Wednesday, October 02, 2013

WWW Wednesday

To play along, just answer the following three questions ...

• What are you currently reading? Lennon Revealed by Larry Kane. It's a serious but still entertaining study of John's life, with a special emphasis on his last decade. Larry Kane is able to put the John's story in a context beyond music because he's not an entertainment writer. He's a journalist who covered political conventions and the crime beat as well as, by sheer luck, the Beatles' invasion of America in 1964. I recommend this one.

• What did you recently finish reading? My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark. You know that old saw that the book is always better than the movie? I always counter that with The Godfather, a masterpiece of a movie based on a rather lurid book. Now I have another example. For the movie, starring Michelle Williams, is charming and far more lively and believable than these snarky, self-important memoirs.

• What do you think you’ll read next? Five Days at Memorial about the Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans and how they coped during the crisis of Katrina.

To see how others responded, click here.


4 comments:

  1. I've been trying to decide whether or not to read "Memorial" . . . not sure if I'm up to reading about such hardship right now. Sometimes I'm just not in the right emotional place for a particular book. I'll be interested to hear (read?) your thoughts.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You choose such interesting books!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Another great selection of books
    :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great selection.

    I LOVE your photo...looks like Jackie Kennedy. Is it?

    Nice blog too..going to follow if I can.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My W...W...W...

    ReplyDelete

Sorry about adding Comment Moderation, folks. But look at the bright side, at least I've gotten rid of word verification!