... ARE YOU READING NOW?
I am reading What Am I Still Doing Here? by Roger Lewis.
This is not because I designed the jacket (without seeing any text), but because it is a wild saga of witty, thought-provoking, intelligent ramblings - and it's frequently spendidly vulgar to boot.
... WOULD YOU TAKE TO A DESERT ISLAND?
I would take Jenny Uglow's extraordinarily fascinating biography William Hogarth: A Life And A World. It took me over a year to read it the first time. I'd happily enjoy repeating that, and then get off the island, thanks very much.
... GAVE YOU THE READING BUG?
In the English classes of our small elementatary school, we were read Dickens. I was about 12 and totally bowled over by his visions and imagination.
So I would cycle off to the local town lending library, stuff my bicyle basket with the rest of Dickens and wallow.
And I've never regretted it.
... LEFT YOU COLD?
I can't say that I have read - knowingly - a book that left me cold. But, if I may twist the question, I recently bought a book that freezes to the bone. The Eichmann Trial by Deborah Lipstadt.
I attended that trial and spent a month in the courtroom regarding the man to whom a few millions of killings during World War II were but figures in his notebook.
From The Daily Mail