5.02.2014

READ Instead // 06

Man In Black by Johnny Cash || I didn't even know this book existed until a month ago. I stopped at a used bookstore one day, which was just asking for trouble. I was skimming the shelves and found this. I didn't even hesitate about taking it home. Like, of course. It was a really quick read and I really enjoyed it. I didn't get into Johnny Cash until the movie several years ago. I was surprised to learn through the book that there were a lot of changes made to his life for the movie. For instance, he did not have a bad relationship with his father. He actually had a very good relationship with him. And then quite a few other details about Jack's death, June, his addiction and recovery, etc. It was really amazing reading his story in his words. His and June's faith is inspiring. I would definitely recommend this book and several of his albums, if you aren't familiar with his music. His voice will soothe many sorrows. 

Side note: I have decided not to share every book I read because this site would get clogged with book reviews. I will list books I have read but not shared at the end of these posts.

Other reads:
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron, good read
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, great read
Self by Yann Martel, only got 1/4 of the way through and quit because I didn't like it

10 comments:

  1. I have been itching to read something by Nora Ephron - I have just been having trouble deciding which. I feel like I'd end up being happy with any of her work.

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  2. There's another book out there with Johnny and June Cashs letters while he was in the Army that is a pretty good book.

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  3. I have never heard of this, but am so adding it to my list. I'm reading "Days of Obligation" by Richard Rodriguez and it is spectacular -- a lyrical, braided-story, nonlinear kind of memoir. Decidedly my favorite genre. ; ) Next up is "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera, which I'm sort of shocked I haven't gotten to yet.

    Oh, I've been meaning to recommend "We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates to you. I think you might like that one.

    I think the buried subtext of this comment is that I wish were neighbors and shared a communal bookshelf of sorts.

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  4. Sounds like a great find and an interesting read. I haven't gotten into Johnny Cash however I've heard he has an amazing story. If ever I come across this book I think it would be worth the read. :)

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  5. Anne of Green Gables is a great book! Have you read any more of the series?

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  6. I love used bookstores! I like how someone else has already read (maybe not finished) the book before me, gives it a whole lotta history don't you think? :)
    Myka

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  7. I'm new on your blog, it's absolutely amazing. I read in your bio that you take photos to stay sane - that's exactly what I do too :)
    So I'll be happy to see every new thing in here. :)

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  8. I love biographies and autobiographies! Good find!

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  9. This post made me think of my grandfather and brought a happy tear to my eye. Thank you, Bri.

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