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Joe
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28 August 2013 - 3.24pm

Currently I'm reading When They Were Boys by Larry Kane. It's OK, not his best book. After that I'm reading The Beatle Who Vanished, about Jimmie Nicol, then I'm clearing the deck ahead of the Lewisohn biography (and the birth of my daughter, whichever arrives first).

Non-Beatles, I've just finished Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, about the disastrous 1996 Everest expedition. It's an amazing book. I seem to only read non-fiction nowadays.

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4 September 2013 - 10.01pm

In the library in the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art where they had on the shelves While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison (written by Simon Leng), The Beatles in Hamburg (by Spencer Leigh) and Sean Wilentz's “Bob Dylan in America” so picked those up.

First up is While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison which mainly looks at his solo work and life period. 27 pages in and the Beatles have broken up which is a welcome change to books that spend 4 months on the Beatles and then 3 months on whichever Beatles solo work it is, even if its about their solo careers.

If anyone wants these they will have to order them as the books are not being returned until read.a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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HeyTrud
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4 September 2013 - 10.43pm

I just finished reading "Anthology".  What a HUGE book and fantastic read.  LOVED IT.

At the same time, I was and still am reading "Many Years From Now" by Barry Miles.  I am almost finished it.  It has been ok.  Next up is "You Never Give Me Your Money" :)

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trcanberra
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5 September 2013 - 1.32am

Just finished Magician's End by Raymond Feist.  It's been a long and winding journey :)

It was autographed by the author when my daughter caught up with him in Sydney at a convention a few months back.

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Joe
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6 September 2013 - 3.31pm

The Simon Leng book is very good. It's basically Revolution In The Head for George's solo career. I love those sorts of books.

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Linde
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8 September 2013 - 5.58pm

^

Sounds like a book worth to check out!

 

I've started reading some of my schoolbooks. Finally they're interesting! I love books about psychology, sociology and stuff like that. Reading about that is so much better than the Geography books for example, which I had to go through for years. 

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9 September 2013 - 9.20am

I think I'm going to enjoy this year more than any other: new school, new people, new start, and some subjects that I'm really looking forward to. I'm doing 'Ethics and Human Rights' which is basically a class for debating (yay!) and discussing Law and citizen-related topics. Think I'm going to love that one.

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Linde
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10 September 2013 - 11.15pm

I have a class which is for debating too, and one about human rights and law as well. I think they're my least favourite subjects, but with the former that's due to the teacher as well, which is a girl about 2 years older than me, who comes across as very distant and cold. I can't see her doing social work. The latter is just..well it's boring. The material is superdry. The fact the book I had to buy for it was 80 euros wasn't exactly helpful either. Pro is I don't really need to pay attention yet since I've had a lot of it in high school.

Love my class too. We've already gone out for drinks and dinner multiple times and that after only a week and a half. Everyone's just so nice and non-judging. This is one of the few classes who has that too. We have a few classes with another class, and they're constantly arguing and gossiping about each other (and about us too, for some reason). I don't know why, we've been really open to them, but they're very arrogant to us. 

Anyway, I'm getting a bit off topic. Oops!

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fabfouremily
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29 September 2013 - 10.03am

Finally got around to reading 'The Da Vinci Code'. Although not quite the light-hearted read I probably need at the moment, it's really fascinating. I love it so far :D

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29 September 2013 - 12.06pm

Ah the Da Vinchi Code, I read it about 2 years ago, good book and a surprise twist at the end :O
Currently reading "Let Me Take You Down" by Jack Jones and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, don't have a lot of time what with school work/study but quite good reads. LMTYD is for my history project which will be worth 20% of my final grade and is due in 2 years time :P I'm at a boring bit in it now and am really eager to read Here Comes The Sun by Joshua M. Greene (it looks great) but I have to wait 'til I have John's murder book finished :/

 

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Hannah
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29 September 2013 - 1.12pm

fabfouremily said
Finally got around to reading 'The Da Vinci Code'. Although not quite the light-hearted read I probably need at the moment, it's really fascinating. I love it so far :D

Have you read Angels and Demons? I did like the Da Vinci Code I thought Angels and Demons was slightly better. Both the films were rubbish though! 

I'm reading Lennon by Phillip Norman. I hated shout but this is much better, mainly because he isn't bad mouthing Paul so much and actually puts him across in a good light. I was up till 1 reading so I guess that's the sign of a good book! Lots of little details I wasn't aware of which is a plus for a Beatles fan who thinks she knows it all! 

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29 September 2013 - 4.38pm

HeyTrud said
I just finished reading "Anthology".  What a HUGE book and fantastic read.  LOVED IT.

At the same time, I was and still am reading "Many Years From Now" by Barry Miles.  I am almost finished it.  It has been ok.  Next up is "You Never Give Me Your Money" :)

I want to begin reading the Anthology since I have heard a lot of great things about it from here.

At moment, well not right at this moment, I am reading psychology textbooks. 

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Linde
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29 September 2013 - 5.25pm

Same about the psychology books. Reading about how to have a conversation with a client.

Planning to start in 50 shades of Grey. Just for fun and I want to see how bad it is. According to my mom it's bad, but light-hearted and very addictive. After she finished it she immediately went to the store to buy the second book of the trilogy. Sounds like something I need: a light-hearted book to take my mind off all the heavy psychology-related books and something addictive to return my pleasure of reading.

Also looking forward to start in You Never Give Me Your Money, as soon as I have ordered it, ghehe.

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29 September 2013 - 5.41pm

I've been working my way through a translated anthology of the Rig Veda myself, and it's a very interesting read. It's not just an insight into ancient Vedic practices, but on how people all across the world thought and acted in ancient times.

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Hannah
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29 September 2013 - 6.53pm

Linde said
Same about the psychology books. Reading about how to have a conversation with a client.

Planning to start in 50 shades of Grey. Just for fun and I want to see how bad it is. According to my mom it's bad, but light-hearted and very addictive. After she finished it she immediately went to the store to buy the second book of the trilogy. Sounds like something I need: a light-hearted book to take my mind off all the heavy psychology-related books and something addictive to return my pleasure of reading.

Also looking forward to start in You Never Give Me Your Money, as soon as I have ordered it, ghehe.

I also read 50 shades to see how bad it is and it is truly terrible, the writing is atrocious! Unfortunately I have a weird thing that once I begin a book I have to see it through to the end. It took me ages to finish it!

I recently read Stephen Kings book about JFK (can't remember the title) It was amazing! It's about a man who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination and it's one of those books where you're racing to the end to see what happens but once you finish it you're really upset because you just want it to go on and on. It's about 800 pages but even that's not enough! 

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29 September 2013 - 7.03pm

About to begin 'The Beatles in Hamburg'. Would like to get thru that and Sean Wilentz's 'Bob Dylan in America' by the time Tune In deluxe comes out in mid-November but doubt it.

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fabfouremily
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29 September 2013 - 7.27pm

Hannah said

fabfouremily said
Finally got around to reading 'The Da Vinci Code'. Although not quite the light-hearted read I probably need at the moment, it's really fascinating. I love it so far :D

Have you read Angels and Demons? I did like the Da Vinci Code I thought Angels and Demons was slightly better. Both the films were rubbish though! 

 

No, I'm thinking I might get that one next. Though I really don't have much time to read every few days now so it might have to wait a bit..

 

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29 September 2013 - 10.20pm

meanmistermustard said
About to begin 'The Beatles in Hamburg'. 

I have to assume you mean Spencer Leigh's book. I really enjoy his books. I've read that one, as well as The Beatles In Liverpool and The Cavern. I see he also has written The Beatles In America, but refuse to read any Beatles books I've not yet read until Tune In is delivered.

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29 September 2013 - 10.40pm

Hannah said

Linde said
Same about the psychology books. Reading about how to have a conversation with a client.

Planning to start in 50 shades of Grey. Just for fun and I want to see how bad it is. According to my mom it's bad, but light-hearted and very addictive. After she finished it she immediately went to the store to buy the second book of the trilogy. Sounds like something I need: a light-hearted book to take my mind off all the heavy psychology-related books and something addictive to return my pleasure of reading.

Also looking forward to start in You Never Give Me Your Money, as soon as I have ordered it, ghehe.

I also read 50 shades to see how bad it is and it is truly terrible, the writing is atrocious! Unfortunately I have a weird thing that once I begin a book I have to see it through to the end. It took me ages to finish it!

I recently read Stephen Kings book about JFK (can't remember the title) It was amazing! It's about a man who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination and it's one of those books where you're racing to the end to see what happens but once you finish it you're really upset because you just want it to go on and on. It's about 800 pages but even that's not enough! 

 

Yeah that's what my mom said too. She said it was as if a 12 year old girl had written it, that it was written in a very dumb way. I'm kind of reluctant to start reading it, but I think I might give it a go.

Oh really? That one actually sounds interesting as well. Usually I do not really take an interest in anything politic, but this whole time-travel thing and the guy's goal make it different. 

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29 September 2013 - 10.53pm

Zig said

meanmistermustard said
About to begin 'The Beatles in Hamburg'. 

I have to assume you mean Spencer Leigh's book. I really enjoy his books. I've read that one, as well as The Beatles In Liverpool and The Cavern. I see he also has written The Beatles In America, but refuse to read any Beatles books I've not yet read until Tune In is delivered.

 

Ian Inglis, Zig. Got it from a Glasgow library.

Joe, The Beatle who Vanished about Jimmy Nicol sounds great. There was an episode on Fab4Free4All (a free beatles podcast available on iTunes) with the author which was really interesting. And then there is that new Paul in the 70's book.

Can people please stop putting books out that sound like must reads? There are too many and not enough hours available.

 

And going off topic. Joe, are Ellie, Teddy and yourself all set for the arrival of baby number 2?

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