Monday, May 7, 2012

Hall of Mirrors: Blog Carnival



Welcome to the Hall of Mirrors!

Here you will gaze deeply into your own reflection and  decide if you like what you see, both inside, and out.

Firstly, I am giving away Aimee Carter's Goddess Interrupted! 

Those who believes music makes up a strand of their genetic code like one such Mistress of Mirrors need apply! 

Challenge for the book about the Goddess:

I need to set up a good writing playlist for my next two WIPs (works in progress.) 

Each song you find me keeping these key words in mind enters you to win Goddess Interrupted once:



Fight to the death


Battle Cries

Being Haunted

Songs about troubled home lives

Southern Love 

Wild girls

& bad boys hurting good girls


I will choose a winner and hopefully get an awesome playlist going in the process! 

So leave a comment with your song selection, your GFC name and your e-mail address. 

To give you some further inspiration, these are two songs from the current playlists.

This challenge will be available for participation from May 7th to the 13th, so get to jamming and tweeting!

And beware of most mirrors, dear Hall Wanderers, even the fairest of them all can lie, they are magick, after all. Look inside your heart to see what the Mirror neglects to discover. 


Unknown said...

A Tout le Monde by Megadeth.


GFC Moirae book reviews

Sam said...

I'm into a lot of indie bands but you should be able to find these on youtube to give a listen methinks. ...And yes I have a lot, for battle I really recommend listening to the first it has a very epic feel to it:

Heroes of the Sand -- Angra
Battle of the Sun -- Placebo
Never Ending Why -- Placebo
Snow White Queen -- Evanescence
Haunted -- Evanescence
Isabella -- Dia Frampton
Billy The Kid -- Dia Frampton
Bandits -- Meg & Dia
Invasion -- Eisley
Many Funerals -- Eisley
Gothic Lolita -- Emilie Autumn
Thank God I'm Pretty -- Emilie Autumn
Swan Song -- A Fine Frenzy
Stood Up -- A Fine Frenzy
Sam @ A Journey Through Pages

Arianne said...

Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift
Jar of Hearts by Cristina Perri
How Could You by Sarah Geronimo
When You're Gone by Avril Lavigne
Bottom of the Ocean by Miley Cyrus
For the Love of a Daughter by Demi Lovato

GFC: Arianne Cruz
email: cruz042 at

Ruby97 said...

Last Kiss by Pearl Jam - its a song about Death. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Ruby97 said...

Last Kiss by Pearl Jam - its a song about Death. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Catie said...

Battle: Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2

Struggle: Behind Blue Eyes by The Who

Fight to the death:Break Stuff by Limp Bizkit

Grief: One Tree Hill by U2

Battle Cries: We Were Born For This by Paramore

Being Haunted: Hotel California by The Eagles

Songs about troubled home lives:
Heavy Heart Heavy Hands by Sunday Lane

Southern Love: Good Hearted Woman by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson

Wild girls
& bad boys hurting good girls:
Pretty Girl by Sugarcult

Death: Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World

Catie Taylor

Anubha said...

Everybody Hurts by The Corrs
For me this song is very helpful when I am struggling or sad I hate it when people commit sucide and leave their love ones alone. I guess this song can be helpful to those who are struggling with the idea of sucide (death). Maybe you can add this song to your list.

And one more song I would like to suggest is Miss you by Miley cyrus. In 2010 when I lost my favorite aunt I was devastated n grief stricken I listened to this song and I somehow felt that she is now in a better place away from sufferings because she was suffering from several painful health conditions...

My email address: anubha56(at)gmail(dot)com

Angela @ Reading Angels said...

Don't enter me in the giveaway, but Born to Die by Lana Del Rey is AMAZING!!!!! :)

Unknown said...

It may not be what your looking for, but it might give you a laugh. :)

Lisa Cox said...

LOL, this list may get kinda long.
1. Love Is A Battlefield by Pat Benatar
2. The Battle by Blood Sweat and Tears
3. Into The Battle by Ensiferum
4. The Battle Rages On by Deep Purple
5. Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
6. The Bell Witch by Merciful Fate
7. Terror In The Haunted House by Blitzkid
8. Haunted by Evanescence

Hannah said...

Battlefield by Jordin Sparks
Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri
Skyscraper by Demi Lovato
Haunted by Taylor Swift
Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift


Laura (All the Word's a Page) said...

This Is War - 30 Seconds to Mars
Gravity - Sara Bareilles
Love The Way You Lie - Rihanna
Meet Virginia - Train
Barricade - Courage My Love
Permafrost - Laurena
Stuttering - Fefe Dobson
We Don't Eat - James Vincent McMorrow
Fighter - Kelly Clarkson
Turn to Stone - Ingrid Michaelson
Own Side - Caitlin Rose
Pollen & Salt - Daphne Loves Derby


Bridget Howard said...

How could this happen to me: Simple Plan
The Little girl: John Michael Montgomery
Just a Dream: Carrie Underwood
Brick: Bens Fold Five
I'll be missing you: P Diddy
Stronger: Kelly Clarkson
Sweet Home Alabama
Girls & Boys: Good Charlotte!!!

GFC: Bridget Howard

Megan said...

Haunted by Taylor Swift
Somewhere In Hiding by Secrets
Helena by My Chemical Romance
Listen Up by Falling In Reverse
Love Story by Taylor Swift
The Ghost Of You by My Chemical Romance
Enchanted by Taylor Swift
If You Can't Ride Two Horses At Once, Then You Should Get Out Of The Circus by Asking Alexandria.

GFC: Megan @ Unearthly Reviews.

Beth W said...

Wow, well, there are so many to choose from!
Battle: Bear McCreary, "Prelude to War"

Struggle: Sia, "Breathe Me"

Fight to the death: Carl Orff, Carmina Burana, "O Fortuna"

Grief: The Civil Wars, "Safe and Sound" (to me, this is trying to protect someone while grieving for what was lost)

Battle Cries: Beyonce, "Run the World (Girls)"

Being haunted: Tricky Pixie, "Carnival" and also
Florence and the Machine, "Howl"

Troubled home life: Jesca Hoop, "Tulip" and Pink, "Fun House"

Southern Love: Blue October, "Clumsy Card House"

Wild girls: Esthero, "Wikked Lil Girls"

Bad boys hurting girls: A Fine Frenzy, "Almost Lover"

Death: Linkin Park, "Waiting for the End"

-Beth W
bethwade1 at gmail dot com

Jen said...

Coldplay - What If
simple plan-perfect
Coldplay- The Scientist
Coldplay - Fix You
One republic- Apologize
Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars- Safe and Sound
sarah mclachlan - i will remember you
Sarah Mclachlan - In The Arms Of The Angel

Hope this helps:)
GFC: Jenny

Fizzingwhizbee said...

Resistance by Muse
Battlefield by Jordin Sparks
My Immortal by Evanescence


Angie said...

Let's see...

Uncharted- Sara Bareilles
Part of Me- Katy Perry
Misery Business- Paramore
Forever and Almost Always- Kate Voegele

ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

Stephanie said...

Battle: Battlefield by Jordin Sparks

Struggle: I Won't Give Up
Jason Mraz

Fight to the death: Gunpowder and Lead - Miranda Lambert

Grief: Blind by Korn

Battle Cries: Burn it Down by Lincoln Park

Being Haunted: My Immortal by Evanescence

Songs about troubled home lives: Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood

Southern Love: Dancing Away with My Heart by Lady Antebellum

Wild girls: Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson

& bad boys hurting good girls: Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood

Death: Just a Dream - Carrie Underwood

steph4575 at msn dot com

Unknown said...

Battle Cries- Traveling Soldier by Dixie Chicks

Death- Terrible Things by Mayday Parade

Struggle- The Climb by Miley Cryus

Battle- Fighter by Christian Anguliar

Bad Boys hurting good girls- Hangover by Hey Monday or Right Girl by The Maine

Grief- If I Knew by Every Avenue

Troubled Home Lives- Perfect by Simple Plan or Welcome To My Life by Simple Plan or Sleepless Nights by Faber Drive

Being Haunted- Ocean and Atlantic by Mayday Parade

Southern Love- Small Town Southern Men by Alan Jackson
GFC kassandralopez32

Lori said...

Take a Bow by Muse
Butterflies and Hurricanes by Muse
MK Ultra by Muse
Pickup Truck by Kings of Leon
The Face by Kings of Leon
Back Down South by Kings of Leon

(I'm not entering the giveaway, just playing!) :)

Kimberleigh said...

Grief: We Cry by The Script
Being Haunted: Ghost by Parachute
Song About Troubled Home Life: Fix You, by Coldplay

GFC: Kimberleigh
email: kim3317 at hotmail dot com

Kristen said...

Battle: Battlefield - Jordin Sparks
Struggle: I Didn't Know My Own Strength - Whitney Houston
Fight to the death: 300 Violin Orchestra - Jorge Quintero
Grief: Dreaming of You - Selena
Battle Cries: Teeth - Lady Gaga
Being Haunted: Haunted - Taylor Swift
Troubled home lives: Alyssa Lies - Jason Michael Carroll & Concrete Angel - Martina McBride
Southern Love: When I Look At You - Miley Cyrus & Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean/Carrie Underwood
Wild girls: Good Girls Go Bad - Cobra Starship
Bad boys hurting good girls: Good Girl - Carrie Underwood
Death: I Miss You - Miley Cyrus

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :))
GFC: Kris-10

Amy said...

Here is what my playlist would include if I thought of those keywords...

Run - Snow Patrol
Family Portrait - Pink
This is War - 30 second to Mars
No Good - Katie Vogele
Cold Inside - Hurt
Life without you - Stars Go Dim
How do you get that Lonely - Blaine Larson
I kissed a girl - Katy Perry
If I die Tomorrow - Motley Crue
For you - Staind
Guys Do It All The Time - Mindy McCready
I'll Walk - Bucky Covington
Dirrty - Christina Aguilera
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
Lighters - Eminem with Bruno Mars
Help Me - Nick Carter
Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri
Whatever it is - Zac Brown Band
Rain - Breaking Benjamin
Beautiful Disaster - Kelly Clarkson
One last cry - Brian McKnight
If it makes you happy - Sheryl Crow
I'll Attack - 30 seconds to Mars
Sincerely Yours - AJ McLean
Cut - Plumb
What's this life for? - Creed
My Immortal - Evanescence
Rest in Pieces - Saliva
Love the way you lie - Eminem and Rihanna
Purple Rain - Prince
Lesson Learned - Alicia Keys
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
prelude_1221 - AFI
I don't care - Apocalyptica
Dancing Away with My Heart - Lady Antebellum
Get the party started - Pink
Because of you - Kelly Clarkson
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
I'm ok - Christina Aguilera
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Falls Apart - Hurt

I know it is long but it is for two WIP

Kate said...

I tried but couldn't find if this was open internationally or just US. If it's just US then don't count me in the giveaway :)

Battle - Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar
Struggle - Fighter by Christina Aguliera
Fight to the Death - The Pirates of the Carribean theme
Grief - You could be happy by Snow Patrol (not really grief but sad)
Battle Cries - This is who I am by Vanessa Amorosi (I have no idea why but this is what I'd play going into a battle. And then when the enemy are laughing at me I'd strike!)
Being Haunted - Black Dress by Kisschasy
Songs about trouble home lives - I hate everything about you by Three days grace
Southern Love - Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter
Wild Girls - Get this party started by Pink
Bad Boys hurting good girls - S&M by Rihanna (I know this doesn't really fit... I'm having a brainsleep right now. none of the songs I know seemed right)
Death - Jumper by third eye blind.

GFC: Kate Bell

Thanks :)

Also- I LOVE Florence and the Machine. Shake it out is one of my favourites by her.

Tressa said...

I would say My Immortal by Evanescence would fit quite a few of those. Also:
Silent All These Years by Tori Amos
New Divide and Leave Out All the Rest by Linkin Park
Trinket by Boom
Fighter by Chritina Aguilera
Last Name, Cowboy Casanova, and Good Girl by Carrie Underwood
Over You by Miranda Lambert
Then lets end on a happy note for some souther love:
Sweet Thing by Keith Urban
Cowboy Take Me Away by Dixie Chicks
Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift
She's My Kind of Rain by Tim McGraw

tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

Steph said...

Just a Dream - Carrie Underwood
Going Under - Evanescence
Tourniquet - Evanescence
Never Again - Nickelback
Haunted - Evanescence
This is War - 30 Seconds to Mars
Crazy Bitch - Buckcherry

GFC: Stephanie


Bethany Lopez Author said...

GFC Bethany Lopez

Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Cowboy Take Me Away by The Dixie Chicks

Dovile said...

Safe and Sound - Taylor Swift
The Hanging Tree - Rachel Macwirther
Everything Burns - Ben Moody feat. Anastacia
My Immortal - Evanescence
The War Is Not Over - Walters & Kazha
When You're gone - Avril Lavigne
Hero - Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott
Need - Hana Pestle
Tomorrow Will Be Kinder - The Secret Sisters
You Fond Me - Frey
I Was Broken - Rob Pattinson

GFC - Dovile

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Sarah Elizabeth said...

fix you – coldplay
just like a pill – pink
When You're Gone by Avril Lavigne
Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri
On your head by Tiffany Page
wires by athlete
mad world by mad world
only happy when it rains - garbage
family portrait - pink
everybody hurts - REM
fighter - christina aguilera
devil went down to georgia by Steve Ouimette
welcome to the black parade by my chemical romance

GFC - sarah elizabeth

Spav said...

Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) - Elton John (There's also a cover by Nickelback)
Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word - Elton John

GFC: Spav


Kristin said...

This isn't an entry, I just had to put my two cents in!

Southern Love: A Girl Named Tennessee - Needtobreathe

Grief: Adam’s Song – Blink 182

Troubled Home Lives:
White Fences – Needtobreathe
The Ones That You Love – Dropkick Murphys
The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows – Brand New
Try Honesty – Billy Talent

Bad Boys Hurting Good Girls: II Tango Della Signora Francesco Di Bartolommeo Di Zanobi Del Giocondo – Forgive Durden

Struggle: They Said A Storm Was Coming – Jamie’s Elsewhere

Battle Cry: Give it All - Rise Against

Freya Oliver said...

Fighter - Christina Aguilera
The Climb - Miley Cyrus
Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne
Battle Cry - Shontelle
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Good Girl - Carrie Underwood
Going Under - Evanescence
Iridescent - Linkin Park


Reading Mind / The Loyal Book said...

pirate of carribeans theme

Play on - Carry Underwood

Fight to the death
I will not bow -Breaking Benjamin

This time imperfect- AFI
tears dont' fall -

Being Haunted
Serenata Immortale - Immediate music
requiem for a dream

Songs about troubled home lives
Family Portrait - Pink

Southern Love
Mine- Taylor swift

Wild girls
Girls just wanna have fun- Cindy Lauper

& bad boys hurting good girls
Face down- Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

forever young- alphaville
time of dying- three days grace

aliasgirl at libero dot it

Christine said...

GFC isabeli3619
isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

Here's some from my very mixed iPod....

Ireland – Garth Brooks (Death/Battle Cries)
Good Girl – Carrie Underwood
Beaches of Cheyenne–Garth Brooks (death/grief)
Blown Away – Carrie Underwood (troubled home)
Concrete Angel – Martina McBride (death/troubled home)
Crawling – Linkin Park
What the Cowgirls Do – Vince Gill (southern love)
Control – Poe (good girls)
Breathe No More – Evanescence (struggle)
Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
Breaking the Habit – Linkin Park
I Quit – Hepburn (good girls)
Addicted – Kelly Clarkson
Walk Away – Christina Aguilera
Oh Mother – Christina Aguilera (troubled home)
Everybody’s Fool – Evanescence (struggle)
My Immortal – Evanescence
Tourniquet – Evanescence (struggle/death/haunted)
How Can I Help You Say Goodbye – Patty Loveless (grief/death)
Angel – Sarah McLachlan (grief/haunted)
Beautiful Liar – Beyonce/Shakira (good girls/bad boys)
Hurt – Christina Aguilera (grief/haunted)
Just A Dream – Carrie Underwood (death/grief)
Little White Church (southern love/good girls)
When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley/Dolly Parton (death)
Remember Me – Josh Groban (from Troy) (haunted/death)
Break Down Here – Julie Roberts (good girls/grief)
Faint - Linkin Park (battle)
Easier to Run – Linkin Park (Struggle/Grief)
Always – Saliva (battle/struggle)

I think I should quit now...I have way too much music.

Christine said...

I thought of another if you want a depressing grief/death/despair song - Whiskey Lullaby, Brad Paisley & Allison Kraus

isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

Unknown said...

Letters from Home by John Michael Montgomery
Alyssa Lies by Jason Michel Carroll
A Little Bit Stronger by Sara Evans
One More Day by Diamond Rio
Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue by Toby Keith
Haunted by Taylor Swift
Independence Day by Martina McBride
Honey Bee by Blake Shelton
Dear John by Taylor Swift
Good Girl by Carrie Underwood
Invincible by Jesse McCartney

GFC - Brooke

Caitlin said...

Temporary home-carrie underwood

gokarter418 (at) aol (dot) com

Princess Allie said...

In the order that you requested:
Prelude - AFI
Before The Light Takes Us - Darkness Falls
Burn My Shadow - UNKLE
Riverside - Agnes Obel
The Outsider - Perfect Circle
Furnace Room Lullaby - Neko Case
Running Up That Hill - PLacebo
Wild Horses - The Sundays
Ooh La La - Goldfrapp
Say Aah - Lindsey Pavao
Pioneer to The Falls - Interpol

Yeah, gotta listen to it in the order. :)

Princess Allie said...

In the order you requested:

Prelude - AFI
Before the Light Takes US - Darkness Falls
Burn My Shadow - UNKLE
Riverside - Agnes Obel
The Outsider - A Perfect Circle
Furnance Room Lullaby - NEko Case
Running Up That Hill - Placebo
Wild Horses - The Sundays
Ooh La La - Goldfrapp
Say Aah - Lindsey Pavao
Pioneer to The Falls - Interpol

Cricket said...

Evanescence Bring Me to Life
Kelly Clarkson Stronger