beatles or stones?
i would say beatles every time. even though i always considered myself a pretty big stones fan, i never put nearly the amount of effort into reading books about or listening to them as i have with them liverpool boys. this i believe will soon change, thanks to keith richards’ life.
i like keith. i like him a lot.
i am finding him incredibly relatable. and that is something i was honestly not expecting. at all. there’s no pretension about him. everything he speaks about seems so honest, genuine, just the truth as he saw and remembered it. out of every auto/biography i have read this one i really got, connected with. for instance; clapton, eh not so much, wasn’t much there for me to grab onto and i think i expected a lot more out of the book. patti boyd, i like her, but she came across to me as pretty dumb and i didn’t see why/how she was in with such amazing talents, she didn’t seem the type; guess beauty wins.
drug talk. now i have never had the urge to do heroin or anything of that caliber. still don’t. but how keith talks about his drug use, at least the beginning of it, somehow it makes perfect sense. the way it fits into his book is perfect, as something that is just always around and apart of him. not necessarily in the foreground but obviously “fueling” much of his life. and i find myself nodding my head in an almost understanding sense, as if he’s talking about things as benign as alcohol and weed.
i’m just really loving him.
keith richards, i think we could be friends.
the immortal life of henrietta lacks by rebecca skloot
“we must not see any person as an abstraction. instead, we must see in every person a universe with it’s own secrets, with it’s own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph.” - elie wiesel (open quote to the book)
i have a different book cover, but i prefer the 2 above, and if you know me you know i’m a snob about that. i only just began the book, i’m about 20 so pages in and can already tell soon enough i won’t be able to put it down. my aunt gave this to me after she finished reading it in hawaii and loved it. i can’t believe i’m just starting.
i have a hot cup of tea next to me and a perfect evening to read on :)
the alchemist: i enjoyed it, but i knew while reading it that if i were to have read it back in high school i would have loved it much more. it has been a book i have been meaning to pick up for so many years. i guess i had such a high expectations for it that i was let down just based on that.
fear and loathing in las vegas: i have been told my multiple people tha tmy first h.s.t book should be the rum diary but i came across fear and loathing in a good will so i bought it. loved it, as i knew i would. i can’t believe it’s taken me this long to read his book, i feel i’ve been “planning to” ever since my freshman year of college, maybe before.
up in the air: not worth it. movie is way better
the girl with the dragon tattoo: really good, can’t wait to watch the sedish and soon to be released us movies! and to read the next 2 books
the lost summer of louisa may alcott: enjoyable, simple, easy read. nice little vacation book my grandma gave me
god bless you, mr. rosewater: i started this book a really long time ago but never got a chance to finish it. really good, as expected. i love vonnegut and it was really nice reading a book of his again.
one hundred years of solitude: well, i haven’t finished it. but i’ve read a good portion and i’m enjoying it but since it’s on the slower side for me, my attention span just wasn’t holding up at the moment.
the chronicles of narnia (1-3): so far i’ve only read the magician’s nephew and the lion, the with, and the wardrobe. i’m in the middle of the horse and his boy . i stopped one hundred years to read this because i wanted something fun and easy. it proved a good choice. i’m glad i’m finally reading these.
i’ve always picked up books by jonathan safran foer (especially extremely loud and incredibly close since that describes my personality so well) but never committed to reading any. upon further exploration and reading up on him as a person i think it’s time i picked up a few of his books.
just completed: ROOM by Emma Donoghue (really good, something i would have never picked up myself but i’m glad it was required for my fiction class)
in the middle of/goal to finish this week: On the Road by Jack Kerouac and Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
god, i need to start reading more again! this has been the slowest reading summer i’ve had. and there’s so much i want to devour!