Observations from my weekly wanderings, usually in Northern Virginia (NOVA).
I don’t do a lot of “tags” or “memes” (not even exactly clear on the difference), I participate in a few challenges, hosted one (wasn’t a huge success), my site isn’t monetized, and I don’t do a lot of that stuff.
This blog is mostly just journaling my reading journey. But I do have a little thingy calling for your interaction today; I’m calling it a question.(Catchy huh? Gonna be the next big thing.)
Mostly for the Classics crowd – but everyone is welcome to join in.
What books do you know of that have been made the subject of song?
A few rules: (more what we’ll call guidelines than actual rules).
- I’m thinking mostly novels, and mostly classic novels – but whatevs
- Don’t google it – just songs that serendipity led you to
- The song has to be at least a little bit true to the book. Best explained by example. A few years ago, a singer/songwriter who sang/wrote “you were Romeo, I was your scarlet letter” But the song is not about Shakespeare’s play, or Hawthorne’s novel. Don’t list that song. I will block you.
- Not movie soundtracks – unless a song in the soundtrack sort of tells the story.
- Comment below, and I’ll do a new post next week with the results.
- Comments welcome, even if you don't have a song
I’ll start. And in accordance with the rules, there are only three that come to mind:
- Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush
- Don Quixote by Gordon Lightfoot (I really love this one)
- White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane (based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
Seems like there must be one by Al Stewart, but I can’t think of it.
Your turn – or did I take all the good ones?