I’ve always loved to read. At times, my interest in reading has lapsed and at others, I’ve wished I had more time to read more often. Whenever I’ve found myself with enough time, like on holidays, I found I always rediscovered the simple pleasure of reading.
People talk about ‘binge-watching’ of entire TV series as though it’s a relatively new phenomenon but books were the original box-sets, with the best ones compelling the reader to turn the pages late into the night, irrespective of whatever time the alarm was set for school or work tomorrow.
I wouldn’t call myself particularly well-read any more than I’d call myself particularly well-travelled but I have made an effort to broaden my reading in recent years.
Here are some of the books I’ve recently read, with a review of each…
- The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History (Boris Johnson)
- Shakespeare: The World as a Stage (Bill Bryson)
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon)