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What are you reading these days?
19 October 2020
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I wanted to read more beginner theory this autumn, but I haven't been able to get a hold on any copies of the books on my list. There are some free online pdfs available of them, however I prefer to have my own copies to annotate and keep notes in and such.

Instead, I'm currently reading and annotating my own copy of Hamlet for my AP Literature and Composition class. I'm also rereading/annotating Frankenstein for this very spooky month.

"....When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind...." 

"....This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around...."

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Interesting Page article about his upcoming book Anthology. A few pictures from the piece:

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Jimmy doing session work in 1965. The look on his face made me giggle.

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The guitars of “Stairway to Heaven.” Clockwise, from center: a mid-Sixties Harmony Sovereign, a 1966 Vox Phantom XII, a 1968 Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck (for live performances), and a 1966 Fender Electric XII.

This one (the book, not the guitars) is on my Happy Krimble wish list.

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Oh, neat! Thanks much for bringing that interview to my attention, @sigh butterfly. I've only been able to skim a little of it so far, and will finish the rest in more detail later, but what I have been able to read as of yet has been very interesting.john-lennon-salute_gifapple01

As for the book, I think you've made a great choice putting it on your Christmas list. I can most definitely recommend Anthology based on content; there are some truly stunning photographs and other stuff in there that I've not seen anywhere else. Also, I have the normal market version (is that even what you would call it? I'm not really sure a-hard-days-night-paul-10) of his previous book, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, and if the quality of that version of that one continues with this one (which I'm certain it will), you should be quite happy with it! a-hard-days-night-george-9

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I have just started reading Simon Heffer's The Age of Decadence - Britain 1880 - 1914. The second book in a proposed history of the United Kingdom between 1840 and 1939. The first, High Minds covered 1840 - 1880. The third, Staring at God covers the Great War.

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Reading Salvia Plath's The Bell Jar, which I am absolutely loving. 

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Complete Peanuts 1965 - 1966. Slowly making my way thru the years and during these two years Charlie Brown has gone to camp and met Roy who has introduced Peppermint Patty to the series, and Snoopy has become the WWI Flying Ace and began fighting the Red Baron, started writing his short stories and had his dog house burn down.

Snoopy and the Red Baron - Charles M. Schulz Museum

 

John and Yoko are mentioned in the book introduction.

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QuarryMan said
Reading Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, which I am absolutely loving. 

  

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Recently read Orlando by Virginia Woolf for class and enjoyed it. Now I have to write a literary analysis of it, which I am currently procrastinating because I do N O T like writing essays a-hard-days-night-paul-3a-hard-days-night-paul-3a-hard-days-night-paul-3

Also been reading Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" aloud to the family, which has been highly enjoyable, 10/10 would recommend, will make you hungry.

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Reading Lenin's The State and Revolution , and I'm actually rather impressed with how cutting and relevant it is to the present day, once you get past the references to early 20th century Russian politicians and mostly forgotten Marxist philosophers. 

The first page, for example, contains this passage:

"The oppressing classes have constantly persecuted the great revolutionaries in their lifetime, reacted to their teachings with the most savage malice, the wildest hatred and the most shameful campaigns of lies and slander. Attempts are made after their death to convert them into harmless icons, to canonise them, so to speak, and to confer a certain prestige on their names, so as to console the oppressed classes by emasculating the essence of the revolutionary teaching, blunting its edge and vulgarising it". 

This is to me more true now than ever, especially given how the likes of Martin Luther King Jr or Nelson Mandela are treated in popular society - essentially, as saints who could do no wrong, except that all the while their radical beliefs and actions are slowly whitewashed to the point where it's easy to forget that they even existed. 

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All the Warrior Cats

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Brainwashed by RadiantCowbells.

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The books I read in 2020:

David Byrne - How Music Works
Slavoj Žižek - Violence 
Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine
David Harvey - A Brief History of Neoliberalism
Mark Fisher - Capitalist Realism
Chris Nineham - The British State: A Warning
Mary Shelley - Frankenstein 
Michael Brooks - Against the Web
bel hooks - Ain't I A Woman : Black Women & Feminism
Michael Parenti - Blackshirts & Reds
Jack Kerouac - On the Road
Len McCluskey - Why You Should Be A Trade Unionist
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar
Vladimir Lenin - The State & Revolution
Niall Kishtainy - A Little History of Economics
John Perkins - Confessions of an Economic Hitman
Brian Wilson - I Am Brian Wilson
Owen Jones - This Land

Books I'm currently in the process of reading:

Michelle Alexander - The New Jim Crow
Howard Zinn - A People's History of the United States
Ha-Joon Chang - Economics: The User's Guide
James Baldwin - Just Above My Head
Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights
Bob Mehr - Trouble Boys : The True Story of The Replacements

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My friend read that Replacements bio; sounds good paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

I'm just starting What Are You Doing Here? : A Black Woman 's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal by Laina Dawes.

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those Byrne and Brian books are great @QuarryMan 

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Indeed, I love it when a book teaches you to view a topic from a completely different light, and 'How Music Works' did that several times.

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I probably only read about 6 books total in 2020. I've set a challenge to myself to read 25 in 2021.

Starting with One Two Three Four: The Beatles In Time - Craig Brown

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I think it's great you're going through a phase,

and I'm awfully glad it'll all be over in a couple

of days

 

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kelicopter said
I probably only read about 6 books total in 2020. I've set a challenge to myself to read 25 in 2021.

My goal is just to beat my 2020 total.

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I've read 16 books so far in 2021-- I just finished Sula by Toni Morrison for class, and am currently reading Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall and The Stage Management Handbook by Daniel A. Ionazzi. 

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lovelyritametermaid said
I've read 16 books so far in 2021-- I just finished Sula by Toni Morrison for class, and am currently reading Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall and The Stage Management Handbook by Daniel A. Ionazzi. 

Damn, that's impressive! I've just finished my eighth. 

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