Doing the Dewey: Mini Challenge #10: Theme Songs. 04.21.2012

Doing the Dewey: Mini Challeng #10:

Theme Songs

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez

I’m tempted to say the my song of choice is Rock-a-Bye-Baby since I’m in dire need of a lullaby considering I’ve hit past 2:30 a.m. in this Read-a-Thon. Yup! Still here. Still reading. Still blogging. Still out of my hammock!

Time to sing and dance and maybe do a fancy jig—‘cause really, it’s either those things or keeping my eyelids open with safety pins—and that’s just dangerous, not to mention self-sabotage!

This is Jake. He's sleepy. And so am I! (Art by ayemjake at Devian Art)

Okay. Who wants to listen to some musica? Though I highly doubt my neighbours would enjoy this at full volume at 2:30 a.m., I encourage those who participating in other parts of the world—yes, the other side of the world—to put this on at full blast!

What’s not to love in a read-a-thon, if we can’t at least sing and dance and act like silly monkeys?

Look! He even wears eyeglasses like us!

Okay, maybe, not monkeys. But, just to let you know, I’ve had my days at the clubs as a teenager, and I’ve seen my share of monkey dancers! Just saying.

I’m blabbing because I’m tired, by the way, Jose.

Right, then. Song.

La-la-la-la…let’s see…

My song of choice to go with my (ironically enough) book, The Rest Is Silence by Scott Fotheringham is…

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The key to this song is in its first few words, “Pack up…,” which is what the main character of the book, The Rest Is Silence does. He leaves New York to make a life for himself in the backwoods of Margaretsville, Nova Scotia. In the wilderness. In a tent. In a cabin he builds with his own hands.

Yes, it’s a book about nature vs. the city. About conquering the elements. But, it’s also a story about love—a desperate love and passionate grief that underlines the narrative of the story, which is best depicted by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ words, “They don’t love you like I love you…”

Aside from that, I just love this song and desperately need to hear it at 3:00 a.m. in the morning!

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A special thanks to Letters Inside Out for hosting this fun challenge—and for staying up this late with the rest of us book crazies!

Now, I’m going to dance a bit before I get back to my reading…

See you soon. Keep at it and let’s Dewey the Dewey!

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