Bout of Books

by Colleen Morrow


You know how sometimes, you're reading a book and it just reminds you of a particular song so much that you have to stop, put your book down and choreograph an interpretive dance reflecting your book's plot to that song?  No?  Yeah, me neither...

Anyway...  

Seriously, though - sometimes, you can't help but connect a book and a song in some way.  After listening to Goo Goo Dolls on the bus in high school while doing my reading for English class, I can never hear Black Balloon without thinking of Orwell's 1984 (it's a good thingYouTube didn't exist when I was in high school - that video is TERRIFYING.  And very late 90s) .  And even though Anne's Theme was composed for the mini-series, whenever I see my set of Anne of Green Gables books, the song floats into my head (p.s. who else is SUPER excited to see what happens in the CBC/Netflix adaptation?!)

So, you tell me what connections you have between a book and some music.  Anything goes, really.  Some suggestions to get you thinking:

  • Rename your book with a song
  • Give a lyric that sums up the plot of your book
  • A song or album that is forever associated with a particular books in your mind

Post your song connection anywhere you are talking about Bout of Books and post the link here.  Please remember that I have to be able to see your post so make sure your account isn't private.

 

Really, anything goes...  If you can find a connection between a book and a song, as long as you say what the connection it, you're good.  Post the link and be eligible to win a book of your choosing, up to $10 USD from Book Depository (which is a just under $13 CDN right now!) 

Just remember that you need to be an official Bout of Books participant, having previously signed up earlier this week and limited to one entry per person.  This challenge will be open for 24 hours only and is open to anyone who has an address that Book Depository ships to.  The winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator and will be verified and contacted on Saturday morning.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond, at which point, a new winner will be drawn.  

UPDATE:  Congrats to Darcus @ Rainy Days and Pajamas for her winning entry.  Hope you enjoy your book!