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.
When I was a kid and told my mom I
wanted to stay home sick from school, she would skeptically ask me a
simple question: If I was allowed to stay home, would I go right back to
sleep or would I spend the day reading? If my answer was the latter, my
mom usually determined that I wasn’t so sick after all, and I found
myself on my way to school. Even now as an adult, I sometimes hold myself
to this same standard. But everyone needs a reading day once in a while.
Whether you’ve been struck with the dreaded early spring cold or you just
need a day to curl up in bed with a book, here are some reading tips to
keep you entertained on your sick day.