GlasgowUnited Kingdom G4 0TA
July 24, 2012
Meeting new people who love books. Discovering new books, authors and genres that I'll be interested in.
Fiction. Very, very, very occasionally an autobiography. Beyond that, I wouldn't know how to categorise what I like, but I do like discovering new authors. I don't have a strategy for finding books, except for a few favourite authors like Margaret Atwood and Ian McEwan, where I tend to pick up whatever they've just released, and recommendations from friends, who've introduced me to authors like John Irving, Paul Auster and Umberto Eco. I like classics too - Austen, Hardy, Wilkie Collins, Shakespeare, Virgina Woolf, Fitgerald, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, James Joyce, Graham Greene, Henry James, Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Philip K Dick, Somerset Maugham, Oscar Wilde, Jack Kerouac, Isabel Allende, Rushdie, Toni Morrison. The Pat Barker Regeneration trilogy I love. I used to make a point of reading classics regularly but less so since being bored to death by Les Miserables. Don't know what else to say. I like a gripping story and black humour, sometimes with a bit of magical realism.
Not sure what is useful to tell you - Michelle, age 37. I've always loved books and reading.