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Day 1: A favourite book from childhood
I have always been a bookworm but I know I read voraciously before the age of eleven. But nothing has stayed with me. The Hobbit was the first book read for English at grammar school and it’s a story once read, never forgotten. It was also the last bedtime story I read to my dyslexic son. He was a eleven at the time. Synchronicity?
Day 2: Best Bargain
These might be Reader’s Digest editions but they are sturdy, unabridged hardbacks and illustrated to boot! Talking of which, I bought them at a car boot sale. 3 for £1 or a ready made library of classics in pristine condition for a £10.
Day 3: A Book With A Blue Cover
I have hundreds of books with blue covers, so I picked the latest addition to my shelves. I’ve been meaning to read Tim Winton for ages, but couldn’t decide where to start. Kimbofo’s 5-star review of his new release convinced me that this is the one.
Day 4: Least favourite book by a favourite author
Like many, I took a strong dislike to Constance, and, therefore, to McGrath’s novel. Sorry, Patrick. At least I didn’t dislike it enough to remove you from my completist reading list.
Day 5: A book that doesn’t belong to me.
I suspect that if I were a child now, I would have nominated The Gruffalo on Day One. Maybe I’m reverting to childhood early, but I love this book and have taken to sneak reading when in a bookshop. This is a memento of the last time I did so. The location: Watermark Books in King’s Cross Station.