There will be time, there will be time.

Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove - Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Ben Greenman At face value, this is one guy's story about the creation of his band.

But more importantly, this is a study of how a life lived through and around music can be rewarding and inspiring.

Also, ?uestlove has a tone that sounds like the smartest best friend you've ever had.
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald "And one fine morning --"
Saga, Volume 1 - Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples Absurdly wonderful, and best enjoyed with little to no warnings or preambles.

The Archivist

The Archivist - Martha Cooley Wonderful, enveloping book, made only better if read while listening to Bud Powell.
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green After I finished The Fault in Our Stars, I re-read (immediately, in the same sitting/flight) A Wrinkle In Time. I'm sure the connections I'm finding between the two are mostly of my own imaginings, but the parallels were powerful to me. Hazel and Meg. Calvin and Gus. And above all things, the indomitable nature of love when applied.
The Messiah Formerly Known as Jesus: Dispatches from the Intersection of Christianity and Pop Culture - Tom  Breen With this book, I did what I never do.

I returned it to the store.

It looked like it would be an interesting look at how modern Christianity has developed a pop culture all its own. That’s what the sub-title suggested. And it was a small press book.

But this book was just horrible. The author wants to be an Onion journalist so bad and it shows in his need to insert unnecessary zingers in every last paragraph.

The premise is that Democrats and hippies and atheists are all the same and don’t understand religion. There are moments of clarity where Breen does dive into the way Christianity has influenced or co-opted pop culture, but these are always interrupted by his need to go for the LOL.

What makes it worse is that you can tell that he does know quite a bit about theology and pop culture and that he could’ve written the book I wanted. But he didn’t. Instead, he wrote a book-long LiveJournal screed.

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