January 18, 2012

Things I'm In L♥VE With Today

This can change from one day to the next, but today I can honestly say that I'm totally gaga over the following:

This:

I'm not crazy about Snow Patrol's new album, I have to say, but I can't stop listening to New York on repeat. I much preferred Snow Patrol's last album, but I lve this song*. Definitely inspirational for both of my WiPs, but one in particular. I found the guitar chords for this song (can't find sheet music yet) so that I could attempt to play it by ear on the piano, that's how much I'm addicted.


If you were here beside me
Instead of in New York
If the curve of you was curved on me
I’d tell you that I loved you
Before I even knew you
Cause I loved the simple thought of you
  
If our hearts are never broken
Well there’s no joy in the mending
There’s so much this hurt can teach us both
Though there’s distance and there’s silence
Your words have never left me
They’re the prayer that I say every day.
  
[more stuff in here]
  
The lone neon nights
And the eke** of the ocean
And the fire that was starting to spark
I miss it all, from the love to the lightning
And the lack of it snaps, me in two
  
If you were here beside me
Instead of in New York
Of the arms you said you'd never leave
I'd tell you that it's simple
And it was only ever thus
There is nowhere else that I belong
  
[more stuff after]


This:


This is a super quick read and I plowed through it in one sitting. More like gobbled it up. Initially, I was thrown by the third person limited (present tense) POV, but it grew on me. This was just a sweet and romantic read that I enjoyed every minute of. And cute Brit boy Oliver? Um, yes please. Here are some of my favourite lines from The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight:

"It's not the changes that will break your heart; it's that tug of familiarity."

"He's like a song she can't get out of her head. Hard as she tries, the melody of their meeting
runs through her mind on an endless loop, each time as surprisingly sweet as the last, like a
lullaby, like a hymn, and she doesn't think she could ever get tired of hearing it."
   
And this:


While I take issue with the 'aboot' bit (Canadians don't talk like this unless they're from the province of Newfoundland which most of Canada isn't), I still get a giggle out of this particular Hey Girl from the Ryan Gosling Reads Young Adult tumblr. I like the nod to the fact that Mr. Gosling is one of Canada's handsome homegrown Ryans (Reynolds springs from here too). And who doesn't love Anna and Étienne from Anna and the French Kiss???

Oh yeah, and this:

The song World Spins Madly On by The Weepies - I didn't know about this song until I came across it on one of the road trip playlists in Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.

What kinds of things are you in lve with today?


*I love a singer whose accent creeps out in his music. Gary Lightbody's voice = magic.
**None of the lyrics sites can seem to agree on what this word is: heat, ache, eke? 

14 comments:

  1. Ohhhh... ditto to the accent creeping... yummm... In fact, I'm in love with practically anything involving an accent...

    And speaking of accents, I'm in love with the band Muse... Yup, if I had a Muse poster, I'd put it on my front door, LOL. ;)

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    1. We Were Promised Jetpacks (Scottish band) has major accent creepage. Awesome! :-)

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  2. I can't say there's anything I'm particularly *in love* with today, aside from the usual (wife and kids)--but that'll do for me. :)

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    1. Those are pretty darn good things to be in love with. I suppose I should have mentioned my hubby because he tops this list :-)

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  3. Oh, I adored LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT... so glad you did too! And yeah, I'm all over anything that involves Gosling. :)

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    1. I'm a complete sap when it comes to love at first sight type situations. I will even forgive a book for instalove, that's how bad I am. And I have to say, this particular Hey Girl sounds more like a soundbite from the movie Fargo or something from Minnesota than it does from Canada :-)

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  4. Thanks for posting that song--love it!

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    1. Can't. Stop. Listening. To. It. (or playing on the piano either). I'm hopeless :-)

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  5. I love the piano in that song. Beautiful ^^

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    1. Yeah me too :-) I wish I could get my hands on the actual sheet music instead of having to fumble around with chords and playing by ear. So beautiful, though.

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  6. I LOVED Statistical Probability! It was soooo cute, I just gobbled it up!

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    1. It was a quick and easy read and I love cute romances :-)

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  7. As you know I loved that book :D...YA contemporary romantic novels are rocking my world these days!
    Oh and Ryan Reynolds (yes please :-))

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