Listen to the books!
10 songs with literary references matched with MyBOOKmarks
Audiobooks - really nice try to renew the format and add new angle to the perception of literature. But mostly audiobook is an option for those who are in a hurry. Or way too busy ;) In case you are as conservative as we are (in terms of bookish topic - paper books, classical reading style, bookmarking favorite pages) - you don’t mix up reading and listening. Unless it’s a real song!
Here we have 10 songs/topics that can be interesting for a bookworm according to the literary references they include. To make it easier and funnier, we picked up 10 main ones and matched with MyBOOKmarks :)
1. Led Zeppelin’s "Ramble On" with it’s allusion to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings + myBOOKmark Hobbit
“...in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair, but Gollum and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her...”
Tolkien's books are extremely popular for musical adaptations. There is a bunch of songs that retell the plot or contain strong associations. Also we found these ones:
"Into the West" by Annie Lennox is about The Lord of the Rings
"Timeless Skies" by Al Stewart is about The Silmarillion
"The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" by Leonard Nimoy retells J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. "The Bard's Song (The Hobbit)" by Blind Guardian also retells The Hobbit
The Battle of Evermore by Led Zeppelin took inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings saga
"Rivendell" by Rush is about the fictional place of the same name from The Lord of the Rings
2. Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” - inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland + myBOOKmark Alice
- "I Robot" by the UK Subs is based on I, Robot by Isaac Asimov.
- "Robot" by Hawkwind refers to the Three Laws of Robotics, conceived by Asimov.
8. "Steppenwolf" by Hawkwind is based on the novel on the same name by Herman Hesse + myBOOKmark Direwolf
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