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I'm taking a break from reading Crazy Like Us: The Globalization Of The American Psyche for my Sociology Of Mental Illness course. I HATE this book. I have to say, though, I didn't expect any different, because I am ideologically opposed to 90% of that class' material. 

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

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Most likely to post things that make you go hmm... 2015, 2016, 2017. 

24 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)'.

Ready to read 'Tune In' only to discover that whilst in my hurry to pack it i picked up volume 2! 10 months of waiting to get around to it, i finally do and can't unless i work from December '62 backwards. At least i'll be desperate to begin reading it when i get back home.

So i need to find a book to read down here. I've found an 'Inspector Morse' book which can be used to fill in the gap and i've laid down rules to stop me buying just any Beatles related book that i can find. Have been told of a discount bookshop that has a number of Beatles books so will check that out tomorrow.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

25 September 2014
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Wish we had a selfie of your face when you made that discovery!

Happy shopping on the morrow, mmm.

25 September 2014
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One of those things and considering what was going on and surrounding the discovery it wasnt something i cared too much about. Its a week delay or so and its been 10 months or whatever since it came out.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

19 October 2014
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I'm listening to Aisha Tyler's audiobook version of Self-Inflicted Wounds. I love that you can borrow audiobooks digitally from the library!

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

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19 October 2014
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Just finished Terry Teachout's Duke Ellington biography; now I'm reading Tom Wolfe's "I Am Charlotte Simmons"

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!"
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19 October 2014
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I just finished Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. I'm going to start Demigod Diaries by the same author. (Yup, I'm a huge Percy Jackson fan.)

"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” - John Lennon.

19 October 2014
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Lucky! I want The blood of Olympus so badly but they don't have it here yet. :( I'm also a huge Percy Jackson fan.

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19 October 2014
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About midway through James Ellroy's latest, Perfidia. Very good so far.

19 October 2014
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@Beatleva I loved Blood of Olympus And I think you will to. Thumbs up for being both a Percy Jackson and a Beatles fan.

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"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” - John Lennon.

19 October 2014
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'Fatal Frost', the second novel by James Henry focusing on the early years of Detective Jack Frost (the copper played by David Jason in the tv series 'A Touch Of Frost'). Good books and true to the character but not as good as the first series of novels penned by R. D. Wingfield (who created the character and died in 2007) which are fantastic. 

I never got to 'Tune In'.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

19 October 2014
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FDR's Last Year: April 1944- April 1945 by Jim Bishop. A nearly 700-page book detailing (and I mean detailing) Franklin Roosevelt's last year alive, when despite his health taking a turn for the worse, he decided to run for the presidency one more time. I read this book in college while writing a paper about FDR, and it's probably one of the 5 greatest books I ever read. And I found the book at a used bookstore yesterday and am reading it now.

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19 October 2014
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy- Will have it finished by tonight, I liked it but Tess is an awful idiot! 

Also some foreign language Beatley books and a selection of Charles Bukowski's poems.

I bought John Cleese's autobiography last Tuesday and read 50 pages of it on the way home but it's on standby 'til I have Bukowski's book finished. 

I'm going to Dublin on Wednesday to see Shrek: The Musical (don't judge I just want a day off school) and I plan to buy loads of classics at ridiculously low prices- oooh the savings

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23 October 2014
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Guys, I could finally buy reading glasses! I had to stop reading Lawrence Sutin’s biography of Philip K. Dick, one of my favorite SF writers, because I couldn’t read the letters. I guess I’ll reassume reading it now –if I find the time. But I’ve been reading a lot of poetry –Lord Tennyson, T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, A. E: Housman, Robert Graves– online; I’ll post some of their poems in the forum soon.

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)

23 October 2014
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@Oudis, in case you haven't found it yet, we have a poetry thread.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....ow/poetry/

Happy posting grounds

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Just finished reading 'Fatal Frost', ow got to wait for the next in the series ('Morning Frost') which i've ordered from the library. The conundrum of requesting a book: do you wait for it to arrive and not read anything else or do you go with something else and risk the book arriving 5 minutes after you've got to a good bit in the story?a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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28 October 2014
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Devouring my way through 'Pride and Prejudice'...yum page ink!

I also got some books over the last 3 weeks (all classics) and I am going ordering my Christmas books early next month so happy days (doesn't look like I'll be getting any Beatley things this year, that'll break a 2 year run).

So here are the books I got:

The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas

Aesop's Fables- Aesop 

Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales- The Koala Brothers

All of Charles Dickinson's Ghost Stories- Edgar Allen Poe

 

I think that's all of them, next up on my reading list is 'Frankenstein' just in time for Halloween :)

 

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Just finished Werner Heisenberg's "Physics and Philosophy" last week. Currently working on Charles Darwin's "Voyage of The Beagle"

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Pride and Prejudice is definitely one of my favourite classics but I like the ones by Jules Verne better.

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I have declared this month 'Horror Month', I am currently reading 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker after thoroughly enjoying Frankenstein. 'It' by Stephen King should be coming into the library either next Wednesday or the Wednesday after.

If it isn't Christmas by then (it most likely will be or slightly after), 'The Shining' will be next on my list, as a recommendation by Zig who mentioned it a while ago and I've never read a book that's scared me so here's hoping! 

 

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