I wish I had all the time in the world to read! Depending on my work and life circumstances, I vary between 5 mins of reading at night in bed with eyelids drooping, or readers block, or huge reading sessions whilst travelling and on holiday. Whatever my circumstances, I do read every night before I go to sleep with the aim to only read books in bed, and not sneak the weekend mags up. I do include Audiobooks in my lists and average a book a month.
I am influenced in what I read by a variety of sources; the Literary Friction podcast - https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/litfriction; newspaper book reviews, Tweets from people I follow (Lucy Mangan and Sophie Raworth to name a couple) and friends’ recommendations. The short reviews I leave with each book are just scribbled post-reading thoughts.
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