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What are you reading these days?
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28 July 2014
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To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

19 August 2014
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Am just over [33] 1/3 of the way thru 'George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door' and its excellent. Written with deep respect for George and insight yet very honest and with humour, never getting either too high and mighty or low and disparaging.

Also slowly reading 'Beatlemania: The Real Story of The Beatles UK Tours' (by Martin Creasy), its a really good mixture of fan accounts and press reports from the time which give you a taste of what the shows were like. The one problem is that the chapters vary between long and super long and are not broken down beyond new paragraphs so it seems like a hard trek at times.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
19 August 2014
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I bought more books when I was in France :( - I also went to the library today, I have about 30 on my to-read list now.

Library

Your House Is On Fire, Your Children All Gone- Stefan Kiesbye (I have never heard of this before, I liked the title and read the back- it seemed interesting)

The Cuckoo's Calling- Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K Rowling)

Lord of the Flies- William Golding (I read the first couple of pages years ago and didn't like it- I decided to give it a try.)

The Old Man and the Sea- Ernest Hemingway

One Day- David Nicholls (I saw the film, I like Jim Sturgess blah)

Ecstasy agus scéalta eile- Ré Ó Laighléis (Irish short stories)

 

France (and one from Austria)- All with an * are in French, with  ** is German

Tarantula- Bob Dylan

Jimi Hendrix- Olivier Nuc* (Got it for a €1 :D )

On The Road- Jack Kerouac (finally the proper novel also slightly battered from being 'on the road')

Nineteen Eighty-Four- George Orwell (just wanted my own copy of this- I've read it before)

Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen**- Joanne K. Rowling 

 

Beatles (all in French)

Lennon Remembers- Jann S. Weiner (Same in English, for some strange reason they didn't change the title)

Les Beatles, Les secrets de toutes leurs chansons 1962-1966 & 1967-1970- Steve Turner (In English: 'Hard Day's Write: The Stories behind Every Beatles Song')

Recontres avec John et Yoko- Jonathon Cott    (In English 'Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon & Yoko Ono')

 

To answer the actual question: Lady Chatterley's Lover- D.H Lawrence. Very well written but draws out a bit too much. To all who don't know what it is about: It's a well written 1920's version of Fifty Shades of Grey with less bondage.

INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!                  *** Make Love, Not Wardrobes!                 *** "Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison
19 August 2014
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Reading, I Want To Tell You - The Definitive Guide to the Music of the Beatles, Volume 1: 1962/1963, by Anthony Robustelli.

Hope to post a review in a week or two (@Joe).

The following people thank Father McCartney for this post:

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21 September 2014
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Finished the supremely excellent 'George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door'. Plan is to finally move on to ''All These Years: Volume One: Tune In (Deluxe Edition)'.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
22 September 2014
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22 September 2014
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I discovered an amazing resource of free on-line books (most of them dusty classics and dusty unknowns):

https://archive.org/details/texts

Back in the Prehistoric Era of Phone Booths, Push-Button Phones, Television, and CD Players -- back in the mists of time in the years B.I. (Before Internet) -- I would have died for this kind of resource!

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
22 September 2014
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Funny Paper said
I discovered an amazing resource of free on-line books (most of them dusty classics and dusty unknowns):

https://archive.org/details/texts

Back in the Prehistoric Era of Phone Booths, Push-Button Phones, Television, and CD Players -- back in the mists of time in the years B.I. (Before Internet) -- I would have died for this kind of resource!

@Funny Paper 

Alas, how old you make me feel...! "Prehistoric" -indeed I'm like a dinosaur or at least a Neanderthal man… 

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

22 September 2014
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Funny Paper said
I discovered an amazing resource of free on-line books (most of them dusty classics and dusty unknowns):

https://archive.org/details/texts

Back in the Prehistoric Era of Phone Booths, Push-Button Phones, Television, and CD Players -- back in the mists of time in the years B.I. (Before Internet) -- I would have died for this kind of resource!

I did a "Beatles" search. Some strange results. You can download the 'AHDN' film and 'I'll Be Back'!! There's also 'And I Love Her' from the film but its very slow.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
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