Writing

Question for the writers out there:

Does music inspire your writing?  Do you hear a song and envision a scene, or do you write a scene and then connect the perfect song to it?  Or does music not move you at all when it comes to crafting your story?

Please share, if you don’t mind!

Books · Reading

Anybody have a good book recommendation?

I’m looking for a spectacular, amazing book to read.  The best book I’ve read this year is, hands down, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  I realize it’s a few years old, but I just discovered it so it’s new to me.  I usually read mindless romances and I’m perfectly content with those, but I’m truly restless for something that gets me – really socks me in the gut and makes me think/weep/gnash my teeth/pour over the pages.  Can anyone recommend some good fiction?  What’s the best book you’ve read this year? I come to you, oh wise WP community, because I trust your intelligence and taste, so… help?