Thursday, October 3, 2013

Read Like Bowie

The Telegraph has reported on voracious reader David Bowie's 100 favorite books. Want to work your way through the list? As you might expect, you'll find many music-related titles such as Mystery Train by Greil Marcus (ML3534.M37 M9 1997) and Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom by Peter Guralnick (ML3521.G87 S9 1986) in our collection. But we also have a limited selection of fiction, such as A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (PS3570.O54 C66 2002), and general non-fiction, such as The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes (BF311 .J36 2000).

As for the rest, you are likely to find them at the Boston Public Library, which is more accessible than you may realize. BPL's Central Library is at Copley Square, just a short walk down Boylston Street. Moreover, students residing in Massachusetts can get BPL cards to borrow materials and use their services. Their web site has more details, but identification such as your Berklee photo ID and a piece of mail sent to your local address will get you a library card.

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