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Blue Bird
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Just place to post what you're currently reading, recommend books, etc

 

I just finished "The Only Pirate at the Party" by Lindsey Stirling.  It was really good, and inspirational.  I would definitely recommend it to fellow violin players

 

Currently I'm about 20% of the way through A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Book 1) by George R.R. Martin.  

"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." - Voltaire

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I'm reading Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

 

I have nothing against Lindsey, but I find the idea of a book about her absurd- I read somewhere that the book is supposed to be a biography, this is, a biography who hasn't even hit 30 years of life.

 

Cool book about music:
Bach's biography: Music in the Castle of Heaven. J. Gardiner.

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Blue Bird said
Just place to post what you're currently reading, recommend books, etc

 

I just finished "The Only Pirate at the Party" by Lindsey Stirling.  It was really good, and inspirational.  I would definitely recommend it to fellow violin players

 

Currently I'm about 20% of the way through A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Book 1) by George R.R. Martin.    

I just read a review of "The Only Pirate at the Party".  It does sound very interesting. 

The only books I've been reading lately are the likes of "Little Bo Peep has lost her Sheep", "Katie the Kitten", "The Happy Man and His Dump Truck", "Winnie the Pooh and the Pebble Hunt", "Barney's Sand Castle", "Panda Bear's Secret", etc.  I can recommend all of them!!

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I'm not a fan of Lindsey Stirling... I think she's really talented, just not big into techno pop... but I've been interested in reading her book. It's on my list, maybe this winter I'll read it.

I've got a few books going but have mainly been focusing on Armada by Ernest Cline. It's a fun sci-fi, which isn't something I normally read, but I loved his book Ready Player One so much, that I had to read this one, too. I would recommend both for people who love sci-fi, and great 1980s references, lol.

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http://tlover.proboards.com/bo.....d/5/tlover

 

This is a link to the online book I wrote.

I would love to have coffee with Lindsey Sterling's dad.  I think he is incredibly talented.

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@MrYikes .. I will have to check that out... I am at work and afraid to click on links.   

Although I have had a huge pause... I am in the middle of Natchez Burning.

I have stacks of books that I am starting or in the middle of....

I am also "reading" my book of music that I got.  "The Best of the Beatles Violin." 

I read a Thriller called "Find Her" by Lisa Gardner...that was quite riveting.... a bit scary though.. 🙂

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So I've been reading Lindsey's "Only Pirate at the Party" ... I'm almost done with it, and it is an overall fun read. Again, coming from someone who isn't a fan of her music style, but appreciates her talent.

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I've just finished reading 'Special Topics in Calamity Physics' by Marisha Pessl for the second time. Her style might be a bit difficult to get into at the beginning but once you've gotten used to it, it's an awesome mix between coming-of-age and thriller.

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