What's on my Kindle? - January 2015
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine
(c/o St. Martin's Press)
I am not a huge music fanatic. I love all genres of music, but to be honest, I know the least about the punk movement. Still, I was very excited when St. Martin's Press offered to send me a copy of Viv Albertine's autobiography. I am fascinated by history and music history is no exception. That was always my favorite music class in school. Albertine's book reads very quickly and is a great history of London during the rise of the punk movement. I was fascinated by how interlinked so many of the great bands were interlinked together through school, relationships and sheer coincidence. I was finding myself read this book at any moment I could spare.
4.5 snaps for me!
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
This book was one I couldn't put down from start to finish. The story of Kate Kontent and her friends following the Great Depression and Prohibition and leading up to WWII was fascinating. What life was like in NY during this time is a period so often not written about and yet so intriguing. The story was one of so many twists and turns that I could hardly wait to see what happened next. If you are a fan of the flapper era through the 1940s this is a great book for you.
5 snaps without question!