And without the so-called piracy, you would never have discovered or gotten into it to begin with.
The first thing I do when I’m interested in a band is do “youtube” research. That’s how I’ve become a fan of some of my favorite bands/artists.
…and hope that I can follow through with it.
There are so many books that are just pleading with me to read them. I’ve had a summer reading list for a couple years now and the stacks of forgotten, cast aside books leaves me an ashamed English teacher. The books I have read stand on my shelf like trophies. They make experiences and parts of my brain tangible and I like to walk by and suddenly get jerked back into some lazy summer poolside exploring the mind of some lovable or fascinatingly flawed character.
But the bulk of the books I own have only been started, thumbed through at the book store excitedly, or purchased for a class and left unread in favor for SparkNotes. (Yes, English majors use it too!)
So, I want to make 2012 “Book Clean Up” year. I want to read at least one book per month and record my reading, thoughts, and connections here.
Let the reading begin!