My Reading Life
Welcome to my library.
Dog-eared paperbacks falling to pieces.
Second-hand books from the stores and barrows of four continents.
Modern first editions, some inscribed…
I wrote My Reading Life in 2008. It is a celebration of the written word, of the pleasures of reading, of the enduring quest for knowledge.
I have always had a great love for books. Yet for many years the literary canon was alien to me. I didn’t know where to start, had no guide to place a comforting arm on my shoulder and say, ‘Now Tolstoy isn’t that hard.’ A few tips, a smattering of clues would have been deeply helpful.
My Reading Life doesn’t claim to be an exhaustive guide to the world of books. Rather, it aims to provide a kind of jumping off point for those who are curious.
My Reading Life is now out of print. But it is available as an e-book.
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