This is a celebration with a difference. As soon as I saw the title of the book, I just had to get involved and, seeing as this isn’t a review based tour, my mind had to work overtime to find the right thing to add to this post. Basically, to celebrate the e-Book release of ‘Love Songs for Sceptics’ by Christina Pishiris, we were asked to share our favourite sceptical love songs with you all. Before I do, here is a bit more information about Christina’s book:
My brother’s getting married in a few weeks and asked for help picking a song for his first dance. I suggested Kiss’s ‘Love’s a Slap in the Face’.
It didn’t go down well.
When she was a teenager, Zoë Frixos fell in love with Simon Baxter, her best friend and the boy next door. But his family moved to America before she could tell him how she felt and, like a scratched record, she’s never quite moved on. Now, almost twenty years later, Simon is heading back to London, newly single and as charming as ever . . .
But as obstacles continue to get in her way – Simon’s perfect ex-girlfriend, her brother’s big(ish) fat(ish) Greek wedding, and an obnoxious publicist determined to run Zoë – Zoë begins to wonder whether, after all these years, she and Simon just aren’t meant to be.
What if, despite what all the songs and movies say, you’re first love isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be? What if, instead Zoë and Simon are forever destined to shuffle around their feelings for each other, never quite getting the steps right . . .
The song I chose is ‘Love Song’ by Sara Bareilles. The reason I chose this one was because it has such a stubborn background to it. Sara was asked by her boyfriend at the time, if she would write him a love song – she refused. She was also asked many times to write love songs by her producers – she refused.
Until she wrote a song about not wanting to write a love song! Plus, with lyrics such as ‘Blank stares at blank pages
No easy way to say this
You mean well, but you make this hard on me‘, I think it works pretty well as a sceptical love song, dont you?!