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Hey everyone. 🙂 Saturday I did the first challenge (late) for the Rosie Reads Weekly Challenge for May, which was a life playlist. This week the challenge is to make a poem using the spines of books! I started a bookspine poem back in…March, I believe when Paula Stokes was doing a Liars Inc Twitter party and a challenge was to make a bookspine poem. I never (really) ended up finishing that one…until now! I think. 🙂 You can decide.To be exact, the challenge is…
Welcome to your second challenge! How does this work? Well, this week you have until Friday at 11:59 PM EST to make a poem out of the spines of your collection of books (see example below). Make sure you have at least FIVE book spines in your poem, and show me a picture!
— Rosie @ Rosie Reads
I was gathering together all my books for the poem when I realized….I couldn’t find a few of them! D: And I KNOW they’re around here somewhere, but, well, you know how book hoarders are! They’re EVERYWHERE. So…my picture will be missing a few books, but I’ll list the poem in full below.
Also, it’s a bit long, hence the two stacks of books. 🙂 Hopefully all the books are in the right order, haha.
The poem, which I’ve titled:
Memoirs of A Teenage Amnesiac (also a book I have but didn’t throw it in)
This song will save your life,
tonight the streets are ours
Even in Paradise, We were liars INot pictured)
The kiss of deception lying out loud,
Love letters to the dead
“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” (Not pictured)
Crazy, beautiful, clean
Lovely, dark, and deep
Rebels by accident falling into place (Not pictured)
Cinder, catching fire, ruin and rising
The sky is everywhere, the wrath and the dawn,
let’s get lost.
Sorry it’s hard to see on the picture. 😦 I had to use my laptop to take it. Have you ever done bookspine poetry? If you have, I want to see! If not, you definitely should! It’s fun. 🙂
Okay, if you read my blog Sunday, you saw I linked to Rosie’s blog because she is hosting weekly challenges! You can read more about that here. For each challenge you do, you can get an extra entry for a $15 Amazon gift card or a book up to $15 from Book Depository at the end of the month! I definitely needed in on this!
I remembered reading her post, unfortunately, I completely spaced out yesterday forgetting it was the deadline to do the first challenge. I forgot I was going to originally do this for my “More Than This Provincial Life” feature, so that sucks even more. 😦
Therefore…I missed the deadline. 😦 Even more unfortunate, I had my post basically done(!!!) for the first challenge. However, because I’m a non-conformist (and really want to share my music taste), I’m doing it anyway! So yeah. 😀
Oh, I should probably mention what the challenge was, right? 🙂
The challenge was:
Welcome to your first challenge! How does this work? Well, this week you have until Friday at 11:59 PM EST to make a “Life Soundtrack” out of the letters of your name (see example below). Be as C R E A T I V E as you can! Make the tracklist, make some album art, maybe even add the songs to your post! Challenge yourself to the extreme!
I’m a music addict, if you didn’t know. So of course I HAD to do this post regardless that I missed the deadline.
The playlist I made takes place during my sophomore year of high school. That was such an insane, hard year for me and I was really exploring my music taste. Mostly in the rock/screamo genre. 🙂 There’s a combination of songs I discovered during the school year and then some songs I discovered the summer after the school year. The interesting thing about my Sophomore year is that up until April, I was at one school, then I moved cities and obviously transferred schools.
I’m going to label the songs for each of the time periods!<3
BT — Before Transferring
AT — After Transferring
S — Summer
I’ll link all the songs to a playlist in Youtube so you can check them out. Here’s the playlist!
Already Gone by Crossfade (S)
My World by Sick Puppies (AT)
Breakdown by Breaking Benjamin (BT)
Everything’s Wrong by Crossfade (S)
Raining All The Time by Kill Hannah (S)
Dance Hall Drug by Boys Like Girls (AT)
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me” by Fall Out Boy (AT)
Waking The Demon by Bullet For My Valentine (AT)
Niki FM by Hawthorne Heights (BT)
Build God Then We’ll Talk by PATD (BT)
A Little Piece of Heaven by Avenged Sevenfold (BT)
Revenge Is Sweeter (Than You Ever Were) (S)
Never Too Late by Three Days Grace (BT)
Everything I’m Not by The Veronicas (S)
Scream by Kill Hannah (AT)
So as you can see, I was very into Kill Hannah, Crossfade, and Sick Puppies. I was even more into Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace.
~Fun Facts About Some of The Songs~
I discovered Crossfade the summer after I transferred because their Falling Away album had just come out. It was basically my soundtrack all summer, I could have (and did originally, when I was brainstorming) filled up my whole playlist with songs from that album. ❤
I “really” discovered Bullet For My Valentine through their ‘Scream Aim Fire” album and Fall Out Boy with their “Infinity On High album” because they both came out around the same time too. That was a good year for music. Really is in quotes because I listened to them a lot more after that.
A youth leader introduced me to A Little Piece of Heaven by Avenged Sevenfold. I remember I was just getting into the rock music scene and one night, he was like “Listen to A Little Piece of Heaven” so I did and I was shocked, you know? Because it was a youth leader recommending it to me! Haha. If you don’t know what a youth leader is, it’s a person that helps out with the (Christian) youth group that I was in.
Never Too Late definitely got me through a lot of hard times before I transferred high schools, let’s just say, it wasn’t a fun time at my old one.
I believe I discovered Revenge Is Sweeter (Than You Ever Were) at a friend’s house. Who I met at a festival. For the first time. Ever. And spent a week with. Who I originally knew online. 😀 Yay for meeting “strangers” online! This occurred during the summer after I moved. 🙂 I fell in love with The Veronicas over the summer.