Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday Song & Book Want 2


Instead of an advent calendar, for the holiday season I will share some holiday music and books on my want list for the days before Christmas.

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Something Stupid
Cover by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman
Words & Music by C. Carson Parks
lyrics

I know I stand in line
Until you think you have the time
To spend an evening with me
And if we go someplace to dance
I know that there's a chance
You won't be leaving with me

Then afterwards we drop into a quiet little place
And have a drink or two
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid
Like I love you

I can see it in your eyes
You still despise the same old lines
You heard the night before
And though it's just a line to you
For me it's true
And never seemed so right before

I practice every day to find some clever
lines to say
To make the meaning come true
But then I think I'll wait until the evening
gets late
And I'm alone with you

The time is right
Your perfume fills my head
The stars get red
And oh the night's so blue
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid
Like I love you
I love you...

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This would be a treat to see under the xmas tree...

The Geography of You and Me
by Jennifer E. Smith
Amazon | Goodreads

Lucy lives on the twenty-fourth floor. Owen lives in the basement. It's fitting, then, that they meet in the middle -- stuck between two floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, Lucy and Owen spend the night wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is back, so is reality. Lucy soon moves abroad with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

The brief time they spend together leaves a mark. And as their lives take them to Edinburgh and to San Francisco, to Prague and to Portland, Lucy and Owen stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and phone calls. But can they -- despite the odds -- find a way to reunite?

Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. Sometimes, it can be a person.


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* image source: 1920s xmas card

4 comments:

  1. I just got a copy of that book recently. I won it. :-)

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    1. Awesome, hope it turns out to be a good one!

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  2. Oh yes! This is on my list too. Cute song too!

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  3. I ADORE this song. Have for ages. It's the best isn't it?

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