Thursday, March 15, 2007

spin.com book club

a dear friend named emily zelmer and spin magazine have asked me to participate in a book club, i loved the idea instantly because it gives me a chance to read others favorite books, or at least books that have inspired them along the road. there are several great musicians that are involved and i feel honored to be among them.

the first book we read was "jesus's son" by denis johnson, a charming piece of literature that has lead me to begin to read more of johnsons works. to view the bookclub click here, there is even a way for you guys to comment after you have read the book.

even though i am apart of this bookclub i don't condemn or condone any of the books that we are asked to read, i am in this for education and inspiration value only.
-esteban

12 comments:

micah said...

i'll join this and follow along. should be interesting to read more books and see what you guys have to say.

Kate said...

speaking of books....

i have already bought you copies of my two favourite books that I plan to give you at the Dallas concert. I really hope you like them. I think you will.....

that is, if i can even make it to the concert. i have already bought tickets but i am having surgery two days prior, and a six hour drive is a little rough, but i will make it and it will be worth it. can't wait :).

Antoinette said...

I'll definitely make some time to try to read some of the books on the list.

By the way, that was an awesome show you guys had in SF just a few hours ago. :)

themockingbyrd said...

It's a fascinating idea. I will definitely try to follow this. (human fallibility notwithstanding.)
Intriguing.

Casey said...

very cool. I'll have to see if my school's library has a copy of this month's book.

Nicole Rork said...

excellent idea.

kgan said...

stephen, this is somewhat unrelated, but, are you actually well acquainted with ms. lux? i saw on the a&b myspace account that she was responsible for a few of the blog posts. is this true?

Brightest said...

Speaking of books, next time you come to Portland on tour you should really try and check out the Powell's Books on West Burnside. It's amazing. It's like 3 stories and has everything, both new and used. It also has a great coffee shop. It's almost always busy and there's huge table in the middle where you're forced to sit by strangers, I've met some interesting folks, I don't know you at all, but I think you'd enjoy it. Remember the address, if you like books, you'll like Powell's.

Heather said...

i think this is a great idea. i'll have to try to follow.

Christin said...

not sure if you've read it before but i just finished an amazing book, "Blue Like Jazz" by Donald Miller. It's probably the most real & down to earth book on faith i've ever come across. a definite life changer for me.

-random sidenote-
Miller is from Portland & gushes on about Powell's book store. so if you do ever get the chance you might wanna check it out.

interested reader said...

it might be interesting to get a man's perspective on "Don't Call that Man" if you feel so inclined. don't worry--it's a short read

Sasha said...

I read Jesus' Son. Talk about... mind bending. He's such a good writer, I seriously felt like I was on a whole lot of drugs reading his stories. I think it's so important to read books like that - that totally immerse you in another person's perspective - even if it is that of a someone who we wouldn't normally interact with.

Sasha