I never did pick up the new Jonathan Franzen book, as I wrote about earlier. When I heard there was a 200-page section devoted to a book-within-a-book, I lost interest fast. Not sure why I’m so averse to that, but I am.
I just finished Philip Norman’s book about John Lennon. I’ve read several books about the Beatles but never one about post-Beatles life. With about 50 pages left, I suddenly wasn’t anxious to finish because I knew how the story would end. Such a tragedy, especially given the newfound peace in his life.
I received encouraging news about my new book, Because the Sky is Blue, the follow-up to When the World Was Young. I’m hoping to be able to announce something official soon. And hoping I won’t need to delete this paragraph. Fingers crossed. The book pays tribute to the Beatles in one of the opening chapters, as one of the main characters recalls the night he first heard the Sgt. Pepper’s album.