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Lexiconlover's 30 Day Book Challenge Day 1

This is in response to lexiconlover ’s 30 day book challenge. Her original post is here . Since I am coming (as usual) late to the dance, this is Day 1 for me. The challenge for Day 1 is: The last book you finished.

Earlier today, I finished Being Young by Astrid Young the young half-sister of singer/songwriter Neil Young. Astrid Young is a musician in her own right as well, having put out such albums as “Brainflower,” Matinee,” and “One Night at Giant Rock.” Her book is something of follow-up of their father’s memoir, Neil and Me . I haven’t read Neil and Me and I don’t intend to, even assuming it’s better written than the present book.

Being Young is a wandering tale, a sort of yarn that one might over hear at an extended dinner party, full of gossip and comments like, “Hey, I thought, I’m smoking dope with Patti Smith. How cool is that?”

I thought this might be an interesting book when I picked it up at the Dollar Book store. I was wrong. Once I review it at Examiner, it will be donated to the library.



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wolfgirl569 wrote on July 12, 2015, 6:00 PM

I dont usually get into books like that at all. I read to escape for a little while not to hear someone elses life

msiduri wrote on July 12, 2015, 6:05 PM

I couldn't get into it. Years ago, I heard Neil Young interviewed and he left me with a good impression as far as glass and intelligence. I don't even remember what he said. While little sister isn't stupid, she just seemed really unfocused and wandering.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 13, 2015, 2:47 PM

Good thing you only spent a dollar on it huh?

msiduri wrote on July 13, 2015, 3:05 PM

Yep. Sometimes it pays to be cheap.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 13, 2015, 6:31 PM

When it works out the right way being cheap is great.