Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Blog Carnival 2012 - The Karaoke Booth

Welcome to the Spring Blog Carnival 
Karaoke Booth

I love books and music. I love books about bands, musicians, singers - and their muses. I love them so much I'm giving away books about bands!

a choice of one book about music, bands, musicians, singers - and their muses

Imagine a character from a book you've read enters the Karaoke Booth. Tell me the song they would sing and why they chose that song. Enter by leaving a comment. Make sure to include the character's name, the title of the book they appear in and the song they would sing and why.

Must be 13 or older to enter
Open to US addresses only
One entry per person
Provide an email or twitter name with your comment so I can notify you  
Challenge ends11:59 p.m. on 5/13/2012
Winner will be selected using

To get you started, here's my challenge example:
When Jacob is trying to decide if he can be friends with Bella again at the beginning of Eclipse, I could imagine him scream-singing "Whataya Want from Me" at Bella. He can't decide if he wants to make up with her and is confused by their relationship because he thinks she may want more but she can't admit it to him or to herself. The playful side of Jacob, and the part of him that wants to make up with Bella, just might even sport some Adam Lambert guy-liner. 

The Spring Blog Carnival is hosted by Lori from Pure Imagination, Candace from Candace’s Book Blog, and Angela from Reading Angel.

Here are of the other blogs participating in the carnival. Have Fun!!

1.Haunted House Booth at Reading Angel  
2. Parasol Parade Booth at Candace's Book Blog  
3. Kissing Booth at Pure Imagination   
4. Karaoke Booth at Actin' Up With Books  
5. House of Mirrors Booth at The Mod Podge Bookshelf  
6. Cake Walk Booth at The Reading Housewives of Indiana  
7. Fun House Booth at Midnight Book Girl  
8. Cloud of Make Believe Booth at Bumbles and Fairy-Tales  
9. Starry Night Booth at The Magic Attic  
10. Fortune Teller at Stories & Sweeties  
11. Arts & Crafts Booth at By Anonymous Writer  
12. Guessing Booth at Between the Pages  
13. A Weaponry & Deadly Magic Booth at Amy's Book Den  
14. Masquerade Ball Booth at Seeing Night Reviews  
15. Petting Zoo Booth at Emily's Reading Room  
16. Dance of the Undead: a Zombie Bash at Bookish Brunette  
17. Fishing Pond Booth at I Am a Reader Not a Writer  
18. Food Court Booth at Rainy Day Ramblings & Babbling About Books and Stuff  
19. Bouncy Castle Booth at Stalking the Bookshelves  
20. Middle Grade Arcade Booth at Books Devoured  
21. Grab Bag Booth at The Non Reluctant Reader  
22. Dunking Booth at The Musings of ALMYBNENR  
23. Old Time Photo Booth at YA Romantics  
24. Clown Car Booth at I Like These Books  
25. Jugglers Booth at Dizneeee's World of Books  
26. Dress Up Booth at Cambria Hebert  
27. Matchmaker Booth at The Unread Reader  
28. Dystopia Booth at My Shelf Confessions  
29. Alpha Arcade Booth at Crazy Four Books  
30. Goldfish Bowl Booth at Letters Inside Out  
31. Contortionist Booth at Logan E. Turner  
32. Basketball Toss Booth at Stephie's Fantabulous Books  
33. Land of Make Believe Booth at Buried in Books  
34. Vagabond Booth at Coffee Table Reviews  
35. Henna Booth at At Random  
36. Haunted Hayride Booth at My Bookish Ways  
37. Face Painting Booth at Call Me Crazy   
38. Tilt-a-Whirl Booth at Live to Read  
39. Reboot Lounge Booth at Bewitched Bookworms  
40. Wheel of Fortune Booth at Kindle Fever  
41. White Elephant Sale Booth at Candle Beam Book Blog  
42. Popcorn Booth at Peace Love Books  
43. Ferris Wheel Booth at Read My Mind  
44. Horse Racing Booth at Hope, Love, and Happy Endings  
45. Rising Stars Booth at Debbie's World of Books  
46. Magic Booth at Some Like it Paranormal  
47. First Aid Booth at Claire Reads  
48. Booth X at Rachel's Book Reviews  
49. Candy Shoppe Booth at A Date with a Book  
50. Things That Go Bump in the Night Booth at Sweeping Me  
51. Graviton Booth at Lovely Lit  
52. Rummage Sale Booth at Watercolor Moods  
53. Candy Apple Red Booth at LC'S Adventures in Libraryland  


  1. This is such a cute challenge!

    My character is Keeper from Entwined. I picture him hanging out in the pavilion all alone singing "Dancing With Myself". Epic.

  2. Cole from Everneath! I see him singing to Nikki solo. Singing the song Someday by Nickelback! HAHA :)

    katvela12345 At

  3. Adrian from Vampire Academy. He sings "In Another Life" by The Veronicas. Specifically he sings to Rose, after the whole thing with Dimitri happened and how hurt he is by her promises.

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  5. Tris could freeze frame the control room scene in Divergent and sing "Born to Die" by Lana Del Rey good!!!

  6. Wooo! Good one! I lol'ed at your Jacob answer!

    Umm...let me think...Well, I just finished #5 in the Vampire Academy and though you can tell Rose is trying to love Adrian...the name truly written on her heart is Dimitri' I'm going to say that she will sing Katy Perry's "Thinking of You"...(Comparisons aren't easily done/once you've had a taste of perfection...Cause when I'm with him I am/Thinking of you/Thinking of you/What can I do?/If you were the one who was spending the night/well, I wish that I was looking into your...eyes) Perfect huh??? :) Thanks for this! The carnival is super fun!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  7. Well, I would choose Bella after Edward left her (if she had any sense or even a life, lol) and have her sing "So What?"by Pink. But since she doesn't have a life, I'll pick a different song.
    How about Bella singing "Don't Know What You Got Til It's Gone" by Cinderella when Edward leaves her.

  8. My character is Etienne from Anna and the French Kiss and he'd sing The Only Exception by Paramore to Anna. Because she really is the only exception in his life - she's the only one he tells everything to, the only one who calls him by his first name, and the only one whom he'd do anything and everything for. And she's the only one who gave him advice about how to deal with his dad and he actually listened.

    They're each other only exceptions:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  9. Oh wow. How to choose....Okay I thinly I have one. I could totally see Bella from Charmed Life Trilogy by Jenny B. Jones singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cindy Lauper.

    Fun challenge! Thanks for the booth!


  10. I forgot to tell you when Etienne would sing this to Anna. I think he'd sing it to her at their graduation party or their wedding reception:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  11. This particular challenge is perfect for me, because I assign a song to every book I read. The last one that was from the perspective of a particular character is this one:

    Brian Jackson from David Nicolls' Starter for Ten sings We Get On by Kate Nash to Alice, the girl he's obsessed with. It does not work out.

    cynicalsapphire at gmail dot com

  12. I would have to say that Will from Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare will be my character. I would have Will sing The Reason by Hoobastank, because after he met Tessa he found a reason to change himself so he could be with her!!!

  13. I forgot to put my email:

  14. Ok since I'm reading Perfect Chemistry right now I am choosing Alex and his brothers and they are singing Give Me Everything by Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo to Brittany.

    Carrie from Stalking the Bookshelves

  15. Rose would sing "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye to Dimitri because she's saucy like that.

  16. My Character: Holden Caufield from The Catcher in the Rye

    Song: All By Myself" (Eric Carmen/Celine Dion)

    Reason: Holden is clearly depressed and suffering some kind of anxiety (possibly PTSD). For the majority of the story, he wanders around alone, looking to build connections (with an old school teacher, with an old girlfriend, etc.) but ultimately failing each time. Ultimately, he is institutionalized because he cannot deal with his feelings of loss, abandonment and... lonliness.


    Really cool idea, by the way.. love it!

  17. My character is definitely Four from Divergent. I can picture him singing the song Let Me Go by Three Doors Down. Why? Because throughout the book Tris seems to have a crush on him, but she doesn't really know who he is truly. This was a super cool idea!

  18. Jack from Moira Young's "Blood Red Road" would enter the karaoke booth and sing "What Do I Have to Do" by Stabbing Westward, to Saba- because she's in his head and it's driving him nuts (not to mention dictating his motives and making him do stupid things). :)

    bethwade1 at gmail dot com

  19. I LOVE this!!!

    Mine is Callum from Callum & Harper would sing : Could I Have This Dance by Anne Murray to Harper!!!

    Because he loves her the moment he lays his eyes on her- and waits FIVE years for her!!

  20. Nick from Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn singing perfect by simple plan to his dad. Nick's dad wants him to be perfect, but how can someone actually be perfect, especially since his dad is far from it because he is abusive and never around.

  21. I'm currently reading The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting and I can so see Violet and Jay singing a duet of Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Cailat... "I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend" It's all about how they can make each other feel better even when they're apart... and they're best friends, so how perfect is that?

  22. Hm... I would do choose Will Herondale from Clockwork Prince and he would be singing Uncharted-Sara Bareilles. He would be singing this after he finds out the truth of the curse he has been afflicted with for the past 6 years.

    ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. =D This was fun to think about. Thanks!

    I absolutely love The Mortal Instruments series, and Simon & Isabelle are my favorite characters. Their relationship is always up and down because they won't fully open their hearts, so I could see either (more likely Isabelle) enter a karaoke bar and sing Ellie Goulding's Animal. The song describes their relationship to the tee. Both knows they're the one for each other and want to try things again, but they're afraid of any rejection.


  24. Sam from Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls) singing "Take my Breath Away". Sam was such a romantic to me as Tom Cruise was in Top Gun.

  25. Right now I'm reading The Last Olympian with Percy Jackson...I can totally see him singing "I'm a Survivor" in this book...although I'm not finished with it, so that could ALL change.
    steph4575 at msn dot com

  26. Sophie from the Hex Hall series would sing Let The Flames Begin by Paramore. It's such a kick-butt girl song and that perfectly describes Sophie. I still haven't read Spell Bound, but it works for the first two books :]

  27. Jay would sing to Violet from The Body Finder by Kim derting. The song would be Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol just because the song seems like a song you would sing to your best friend turn lovers.


  28. Jacob from Twilight Series singing I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 cause he is yearning for a life with Bella.

  29. Clary, from The Mortal Instruments would head up on stage, look Jace square in the eye and sing,"Don't Go Breakin' my Heart". Of course she would invite him up on stage to sing with her because it is a duet:)
    Fun game. Thanks for the chance!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  30. Omg! I have always imagined Jacob in new moon singing I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick to Bella.

    Cynthia Garcia

  31. Hmm.. I see Kaidan from Sweet Evil singing 'I'm Bringing Sexy Back' :D
    Well maybe...:D Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. I'm going to do Twilight In New Moon after Edward leaves I could picture Bella singing Breathe by Breaking Benjamin. (Although, she was in no condition to sing...) The song fits the story so well. It's almost eerie.

  33. Since I'm reading Blood Promise right now I always thought of Rose and Dimitri so I guess
    I'll choose Rose to sing "Last Kiss" by Taylor Swift for Dimitri. I don't want to give any
    spoilers but I can say that it pretty sums up Rose's feelings on this fourth books of Richelle Mead although
    not all of its lyrics is related to the story, but still, the message and emotions it wanted to express is still there. :)


  34. Okay, I had to think about this one a little bit, because there are some really great songs...But I think I found a perfect match:

    Gabi, from The River of Time series by Lisa T Bergren, takes the stage. Still giddy from realizing that everything she never thought she could have was waiting for her here - in medieval Italy - she starts crooning the beautiful love song "Just a Kiss" by Lady Antebellum. As her voice brings the audience to tears, her eyes meet those of her knight - Marcello - and she feels the truth in her song :o)

    What a fun challenge! :o)

  35. I'd love to think that Henry VIII in "The Other Boleyn Girl" would be singing "Stayin' Alive" by the BeeGees. The way the song starts out I can see him singing "Well you can tell by the way I walk, I'm a woman's man - no time to talk"... it would be AWESOME.

    1. Woops... my twitter name is @nicolemardell

  36. Yelena from Poison Study! I think she would sing Starships, by Nicki Minaj. Love that song!

    emscrammedbookshelf at yahoo dot com

  37. I think that Jasmine, from the book Amplified, would sing Fix You by Coldplay, because all she really needs is someone to fix her :) Thank you for the giveaway!

    kim3317 at hotmail dot com

  38. good booth idea!!

    If Syd from "Bone Dressing" by Michelle I. Brooks entered the karaoke booth i think she would sing "Im A Bitch" by Alanis Morissette, because Syd is very sarcastic and sassy. She isn't a saint except when it comes to friends or family and i think she would sing this song to Beau as a "Take me for what i am" message.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  39. I just finished reading Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood and can imagine Cate singing "This Kiss" by Faith Hill to Finn in the gazebo. I can also see her singing "Do You Believe in Magic" to Finn while in her garden. ♥

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :))

  40. I love this challenge!
    My answer is an easy one. I can totally see Will (from Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton) singing Guardian Angel to Ellie. He would do anything for her.

    Thanks for the giveaway! And now I've got the added image of Will standing awkwardly on a karaoke stage, trying to sing. ;)

    ~Riv Re
    Riv Reads

  41. I just finished Slow Twitch by Liz Reinhart (Brenna Blixon Series)

    My character choice would be Saxon (after Brenna gets back together with Jake)he would sing "Hate me" by Blue October.

  42. My guy is Adam from If I Stay/Where She Went. He just happens to be the lead singer in a band, by the way. The song he is singing is Black by Pearl Jam. I'd like to say he is singing it to me since it is my favorite song, but he is ultimately singing it to Mia. He knew if she was to come back that he would have to let her go and that is what he did, but he still wishes it didn't have to be that way.


  43. My character is Aria, from Under the Never Sky. She, of course, would sing an aria (by who, I can't say...I'm not versed in that type of music). But she was the first character that I thought of when I read the challenge. And that's my favorite book. =) Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. I just read the last installment of Gallagher Girls, so my mind is on that series. I would choose for Cammie to sing "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie at the end of the book where Zach has come to her and tried to get her to leave with him, but she says she can't and then she leaves all on her own. Just like the song says:
    "It's personal, myself and I
    We've got some straightenin' out to do
    And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
    But I've got to get a move on with my life
    It's time to be a big girl now
    And big girls don't cry"

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

  45. Jace's own book comes out in Novemeber but he was introduced in the first few books of the Sinners books by Olivia Cunning (Backstage Pass was the first book). The song for him would be Remember Everytyhing by Five Finger Death Punch. Jace is in a lot of pain and has issues.

  46. I'd have to choose Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. He was an amazing character and his relationship with Hazel was a beautiful one. I can definitely imagine him singing "Waiting for a Girl Like You" by Foreigner. When Hazel came into his life she really changed a lot for him and they made each others lives worth living, no matter how painful it was to live.

  47. Tris from Divergent would sing Keep Holding On by Avil Lavigne. She would because despite most of her family dead, and her faction destroyed, she has Four by her side helping her, along with other friends she might make. And in return, she's there for Four and all the crap he has to put up with from his father.

    Thank you!

  48. Since I am in the middle of reading Moira Young's Blood Red Road, I will choose Saba. I can just imagine her singing Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive right before her first cage fight. The song totally embodies that confidence (and maybe also slightly arrogant) attitude.


  49. Cute contest!

    I think Adrian from the Vampire Academy series, and now Bloodlines, would sing What You've Done To Me by Needtobreathe. Either that or if he's really ticked, Three Simple Words by Finch.

    Why? Because Rose practically shoved her fist into his chest and ripped out his heart!

  50. I always do this! I forgot my address!


  51. Amelia Ashley from Hereafter by Tara Hudson -- Going Under by Evanescence

    scarlettkitty at hotmail dot com

  52. um, jace from Mortal Instruments would sing "Love is a Battlefield" because he would think it was funny (obviously, I think he would probably sing it in City of Bones, when he still has a bit of a sense of humor) ... although, I could see Magnus singing this as well. hmmm...

    dixie @ Gone Pecan

  53. Cinder from Cinder would sing "All By Myself" after she meets the Prince because she likes him but thinks he'll reject her because she's a cyborg.

  54. Jack Caputo would totally be singing "Vienna" by The Fray to Nikki Beckett in Everneath! (If you've read it, you'll get it.)

    pherlaithiel (at) gmail (dot) com

  55. I can totally see Wes from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen singing She Will be Loved (by Maroon 5) for Macy. The song pretty much describes their relationship-- how Macy doesn't want to be loved but does at the same time, and how Wes is always there for her when she needs it. So perfect!


  56. I can definitely see Jace from the Mortal Instruments singing to Clary "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain. Especially when the lyrics are:
    "They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
    But just look at us holding on
    We're still together still going strong"

    well this would be more of during the first 3 books, not the recent ones where Jace is all wacko LOL

  57. I think Della from the Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter should sing "Perfect" by Simple Plan to her parents because I think it expresses how hurt she is by their disappointment in her.


  58. In Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe
    by Shelley Coriell, Chloe has a radio show and "she's the queen of everything" so I can see the entire radio crew in her school singing DANCING QUEEN by ABBA for her!

    Racquel @ The Book Barbies♥
    -thank you&come again.

  59. I imagine Sookie walking into a karaoke bar and singing "What's Love Got to Do With It". After reading this last book, that should be her theme song!

    michedt at yahoo dot com



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