#RiotGrams day 25


In June, I’m partaking in a bookish Instagram challenge here on the blog. Pictures are required (because Instagram), so I’ll post a pic with some explanation or other every day. The challenge is courtesy of Bookriot. And if you’ve got Instagram and want to see what other people come up with, just check #riotgrams.

25 – True Stories


If you’ve hung out with me for a while, you know that I’m a music lover. And not just me, but my family are, too. My husband is a musician (not professional, he has one of those pesky day-jobs, but make no mistake. He’s a musician first and a hot-shot IT director second.)

And because our love of music, we buy memoirs written by musicians and artists. Like this one, Girl in a Band, by Kim Gordon. She’s a bassist, guitarist, and a vocalist, and I know her from the band Sonic Youth. They’re not a favorite of mine: too rattly and punk-y, but the hubby loves them, so this is his book. But I still like reading about their lives, especially the artists that made it big in the seventies or eighties, when they had to be talented to be famous, not just good-looking like today 😉

Oh, and the vinyl records are mine. (Vinyl records are the only thing that isn’t “ours” in our marriage. It’s a long story, maybe I’ll tell it some day 🙂 )

If you’ve never heard of Sonic Youth, here’s a link to the only song they’ve made, that I really like: 100%

Do you like reading memoirs or books based on a true story?


2 thoughts on “#RiotGrams day 25

  1. I’ve never heard of Ann Rule before, I had to look her up. I used to read a lot of true crime books and murder mysteries and serial killer books (both fictional and true stories). You name it – I devoured it. I wish I’d known about her back then.

    Now I don’t read about crime anymore. I think I overdid it and I need a break. 🙂


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