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19 December 2018
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Finished The Emperor of All Maladies.  Currently reading this:

 

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7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin by James Sullivan (2010)

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I've been (re)reading a book called The Unlikelies which has in it the quote "The Beatles are my new favorite band."

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It's that time of year again. These are books I've read this year.

-Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs by Joe Goodden (2017)
-It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today by The Gang (2015)
-My Footprint: Carrying the Weight of the World by Jeff Garlin (2010)
-Casino Royale by Ian Fleming (1953)
-Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine by Paul A. Offit, M.D. (2015)
-Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku (2011)
-Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice by Adam Benforado (2015)
-Skeptoid 5: Massacres, Monsters, and Miracles by Brian Dunning (2013)
-Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward McPherson (2005)
-Crossworld: One Man's Journey into America's Crossword Obsession by Marc Romano (2006)
-Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine by Paul A. Offit, M.D. (2013)
-I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne (2010)
-The History of Science by Peter Whitfield (2010)
-Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, Pick-up Lines and Other Existential Puzzles by Dan Ariely (2015)
-Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong (2016)
-Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend by Susan Orlean (2011)
-Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music by John Fogerty (2015)
-The Universal Tone: My Life by Carlos Santana (2014)
-Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man by William Shatner (2016)
-The Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee (2010)
-7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin by James Sullivan (2010)
-Batman: Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show by Y.Y. Flurch (2016, currently reading)
-The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan (1997, currently reading)
-The Chicago White Sox by Warren Brown (1952, continued from 2016, currently reading)

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25 December 2018
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Re-read You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming not long ago. I first read it at a young age and I could not appreciate it. I found it boring and kept wanting Bond to get to that damn castle. Now at age 29 I can really understand it, relate to it and enjoy it as a wonderful work of literature and not just a thriller.

1.The Beatles 2.Sgt. Pepper 3.Abbey Road 4.Magical Mystery Tour 5.Rubber Soul 6.Revolver 7.Help! 8.Let It Be
9.A Hard Day’s Night 10.Please Please Me 11.Beatles For Sale 12.With The Beatles 13.Yellow Submarine

29 December 2018
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I just recently finished reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

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29 December 2018
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I'm finishing up Carry On Simon by Rainbow Rowell. It's kind of fluffy and it reads like a Harry Potter fanfic, but it's refreshing.

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My Christmas book haul:

Dominic Sandbrook - Never Had It So Good - A really detailed and interesting history of British life from the mid 50s to about 1963. I'm about halfway through, I'm hoping for some good Beatles coverage later on. 

Miles Davis - The Autobiography - Kinda cheating since I did buy this one myself but wow, what a crazy and wild read. I love Miles' music but in no way did I realise the roller coaster his life was. His tone is earthy and graphic but very sincere and enjoyable. 

Jon Sopel - If Only They Didn't Speak English: Notes From Trump's America 
Luke Harding - Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House

Tony Benn - Arguments for Socialism

Lucy Worsley - Jane Austen at Home

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^ Oh what the hell @QuarryMan we got quite similar books. I read both of Sandbrook's books about 2 years ago, and I got 2 Worsley books for Christmas:

Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother , Widow

My Name is Victoria

(Can you tell I'm interested in Victoria, a woman who I greatly admire yet despise at the same time).

 

I am currently reading

I am too early in to give my verdict on it yet.

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INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!

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Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

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"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

30 December 2018
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(Can you tell I'm interested in Victoria, a woman who I greatly admire yet despise at the same time)

The best kind of people to read about.

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Re-reading Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules of Life.

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My first book for 2019 is Appetite for Destruction: Legendary Encounters with Mick Wall  by Mick Wall. 

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I am reading an amazing funny book called I Could Pee On This. 

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A recent acquisition, that I was very much inspired to pick up by this song, which I will begin reading soon:

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MISTAAAAAAAAH MOOOONLIIIIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

That is all I'm living for, your love and nothing more. And that is all.

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@WeepingAtlasCedars said
I just recently finished reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.   

Nice, what'd you think? I thought it was depressing as heck. Some of the writing was really beautiful though. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

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I've started reading The Beatles Gear Book. 

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"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

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Just finished rereading Ender's Game. I forgot how good it was.

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QuarryMan said

Miles Davis - The Autobiography - Kinda cheating since I did buy this one myself but wow, what a crazy and wild read. I love Miles' music but in no way did I realise the roller coaster his life was. His tone is earthy and graphic but very sincere and enjoyable. 

That was great, but I think I liked Jack Chambers' bio better. Some of Miles' opinions are odd - doesn't he claim that avant-garde jazz was created by white jazz critics to kill the popularity of more mainstream jazz (and reduce black recording artists' power?) Or something similar...

Bought "The Disaster Artist" yesterday but don't wanna start it until I finish Bob Woodward's Fear: Trump in the White House, which Von Sister gifted me with.

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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vonbontee said

QuarryMan said
Miles Davis - The Autobiography - Kinda cheating since I did buy this one myself but wow, what a crazy and wild read. I love Miles' music but in no way did I realise the roller coaster his life was. His tone is earthy and graphic but very sincere and enjoyable. 

That was great, but I think I liked Jack Chambers' bio better. Some of Miles' opinions are odd - doesn't he claim that avant-garde jazz was created by white jazz critics to kill the popularity of more mainstream jazz (and reduce black recording artists' power?) Or something similar...

Bought "The Disaster Artist" yesterday but don't wanna start it until I finish Bob Woodward's Fear: Trump in the White House, which Von Sister gifted me with.  

I quite enjoyed The Disaster Artist when I read it last year. 

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vonbontee said

QuarryMan said
Miles Davis - The Autobiography - Kinda cheating since I did buy this one myself but wow, what a crazy and wild read. I love Miles' music but in no way did I realise the roller coaster his life was. His tone is earthy and graphic but very sincere and enjoyable. 

That was great, but I think I liked Jack Chambers' bio better. Some of Miles' opinions are odd - doesn't he claim that avant-garde jazz was created by white jazz critics to kill the popularity of more mainstream jazz (and reduce black recording artists' power?) Or something similar...

Bought "The Disaster Artist" yesterday but don't wanna start it until I finish Bob Woodward's Fear: Trump in the White House, which Von Sister gifted me with.  

Yeah, there's a lot of stuff along those lines. 

The Disaster Artist is brilliant! The film is really great too, I have the poster in my room.

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