What keeps you up at night?
April 13, 2012Posted by on
Not the scary stuff, or the stuff you worry about.
What books have you read that you just couldn’t put down?
My all-time favourite book EVER is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. I remember reading it late into the night and having to physically force myself to put it down so I could stop laughing and go to sleep. I would lie in bed shaking with laughter at that book. A classic.
One of my other favourite books is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I had to read it in school one year and adored it. Atticus Finch was a man ahead of his time.
Another book I really enjoyed was Bridget Jones’s Diary. I was reading that on a tram coming home from work one day and laughing so much that the woman sitting across from me asked what I was reading, as I was obviously enjoying it so much she wanted to read it too. Totally ruined by the movie. Don’t get me started on that.
I loved The Hobbit when I was younger (and still do) but for years refused to read The Lord of the Rings trilogy. No, I don’t know why either. I’ve rectified that now and have to admit that The Return of the King is one of the few movies to do justice to the book it was based on. In fact all three of them were good in movie form.
For entertainment I read Clive Cussler and Janet Evanovich. And Who magazine, which is published as People in the USA.
I am not a huge fan of autobiographies although recently I read The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do which was excellent; also quite funny. I enjoyed The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry, and the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson which I received for Christmas.
What do you love to read?