Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
I keep a running tab of “Books I’ve
Read” in the Notes app on my iPhone. I like to keep track because I often
move so quickly from one book to the next (there’s no time to waste when
my TBR pile is overflowing), and it’s nice to go back and reflect on what
I’ve read, taking a minute with each book. They all affect me
differently—some are pure enjoyment, some make me nostalgic, some teach a
lesson. This month’s books were a varied lot, but I appreciated each one
for the different qualities they have and I hope you will, too.