Songs for Every Book: The Little Mermaid

This is how I imagine the little mermaid must have felt towards the prince:

 

Compass by Zella Day:

“Compass point you home, calling out from the east
Compass point you anywhere closer to me
If we make it out alive
from the depths of the sea
Compass point you anywhere closer to me”

A heartbreaking song for a heartbreaking story.

Rapscallions, Norway, and More

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Thanks to NapoleonSplit for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! If you want to follow a personal experience of the Fifty Books challenge and find some great books while you’re at it, go check it out!

1) What is one of your favorite words? Why?

This is an easy one! Rapscallion.  Because it makes me think of a rapping scallion.

2) What is the third book on your bookshelf (from the left)?

A Theory of Musical Narrative by Byron Almén

3) What was your favorite childhood series?

Hmmm…probably the Laura Ingalls Wilder books.  Classic!

4) What book would you recommend to everyone to read?

Let’s say 1984 by George Orwell, because it made my brain hurt as I questioned everything I’ve ever known.  In a good way.

5) If you could see any band in the world in concert, who would you see?  Continue reading

GPS Literary Characters

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What if your favorite literary characters could be the voice on your GPS?

George Wickham (Pride and Prejudice) would give directions that seemed to make perfect sense but would end up taking you to the wrong place.

Peter Pan would give you false directions and then change them at the last minute while laughing hysterically.

Jane Eyre would be the best because her directions would be to the point and practical.

Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit) would be a close second. Although, come to think of it, he Continue reading

Judging the Book By Its Cover: Suffocating Expectations

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My Idea: Well, with a name like Presto, what was Frankie supposed to do? Ever since he can remember, people have told him he should be a musician.

When he banged on pots and pans as a toddler, the neighbor lady would yell through the window to his mother: “Hey, would ya look at that! I told ya Frankie would be a natural!”

In first grade when it was his turn to tell the class what he wanted to be when he grew up, the teacher interrupted him with, “Oh, Frankie, well obviously you’re going to be one of those music people!”

Now as a 5th grader, the day is rapidly approaching when all of the students will get the chance to learn a few notes on a string instrument of their choice to Continue reading