Hi I’m Ali
I am unashamedly book crazy. I buy books, I bookcross books (see bookcrossing.com) I catalogue them (libraything.com) – I think about them endlessly. I like people who, like me think and talk about books. I write book reviews of everything I read – although I don’t claim to be an expert reviewer I like to set down what I think about books and share my enthusiasm. I have even – much to my own surprise embraced the e-book, I have a kindle – and I like it. I like the ease with which I can carry a mass of books around with me – I like the ability to be able to download free classics – and obscure titles. It has become a marvelous add-on to my book obsession – but great though it is it will never replace real lovely books that I can hold in my hand – flick through and sometimes sniff.
My favourite authors:
I think my current favourites – because these do sometimes change are -
Agatha Christie – who I have loved since I was 11
Francis Brett Young
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
As of this year 2012 I find that there are those authors who I have not had much of chance – for whatever reason – to embrace or really get to know. I am planning to read things by them then in the not too distant future .(Is that vague enough – not putting myself under any pressure – not making any promises) They are: Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Bowen, John Le Carre (I don’t know why just fancy the spy stuff) Graham Greene, Nadine Gordimer, William Golding (maybe I hated Lord of the Flies – shudder) and Muriel Spark.
As always my TBR shelves are groaning under the weight of unread books – and I as ever with a full time job and many other things I like to do – always so impatient to read more. Books are my obsession.