People Still Read Books?

Funny thing is that I don’t really read books. Technical manuals turn me on. I’ll read a manual on how an oscilliscope or Fletcher Munsun curves work over some lame Harry Potter book that has no meaning in my life. Until Harry Potter starts teaching me about the speed of sound, I hold no interest.

1. How many books do you own?
I have no clue. but Emily has more books in our consolodation mess. I’d say a good few hundred. I could take a picture and you could count for me.

2. The last book you bought?
a good question. perhaps that Rough Guide to Morocco. Yay Honeymoon!

3. Last book you read?
Howling at the Moon – Walker Yetnikoff.

4. 5 books that mean a lot to you
1. The Real Frank Zappa Book by Frank Zappa – He has such a simple view on life. It changed mine. And his politics are so right on it’s painful.

2. What To Listen For In Music by Aaron Copland – This book is almost my guidebook to life.

3. Dance of Days : Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital – Our city has put forth some amazing music. There is a ton of history with the music out of DC and it’s something I am more than proud of.

4. Tesla by Margaret Cheney – The misunderstood madman. Everyone should read something about Tesla today.

5. Claire Danes by Jennifer Ambrose – A great beginning on how her career got started. Basically ends with Romeo and Juliet. Which is fine.

– I really only read technical manuals and biographies. I can’t tell you the amount of Zappa and Prince biogs I’ve read. All other reading puts me to sleep. Amy Sederis’ audio tapes do keep me entertained from time to time. But that shit borderlines on poetry. So only on a limited basis.

5. Tag 5 people to fill out this list
1. [info]bunglegirl
2. [info]norobot
3. [info]shmellowpie
4. [info]visus
5. [info]feetnik

2 Responses to “People Still Read Books?”


  • I could suggest books that would change your life that aren’t about Zappa or a wizard. :>

  • I do enjoy reading the Harry Potter books for leisure reading or LITE reading as they call it. As like you, I also have a smorgasbord of technical manuals as well. I also read Brad Meltzer books. Every one of them in fact to date. One of the best books I have on my shelf just so happens to be one of your favorites as well. The Real Frank Zappa Book. Some of my favorite parts are when he describes “putting the eye-brows on it” or how he nearly blew his nutz off on the floor of his garage.

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