The 2019 A to Z Challenge THEME REVEAL


For the 8th year in a row, I’m participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge, and today is Theme Reveal Day. For me, these themes are generally about books, music, travel, or food.

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know about some of my previous themes (note: themes aren’t required, but I do enjoy choosing a topic for the month). Here’s a quick refresher, with links:

2012 – Poets, Novelists, Lyricists (I was new to the game, but earnest)

2013 – Oh! The Places I’ve Been! 

2014 – Smile! And Say…. (the infamous cheese theme)

2015 – Listen Up! (musical instruments)

2016 – Paris Between the Wars (1919 – 1939)

2017 – Broadway Musicals

2018 – 1968

I thought about doing a whole series on 1969, because there would be plenty to blog about, but I didn’t want to repeat Apollo and Nixon and Vietnam, and so decided to try something new.

Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in October 2016, and I wanted very much to showcase this iconic songwriter in 2017. But by the time he finally agreed to accept the prize, I’d compiled my month’s worth of blogs, on a different topic.

So here we are in 2019 and Dylan’s songs, most of them anyway, ring as true today as they did in the 1960s. And he’s been covered by so many artists that I thought I’d do an A to Z of his songs, but performed by others. And so…next month I’ll post A to Z blogs about Dylan songs.



14 thoughts on “The 2019 A to Z Challenge THEME REVEAL

  1. Fun theme!!!! In his later years it was hard to understand him anyway so I’m looking forward to hearing others sing his tunes. He is one talented man (as you know!). I had the opportunity to see him a few years ago in concert. It was great to see and hear such a legend.

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    1. Thanks, Lori! The lyrics are so good – no wonder he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. And I agree with you about being able to understand him (ha!). Hopefully listening to others cover his songs will help…


  2. M!!! Woo, woo, woo……it sounds like so much fun. I will have to advise more Dylan friends to check out your blog. On that note…….”I ran into the kitchen and asked to see the cook. I told him I was a famous editor of a famous etiquette book. He said get out of here, I’ll tear you limb from limb……I said you know, they rejected Jesus too……..he said you ain’t him” Dyan’s 115 Dream from memory.

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  3. Hi Martha – this sounds interesting … his Nobel Prize for Literature was a pleasure to read about … so great choice for the A-Z … I’m not doing it – but enjoy – cheers Hilary

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