Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year?

Not That I Could Tell – This just looks like the perfect summer night!

Not That I Could Tell

 

15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of the Year?

Here are a few:


I can’t believe already half of 2018 is gone! So many books, so little time! I’m tagging anyone interested in posting this 🙂