Monday, June 19, 2017

I really have to get my reading queue in order.

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I'm almost done with Simon Reynolds' Shock And Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-First Century, which has taken me longer than I anticipated to get though its 600+ pages.* And I have a couple shorter reads I'm ready to tackle that I'm hoping to finish before we move to our new house next month.** But I'm always behind in my reading stack, primarily because I have the tendency to buy new books I hear about on the radio, or on podcasts, or read about online or in magazines. But maybe it's time to pause on that front.

I was reading about David Weigel's The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock in some publication or another, and thought to myself, "I must have that, this sound right up my alley!"

Luckily I got distracted and did not immediately jump onto AmazonSmile and order it. Had I done so, then I would have slapped myself silly just one week later. As I was packing up books to donate yesterday—I get a lot of review copies sent to me and if I don't keep them I donate them to Open Books—I came across, you guessed it, The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock by David Weigel.


And yes, I'll tell you how it is once I finish it.

*The book is excellent; the time it's taken me to finish it has nothing to do with length or readability and everything to do with my insanely busy personal schedule.

**I know! WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? More on this later.

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