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 may romanticize the profession, but
being a librarian seems like the perfect job. Librarians get to spend
their days in a quiet setting, surrounded by books (Does anything smell
as good as a book?), interacting with other bibliophiles, and indulging
reading passions among the stacks (once their work is done, of course).
My small town of 24,000 people is lucky enough to have a beautiful and
creatively run public library. I was curious what books my local
librarians would recommend for my to-be-read pile, and the staff of New
Jersey’s Cranford Public Library was happy to share their compelling and
diverse suggestions, all of which I can’t wait to read.