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:: Monday, December 31, 2012 ::

Reading List 2012

Although this blog is currently dead it and I don't know if it will ever be revived, it still seems like the best place to collect my annual reading list, so here goes...

Anthony Bourdain - Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
William Gibson - Distrust that Particular Flavor
Oliver James - How Not to F*** Them Up
Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing: Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
Ted Hughes - Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow
John Osborne - Radio Head: Up and Down the Dial of British Radio
Robin Ince - Robin Ince's Bad Book Club: One man's quest to uncover the books that taste forgot [I have a spare copy of this as I got a dumplicate for Christmas. If you'd like it drop me a mail or tweet @dangusset and offer a suitable bad book in return]
Dave Gorman's Found Poetry (Booklet) [bought at a gig but available online exclusively via his own site]
Jason Oberholtzer - I Love Charts [you should buy this because it is (a) very funny and (b) has one of my photos in it]
Ted Hughes - The Hawk in the Rain
Ted Hughes - Selected Poems 1957-1967
Daniel Goldmark - Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon
Jim Bob - Driving Jarvis Ham
Roger Taylor [not that one] - Art, an Enemy of the People [interesting chapter on early jazz and how the categorisation as art affected it. Didn't convince me that this was necessarily a bad thing although that wasn't it's intention it was implied. Interesting to see the same thing happen again with hip-hop / footwork / juke and any other 'black' music that white people decide to adopt.]

Plus assorted bedtime reading for the little-man, which I can't list in full but included:

Thomas Story Library Ultimate Collection - 65 Books Boxed Set - The Engine Shed Thomas & Friends
Rudyard Kipling - Just So Stories
A. A. Milne - When We Were Very Young
Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl - The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me
Kaye Webb - I Like This Poem: A Collection of Best-loved Poems Chosen by Children for Other Children in Aid of the International Year of the Child
Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book
Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island
Tove Jansson - Moominland Midwinter
Roald Dahl - James and the Giant Peach
A. A. Milne - Winnie-the-Pooh
A.A. Milne - The House at Pooh Corner
Carlo Collodi - Pinocchio The Tale of a Puppet
[sadistic violence in every chapter, who thought this would make a nice Disney film?] Roald Dahl - The BFG
Roald Dahl - Revolting Rhymes
Richard Carpenter - Catweazle and the Magic Zodiac [DNF]
T.S. Eliot - Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Rudyard Kipling - Kim

And just in case anyone should wish to buy me anything my wishlist is here ;-]


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