Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tune in Tuesday—Vacation Mix!

So my birthday's right around the corner on the 15th and, to celebrate, I'll be taking a quick break from my writing hermitage and heading to Orlando for a few days!

That's right, ladies and gents! I'm FINALLY going to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! (When you live an hour and a half away and still haven't been, it tends to reflect badly on your life decisions. Just sayin'.)

Butterbeer, Hogwarts and rides, oh my!

...I may be a tad overly excited for this trip. My mother keeps reminding me that I'm turning 29, and not 12. But I think that's just because she's failed to fully understand my love for those books!

So, yes.


Yay, vacation.

To celebrate this excellent departure from my work schedule, I've pulled together a few songs that we'll be listening to during the trip....

And by we, I mostly mean me. Mom and I differ a bit in our music taste... But I TOTALLY intend to play the birthday card and veto any dubious music choices during the ride to Orlando. ( It's one of the few perks that comes with entering the last year of my twenties.)

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Tune in Tuesday is a weekly music feature that was originally hosted by Ginger at GReads and is now run by the lovely Katelyn of Kate's Tales of Books and Bands. It's probably obvious by now that I love music almost as much as I love books! When I found out about Tune in Tuesday, I couldn't resist getting in on the action! Be sure to check back every week for new music and if you'd like to join us, just drop by Katelyn's blog and link up your post!

I decided to do things a little differently this week... Instead of linking to videos, I've put together a quick soundcloud playlist of the tracks.

Making the playlist this week are two tracks by the Swedish band NONONO (You might recognize "Pumpin Blood" from that Sparkling Ice commercial they play during nearly every break on HGTV... *clears throat* Not that I'd know anything about that, seeing as how I spend ALL my time lately working on Book 2...), two tracks from the amazing newcomers Sir Sly, as well as the new Ellie Goulding song "Burn" and a track from the Revivalists that I've had on repeat a lot lately...

With any luck, you'll find something new there to enjoy!

Happy Tuesday, y'all! I've got some last-minute packing to do!


  1. Oh, loving "Burn" by Ellie Goulding. I really need to get her album. I like everything I hear by her...so great!

    I'm VERY jealous you are visiting Harry Potter world. I'm so dying to go, but I don't live as close as you do! If I did, that would be problematic. I'd want to go all the time.


    1. Hi Lauren! Sorry for the late reply — I just made it back home this afternoon. :)

      I LOVE Ellie Goulding. She's a staple on most of my writing playlists! And even if I don't enjoy a song of hers at first, it always seems to grow on me after a while. If you get one of her albums, I hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend!

  2. I DO recognize Pumpin Blood! I pretty much watched HGTV all day today, so maybe that's why... or I heard it on Pandora. Either way, I love it! You also can't go wrong with Ellie. I swear, she just gets better and better! I've never hear of Sir Sly, but I really like those songs, too! Excellent picks for a fantastic trip. I hope you had a fantastic birthday AND that you had a blast in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Hopefully I'll get to go to that side of the country at some point so I can get all giddy with the Harry Potter awesomeness, too! :D

    Here's my Tune in Tuesday!

    1. The trip was fantastic! Hope you get the chance to visit it soon... It's definitely something worth seeing if you're a Potterhead. :)

      Glad you enjoyed this week's picks and I hope you have a great week!