I love reading. If I could only chose one hobby it would be reading books: I can’t imagine a world without them.
I’ll read almost anything I can lay my hands on: fiction, non-fiction, journalism and poetry. My wife even jokes that I’ll read the label on a shampoo bottle when I’m in the shower. I love reading as an activity for it’s own sake, but all the advice I’ve ever seen about being a writer stresses the importance of being a reader too. So I read for inspiration as well as relaxation, and in this blog I want to share some of my favourite books with you.
This Friday, I’m publishing my first book review on this blog: it’s about one of my all-time favourite books Elidor, by Alan Garner. It’s a children’s book I first encountered almost fifty years ago, and it still means a lot to me now.
I’ve had some good comments on last week’s photo-essay on Aix en Provence, so I’m pleased that you liked the pictures and that the words didn’t get in the way.
Next week it’s story time again. I’ll be publishing a short story called Home Time.
Meanwhile enjoy reading about Elidor. I’d love to hear what you think of the review and, if you’ve read Elidor, what you think of that too.