World Book Day 2009

In today’s Guardian, there is an article about the ‘books we only say we’ve read’ – something that all of us, no matter how well read, are guilty of. Today is World Book Day, a celebration of books and reading, so please do let us know what you’re currently reading and, if you are willing to confess, what your guilty secrets are. Mine? I purchased Don Quixote de la Mancha about three years ago and I still haven’t turned over the front cover. So, let’s celebrate what we are reading, not what we’re not. Here’s what some us in The Reader Organisation‘s office currently have on the go:

Clare Williams, Get Into Reading project worker and fundraiser

War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy, which is my bedtime read, and Helen Dunmore’s Love of Fat Men, that’s for the bus and train.

Sophie Povey, Get Into Reading project worker

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing. I have to make sure I’m on my own when I’m reading it.

Chris Catterall, Business Manager

Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage by Jay Barney and William S Hesterly. (You can’t say it’s not a varied selection of books, can you?)

Lee Keating, Office Administrator

Women by Charles Bukowski. It’s looking at me from my breakfast bar saying ‘finish me’, I do love it though.

Jen Tomkins, Communications Officer

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Beautiful, magical and an epic portrayal of all aspects of the human spirit.

Wendy Kay, Get Into Reading project worker

Lots! Currently on the go are: Melvyn Bragg’s Remember MeLord Jim by Joseph Conrad and John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids.

Mark Till, Arts Administrator Intern

I’m about to start reading The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer.

6 thoughts on “World Book Day 2009”

  1. Sadly, I do not have time to read, I am an English teacher …

    Enjoyed the comments following The Guardian piece as in my ‘umble, Ulysses is the finest example of ‘the emperor’s new clothes’ syndrome you will encounter: clearly nonsense, deliberately and self-indulgently obscure (Joyce admitted as much) it continues to attract praise and undeserved attention – even my own!

    I have read it though.

  2. After a satisfied reading of “Revelation” by C. J. Sansom, I started reading “Untold Stories” by Alan Bennett.
    My husband has just finished a C. J. Sansom marathon – all four books – upon my recommendation. We cannot wait to read his next book.

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