I was nominated by the lovely Zuky over at Book Bum for this fantastic tag. She’s also the creator of this fun tag, so SUPER yay. If you’re ever looking for a blog to follow full of epic tags, fantastic book recs, and more (and I mean, who isn’t?), you might want to check hers out. 😉
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS…
- Link back to my (BookBum’s) original post, so I can see all your answers! (Remember to do this via pingback, I don’t get notified if you just tag my url)
- Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show some love!
- Come up with your answers
- Then tag others to keep the tag going!
PREMISE OF DESERT ISLAND DISCS…
You are cast away onto a remote island:
- You can bring 5 albums, what are they?
- You can bring ONE book (not including The Bible (or other appropriate religious texts) or The Complete Works of Shakespeare, as they are already provided and NO SERIES), what ONE book is it?
- You can have one luxury item (it has to be inanimate and can’t help you escape the island), what is it?
The 5 Albums
All This Bad Blood by Bastille
Bastille is my favorite band everrrrrrr, and while I love their second album so fiercely, the first one where it is at for me. Out of 25 songs on this two CD collection, I only dislike 2. These songs are moody and broody and so addicting. I still listen to this on repeat continuously.And I think I’ll be needing something when I’m feeling broody and sad, because, you know, I”ll be stuck on a desert island.
Current favorite since it changes so often: “Laura Palmer”
The Wanted EP by The Wanted
Fun fact: I had a boy band addiction back in the day. I blame it on my childhood. You had *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys filling my ears as a kid, so I bound to be entranced again when The Wanted, One Direction, and Big Time Rush came on the scene. I never fell in love with One Direction or Big Time Rush although I would jam to their occasional song or go on passionate rants about their lack of coordinating outfits and synchronized dance moves. ANYWAY, the boy band I loved was The Wanted. They’re still my jam today, and this was the American EP that sold me on them. Boy band love will definitely be needed on the island.
Favorite Song: Typically cliche but still a fave: “Glad You Came”
Disney’s Greatest, Vol. 1 by Disney
That’s right – Disney compilation album for the win. There are soooo many good Disney jams on this album that even though I’ll be stuck on the desert island, I’ll be super happy because DISNEY. This will definitely be bringing me a little slice of happy. Although, I’m super disappointed that “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan isn’t on here. Much sadness, but it does have some other fantastic songs, which is why it’s included.
Favorite Song: “Once Upon a Dream”
Ever After by Marianas Trench
Is it any surprise that this Book Princess loved an album who is basically a messed up fairytale? Seriously, this album was a masterpiece with how it spun a story, and the music videos that accompany it was totally Babes in Toyland meets angsty romance. It’s so wonderfully fairytale soap operay. Plus, the songs are so catchy that I’ll be singing them around the whole deserted island for days.
Favorite Song: “Toy Soliders”
Phantom of the Opera soundtrack by Phantom of the Opera cast
Last year, I fell in deeeeeeeep with my Phantom of the Opera love. IT WAS JUST SO GOOD. THE FEELS. THE ANGST. THE ROMANCE. THE MUSIC. DID I SAY THE FEELS? Everything about it is just so good (also the reason I read Roseblood this year XD), and even though I’m really not super into “show tunes” this CD is my jammmmm. Occasionally I find these haunting melodies haunting my dreams, so it’ll be good to have this albums with me on the desert island when I can’t remember all the words correctly to “All I Ask of You.”
Favorite Song: “All I Ask of You”
*All images for these albums were grabbed off Google*
I had a serious, hard think over this. There were a lot of books up for the title of the book I would pick to bring and cherish with me forever on my desert island stay, but after gazing at my favorite shelf, it came to me: Winter by Marissa Meyer. It isn’t my favorite of hers in this series (Cress holds that title), but it is the culmination of everything good and brilliant in that series. It has all four amazing ships, Iko being amazing, and so much more. It holds my favorite Cresswell scenes, and it’s massive so I could get more than a few reads out of it.
I would probably do what Zuky did and bring a beloved stuffed animal from my childhood. Not only does it bring the feels back from childhood and be a total comfort, it could also work well as a fluffy pillow. XD See, I’m thinking practically and emotionally – aren’t I a multi-tasker?
*in the most polite way possible, as in please feel free not to do it if you wish but it is rather fun 😉
Reading With Rendz / Nadwa @ painfully fictional / Jannin @ The Booknerd Dragon / icebreaker694 (I think you said you might be a bit behind but I wasn’t sure so I tagged anyway XD) / Sophie @ Blame Chocolate / Evy Loves Books / amysbookcorner /
And you? Maybe? Please? 😉
What do you think? What are some of your answers for these? What albums or books would you choose? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
Update: I failed and totally thought today was the last day for Round 5 – it’s actually Round 6 for Book Madness, and Inej made it!! Thank you so much and proper thanks/info coming tomorrow. However, if you’re feeling it now, here’s where you can vote: here!