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Thursday, February 14

Love story

This post is linked with: Booking Through, Thursday 13 and Favorite Things Thursday

Not the kind of “love” question you’re expecting for Valentine’s Day. No, what I want to know is:  what do you love most about reading?
I could be in Tuscany on Sunday and Athens on Thursday. I get to observe a medieval drunk lord in a nightie or analyze an assassin's motive while sipping coffee. I'm on top of the world when I'm buried in the pages.


Thursday 13: pieces of music you hear in films that were made from books. The name(s) after each title is either the *singer/performer, **writer, or ***composer. [Edit]I added the author. Can you name which book or story? 

1. Postcard to Henry Purcell  ***Dario Marianelli on Jane Austen's -
2. For the beauty of the earth  **Folliott S. Pierpoint on Louisa May Alcott's -
3. Weep ye no more sad fountains  *John Dowland (16th c.) on William Thackeray's -
4. On my own  *Lea Salonga on Victor Hugo's -
5. Lavender dream  ***Joshua Bell on William J. Locke's -
6. The banquet  ***Paul Cantelon on Philippa Gregory's -
7. Prelude for piano op. 28 no. 4  ***
Chopin on Nicholas Sparks' -
8. Winter light  *Sarah Brightman on Frances Hodgson Burnett's -
9. Wedding march  ***
Mendelssohn on William Shakespeare's -
10. Avonlea  ***Hagood Hardy on Lucy Maud Montgomery's -
11. Elinor remembers  ***Javier Navarette on Cornelia Funke's -
12. The conqueror worm  *Wes Bentley, ***Michael Edwards on Edgar Allan Poe's -
13. Your crowning glory  *Julie Andrews and Raven on Meg Cabot's -

Book / Story 

1. Pride and Prejudice
Little Women
Vanity Fair
Les Miserables
Ladies in Lavender 
The Other Boleyn Girl 
7. The Notebook 
8. The Secret Garden
Midsummer Night's Dream  
Anne Shirley of Green Gables
11. Inkheart
Princess Diaries II 


  1. I'm not sure I should admit it, but I didn't know any of these.

  2. You've certainly got some great authors listed there, inc my favourite, Poe.

  3. I confess - I didn't recognize any of the songs. I'm slowly expanding my music collection, so one day, I may!

    Happy TT!

  4. Yes, being transported to other places and experiencing other worlds. Reading is the magic carpet.

    Here's MY BTT POST

  5. I love that reading can be both entertaining and educational at the same time.

  6. Knew some of the authors, great listing, happy Valentine's Day.

  7. What a fun quiz. I got the last, but was unsure about the others. Happy Valentine's Day.

  8. That was fun! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  9. Sorry I'm late getting here...thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo


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