Multi-format enjoyment

#1
Its not an original idea (Been done since the dead sea scrolls no doubt) but I'm getting some pleasure from reading books while referencing (Watching, listening) to the events in the books on youtube, The films, interviews, performances, cultural references, music

I started with no middle ground, the Eubank, Watson, Benn story


After each fight description I youtubed it and watched the fights/post fight interview/pre fight interviews and build up. Which kind of completes the picture.

Currently reading Moby, Porcelain


His candid early years biography. He includes detailed descriptions of how he built some of the music and recorded it, concentrating on his emotional condition while doing so. Digging out his early tunes and listening and watching gigs he describes in the book is pretty cool

Rather than a fanbois obsessive chasing down of all material related to a book its about quick, easy bite sized nuggets you can ping up quickly to enhance the reading experience

I do this when travelling with books and locations (another un original idea but satisfying non the less)

I've got a few more in the pipeline

Any other suggestions will be dabbled with enthusiastically. Obviously this is somewhat limited to biographical work
 
#2
Sounds like a great idea. I suggest you try

Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz: The Life and Times of a Porn Star
 
#3
Sounds like a great idea. I suggest you try

Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz: The Life and Times of a Porn Star
I believe I am familiar with his canon of work, possibly in its entirety
 
#4
I've done similar, mainly with music bios (e.g. Life - Keith Richards; Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis) but also with historical novels such as Bernard Cromwell's Agincourt. The TV series The Tudors also got me looking more into the history books, and I've surprised myself with the knowledge I've picked up just from trying to authenticate the "facts" I've read.
 

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#5
I've done similar, mainly with music bios (e.g. Life - Keith Richards; Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis) but also with historical novels such as Bernard Cromwell's Agincourt. The TV series The Tudors also got me looking more into the history books, and I've surprised myself with the knowledge I've picked up just from trying to authenticate the "facts" I've read.
Started off for me with those small historical facts sections that Cornwell put at the end of all his "dime" novels such as Sharpe... History books a plenty! I still want to travel the road from Burgos to La Corunna and see if I can find where they lost the armys pay chest of silver!
 

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