I genuinely thought with my big US trip this month that I’d get through a lot more books than I have but long days tired me out and I had no time to read in the evenings like I had intended to.
As a follow on from last month the first thing I read was Edward Scissorhands: Whole Again which is the second comic book in the Edward Scissorhands collection and again it was nice to have more of a story around the small tale that we get in the movie. I am a massive Tim Burton fan so anything which connects any of his worlds/ characters is going to be a hit with me.
Next up is a book I had on my wishlist for a while which was Live at Brixton Academy by Simon Parkes. The book was written by the guy who bought the Brixton venue in the early 80’s for £1 and how he managed to beat all odd’s to create one of London’s finest music venues. Brixton Academy holds a special place for me because it’s where I went to my very first ‘proper’ gig and it was so interesting to read all about how different the music industry world was back there when it wasn’t all huge corporations and big wigs booking bands.
The next book I read was a book on dieting called Eat Shit And Die(t) by Max Cunningham. I wrote about it in more detail here, but the diet is based around not changing what you eat as much as when you eat and doing intermittent fasting. This is a concept I’ve been reading up on over the last few months anyway and Max doesn’t beat around the bush explaining the theory.
The final thing I read in July was the first issue of The New 52 Suicide Squad comics: Pure Insanity. With the movies coming out I decided to begin a Suicide Squad collection and I am so glad I chose this one. It’s nice to get a good grounding of the characters and the world before seeing the movies. I have since bought issues 2-4 so I’m sure they’ll be read in August.