Blog Tour: When the World was Flat (and we were in love) Playlist + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Today I have the lovely Ingrid Jonach on the blog who will share her playlist for her book When the World was Flat.

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Like many other authors, I use music as a muse while writing. I am going to go into a bit of detail on a couple of the songs that really inspired me when I was writing When the World was Flat (and we were in love) here at Style Reader. 

The first song is The Scientist by Coldplay. I was probably about halfway through writing When the World was Flat (and we were in love) when I realized that every single line in this song can be related to the love story between Tom and Lillie.

Without going into spoilers, there is a reoccurring love between Tom and Lille, which I think is really summed up by the lines:

Tell me you love me, come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tails
Coming back as we are.

Tom shares the secret of their relationship with Lillie during the novel. He also has to assure her that she is different from any other girl (I am side-stepping spoilers here, but that will make sense to anyone who has read it!). I think this sentiment is summed up by the lines:

Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are
I had to find you, tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart.

Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions
Oh, let's go back to the start
Running in circles, coming up tails
Heads on a science apart.

The other song that really inspired me was an Australian song called Last Day on Earth by Kate Miller-Heidke. We are entering spoiler territory again here, but the song reminds me of the Armageddon that is mentioned in When the World was Flat (and we were in love). These lyrics really capture this for me:

It's the last day on earth 
In my dreams (my dreams, my dreams) In my dreams (my dreams, my dreams)
It's the end of the world 
And you've come back to me 
In my dreams.

And you hold me closer than I can ever remember being held
And I'm not afraid to sleep now, if we can stay like this until…

It's the last day on earth.

The song also captures the heartache that Lillie experiences over Tom.

In my head I replay our conversations 
Over and over ‘til they feel like hallucinations 
You know me, I love to lose my mind.

And every time anybody speaks your name 
I still feel the same 
I ache, I ache, I ache inside.

So here is the full playlist, which I have shared previously on Bookworm Dreams. I really feel it adds to the experience to listen to the playlist during or after reading When the World was Flat (and we were in love).
1. Crossroads by Don McLean
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 15. Listen again after Chapter 21.
Can you remember who I was?
Can you still feel it?
Can you find my pain?
Can you heal it?
Then lay your hands upon me now
And cast this darkness from my soul
You alone can light my way
You alone can make me whole
Once again.

2.The Scientist by Coldplay
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 21. Listen again after Chapter 29.
I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart.
Tell me you love me, come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tails
Coming back as we are.

3. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 21.
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you
For a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more.

4. Across the Universe by Rufus Wainwright (originally by the Beatles) 
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 22.
Sounds of laughter

Shades of earth

Are ringing through my opened mind

Inciting and inviting me.

Limitless undying love
Which shines around me like a million suns

And calls me on and on across the universe.


Jai guru deva om

Nothing's gonna change my world.

5. Blue Jeans by Lana Del Rey [Caution: Coarse Language]
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 22.
I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby, can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those b*tches before
Say you'll remember. Oh baby, say you'll remember
I will love you 'til the end of time.

6. Every You, Every Me by Placebo
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 23.
All alone in space and time
There's nothing here, but what here's mine
Something borrowed, something blue
Every me and every you
Every me and every you
Every me...
7. Not Gonna Get Us (EN) by Tatu
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 24.
Starting from here, let's make a promise
You and me, let's just be honest
We're gonna run, nothing can stop us
Even the night that falls all around us.
Nothing can stop us, not now, I love you
They're not gonna get us
they're not gonna get us.

8. Someone Like You by Adele
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 26.
I hate to turn up out of the blue, uninvited
But I couldn't stay away
I couldn't fight it
Had hoped you'd see my face 
And that you'd be reminded
That for me, it isn't over.
Never mind, I'll find someone like you.

9. In my Place by Coldplay
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 26.
I was lost, I was lost
Crossed lines I shouldn't have crossed
I was lost, oh yeah.
I was scared, I was scared
Tired and under-prepared.

9. Last Day on Earth by Kate Miller-Heidke
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 26
It's the last day on earth 
In my dreams (my dreams, my dreams) In my dreams (my dreams, my dreams)
It's the end of the world 
And you've come back to me 
In my dreams.

10. What I've Done by Linkin Park
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 26.
In this farewell
There’s no blood
There’s no alibi
‘Cause I've drawn regret
From the truth
Of a thousand lies.
I'll face myself
To cross out what I've become
Erase myself
And let go of what I've done.

11. One Moment More by Mindy Smith
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 27.
Hold me
Even though I know you're leaving.
Tell me that someday you'll be returning
And maybe
Maybe I'll believe.
Oh, please don't go
Let me have you just one moment more
Oh, all I need
All I want is just one moment more.

12. Lonely Day by System of a Down
Recommendation: Listen after Chapter 29.
Such a lonely day
And it's mine
The most loneliest day of my life.
And if you go, I wanna go with you
And if you die, I wanna die with you.
Take your hand and walk away.

MORE ABOUT THE BOOK:

When the World was Flat (and we were in love)
Author: Ingrid Jonach
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release Date: 3 September 2013 in the US and Canada, and 5 September 2013 in the UK, as well as worldwide as ebook and audio.

Looking back, I wonder if I had an inkling that my life was about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. 
When sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart meets the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith for the first time, it’s like fireworks — for her, anyway. Tom looks as if he would be more interested in watching paint dry; as if he is bored by her and by her small Nebraskan town in general. 
But as Lillie begins to break down the walls of his seemingly impenetrable exterior, she starts to suspect that he holds the answers to her reoccurring nightmares and to the impossible memories which keep bubbling to the surface of her mind — memories of the two of them, together and in love. 
When she at last learns the truth about their connection, Lillie discovers that Tom has been hiding an earth-shattering secret; a secret that is bigger — and much more terrifying and beautiful — than the both of them. She also discovers that once you finally understand that the world is round, there is no way to make it flat again. 
An epic and deeply original sci-fi romance, taking inspiration from Albert Einstein’s theories and the world-bending wonder of true love itself.
Ingrid Jonach writes books for children and young adults, including the chapter books The Frank Frankie and Frankie goes to France published by Pan Macmillan, and When the World was Flat (and we were in love) published by Strange Chemistry.
Since graduating from university with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing (Hons) in 2005, Ingrid has worked as a journalist and in public relations, as well as for the Australian Government.
Ingrid loves to promote reading and writing, and has been a guest speaker at a number of schools and literary festivals across Australia, where she lives with her husband Craig and their pug dog Mooshi.
Despite her best efforts, neither Craig nor Mooshi read fiction.

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Enter below for your chance to win one of two awesome prize packages as part of the Around the World in 80 Days Blog Tour for When the World was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach.
  
There will be two winners worldwide. Each prize package includes: 
• a signed copy of When the World was Flat (and we were in love)
• a pair of silver plated key-shaped earrings in a When the World was Flat (and we were in love) gift box
• a When the World was Flat (and we were in love) bookmark.

Good luck!

NOTEThe competition will run until 21 October 2013 and the winners will be announced on this page and via www.ingridjonach.com

Thanks to Ingrid Jonach for the wonderful post and also to Strange Chemistry!

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