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February 14, 2013

Book Notes - Amy Stewart, Caroline Leavitt, Christopher Castellani, Jill McCorkle,and Jonathan Evison's Valentine's Day Playlist

Life After Life All This Talk of Love Is This Tomorrow

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving The Drunken Botanist


In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.

Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others.

To celebrate

Stream a Spotify playlist of these tunes. If you don't have Spotify yet, sign up for the free service.


Here is the four authors' collaborative Valentine's Day Book Notes music playlist:


Suggested Mood Music for Rounding the Bases—A Valentine’s Music Sampler


First Base Suggestions by Jill McCorkle, author of Life After Life

“Cowboys to Girls” by The Intruders
“Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” by Mel Carter
“I Think We're Alone Now” by Tommy James and the Shondells


Second Base Suggestions by Christopher Castellani, author of All This Talk of Love

"Stretch Out and Wait" by The Smiths
"Hold It Against Me" by Britney Spears
“Milkshake” by Kelis


Third Base Suggestions by Caroline Leavitt, author of Is This Tomorrow

“I Want You” by Elvis Costello (Best song ever!)
“Don't You Feel My Leg” by Maria Muldaur
Tie: "At Last” by Etta James and “You Can Leave Your Hat On” by Joe Cocker


Home Run Suggestions by Jonathan Evison, author of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

“Between the Sheets” by The Isley Brothers
“Turn Off the Lights” by Teddy Pendergrass
“Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC


“Yeah, This Isn’t Working Out, Can’t We Just Be Friends?” Suggestions by Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

“I Wish You Love” by Blossom Dearie
“You're Kind” by Paul Simon
“It's Not You, It's Me” by The Little Willies


The authors' websites and Largehearted Boy contributions:

Amy Stewart's website
Amy Stewart's Book Notes essay for Wicked Bugs
Amy Stewart's Book Notes essay for Wicked Plants

Caroline Leavitt's website
Caroline Leavitt's blog
Caroline Leavitt's Book Notes essay for Pictures of You

Christopher Castellani's website

Jill McCorkle's website
Jill McCorkle's Book Notes essay for Going Away Shoes

Jonathan Evison's website
Jonathan Evison's Book Notes essay for All About Lulu
Jonathan Evison's Book Notes essay for West of Here


also at Largehearted Boy:

Book Notes (2012 - ) (authors create music playlists for their book)
Book Notes (2005 - 2011) (authors create music playlists for their book)
my 11 favorite Book Notes playlist essays

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists
The list of online "best of 2012" music lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
52 Books, 52 Weeks (weekly book reviews)
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics highlights)
Daily Downloads (free and legal daily mp3 downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Shorties (daily music, literature, and pop culture links)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtracks)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from the week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists


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