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What are you reading these days?
10 October 2011
12.56am
MotherNaturesDaughter
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A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway. I've grown to like his writings style after a hundred or so pages. And the book it's self is just great.

"I am definitely a mad man with a box."- Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor of Doctor Who (Episode 1 Season 5: The Eleventh Hour)
10 October 2011
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You Never Give Me Your Money. A fascinating read, one i cannot put down (well obviously i can as there are other things to do). Its also so refreshing to read a beatle book that doesnt go over the same old material as most others do.

Can anyone recommend any other beatles books that arent a rehash of the norm? Still have to finish Cant Buy Me Love which at least puts it all into context with social events at the time.

Im bored senseless of reading beatles meet, record, conquer, bicker, split.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
19 November 2011
2.55pm
oneafter909
The station
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My dad bought it for me yesterday and I'm hooked. 

Step on the gas and wipe that tear away.
7 March 2012
11.51am
arella
A Beginning
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I read The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa who won the literature nobel prize in 2010. I plan to read more novels by prize winners!

To be honest I didn't like the book too much. It's rather complicated to understand, because of the stories of the storyteller.. hm.. I might try to read a different book of him to give him another chance!

31 March 2012
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LennonCloset
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I'm only 12, but I love George Orwell… a-hard-days-night-george-4 1984 was a smidge inappropriate, but I LOVED it. I just finished Animal Farm so now I am reading John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman. It's phenomenal, but 822 pages.

22 April 2012
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Tracy
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An unidentified flying cupcake said
"Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts. Very captivating!

An unidentified flying cupcake said
"Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts. Very captivating!

I read that a few years ago. There was a rumor that Johnny Depp was going to star in the movie. Don't know what happened.

22 April 2012
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I work at a library so I read a lot. Just finished Gypsy Boy. Hard read but interesting about the modern day Gypsies.

23 April 2012
5.50pm
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The Toppermost of the Poppermost
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Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time

Reading it for work.

"With a book like that I could – dare I say it? – rule the world."

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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15 August 2012
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I just finished Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. It's fantastic. Especially if you like animals. I couldn't put it down.

The sunshine bores the daylights outta me
15 August 2012
9.19am
Eilwynn
A bridge by a fountain, where rocking-horse people eat marshmallow pies
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs was my last fiction.  Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip by Peter Hessler was my last non-fiction.  Both were good; the first had a plot I couldn't necessarily predict, which is unusual for me in fiction, and the second was a fascinating study of modernizing China.

 

I'm looking to read Mark Lewisohn's stuff next.  I'm pretty excited.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." - Dr. Seuss
15 August 2012
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Kenneth Williams Diaries compiled by Russel Davies (good for a spare 5/10 minutes) and Fifty Years of Hancock's Half Hour by Richard Webber.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
15 August 2012
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JET! said

I just finished Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. It's fantastic. Especially if you like animals. I couldn't put it down.

Yeah, read that last summer! Really enjoyable.

As for me, I just finished "Fab" (the Paul bio) and am halfway through "The Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy".

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
15 August 2012
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New York
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Heavy reading!

Know the definition of a classic? "Often quoted, rarely read."

At least somebody's reading it!

I hope you give us your impression at the end.

(any good pictures?)

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
15 August 2012
11.02pm
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Well, not as "heavy" as it sounds – it's not the whole report, just "A Concise Compendium of…" it. 1964 paperback version, about 600 pages, no pictures to speak of except the front & back covers.

I gotta say, I expect to be convinced that Oswald did it all by hisself – I'm not a real believer in convoluted conspiracy theories. Maybe we'll find out THE TRUTH in 2017 or whenever!

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
15 August 2012
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I just finished The Hunger Games series, and it is truly just as amazing as everyone says.
As soon as I started reading, I couldn't put it down!

“I was special. I always have been. Why didn't anyone notice me?" -John Lennon
16 August 2012
3.40am
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vonbontee said 
I gotta say, I expect to be convinced that Oswald did it all by hisself – I'm not a real believer in convoluted conspiracy theories. Maybe we'll find out THE TRUTH in 2017 or whenever!

The physics make it clear it couldn't have been him – unfortunately some bastard (Jack Ruby) shot Oswald.

 

Actually, you'll get this one, Von – Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Vol. 2: 1968-2000, having finished the first volume last week.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
3 September 2012
7.01pm
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At the mo, I am reading and thoroughly enjoying Pattie Boyd's book ''Wonderful Tonight: George, Eric and Me''. She doesn't hold back on her opinions and telling you exactly what went on I've noticed, which I'm very glad about.

I am exactly 53 % of the way through (thanks, Kindle) and I don't want it to end. a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

4 September 2012
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Reading "Get Back: The Unauthorized Chronicle of the Beatles' 'Let It Be' Disaster" – a really impressive effort that, for all I know, Joe may have used as a source for some of the facts on this very site.

I only wish it were more up-to-date – it was written back in the '90s, and no doubt much missing recordings have surfaced in the interim.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
4 September 2012
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Right now I'm reading John Lennon: The Life by Phillip Norman. It's pretty good, but I'm only at their first Cavern Club show, so I don't really know yet.

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit
4 September 2012
8.08pm
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unknown said
Right now I'm reading John Lennon: The Life by Phillip Norman. It's pretty good, but I'm only at their first Cavern Club show, so I don't really know yet.

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I've been having an ongoing internal debate as to whether or not I'm going to read that book. Can you please let me know your thoughts on it after you've finished reading? I just don't really trust critics who aren't hard-core fans, ya know…? For your accommodation, you will receive nine apples! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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