Friday, May 25, 2012

My Hunger Games Soundtrack

Have you ever had an internal soundtrack that accompanied a book you were reading?  That happened to me with The Hunger Games .  Rihanna's We Found Love became my anthem for Peeta and Katniss.  Even though I'm not very familiar with it, somehow it got stuck in my head and played whenever I was reading.  And I must admit, it was kind of fun, and very fitting.

We found love in a hopeless place. 

We found love in a hopeless place. 

I just heard it while driving on the freeway today and was transported back into their story.  Has that ever happened to you?  Not the love in a hopeless place part, but the book soundtrack part?

Update:  Apparently I'm not the only one who paired these two.  You Tube is full of video mash-ups.  Here's one of them:

And here's another.  A Rihanna cover, slow and sweet:

And, because I'm definitely a geek and stop watching these while I'm painting today, here's another video to a beautiful version of Wonderwall:

When an author creates a book with characters that feel this real, I can't help but want them to live on -- even if it does make me an obsessive nerd.

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