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2 September 2013
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Reading this thread makes me want to just run out right now and buy every single Beatles book I've ever and never read :)

My local libraries have pretty good Beatles collections so I generally get my fix from there. But some day (some day) when I get a bigger apartment, I'm probably gonna buy all those Beatles books I've already read (and enjoyed). It'll be nice to tag all the pages I liked (nerdy, I know). Plus, most of them have such lovely covers and spines.

Here's what I have at the moment (but I've not read them all):

1. In His Own Write / A Spaniard in the Works - John Lennon

2. Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties - Ian McDonald

3. A Hard Day's Write - Steve Turner

4. The John Lennon Letters - Hunter Davies

5. With the Beatles - Alistair Taylor

6. Here, There And Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles - Geoff Emerick (I borrowed this from the library, but loved it so much I ordered another copy online.)

Ok, there goes my first post here. And I talked about books instead of their records! Hmmm...


3 September 2013
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I just finished reading John's "Skywriting by Word of Mouth" for the first time in ages. Some really funny bits in there, and a nice little (if not sanitized by John himself) autobio mini-novella, but on the whole not quite as satisfying as his first 2 books. Now reading George's "I Me Mine." After that, will probably re-read some other Beatle books from my collection while awaiting the Lewisohn and Howlett books. Also intend to pick up Tom Doyle's book "Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s."

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10 September 2013
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I finally started buying used copies of the "keeper" books so I don't have to keep checking them out at the library. So far I got:

Many Years from Now
Nishi F. Saimaru's The
John Lennon Family Album
Cynthia Lennon's John

Not at the library, but also:

Barry Miles' In the Sixties

And I bought a few books I hadn't intended to get, but they cost between $2-$5 so I figured, what the heck:

Skywriting by Word of Mouth
The Longest Cocktail Party
Cynthia's A Twist of Lennon
Ray Coleman's Lennon bio
Apple to the Core

As I'm currently taking a class on the History of Rock, I think my next purchase will be Revolution in the Head. Eventually, I'd like to get Tony Barrow's book, as I enjoyed that one more than most of the "insider" memoirs.


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14 September 2013
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I'm hoping to get some books ordered tomorrow so here's what I (hope) to get if mam lets me get them all

All the Beatles related books:

John, Paul, George, Ringo and Me: The Real Beatles Story- Tony Barrow

Here Comes The Sun- Joshua M. Greene

Very Naughty Boys: The Amazing True Story of Handmade films- Robert Sellers

Let Me Take You Down- Jack Jones

Who Were The Beatles- Geoff Edgers (for my cousin Siobhan who's only 6 and keeps on pestering me to get a book on the lads that I can read to her)


Beatle-esque CDs

Paul McCartney in his Own Words (collection of interviews by the BBC)

John Lennon in his Own Words

Now all they have to do is release a George/Ringo one....


Other books I'm getting:

Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro

A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess

Norwegian Wood- Haruki Murakami

Also got thefearofmissingout by thenewno2 on Thursday and You Are Here by thenewno2 should be here sometime next week :)




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