DISCUSSION: bts seasons playlists

Hello, I am back with another self-indulgent post that is not bookish in the slightest and instead entirely has to do with BTS! This idea popped into my head a few weeks ago and it wouldn’t leave until I implemented it. Here are my BTS playlists for every season!

I tried to cut the playlists down to 25 songs each but I couldn’t, so we’ll just let that extra song be a little treat. Also, each season playlist has a narrative (well, summer doesn’t really, but more on that later) but there are some songs that are kinda just there for vibes. Every playlist segues into the next season, wrapping around from winter to spring as well.

you’re my summer, autumn, winter, and every spring

(lyrics from “Ma City”)

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DISCUSSION: bts lyric parallels (pt. 1: extended hands)

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Happy Festa! Are you streaming “Butter”? To celebrate BTS’s eighth anniversary, I’m launching a new post series: BTS lyric parallels! Today, I’ll be examining songs with the “extended hands” motif, which falls under five different themes: distance, temptation, human contact, lifeline / anchor, and love / destiny.

This is my first post on my blog that’s not even remotely book-related, so sorry if that’s why you follow me. I originally was going to write this as a twitter thread but it got too long, and I wanted it somewhere where I could more easily format and keep for posterity. If you want more BTS and books content, I wrote a post where I matched up a few of their songs with books (part 2, soon!).

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SONG SATURDAY: bts songs + books (pt. 1)

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After I opened a Q&A form for my blogiversary, a lot of people asked me to pair BTS songs with books! I actually had this idea a while back, but I didn’t think I could do it well enough because so many of their songs have such a personal message. However, I decided to give it a shot since there was interest and here we are.

I’m actually really proud of how this post turned out! I’m not sure why I didn’t think I could do this post honestly; I was putting this together and was like, wow I’m a genius. This post is a continuation of my “song saturday” posts, where I pair books with a song.

This is part one in a planned series of posts although it might be a while till I do another one of these. Part two is in the works but I want to be able to read more books that’ll match the songs so it’ll take some time! Also, some of these pairs are less about the exact lyrical message and more about the vibes. That being said, here’s a list of books paired with BTS songs!

Lyric translations are taken from Doolset Lyrics.

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