Feature and Follow Friday (34)

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by both Alison Can Read & Parakunkee’s View. The point of Feature & Follow Friday is to gain blog followers for book bloggers.  You can find more info about this meme here.

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Q:  Is there a song that reminds you of a book? Or vice versa? What is the song & the book?

You guys, this is going to be the most boring answer ever, but no, I don’t have a song that reminds me of a book.  I just don’t.  In fact, I almost never pay attention to lyrics in songs to begin with.  I know, that sounds ridiculous, but I’m usually more interested in the sound of the song (the voice of the singer, the instrumental music).  Since I don’t really pay attention to the lyrics much, they usually don’t remind me of books, and vice versa.

I guess there are a few songs that I associate with certain stories.  Here’s one that comes to mind – but it’s kind of cheating because it’s from a musical based on the book that I associate it with.  Does that make sense?  Anyway, below is the song that reminds me of Matilda by Roald Dahl:


*Yeah, and I am a total showtunes fan!  🙂 *

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I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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28 Responses to Feature and Follow Friday (34)

  1. Liesel Hill says:

    Great pick! Tons of fun! 😀 My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday!

  2. Hopping through. I love musicals. I’m really hoping to go see Matilda when I’m in New York for BEA.
    My Hop

  3. Marilyn says:

    My daughter loves Roald Dahl. Great choice.

    My FF @ Marilyn’s Mystery Blog

  4. Hmmm I don’t think I have a song that reminds me of a book either… this is a tough one! I like the one you chose though! I just watched Matilda recently with my daughter and she loved it. I had forgotten how terrible those damn parents were. Ugh!

  5. Oh I love showtunes too and while I don’t often associate music to books, every once in a while a song will remind me of a certain character (like my answer this week) Hope you stop by My FF 🙂

  6. I have a pretty boring answer too because I also don’t listen to the lyrics. *kindred spirits*

    I didn’t know Matilda was a musical, lol. That’s pretty cool!

    My FF & BBH Post

    • Quinn says:

      Twins! I am so glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t listen to the lyrics of songs.

      Yeah, Matilda was made into a musical in the UK a year or two ago. It did so well (and won tons of awards) that the powers the be decided to bring it to Broadway. It opens soon (or maybe just opened, I’m not sure).

      I’m going to see it in June, and I am ridiculously excited.

  7. Hi! I love musicals, but don’t really listen to music while I read. 🙂

    New follower via e-mail.


    SSBF Blog

  8. LisaILJ says:

    At least you have the excuse of not listening to the lyrics. I do listen to them and pay attention to them and I still couldn’t make a connection, or at least one that I remember. Thanks for visiting my F&FF. New bloglovin’ follower.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  9. Laura says:

    You’re so not cheating! I chose the song because it had the same title as the book 🙂 I think it’s really difficult to find a song that fits if usually you don’t combine music and books. I like the song, by the way – so cute!

  10. Daphne says:

    That happens to me a lot too! When I read a book, I really don’t care for the lyrics, just the mood the song puts me in and the voice of the singer.

    Thanks for stopping by! Old Follower
    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  11. That is adorable! I definitely need to see this musical based on all the great things I’ve seen you write about it. I’m the exact opposite on thinking of songs to go with books…I do it all the time. I think it is the former dancer in me that is always imagining what kind of story a song is trying to tell. Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

    • Quinn says:

      That’s funny that you say that, because I was a dancer, too. I did ballet all the way until I graduated high school. For me, I like a song more based on the mood the song puts me in.

  12. Aman says:

    I really enjoy musicals, they are fun. Though I haven’t read or seen Matilda 😦
    Old Follower!
    Thanks for stopping by My FF

  13. Amie says:

    same here…I just cannot make the connection between music and book =/
    Thanks for stopping by and Happy reading!!

  14. That is so fun and cute! I want to see this musical!

  15. cerianh says:

    This is great! I love muscials 🙂 I love the Matilda movie and I can’t wait to see the show!
    Thanks for stopping by My FF

  16. Great answer & pick! It’s funny you mention that because my bf is exactly like you~ he can be the biggest fan of a song, but his focus is more on melody and the singer’s voice that lyrics…I’ve always found that cool because I’m such a huge lyrics person…BUT even still, I had a hard time with this question hehe Thanks for sharing ♥

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