6 Books that Capture the Spirit of Rock and Roll

By March 19, 2017Polls and Discussion

Rock and Roll is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s. While many will instantly think of Elvis, Rock and Roll, or Rock ‘n’ Roll actually has its roots in African American musical styles and is influenced by gospel, Jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues.

Pioneered by singers such as the Boswell Sisters and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, it would be big names like Chuck Berry who would go down in history as creating this new genre.

Today, the influence of rock and roll continues through popular music and influences and its spirit can be felt across many musical genres, and so we have six books that we think capture the spirit of the Rock and Roll era.

Bill Gates Summer Reading List 2017

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Our two most popular celebrity posts last summer were Obama’s summer reading list and Bill Gates summer reading list. We’re still waiting for the President’s summer reads of 2017 (and are happy to wait as long as four years!), but what we do have for you today is Bill Gates summer reading list 2017, the five books the computer mogul is recommending this year. Read More

40 Reads for Canine Lovers

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If you are a die-hard dog lover like me, you surely know what I am talking about when I say Lassie or Marley. We hardly ever miss any dog movie or novel. I often go for such movies with a packet of tissues for nobody seems to be able to tug at our heart strings the way these four-pawed furry friends do.

Here is a list of novels canine lovers will enjoy. Many have been adapted into films but the written word is always special for us! Read More

5 Enthralling YA Fantasy Series You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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When YA Fantasy does well, it does very well indeed (I’m looking at you, Harry Potter), and with such a lot of competition in the genre, fantasy fans can miss some hidden gems. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking with friends who love the genre and I’ve come up with five fantasy series that I suspect you won’t have heard of, but are well worth a read! Read More

5 Must Read Books about Nurses and Nursing

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“Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription”

Nurses are the backbone of any health services and often some of the most undervalued and taken for granted members of any medical team. Today we’re showing our appreciation for all the world’s nurses by dedicating a blog to books about nurses, or nursing. Read More

Desert Island Books – Top 48

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You’ve heard of desert island discs, and we’ve adapted that idea to get a definitive desert island books list, made up of the books you have chosen as the books you’d want if you found yourself stranded on a deserted island. It’s not an easy question and many of you couldn’t narrow it down to a single book. Don’t worry we counted all your books and from your votes we have a list.

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12 Novels to Make you Fall in Love with Paris

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“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” Ernest Hemingway

From the booksellers of the Seine, to the romantic portrayals in literature, there’s no denying Paris is an artistic and literary city. Gothic architecture, a poetic language and the most romantic city river in the world make Paris the perfect backdrop for any author and so it’s little wonder the city is the location for so many well known novels.

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