Another 50-90 is upon us. And thank goodness for it!
What have you lot been reading lately? Any special books you’d recommend? Any that might inspire you to write a lyric or a song?
As well as my usual fare of top-notch psychological crime thrillers (e.g. ‘Bone by Bone’ and ‘The Judas Child’ by Carol O’Connor, and ‘The Survivors’ by Jane Harper), I seem to have reverted to my study days, and have been reading books on language and poetry: ‘The Book of Forms: a handbook of poetics’(Lewis Turco) and ‘Thesaurus of the Senses’: a tool for writers, teachers, students, and word lovers’ (Linda Hart). Excellent resource material. Also picked up a couple of books of poetry: ‘Essentials’ by David Whyte (glorious!) and ‘White Spaces’ by Paul Auster (equally wonderful). Some of you might know Auster from his excellent novels (e.g. ‘The Music of Chance’ and ‘New York Trilogy’, among others).
I look forward to titles you folks here will recommend.