Long-Awaited Reads Month (ish)

I have a section at the top of my book shelf, surrounded by various dinosaurs, oddities and Doctor Who memorabilia, that houses four books. These are the books I bought intending to read immediately, but never did. Either I became too intimidated to read them, my interest changed, or other books just seemed to get in the way.

To quote Charlie, who is often more eloquent than I, Ana posted about a certain month of reading that she had created with Iris. They decided that it might be an idea to finally tackle some of those books that you buy with the best intentions but never get round to reading.” So, that is what I am going to do in January. I will not focus solely on this challenge, as often life events change the type of book that you need to read, however, the following books shall finally be tackled.

The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir

I brought this as I was reading How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran; not really having read any significant feminist text since University I wanted to give Beauvoir a go as I had heard what she writes is still as prevalent today as it was at publication.

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Homage was bought when I was intending to go to a local book club, obviously I chickened out and did not go, so it has been sitting on my shelf since.

Roxy Music, 1953-1972: The Band That Invented an Era by Michael Bracewell

Roxy Music is one of my favourite bands, beaten only by Fleetwood Mac. This, like the below, has been sitting on my shelf for a few years now. I went through a particularly obsessive period of loving prog rock, which this purchase reflects.1

Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the Who 1958-1978 by Andy Neill and Matt Kent

As above; I still adore prog rock to this day, just not as intensely.

Reading these books also means that I can fill up the spare space with more bits and pieces from Forbidden Planet, because I really need more of those…..

  1. Prog rock, or progressive rock, “intended to break the boundaries of traditional rock music by bringing in a greater and more eclectic range of influences, including free-form and experimental compositional methods, as well as new technological innovations.” []

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