Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Music Challenge! 08.18.2012

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Music Challenge!

08.18.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

Thanks to Aneeqah at My Not So Real Life for hosting this challenge! She’s asked participants to:

…choose one book that you’ve read this year, or one of your favorites, or even a book that you’ve read for the read-a-thon. Then, choose a song that matches your book. Post a picture/link to your book, and embed/link your song.

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My book of choice is:

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

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Paired with…

“Secret Heart” by Feist

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Why?

The character of Harold Fry is timid and reserved, burdened by the monotony of his lifestyle while harbouring a deep-rooted sadness and secret that compels him to walk more than 600 miles from his home in Kingsbridge to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The song is not only called “Secret Heart,” but the tone of this version of this song is both haunting and harsh, a passionate outcry reverberating beneath Harold Fry’s extremely controlled and optimistic demeanour.

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For more posts on The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon, you can visit here.

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What book would you choose to pair with a song?

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Zara Alexis

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