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What are you reading these days?
17 April 2020
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I just loaned this as an ebook from my local library via the Libby app. It's such a useful little app. 

Bowie: The Biography: Leigh, Wendy: 9781476767079: Amazon.com: Books

There's also this book that I ordered from Barnes and Noble a few weeks back that I picked up but hadn't continued until now: 
 

Auuuugggggh the book cover paul-mccartney-facepalm_gifpaul-mccartney-facepalm_gifpaul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

ANISOCORIA, NOT HETEROCHROMIA paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneya-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-10

Sorry, I turn into a misinformation-correction-warrior when it comes to this particular distinction blue-meanie

just kinda makes me distrust the veracity of the information within, y'know? It's fairly elementary Bowie knowledge, at least for someone whose book topic is the man ahdn_paul_01

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I'm actually reading "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux, as I reasoned that reading the original material is the best substitute from watching the Broadway production (as I could never afford a ticket without having to give up one of my kidneys). A funny incident involves my aunt telling me to watch the movie instead, which resulted in myself laughing in front of her face. One of the rare moments that I actually laughed in the presence of someone else, really.

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18 April 2020
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Have I got good news for you @CakeMaestor :

 

It's streaming until about 7pm GMT tomorrow evening then it will be removed forever. An excellent cast, brilliant production, only disappointment being the chandelier. 

 

https://youtu.be/nINQjT7Zr9w

 

I adore Phantom, it's so good. Pity the only role I could ever see myself in is Meg or Madame Giry. 

 

Also would never go see a production in Broadway over the West End (if the show you want to see happens to be on both). In London ticket prices are far cheaper than Broadway. 

The only show I've heard people say where the Broadway production (and being in New York) is undoubtedly better is for Hamilton. The energy and spark isn't really there in the London cast and apparently the most recent cast are.....not very good. 

So Hamilton for New York, London for everything else- Phantom, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Come From Away, Lion King blah blah.

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Just finished the Murakami short story collection Men Without Women today. Trying to decide what to move onto next. Kafka and Mann are looking at me from my shelf (I unfortunately do not have all my books with me in my room–or maybe it is fortunate, since I would probably never decide what to read next if I had access to my entire library). 

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When in doubt the answer is always Kafka. 

 

All hail Kafka!!

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For the past few months, I've been on a rut of picking up books and never taking the time to actually read them but now I'm determined to finish at least 5 books before the end of quarantine!!!

So today I borrowed two ebooks from the library: 

City of Girls: A Novel: Gilbert, Elizabeth: 9781594634734: Amazon ...Image Enlarger

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert 

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I haven't finished City of Girls but I picked up Daisy Jones & the Six as an audiobook just to listen to as I do chores and junk-- its just so captivating and the fact there's a full cast of voice actors takes the cake. It feels so real and its just so interesting and I love it! beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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I haven't read anything other than the 'bible, blogs, news and other internet articles since March.

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I finished Daisy Jones and the Six and City of Girls a couple of days ago-- both very good books. 

Yesterday I started......

Amazon.com: Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel (9781250316776 ...Image Enlarger

......and finished it today. Quite a good read-- I also think that I'm not one for romance novels but the right ones always seem to pull me in and I become captivated. 

Now I'm reading.....

David Bowie: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last ...Image Enlarger

......and listening to......

Amazon.com: I Wish You All the Best (9781338306125): Deaver, Mason ...Image Enlarger

A few LGBTQ+ books lately, it seems.....but it's fitting since Pride month is right around the corner, and I will probably be reading a lot more gay and queer stuff after I finish these. I still need to start Summer of '69, and I do really want to read it, but maybe later-- I can return it and then borrow it back at a later date to read, one person is waiting to read it anyways (or so the Libby app tells me), and I don't want to hold them up. 

I also need to start working on my Goodreads-- I haven't visited it in a looong time. 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I'm thinking of making a Goodreads account, is it any good?

I'm currently ploughing my way through A People's History of the United States... it's just under 700 pages, and I'm only about 120 of the way through. I also used up a voucher I received for my town's bookshop, with which I bought a few more to add to my enormous backlog. 

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I only use Goodreads for tracking what I've read and my brief thoughts on it, so I can look back in 4 years and see what I thought about a certain book. I'm not in any groups or anything.

 

If you read a lot, it's useful.

 

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I'm not too sure if this constitutes as 'reading material', but recently I've been reading an interesting article regarding the prevalence of certain sexual fetishes in modern society. It's... interesting to say the least.

Link: https://www.nature.com/article.....d-jptc.org

For those interested in reading, it's open source. So it's free reading material for the lockdown.

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@QuarryMan  said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I'm thinking of making a Goodreads account, is it any good?

I find it useful for keeping track of books that I want to read and books that I have read. It's also good for finding new books to read. I sometimes sign up for giveaways on there, too, but I haven't won one at all yet ahdn_paul_01

I'm currently ploughing my way through A People's History of the United States... it's just under 700 pages, and I'm only about 120 of the way through. I also used up a voucher I received for my town's bookshop, with which I bought a few more to add to my enormous backlog.

Omfg I had to read chapters of that for AP U.S. History and analyze them and write essays about Zinn's arguments and shit. But despite the trauma of having to use it to do work, I actually found it to be an interestingish read paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

 

  

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Maybe I'll make an account, then. And yeah, I find studying a book generally takes a lot of the enjoyment out of it, but it's still an engaging read, and it has a lot of information and interesting stories that don't necessarily make it into the canonised narrative. 

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I'm not too sure if this constitutes as 'reading material', but recently I've been reading an interesting article regarding the prevalence of certain sexual fetishes in modern society. It's... interesting to say the least.

Link: https://www.nature.com/article.....d-jptc.org

For those interested in reading, it's open source. So it's free reading material for the lockdown.

  

That was quite an... interesting read.

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Question - do you guys prefer to read from in ebook form (on a Kindle, computer, or phone etc) or in paper form? Personally, whilst I do own a Kindle and find it very convenient when travelling, nothing beats a paper copy of a book. It's a bit like how listening to a physical copy of an album is always a bit more satisfying than streaming it. 

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Personally speaking, I'm more of a paper-form. That's not to say I dislike E-Books, they do have their own merits, but to me nothing beats gently flipping book pages while reading ink words on yellow or white-colored pages. That, and the fact that the new book smell. 

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I mostly prefer paper form. I also prefer to personally own a physical copy of the book. It's a lot more intimate and I like the feeling of having another book to add to my little library b/c my Taurus brain makes me super materialistic.   I just love reading a physical book and holding it and seeing the ink right there-- it's also a bit easier on the eyes.

However, I'm fine with ebooks. In fact, I've mostly been borrowing and reading e-books lately via the Libby app on my phone, since I haven't really had the funds to purchase physical copies of the books I want to read and, b/c of corona, I'm not able to readily go to the library. The Libby app is super convenient-- sometimes I have to wait for/hold really popular e-books and audiobooks that are already checked out like any old library, but I don't really mind because I can still get another e-book/audiobook rather quickly. It's nice to get audiobooks for free, too. 

So even though I very much prefer paper form, I do find e-books rather convenient-- especially during these times. I also like audiobooks-- I started to really like listening to books recently while doing chores and walking my doggo. 

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Question - do you guys prefer to read from in ebook form (on a Kindle, computer, or phone etc) or in paper form? Personally, whilst I do own a Kindle and find it very convenient when travelling, nothing beats a paper copy of a book. It's a bit like how listening to a physical copy of an album is always a bit more satisfying than streaming it. 

  

Can't beat paper for me. I like adding it to my bookcase as well if I really like it. This goes double for comics, Beatles stuff or anything I may be interested in. I like physical manifestations of myself to be present in my home. 

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Glad I'm around fellow paper copy lovers. I'm very excited for when I have my own place and I can have my books on an actual bookshelf instead of just having them in piles and boxes around my room. 

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