From my youngest days, I was an early and avid reader. I remember elementary school and the SRA system, always miles ahead of my peers. Always read at a level three or four grades ahead. Reading practically every book in the school library.
During high school I dedicated my reading to literature. I decided I wanted to be an ‘Educated Person,' whatever that means. So it was Joyce, Dostoyevsky, Camus, Blake, The Bible, Faulkner, Steinbeck, Orwell, Yeats, etc, etc. Devoured them all. Even understood some of it.
A little later, it was chess books and history, then historical biographies. My room was always, always full of books. And records. This was before I became a musician. Books, music, music and books. This is really the story of my life.
Now that I am a musician of sorts, I have dedicated myself to
mostly rock biographies, and the occasional history book. The Beatles are and endless source for me. I’ve read everything, and The Beatles Recording Sessions is my new Bible. I’ll read any useless book about rock, from Lou Reed to Tom Petty to Lita Ford and Anvil. My brain is stuffed with rock ephemera. I love it.
The other person I know who reads as much is Adrienne. Her house IS a library. Between the two of us, we want to share with you our love for and thoughts about the printed word, and hear what you’ve been reading. Our list is heavy on rock reads with some humor titles for now, but look for us to broaden the scope with time. Adrienne’s dying to tell you about a great Aaron Burr biography...
So come over to Goodreads and watch our listed titles and reviews of Zub books grow. What books move you?