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What are you reading these days?
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10 October 2011
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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.

"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 November 2011
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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
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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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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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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
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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.

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15 August 2012
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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.

"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)

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 remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

15 August 2012
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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
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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 remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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?"
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16 August 2012
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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.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

3 September 2012
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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

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

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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!"
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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.

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4 September 2012
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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

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."

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