You may remember me reviewing this delightful, Beatle-y novel by Kelly Marie Thompson and Garry Berman back when it came out in 2016. No need for me to review it again when you can just click on the book image to the left and it will take you back to my old review.
I just wanted to give me readers a heads-up to the face that From Me to You is available as a FREE ebook download this week! From October 28 thru November 1, you can read it for free or even send the ebook as a gift to a friend or loved one! There’s no obligation or hidden fees…all the authors ask is that you take a minute and leave a review of their book on Amazon after you finish reading it. Simple as that.
And, if you don’t have a Kindle device, you can download the Amazon app for free to any smartphone, tablet or computer.
What could be better than free! And just in time for the holidays…
So…you think you know the Beatles? Or, you want to learn more about the Beatles? Well, there is an online course called, “The Music of The Beatles” and it’s FREE! The course is offered through the website Coursera where you can take all types of free college courses. In fact, I encourage you to do a search on any topic in their search engine! The Music of The Beatles is offered on the site by the University of Rochester and the instructor is Dr. John Covach. It’s a seven week course, but if you can spare 2 hours a day, you can actually get through an entire week in just one day. I’ll be finishing up this course as you’re reading this on Sunday morning when I publish it. In the meantime, head on over to the site and check it out. If you’d like more than just a warm fuzzy feeling for finishing the course, you can pay the $49 to get a certificate for having completed it..but you’ll have to download and print it out at home.
Professor John Covach
Speaking of John Covach, he’s also the Program Chair for the upcoming Beatles symposium to be held September 27-29, 2019 at the University of Rochester. This three day event is titled, Come Together: Fifty Years of Abbey Road, and obviously will have presentations, interviews, etc. based on the Beatles’ album Abbey Road that was released in 1969. According to the website, the featured speakers include John Kurlander (engineer on Abbey Road), Andy Babiuk, Walter Everett, and Kenneth Womack …just to name a few. Currently, the symposium is still in the Call For Papers stage of being set up, so there are not many details on the website, but I would advice you keep up to date on it and check back often: Come Together: Fifty Years of Abbey Road
In the meantime, why not pick up a copy of Covach’s book, What’s That Sound?: An Introductory to Rock and It’s History