I thought I'd start a series of occasional posts telling you about what books I'm currently reading. Hopefully you'll discover one or two that intrigue you, or at least make you go "ooh, I've read that!"
Books have always been part of my life since, well, I could read! One of the first books I remember reading as a child was the Ossy Osgood fantasy series by Beatles biographer, Hunter Davies, about a pre-teen boy who ages several years whenever he puts on his grandad's old bomber jacket. Sadly, the books are out of print now, but I managed to purchase an original edition on eBay!
And talking of The Beatles...
My latest read is both the biggest book I've ever read, in terms of number of pages, and the most expensive I've ever paid for an eBook. It is, of course, Mark Lewisohn's Tune In, Book 1 in a 3-book trilogy about the history of The Beatles.
And when I say it's a big book, there's over 1400 pages in the Extended Special Edition kindle!
I'm only around 5% into the book, and I've learned a heck of a lot with regards to the Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starkey family trees - which, being an amateur geneaologist, I absolutely love!
This book is hailed as one of the definitive accounts of the early years of The Beatles (it only goes up to 1962 - the second and third books, still to be published, will concentrate on the rest of the band's heyday, I believe), and Lewisohn is widely regarded as the world's leading expert on The Beatles.
Have you read the book? Are you a fan of The Beatles? Can you recommend some other musical biographies?
If you'd like to grab yourself a copy of this edition or the standard one, then click/tap one of these links.