REVIEW: Earthbound by Paul Morley

In brief: The story of music in the 1970s as seen through the eyes of the Bakerloo line. The good: Some parts were fascinating. The not-so-good: Yeah, I'm not a fan of Can. Why I chose it: Working my way through the Penguin Lines series celebrating 150 years of the Underground. Year: 2013 Pages: 137... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Meet Me in the Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman

In brief: The story of New York and the growing rock and roll scene from 2001 to 2011. Think The Strokes, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and all their contemporaries. The good: Loved reading about bands I like and being reminded of others. The not-so-good: Bought quite a few CDs and vinyl while reading this book.... Continue Reading →

Between the Lines by Jason Donovan

A quick rundown…The story (so far) of the life and times of my crush as a 7 year old- Jason Donovan, pop star and actor. Strengths: It's honest on multiple fronts – from his relationship with Kylie Minogue to drug use. Weaknesses: I would have loved to read some more about the making of Ten... Continue Reading →

Dannii: My Story by Dannii Minogue

A quick rundown… The life and times of Dannii Minogue from Young Talent Time to her first child. Strengths: This is just the thing for those of us who grew up in the Dannii/Kylie/Jason era. Weaknesses: Perhaps not enough of the juicy stuff – Dannii keeps her dignity. Why I read it: Another $5 pile. Pages: 368 Published:... Continue Reading →

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

In a nutshell… It's a book of short stories connected loosely by characters, told in a variety of styles. Strengths: It's original. Weaknesses: It doesn't always work. Why I read it: Part of the Goodreads Book Club Pages: 274 Published: 2010  Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Setting: America Rating: 6 out of 10 If you liked this,... Continue Reading →

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