What Are You Reading Then?
Welcome to “What Are You Reading Then?” This is a new features series concerning the books we read, the books we review, the books we buy and generally why we have bought them or read them. What we think … but equally it’s a bit of book fun with some topics and quizzes thrown in.
I mean, principally that’s the main reason we read isn’t it?
Entertainment – we want to be entertained, we want to learn and we wish to acquire knowledge. Then on the other side we seek high adventure, escapism and stimulation for the ol’ grey matter. As bloggers we read to encourage our brains to create new ideas and to help us move forwards, to become better thinkers, to become better writers and reading books encourages and motivates that further.
This series is part of a new series titled Bloggers Glossop which starts later on this year, but more on that in the next couple of months, for the time being let’s look at today’s episode and a bit of light hearted entertainment.
The Book Reader’s Question
I should imagine like me that you have throughout the years read hundreds of books – these books will have inspired, motivated, enthused and maybe driven you. They will have endeared you to the authors, awarded you entertainment and escapism and many will maybe have created you, moulded your personality, made you understand you on a different and deeper level …. ?
So, if l asked you today to list 10 Books that over all your years of reading you would not hesitate to pick up again and read for the umpteenth time you would list … ?
My Top Ten Books of my Life of Reading Are:
The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton – 1939
Bimbo and Topsy – Enid Blyton – 1969
Smokey Joe the Fish Eater – John O’Grady – 1972
Harry Potter Book Series – J.K. Rowling – 1997 – 2007
Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien – 1954
Gorrillas in the Mist – Dian Fossey – 1983
Catch 22 – Joseph Hellier – 1961
The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade – 1904
The Art of War – Sunzi – 5th century BC
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck – Mark Manson – 2016
So there we go, obviously NOT a definitive list and very broad genre wise, l am not sure if a listing of 20 would have me covered properly, perhaps 50 would describe my life significantly – however – these are ten that made an impact on my life for various reasons. But maybe somewhere further into the series we can look at the Top 25 books that made you the writer you are!
Those are mine, what would your 10 look like?
Let me know below in the comments section or should you wish create a post, be sure to drop me a link – so l can read your reading list too!
However, catch you next episode – thanks for reading – Rory