Scarlet Playlist – Aug. 19, 2019

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Hey bookish humans!

Happy Monday! Let me help get your week off the ground with this reading playlist. Maybe you know a few of them. Maybe you’ll take a chance on a few you’ve never heard of before. In any case, this playlist is for you! Read to it, drive to work with it, fall asleep to it. Whatever you want.

 

Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf

Rain – Anjulie

Call Me – Shinedown

Sail – AWOLNATION

Save You – Simple Plan

Ode to My Family – The Cranberries

Take It On The Run – REO Speedwagon

U. R. A. Fever – The Kills

9 Crimes – Damien Rice

Don’t Fear the Reaper – Denmark + Winter

Never Close Our Eyes – Adam Lambert

Human – The Pretenders

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Scarlet Playlist – Aug. 12, 2019

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Hey there, bookworms!

Happy Monday! Here is the playlist of the week. Sing to it. Jig to it. Whatever you’d like. Maybe you know the songs and they make you nostalgic. Maybe you’ve not heard of a couple and found a new song to put on repeat.

 

Bezerk – Eminem

Aftertaste – Shawn Mendez

Eastside – Benny Blanco, Halsey, and Khalid

Raise the Dead – Raign

C’mon Let Me Ride – Skylar Grey ft. Eminem

Save My Soul – Fefe Dobson

Broken Bones – Kaleo

Don’t Cry Out – Shiny Toys Guns

Next to Me – Civil Twilight

Pulse – Skylar Grey

Honest – Shawn Mendes

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Dream Wasteland (Dreamfall – A Book Review)

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1)
Author: Amy Plum
Published: 2017

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My Rating: Full boltFull boltFull boltFull bolt

Rated S for seven teenagers that sought out help but were absolutely screwed instead.

 

They wanted dreams.

What they got were nightmares.

Taking part in an experimental procedure, seven kids hope to get past their sleeping disorders. Instead, they get stuck in their worst nightmares after an earthquake shakes the institution while in the midst of it. Now, they must work together if they hope to wake up. But, there is deceit among them, and monsters lurk in the dark. Can they make it out of Dreamfall or will they be stuck in their nightmares forever?

 

Cata, Fergus, and Jaime come in from different angle of this experiment gone wrong and it is a true nightmare. Usually sleep is supposed to be this place where you can rest and get some inner stuff worked out, but in this case not so much. That made this story pretty unique. Three different characters with three different positions. It brought so much more to the story. And the twists were compelling. Everybody has secrets, some worse than others.

However, I didn’t feel very attached to the characters. I don’t know why. Just didn’t happen. That was about the only downside for me.

This was a fascinating read! While I didn’t get any heebie-jeebies, I was really enthralled with what made up these nightmares for the subjects. The disorders they had and their backstories made this a compelling read. So, while I wasn’t on the entertained side of the spectrum with this book, I was definitely on the intrigued side and that is just as good for me. Plus, you always think your safe in your dream. HA!

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Giphy

The entire dreamscape was an ever-shifting enigma. I can’t imagine what it was like writing it. I mystified and blown away a good bit. She captured these minds in such a crazy way.

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Oh wait! There was a part that horrified me! The fecking clowns!!! Why are there always clowns! *shudder*

 

Overall

So, a good read, but not a favorite. I enjoyed it enough that I look forward to the next book. The unexpected twists have me yearning to see what comes next. I’m sure it’s even wilder and more unexpected. I hope so.

 

Quotables:

“Whether this right now is a dream or not, it doesn’t matter. We’re no longer in the ‘outside world’. We’re somewhere else.” (George, p. 67)

 

More to come soon…                                                                                                

  -K.

 

P.S. Song today? Tainted Love by Marilyn Manson.

 

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Scarlet Playlist – Aug. 5, 2019

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Hey there, book lovers!

Happy Monday! And if it’s not a happy one then I hope this cheers you up. This is the Scarlet Playlist. I came up with it because I enjoy listening to music while I read. It intensifies the story!

However, you may use this for whatever you like. Put it to a workout or cooking or daydreaming. Whatever fits your fancy. I made this for you!

Cry – Mandy Moore

Bright – Echosmith

What Ifs – Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina

Bubbly – Colbie Caillat

Imagination – The Cranberries

Be Still – Kelly Clarkson

Beside You – Mariana’s Trench

Wait For Me – Theory of a Dead Man

Gold – Brit Nicole

Raging Fire – Phillip Phillips

Same Mistake – James Blunt

Dizzy – The Goo Goo Dolls

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Scarlet Playlist – July 8, 2019

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How’s it hanging, my little book nuggets?!

Hope you’re having a good Monday. Mine is going alright. Music always cheers it up. Currently, I’ve got my summer playlist going. Here’s the one I put together for you! Listen to it, read to it, daydream to it. Whatever you want.

Here’s the playlist! Have a great week!

I Like Me Better – Lauv

Just Like a Pill  – P!NK

Want You Bad – The Offspring

You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

Why Can’t I? – Liz Phair

Somebody’s Miracles- Liz Phair

How You Get the Girl – Taylor Swift

These Days – Rudimental ft. Jess Glynn, Macklemore, and Dan Caplen

Heroes – Alessia Cara

Unpretty – TLC

Break My Heart – Hey Violet

I’ll Melt With You – Bowling For Soup

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Scarlet Playlist – July 1, 2019

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Hey, bookworms!

Hope you’re having a happy Monday. If not, then I hope this cheers you up! This is the Scarlet Playlist and if you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s a playlist I put together for your listening pleasure every week. You can read to it, which is what I do and it’s what inspired me to do this, or you can dance to it, work out to it. Do whatever. Put it on repeat, maybe discover a new song to fall in love with.

So here’s the playlist of the week!

 

You’re Gonna Go Far Kid – The Offspring

If I Were A Boy – Beyonce

Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato

Five Minutes to Midnight – Boys Like Girls

Diary of Jane – Breaking Benjamin

Your Guardian Angel – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Broken – Lifehouse

Ziplock- The Offspring

All the Small Things – Blink 182

Ocean Avenue – Yellowcard

Only One – Lifehouse

Perfect – Mariana’s Trench

 

Might’ve gotten a little punk and emo with this one.

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Scarlet Playlist – June 24, 2019

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Book lovers of the world, how art thou!?

Happy Monday, loves! Or if it isn’t, then curse you, Monday! Here’s the playlist of the week. I love making these because I get to share my tastes with you as well as share the fact that I LOVE listening to music while reading. (I’m pretty sure some of you are sick and tired of hearing me say that LOL.)

You don’t have to just read to this playlist though. I put it together just for you so you may listen to it however you want. Sing it out. Headbang to it. Daydream to it or even let that that writing bug take over and be inspired.

Ride – Lana Del Rey

Gypsy – Fleetwood Mac

Can’t Stop – OneRepublic

Shallow – Lady Gaga feat. Bradley Cooper

Pompeii – Bastille

Miss Atomic Bomb – The Killers

Incomplete – The Backstreet Boys

It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

Weight of Living – Bastille

Strawberry Wine – Deana Carter

Last Time – Taylor Swift feat. Gary Lightbody

Be Still – The Fray

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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