Tuesday, April 17, 2018

TTT - Ten Prince Books On My TBR

The top 10 weekly meme used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but starting this week, they are handing over the reins to ThatArtsyReaderGirl who can be found HERE.  Each week she will focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. 

This week's topic is a free choice so it fits perfectly with some things I wanted to showcase on my blog in April.  Therefore, I am showing you ten books about/relating to Prince which are on my TBR.  And to make it a TAD more interesting, I'm sharing some lesser known facts about my favorite musician!




Prince's favorite meal was spaghetti and orange juice.


Prince played guitar on Madonna's hit "Like a Prayer."


The song "Purple Rain" has some deeper meaning.  Prince has said "When there's blood in the sky - red and blue = purple...purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/God guide you through the purple rain."


In 2013 Prince performed at the wedding of George Lucas.


Prince wrote his first song at the age of 7 - "Funk Machine."


And 2 new preorders this year:


Prince originally asked Stevie Nicks to write the lyrics for "Purple Rain."  She told him she was too intimidated and said only he could do the song justice.

So there you have it. Sadly, I also have a lot of collector's magazines and even a few more books which I have read in my collection.  Hopefully I haven't bored you too much and you learned something that might help you some day on Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit!


42 comments:

  1. I had no idea there were so many Prince books! Some of these look really interesting--nice TTT!

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    1. Oh! I thought I was before, but now I'm following you on Bloglovin' and Twitter! I've been checking as I comment tonight. :)

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    2. Lindsi - I was thinking the exact same thing!

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    3. Thanks for the following Lindsi!

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  2. I can't believe there are this many books about Prince! I've never known much about him, so thank you for sharing such interesting and memorable factoids.

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  3. Great TTT topic! I hope you get a chance to read all of them. I have a student in my class named Prince. I am always singing "Purple Rain" to him lol.

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  4. I grew up listening to Prince's songs. We also shared the same JW faith. I admired him and his musical genius.

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    1. He was so talented. Can't believe it's been almost 2 years.

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  5. I didn't know there were so many Prince books out there!

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  6. Great topic! Loved the facts you added in as well!

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  7. Great post! I'm not a Prince fan, but considering how famous he was the amount of books written about him totally makes sense :)

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    1. Yea, we'll see how much duplicate information there is in them when I read them all. I read the one by Mayte, his ex-wife last year and really loved it.

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  8. I love the facts you provided! I love that quote about Purple Rain. I knew there was a reason I liked that song :)

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  9. What an excellent, entertaining and unique post. I love it.
    Thanks
    Lynn :D

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  10. I had no idea there were so many Prince books. Thanks for the fun facts!

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  11. Ha, not what I expected when I saw the title. Guess I read too many books with royalty in them :)

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  12. Fun take on the topic, and I am immensely impressed that there are this many books about Prince out there.

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    1. Yep. Gotta love Amazon. I have a few more but wanted to limit the ones I showed.

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  13. Wow. I am in awe that there are so many books about Prince to begin with. Hope you can read them soon.

    Have a wonderful week. - Katie

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  14. Wow, love the facts, I don't know much about Prince (don't throw stuff at me!) but he is such an interesting character. I hope you get to read all these!

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  15. Spaghetti is my favorite meal, too. Although maybe not with orange juice...

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    1. No that's definitely an odd combination.

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  16. Interesting facts! If I ate spaghetti and orange juice I think I'd die from heartburn. lol

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  17. Wow, there are so many Prince books...though I suppose I shouldn't be surprised :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. No, I just found a new magazine yesterday that was just released. People always want to make money.

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  18. I had no idea there were still so many Prince books out there. I guess Mr Barb knows what to get for birthdays and Christmas!

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    1. Definitely. In fact, he has bought me a couple I showed here.

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  19. wow I did't know there were so many books! I shouldn't be surprised! He was an outstanding artist!

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  20. LOL I totally could have guessed your top 10. It's amazing how many books about him there are.

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  21. Hope you enjoy ALL of these anticipated TBR Prince books, Barb. Happy TBR-ing. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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