Friday, December 10, 2010


Music is a strong theme in Random Magic -- so strong, in fact, that one of the celestial characters Winnie and Henry meet is Efterpe, the Muse of music.

In celebration of the winter season, here’s a fun blog hop to check out. You’ll find lovely songs with wintry themes that also match some of the important themes in the book.

Come sit by the fire and enjoy a musical feast for friends with us...

You are here: #9 of 10 (The True Book Addict)

I Heard the Bells - Casting Crowns
Song and book themes: Hope - Light

Random Magic quote:

The night air filled with the charming sound of a hundred silver bells. “Ah,” [she] breathed, closing her eyes briefly to better savor the sound.
“C’est magique.” (More)

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Bonus: Free MP3s (as avail.): Time of the Season - Duet: Isobel Campbell, Mark Lanegan and Alive - Avalon and Nettwork Holiday Sampler 2010 (album)

Check out music stop #10 of 10: Take me there

(If you enjoy a particular music pick, please consider buying the track to help support the person or group that created it for everyone’s enjoyment. River of Light is the unofficial soundtrack for the 2010 Random Magic winter season tour, Random Magic: Winterlong. Happy listening!)

Reader notes: The songwriter, who adapted lyrics from a 19th century poem to create the song, shares some background history and notes on creative process in this video interview: About the song (00:43 to 3:29)

For the impatient, here are all the blogs on the hop:

#1 of 10: Spellbound by Books (@Meeka_21)
Themes: Buoyancy - Good Cheer

#2 of 10: Geeky Blogger (@thehistorychic)
Themes: Reflection - Spirituality

#3 of 10: The Book Swarm (@marybrebner)
Themes: Fortitude - Quirkiness

#4 of 10: Elbit Blog (@MeriGreenleaf)
Themes: Tenderness - Devotion

#5 of 10: The Reading Lassie (@ReadingLassie)
Themes: Mystery - Magic

#6 of 10: A Reader's Adventure (@ReaderAdventure)
Themes: Celebration - Humor

#7 of 10: vvb32 Reads ( @vvb32reads )
Themes: Love - Geniality

#8 of 10: About Happy Books (@abouthappybooks)
Themes: Comedy - Creativity

#9 of 10: The True Book Addict (@truebookaddict)
Themes: Hope - Light

#10 of 10: The Fluidity of Time (Twitter n/a)
Themes: Art - Beauty - Inspiration

Reader note: You're invited! Do you have a favorite tune for the winter season? Feel free to share some of your top tunes in the comments, maybe everyone will find a great new song to check out.

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