Week 6 Prompt

I love a good theme, so when I sit down to read a book, I pick music to listen to that matches it. Often, I'm then in the mood for a movie that goes along with it. For example, if I'm reading a historical romance, I may pick the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack to go with it. Then, I probably want to watch Lost in Austen or North & South. And even if the time periods don't all quite match up, it's all got a similar feel.

So, for a display, I'd propose to setup, perhaps, a themed weekend binge--in this case, the romance edition. Each book (or books, if I wanted to suggest a series, for the fast reader!) would be accompanied by a movie and a music selection, all that work together in some way.

For example:

I'll suggest Sarah MacLean's Scandal & Scoundrel series:

And for music, I'll suggest either a collection of Mozart (because Sarah MacLean says on her website that she listens exclusively to classical music while writing--and Mozart has the kind of style that would go well with a series that features a tabloid prominently) or the Jane Eyre soundtrack, composed by Dario Marianelli (because it's romantic and bittersweet, much like moments in the series). 

And, for the movie, I'd recommend Far From the Madding Crowd for it's strong female character, like MacLean's, and, of course, romance.

This way, I've engaged three different kinds of items from the library! And it can work in any order, whether you like the movie suggested and pick up the book because of it, or vice versa.


  1. Hi Rachel,
    I love this idea! I think it's great that you also thought about including a series. Your choices do go really well together. Great idea to go find out what music the author wrote to as well. I completely agree with you that by having a variety of options a patron might be more interested in grabbing a movie because the book sounds awesome and vice versa. Great job!

  2. Very unique idea! I love that you thought to incorporate 2 different formats to add. I especially love the music. Full points!


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