Music: A Very Short Introduction by Nicholas Cook
I have three months left at my noble institution (emphasis on the institution), so I’m pulling as many academic and bizarre texts from my school’s library as humanly possible. Not knowing exactly where I’ll be come fall is nerve-wracking for the usual reasons (who I am going to see The Desolation of Smaug with?), but I also have no idea what kind of libraries I’ll have access to. My last raid on my school library yielded up this interesting little number; given its short length, I figured it would be a good way to get started with Operation: Academic Library Panic.