"Books are friends that never disappoint us" - Thomas Carlyle

Illustrations by Quint Buchholz

Great minds think alike. We too love Buchholz illustrations!

One day, whether you
are 14,
or 65

you will stumble upon
someone who will start
a fire in you that cannot die.

However, the saddest,
most awful truth
you will ever come to find––

is they are not always
with whom we spend our lives.

Beau Taplin, “The Awful Truth”  

Swordfish Hotkiss Night (iTunes Challenge)



1. Open your library (iTunes, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie.

Waking Up: Mushaboom - Feist

Bad Day: God Put A Smile Upon Your Face - Vitamin String Quartet (Tribute To Coldplay)

Good Day: A Day in the Life (Anthology 2) - The Beatles

Long day: Panic Station - Muse

Lullaby aka music to fall asleep to: Revelry - Kings of Leon (LULLABY!! MORE LIKE KILL YOURSELF)

After a fight with your best friend: Fear and Loathing - Marina and the Diamonds

After a fight with your parents: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John (hahahaha, ok)

After a fight with your boyfriend/girlfriend: Wild - Beach House (well, fuck this shuffle thing)

Falling in love: Early Sunsets Over Monroeville - My Chemical Romance (…really?)

Breaking up: The Tower of Learning - Rufus Wainwright

Making out: Sex Is Not the Enemy - Garbage (ok, that one was scarring)

Making up: The River - Chromatics 

Sneaking out: Words As Weapons - Birdy

Being reckless: Games - The Strokes (nah)

Road trip: When It’s Time - Green Day (American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Graduation day: Happiness is a Warm Gun - The Beatles (Joe Anderson & Salma Hayek)

Remembering: Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

Childhood memories: Elephant - Portugal. The Man (???)

Vacation: Little by Little - Oasis

Seeing an old love: This Love Affair - Rufus Wainwright (DEAR LORD, NO)

Angry mood: Fuckin’ In The Bushes - Oasis (HAHAHAHA)

Depressed mood: O’ Sister - City and Colour (ouch)

Happy mood: Oceans - Coldplay (that’s not happy at. all.)

Quiet mood: The Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber 

Loving mood: Stabat Mater - Woodkid (if that’s my loving mood…………….)

Song for growing up: For You - Angus & Julia Stone (that’s just so wrong, in so many levels)

Summer love: Beautiful War - Kings of Leon (jesus fuck)

Just SUMMER: Stimulation - Disclosure

Winter romance: Say Something - Alex and Sierra (my. HEART)

Losing your best friend: Knocked Up - Kings of Leon (can it just stop going for KoL?)

Losing your love: While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles

Losing a family member: Lion’s Den - Dry the River

YOUR funeral song: A Balada da Bailarina Torta - A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade (CARALHO, que vida patética essa minha, pqp)

Your song you’re remembered by: Bad Blood - Bastille (not bad, but not great)

Your family’s song for you: Kitty Litter - Placebo (it would be fun to watch)

Song when you have kids: The Beacon - A Fine Frenzy (awwwwwwwwww)

The song that reminds you of your kids: Tear - The Smashing Pumpkins (oh my god, what kind of mom am i)

Your wedding: Gravity - Alex and Sierra (aww)

Your KIDS graduation: Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men (awwwwwww)

The song that ties your life together: ADA - The National

Your best friend’s song for you: In Our Prime - The Black Keys (oh, that’s nice)

The song that reminds you of your childhood town: Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead

Your first love: The Writer - Ellie Goulding (oohh, how i wish it had been like this)

Your school days: Supersonic - Oasis (yeah, that’s ok)

Your favourite summer song: Gone Away from Me - Ray LaMontagne (great song, but doesn’t fit)

The song that reminds you of the one thing you wish you could get back: Nightcall - Kavinsky (from ALL SONGS, you get this one. thank you. really.)

Your drinking song: The Devil - Portugal. The Man

Your party song:  Spies - Coldplay (what kind of party is this)

The Title Of this Post: Swordfish Hotkiss Night - Empire Of The Sun (what a GREAT title!! HAHAHA)

(challenge based on this one)

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