My column for the April edition of the Hawkesbury Parish News
“The reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R R Martin
While we may not be able to dictate the course of our own lives, we can control the other 999 simply by selecting the best books.
I tend to choose the kind with happy endings: light-hearted novels featuring characters I’d like to spend time with, in settings that I’d like to visit. But I also like a bit of variety, to avoid Groundhog Day syndrome. After all, what’s the point of living a thousand lives if all of them are pretty much the same?
So I often step outside my comfort zone. This year, between pleasant novels, I’ve enjoyed a history of…
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