Tune in Tuesday: Transatlanticism + Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready

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Tune in Tuesday: Transatlanticism + Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready

Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready

Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
Series: Shade #3
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Having devoured Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready this weekend—and still trying to come up with a review that will do it justice—I couldn’t stop hearing this song on a loop while reading it. I just felt it was so perfect for Aura and Zachary in this book.




Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie

The Atlantic was born today and I’ll tell you how…

The clouds above opened up and let it out.

I was standing on the surface of a perforated sphere
When the water filled every hole.
And thousands upon thousands made an ocean,
Making islands where no island should go.
Oh no.

Those people were overjoyed; they took to their boats.
I thought it less like a lake and more like a moat.
The rhythm of my footsteps crossing flatlands to your door have been silenced forever more.
The distance is quite simply much too far for me to row
It seems farther than ever before
Oh no.

I need you so much closer

I need you so much closer
So come on, come on


About Jeri Smith-Ready

Award-winning author Jeri Smith-Ready lives in Maryland with her husband and two cats. Her plans to save the earth were ruined when she realized she was more of a “problem maker” than a problem solver. To stay out of trouble, she keeps her Drama Drive strictly fictional. Her friends and family appreciate that.

When not writing, Jeri she can usually be found—well, thinking about writing, or on Twitter. Like her characters, she loves music, movies, and staying up very, very late. She is represented by Ginger Clark at Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

13 Responses to “Tune in Tuesday: Transatlanticism + Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready”

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    You can never go wrong with a little (or a lot, as the case may be) Death Cab. :) Gah! I love them and this song! Thanks for sharing!

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    Katelyn Torrey

    Between you and Ginger’s tweets, I cannot wait to read this book!  Seriously, it is pretty much killing me. LOVE the song choice this week!

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    Ginger @ GReads!

    I just finished Shine last night & my heart is still aching.  I can’t believe it’s over.  It’s not the end, right??!! Ahhh.  We must discuss in private ASAP.  Awesome music choice for them!

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    Mandie Baxter

    GREAT SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, can’t wait to read this one. Not sure I’ll be able to review it. I tend to just gush over books I adore and I’m sure this will be one of them. Bring on the tears!

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    You can never go wrong with a bit of DeathCab..I got Shine from the publisher yesterday in the mail..I cant wait to get to reading!

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    Death Cab is great.  I haven’t read any of the books in this series but I have the first one on my tbr list.

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