What Are You Reading in February?

What is on your end-of-winter book list? I’m finishing up preliminary work for my novella; as a result, I haven’t been able to devote too much time to reading. Here’s where I’m at this month…

Since 1st February, I’ve finished:

  • Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk by John Doe with Tom DeSavia and Friends (Foreword by Billie Joe Armstrong)

I’m Currently Reading:

  • Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond 1977-1981 by Liz Worth
  • Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War by Amanda Vaill
  • The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion by Tracy Daugherty
  • Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

Which book on your list do you most look forward to reading, and why?

Please share with me in the comments!

Books! Calendars! Comics!

I always shop for books and calendars between Christmas and New Year’s Day. As usual, I ended up with quite the eclectic mix (although the combination makes sense in my head). Do you like to buy books this time of year? 

Books! Calendars! Comics!

Books! Calendars! Comics!

[Book Nerd Links] Poetry, Painting, and Punk Rock

Here’s to You, Joe (Strummer)!

Joe Strummer died, tragically and unexpectedly, on 22 December 2002.

Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer: 21 August 1952-22 December 2002.

50 Things You Never Knew About The Clash [NME]-This list is great for anyone in need of a crash course on The Only Band That Matters.

Daily Diversion #241: Early Christmas Gift…

…to myself.

The Ballad of Joe Strummer

The Ballad of Joe Strummer by Chris Salewicz

“Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn’t have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realised that you either became a power or you were crushed.”-Joe Strummer