Monday, January 25, 2016

Find the Six Words


Book, Story, Read, Novel, Page, & Words

Can You Find Them?

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Saving Shelfari...

https://www.change.org/p/amazon-com-prevent-shelfari-goodreads-merger


I was sent the above link petitioning Amazon.com to retain Shelfari.

If you  Shelfari and don't want to see it merged w/ Goodreads, Please follow the link & sign the petition!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

David Bowie's 100 Favorite Books

http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/73603/david-bowies-100-favorite-books-offer-peek-inside-artists-mind

Personally, I didn't care for the man or his music, but I ♥ books and I have never seen a list of any Pop Star's favorite books anywhere before.

I have only ever read six completely and two others partially.



David Bowie will always be remembered as a seminal figure in the worlds of music, fashion, and film, and as a legendary pop culture icon. But he was also a voracious reader who often read a book a day.
In 2013, as part of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s “David Bowie Is” exhibition, curators Geoffrey Marsh and Victoria Broackes compiled a list of David Bowie's 100 favorite books, which ranges from innovative works like Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz to classics like Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary to contemporary novels like Michael Chabon’s Wonder Boys, plus several music history titles.
Below is a complete list of Bowie’s favorite 100 books. How many have you read?
Interviews With Francis Bacon by David Sylvester
Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
Room At The Top by John Braine
On Having No Head by Douglass Harding
Kafka Was The Rage by Anatole Broyard
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
City Of Night by John Rechy
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Iliad by Homer
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Tadanori Yokoo by Tadanori Yokoo
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin
Inside The Whale And Other Essays by George Orwell
Mr. Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood
Dictionary Of Subjects And Symbols In Art by James A. Hall
David Bomberg by Richard Cork
Blast by Wyndham Lewis
Passing by Nella Larsen
Beyond The Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective by Arthur C. Danto
The Origin Of Consciousness In The Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
In Bluebeard’s Castle by George Steiner
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
The Divided SelfAn Existential Study in Sanity and Madness by R. D. Laing
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Infants Of The Spring by Wallace Thurman
The Quest For Christa T by Christa Wolf
The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter
The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Herzog by Saul Bellow
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
Black Boy by Richard Wright
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima
Darkness At Noon by Arthur Koestler
The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
McTeague by Frank Norris
Money by Martin Amis
The Outsider by Colin Wilson
Strange People by Frank Edwards
English Journey by J.B. Priestley
A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Day Of The Locust by Nathanael West
1984 by George Orwell
The Life And Times Of Little Richard by Charles White
Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock by Nik Cohn
Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music by Greil Marcus
Beano (comic, ’50s)
Raw (comic, ’80s)
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm And Blues And The Southern Dream Of Freedom by Peter Guralnick
Silence: Lectures And Writing by John Cage
Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews edited by Malcolm Cowley
The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll by Charlie Gillett
Octobriana And The Russian Underground by Petr Sadecky
The Street by Ann Petry
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
Last Exit To Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, Jr.
A People’s History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
The Age Of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz
The Coast Of Utopia by Tom Stoppard
The Bridge by Hart Crane
All The Emperor’s Horses by David Kidd
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
Tales Of Beatnik Glory by Ed Sanders
The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
Nowhere To Run: The Story Of Soul Music by Gerri Hirshey
Before The Deluge by Otto Friedrich
Sexual Personae: Art And Decadence From Nefertiti To Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia
The American Way Of Death by Jessica Mitford
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
Teenage by Jon Savage
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Viz (comic magazine, early ’80s)
Private Eye (satirical magazine, ’60s – ’80s)
Selected Poems by Frank O’Hara
The Trial Of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
Le Chants de Maldordor by Comte de Lautréamont
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder by Lawrence Weschler
Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Transcendental Magic: Its Doctine and Ritual by Éliphas Lévi
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Inferno by Dante Alighieri
A Grave for a Dolphin by Alberto Denti di Pirajno
The Insult by Rupert Thomson
In Between the Sheets by Ian McEwan
A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1890-1924 by Orlando Figes
Journey Into the Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg
[h/t Mashable]


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Shelfari Groups Have Been Moved To:




Shelfari's Historical Mystery Group is now located at:


https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/180661-historical-mysteries







Shelfari's Book Chat Group is now located at:



https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/180666-book-chat








Shelfari's Books 4 Cooks is being decided whether or not to continue on Goodreads