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 admit it: I am the kind of person who
puts tasks I’ve nearly completed on my to-do list just so I can quickly
check them off. I love the satisfaction of having completed something.
That extends to reading too. There’s a lot to be said for losing oneself
in a long novel, but it’s a special kind of pleasure to blaze through a
short book in a day and add it to my reading log. If you’re looking to
rack up your book count for the year or just seeking a book to start and
finish in one afternoon, here are 10 short reads that are light on page
count but not in substance.