Reading Music: A Step-By-Step Introduction to Understanding Music Notation and Theory, by Marc Schonbrun

My copy: 9781435144699 (image from amazon.com) When I made the informed decision to go insane and re-learn all this stuff about music I'd forgotten over the past 20 years(ish), I knew I'd have to have some help from at least one book to get me figuring out how much I really didn't know. So glad … Continue reading Reading Music: A Step-By-Step Introduction to Understanding Music Notation and Theory, by Marc Schonbrun

What is Japanese Architecture?: A Survey of Traditional Japanese Architecture, by K. Nishi & K. Hozumi

My Copy: 9781568364124 I'm not an architect, never been to the classes, never even stayed at a Holiday Inn Express before, so take some of this with a grain of salt if you want. However, there is enough in What is Japanese Architecture? to get a lay-person to either ask the right questions, or be able … Continue reading What is Japanese Architecture?: A Survey of Traditional Japanese Architecture, by K. Nishi & K. Hozumi

Vietnam and the United States: Origins and Legacy of War, by G. R. Hess

My Copy: 9780805716764 (revised edition) I picked this book up because it was required reading for my Vietnam war and film class a few years ago, but never got a chance to read it in its entirety until now. And for such a slim volume, it is packed with lots of great information for people, … Continue reading Vietnam and the United States: Origins and Legacy of War, by G. R. Hess