This page hasn't been updated in almost two years...we completely forgot
that it was here. We're working on our new list of favorites but, 'til then
you can see what interested us back in 2001.




One thing you can be sure of when you're a touring musician....

you're going to read a lot of books!

We thought we'd share some of our favorites with you and,
should you be interested in any of these titles,
we've arranged with amazon.com to order directly from them
-with a secured order site, of course -
and even get a
20-30 percent discount along the way.

(By the way, check out the What's On The CD Player page and
get some great recordings....also courtesy of amazon.com!)

Enjoy - Andrew Ratshin, Yellow Tail Records


THE BOOK OF THE MONTH
NIGHTSTAND - ALL-TIME FAVORITES - RIVAGES - MUSIC BUSINESS -
BABIES? - BOOKS-ON-TAPE - CURRENT FAVORITES

Yellow Tail Records Book Selections


As most of you know, we're now the proud parents of Emma Sophie Ratshin.
That means more baby books and videos...
That's What We're Reading!

THE VIDEOS

Baby Einstein

 

Baby Einstein



Baby Bach

Baby Mozart

Baby Mozart

WILLIAM WEGMAN

Mother Goose

 

Mother Goose

Alphabet Soup

 

Alphabet Soup

Fay's 12 Days of Christmas

 

Fay's 12 Days of Christmas

Wegman's World

 

Wegman's World

THE BOOKS

Sandra Boynton
(Emma's Favorite Author/Illustrator)
A to Z
A to Z
Doggies
Doggies

Barnyard Dance
Barnyard Dance
Horns To Toes
Horns to Toes (and In Between)

Birthday Monsters
Birthday Monsters
Moo, Baa, LA LA LA
Moo, Baa, LA LA LA

Hippopotamus
But Not The Hippopotomus
Dinosaurs!
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!

~ What's New On The Night Stand? ~

Underworld
Don DeLillo

Into Thin Air (w/photos)
Jon Krakauer


Children of God
Mary Doria Russell


Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace


Geisha
Liza Crihfield Dalby


I Will Bear Witness
The Diaries of Victor Klemperer


East Into Upper East
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala


Indivisible by Four
Arnold Steinhardt


Killing Mister Watson
Peter Matthiessen


Crowds and Power
Elias Canetti


A Walk In The Woods
Bill Bryson


Banished Children of Eve
Peter Quinn


~ The Book of the Month ~



The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy

~ The Fodor's Rivages Series ~

Each year, Fodor's (the travel book people) releases a new edition of their popular Rivages series. These books feature Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Inns, and other Lodging of "Character and Charm" for a variety of European countries. This past year, we were able to use the "Hotels of Character and Charm in Portugal" edition with great success.

These books feature road maps, lodging information, up-to-date costs, and wonderful color photographs. If you're planning to travel to either France, Spain, Italy, or Portugal, these guides are wonderful.

The 1998 Editions of these books will be available in June. Below, we've included amazon.com links to each title; we hope you enjoy them.

Bed and Breakfasts of Character and Charm in
France

Hotels and Country Inns of Character and Charm in
France
Hotels of Character and Charm in
Paris

Hotels and Country Inns of Character and Charm in
Italy
Hotels of Character and Charm in
Portugal

Hotels of Character and Charm in
Spain


~ Books On Tape ~

As we mentioned above, we do a lot of touring. We've discovered that, if you're driving across country, there's nothing better than a really long, unabridged, book on tape to help pass the time. We've listed a couple here that might help you get past Montana.
Blue Highways

Blue Highways
by William Least Heat Moon

A Widow For One Year

A Widow for One Year
by John Irving


~ Books About The Music Business ~
Mansion on the Hill

Mansion on the Hill
by Fred Goodman

Hit Men

Hit Men
by Fredric Dannen
This Business of Music

This Business of Music
by M. William Krasilovsky and Sidney Shemel
and
More About This Business of Music
by M. William Krasilovsky and Sidney Shemel

~ Some All-Time Favorites ~

Blue Highways

Blue Highways
William Least Heat Moon
A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole


Emperor of the Air
by Ethan Canin

Geek Love

Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn


If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

by Italo Calvino


The Shipping News

by E. Annie Proulx



The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
by Milan Kundera
As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying

by William Faulkner
Chaos

Chaos : Making a New Science
by James Gleick

Stones from the River

Stones from the River
by Ursula Hegi

Unbearable Lightness...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

by Milan Kundera


And don't forget...it works!
Fertility

Taking Charge of Your Fertility:

The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement
by Toni Weschler


HEY! The book above is filled with great information!
If it works for you, then check out these two books!
Pregnancy!

The Girlfriend's Guide To Pregnancy
by Vicki Iovine

Motherhood!

The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood
by Vicki Iovine


~ Some Current Favorites ~

Book Title

Author

Comments*

Snow Falling on Cedars

by David Guterson

True Story : A Comedy Novel

Bill Maher

Gulliver's Travels : Original Edition

Jonathan Swift

Little World of Don Camillo

Giovanni Guareschi

Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories

by Joseph Mitchell

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*We're in the process of writing comments/reviews about these books. As we update the "comments" page, we will redo the links and send you there instead of this little disclaimer.

Needless to say, these are books the we've read,
or re-read, recently and enjoyed...give 'em a try!


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One of our all-time favorite writers/columnists/humorists, Calvin Trillin has written tons 'o books that we'd like to recommend. Here are three that we've read recently and have especially enjoyed!

Messages from My Father

Remembering Denny

Too Soon to Tell

And the collection:

The Tummy Trilogy : American Fried/Alice, Let's Eat/Third Helpings

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SOME DVD/VIDEO LINKS

 

Nothing Sacred



My Man Godfrey

Baby Mozart

Baby Mozart

WILLIAM WEGMAN

Mother Goose

 

Mother Goose

Alphabet Soup

 

Alphabet Soup

Fay's 12 Days of Christmas

 

Fay's 12 Days of Christmas

Wegman's World

 

Wegman's World

THE BOOKS

Sandra Boynton
(Emma's Favorite Author/Illustrator)
A to Z
A to Z
Doggies
Doggies

Barnyard Dance
Barnyard Dance
Horns To Toes
Horns to Toes (and In Between)

Birthday Monsters
Birthday Monsters
Moo, Baa, LA LA LA
Moo, Baa, LA LA LA

Hippopotamus
But Not The Hippopotomus
Dinosaurs!
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!