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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CONTEST! Win Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready & Mumford & Sons CD!

Contest time again!!


This week I'm giving away a book and music!

Why? You may ask....

Because the book is Shade by Jeri Smith-ready, (my favorite author) and if you know anything about Jeri - books and music go hand in hand. Read Jeri's awesome guest post at The Book Smugglers to see what I mean.

Sigh No More

A band I discovered this year is Mumford & Sons. If you haven't heard them yet please go listen to them!!
I wrote a post about them back in June (you can read it HERE) and my love for them has only grown.
Their debut CD Sigh No More reminds me so much of Logan from Jeri's Shade series that I often find myself in tears when I'm listening to it on my walks. (I wear big sunglasses to avoid embarrassment). It's an album of love, loss, and redemption....just gorgeous.
Jeri has been listening to Sigh no More to help her write Logan's story for an upcoming anthology.
I get to see them in concert this week - which leads me in a round about way to the contest. I want to share the love for two of my favorite things!

Here's the video for Mumford & Sons new release The Cave

*admittedly, not my favorite video but beautiful song*

Leave a comment to enter. Do you have any music that really takes you back to a book or series that you've read?

•You must be 16 years or older to enter. International entries OK
•All entries must be received by Sunday 11/14//2010 11:59 pm EST
•Leave a comment - Do you have any music that really takes you back to a book or series that you've read?
•Winner will be posted on this blog Monday 11/15/2010 - it is your responsibility to check back to see if you won.
•The winner has 7 days to email me with their address or I will pick another winner.

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Good Luck!


  1. I've wanted to read Shade for a while and I absolutely LOVE Mumford & Sons! Little Lion Man is one of the best songs! Whenever I read any Ellen Hopkins books I think of The Killers, esp. their song Shadowplay. And Taking Back Sunday and There's Us by Alexz Johnson are perfect songs for the Twilight Series.

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  2. Wow, I LOVE Mumford & Sons and have heard only brilliant reviews about Shade.

    As to your question, this may be lame but, whenever i hear Queen's - Who wants to live forever it always reminds me of Stephanie Meyer's Breaking Dawn. :)

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  3. This is such an awesome contest! Thank you!
    Whenever I listen to the song Afterglow , for some reason it reminds me a lot of The Constant Gardner by John Le Carre.
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  4. Woohoo! Thanks for the contest, Karen! I hadn't heard of the band but i remember your awesome review of shade!! Thanks!!

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  5. First, I love Mumford & Sons :D I found them through fan made playlists for the Mortal Instruments I think. :)
    The band Red always reminds of The Mortal Instruments, most of their songs anyways, especially Never Be the Same :D

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    Thanks for the chance to win Shade, and a Mumford and Sons CD! I've been wanting to read Shade, and I would love that CD :)

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  6. Hmm... I don't really associate any songs with books I've read...mainly because I can't concentrate on both at one...for me, reading time is chill time, so no music playing.
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  7. Not really...I just read them for what they are. :/ Music and books don't go together too well for me.

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    I don't really have any book/music tie up except for 2001 - A space Oddyssey. I always remember the theme tune of Thus Spake Zarathustra.

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  9. Love the song! It's good! I don't really listen to much music, other then what I listen to that's on the radio. So when I read books, songs really don't come to mind. I think I'm in the minority with that, lol. It seems every blog or something they always talk about books and music together, they're seperate things to me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Books and music just do not connect in my mind as they are so totally different BUT I always get all nostalgic about the Rocky Horror Picture Show's Time Warp - I can never persuade Husband dearest to dance and yet he will always 'dance' to this if our niece happens to be there when it is played so I'm always reminded of them both whenever I hear it.

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  11. Sorry, but I don't listen to much music. I prefer reading quietly and get absorbed in the fantastical world of words.

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  12. No, not really I guess. I kind of uhm put them seperately, and I don't listen to anything when I read. Unless you count this time when I was reading a scary book and I was putting Katy Perry's Teenage Dream to reduce the scariness LOL, but when I listen to the song I don't really think of the book.
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  13. Absolution by Muse reminds me of The Host, especially the song Falling Away with You. I was constantly playing it at the time I was reading the book that's why it stuck in my head. I don't think it has any reference to the storyline though. :-)

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  14. I'm not that much into music, so I don't really ever think of songs or bands when I'm reading. I also don't like to listen to music when I'm reading - it's too much of a distraction that takes me away from the words. Does that make me one dimensional?

    Amazingly enough, though, I have heard Mumford and Sons and liked them enough to actually make an effort to remember who they were (most bands don't make that much of an impression on me LOL). Would love to win a copy of Shade.

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    I listen to Tool when I read the Dresden Files books so every time I hear it I think of bad ass wizards :-)

  16. Ok, my answer will be very silly but it's true, it happens that My Stupid Mouth by John Mayer always reminds me of Pride and Prejudice! ahahah I think it's obvious why! xD

    My stupid mouth
    Has got me in trouble
    I said too much again
    To a girl at the assembly yesterday
    And I could see
    She was offended
    She said "Well, anyway, I wouldn't dance with him for all of Derbyshire."

    (Yes I changed the lyric a bit, this is how I sing-a-long xD)

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  17. I love reading books and listening to music but not at the same time, this is probably why I don't have songs that I associate with books. Count me in anyway please? Thanks for making this international.


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  18. Great contest! Everytime I listen to "Fields of gold" by Eva Cassidy I think of Missing you, the last book in the 1-800-where-r-u? series by Meg Cabot!

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  19. Great giveaway!
    I listen to either fan-made or author-made playlists for my favorite books. I especially love Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver and Linger theme songs. They're so beautiful.

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  20. I don't listen to music while I read (too distracting), but certain songs do sometimes remind me of specific books or fictional characters.
    For some odd reason, anytime I hear Beyonce's Halo it makes me think of the Twilight Saga.

  21. I love wakey!wakey!.I listened to their music while reading Mortal Instruments and it kind of stuck with it. Now everytime I hear one of their songs I immediately imagine Jace :D

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  22. I've always wanted to read this book!

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  23. I'm sooo want to read this book !! Jeri is one of my favorite authors !

    too bad that i don't have any music that i can relate to any books that i read. coz, i need some silent when i read a book :)

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  24. Thank you for the giveaway! The book/song connection I have is listening to Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit while I read Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane. The title does come from the lyrics and there are mentions of the band and Kurt in the book.

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  25. I have a hard time listening to music and reading. Although when I listen to classic music I can picture scenes from books. The books I catch myself picturing scenes from more frequently are His Dark Materials trilogy. Something about the relationship between Lyra and Will is so innocent and unknowing that I picture classical music carrying them along their journey. I love finding new music, can't wait to check out the band you suggested and I loved Shade, read it in one sitting. Can't wait for Shift!!!

  26. there's a lot of commonalities between songs and books, not just any one in particular
    for example, ones about love can be linked to particular relationships in different novels
    i usually like to keep my music and novels different though, i consider music a short narrative on its own, so comparing the two is like comparing novels for me XD;

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  27. I love Mumford & Sons! I love every song of theirs! The Cave is probably one of my favourites.

    I never really think of any music when I'm reading probably because when I am reading I have my iPod on shuffle so I get a mix of everything when I'm reading.

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  28. Love the song - I am going to try to find more snippets. :)

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  29. I know Nine Inch Nails (Pretty Hate Machine) had a big influence on my historical fiction series.
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  30. Great giveaway, Mumford & Sons are awesome!
    When I listen to Josh Groban I think of a lot of romance books I've read *sigh* what a beautiful voice :)
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  31. Hi Karen,
    thank you for having this contest! Love The WVMP Radio series and also thanks to you The Mumfords!
    What song reminds me of what book? Good one, do you lie awake at night thinking these up? Cruel woman!!!
    OK, I'd have to say 'Children of the Sun' by Billy Thorpe reminds me of 'Ingrathering' by Zenna Henderson.
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  32. I never really have these moments when music reminds me of a book, lol I know, lame answer.

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  33. I can't ever listen to music while I'm reading but Sometimes Wanna Die by JoyDrop always reminds me of Michelle Rowen's Bitten and Smitten. (Great song and even better book!)

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  34. I love to listen to Baroque music while reading Pride and Prejuice! Ahh heaven it just seems to fit!
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  35. I don't listen to music when I read. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

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