First of all, IT'S SHIVER DAY!!!!!
Second of all, look what arrived with perfect timing!? Editor Mixtape at Scholastic told me to keep my eyes open for a package in the mail; something to celebrate my release day and getting LINGER off to production. I had to open it in the post office parking lot and then proceeded to laugh like a crazy person.
In case you can't tell what it is, it's a red coffee pot.
It's not even used.
In order to understand the significance of the red coffee pot, I'm afraid you will have to read SHIVER and then read LINGER. And then you will come back to this post and laugh at David's cleverness.
Until then, I'm afraid you will just have to take my word on it that it is very, very amusing to me.
Okay. So, secondly! I promised I would post the playlist for SHIVER today, and indeed I will. I made one on playlist.com, but unfortunately they were missing a few tracks. So I'm going to give it to you straight, then embed the one that playlist had, which you can actually listen to. Savvy? Yes.
So, here it is:
1. "The Ocean" - The Bravery (the general thematic song)
2. "Sundrenched World" - Joshua Radin
3. "Run" - Snow Patrol
4. "Cemeteries of London" - Coldplay (hunt scene)
5. "Make This Go On Forever" - Snow Patrol
6. "Matroshka" - Dredg
7. "Underwater" - Vertical Horizon
8. "Star Mile" - Joshua Radin (making quiche)
9. "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" - Snow Patrol
10. "Jeremiah" - Starsailor
11. "Bug Eyes" - Dredg
12. "Everything'll Be Alright" - Joshua Radin (bookstore scene)
13. "Hide and Seek" - Imogen Heap (car scene near end)
14. "A Clock is Ticking" - Snow Patrol (Jack scene near end)
15. "Peter Returns" - James Newton Howard (final scene)
16. "Wake Up, Open the Door, & Escape to the Sea" - Blaqk Audio (ultimate nookie scene)
I'm very sad that I can't find an online version of "Peter Returns" because DAMM it's perfect.
Basically, I listened to Snow Patrol, Joshua Radin, and Imogen Heap nonstop. Also, Blaqk Audio, although I doubt this will evoke a very Shiver emotion in anyone else. I'm not sure why it worked for me -- I felt a little silly including that one that I used to write the nookie scene, but in the interests of full disclosure . . .
Actually, it's funny to see how varied the playlist for LINGER is in comparison, because of the influence of iTunes and how I could buy individual tracks. Huh. There's an anthropology paper in there somewhere, folks. A boring one, but one nonetheless.
Anyway, the playlist:
And finally, I have several audio books of SHIVER that I can giveaway in various contests or drawings or something. Do I have reader interest in such things?