The Sunday Book Shuffle: May 29, 2016

The Sunday Book Shuffle is a fun monthly idea that I got from Clockwork Bibliophile.

Here’s how it goes: 

  1. Click the shuffle button in your music library.
  2. Pick a book that relates to the first song that appears.
  3. Write a fun little post about the song and book you’ve chosen!

For Sit and Be Still, I will be doing this once a month on the last Sunday of the month. So here we go!

Shuffled Song: The Messenger by Linkin Park

“When you’ve suffered enough
And your spirit is breaking
You’re growing desperate from the fight

Remember you’re loved
And you always will be
This melody will bring you right
Back home

When life leaves us blind
Love keeps us kind
When life leaves us blind
Love keeps us kind”

Book: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo 


Why This Pairing: 

I think I first read Because of Winn-Dixie in 3rd or 4th grade. I remember liking it but it wasn’t until college, when I re-read it on a whim (procrastinating on writing a paper obviously) that I realized how sad some of the characters’ backstories were. I mean, I thought they were sad as a 3rd/4th grader but re-reading it again when I was older (along with probably being sleep deprived) I started bawling.

However, not only is Because of Winn-Dixie a story of the aftermath of loss, which includes sorrow, it also includes healing, hope, and family. So when I heard Linkin Park’s The Messenger, the song seemed to match especially the lyrics, “When life leaves us blind, love keeps us kind.”


So yeah! That’s this month’s Sunday Book Shuffle! Let me know what book you think of when you hear/read the lyrics of The Messengers by Linkin Park.

Want to Participate?

  1. Make your own Book Shuffle post, following the instructions I have mentioned above.
  2. You can design/ layout your post any way you wish, whatever suits your blog/ bookish medium best.
  3. Post a new Book Shuffle once a month.
  4. Please link back to Clockwork Bibliophile original “Book Shuffle” page and their blog in your Book Shuffle posts so that other people can come and join the fun :)))
  5. Post the link to your Book Shuffle in the comments of mine (and Clockwork Bibliophile’s) so other people will be able to come and see which song and book you’ve paired together. 



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