another book for your shelf
1968: march 31

love is a mix tape

As long as I'm talking about books, I actually read one, a gift that I took my time getting to. It's called Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, by Rob Sheffield. I knew nothing about it beyond the author's name (and since I enjoy his writing on music, I figured to like the book). I won't spoil it for you ... I'll just say that I thought it would be a fun, even frivolous, look at the world through a bunch of mix tapes, but the book is much deeper than I expected, in an emotional way, very moving and a wonderful tribute to a person and a relationship. I recommend this one, even if you don't love Pavement.