The Guardian recently documented the lack of reading our celebrities indulge in. Victoria Beckham was alleged to have claimed to have never read a book, Davinia Taylor (no, me neither) revealed in an interview that she was selling her house, complete with the books lining the walls. Surely this would be difficult for many of us keen readers to do, given the sentimental value we attach to our books, but this was no such problem for Taylor who hadn’t read any of them and used them for decoration.
Then we have everyone’s favourite school dinner crusader, Jamie Oliver. He is attributed with the quote:
I have never read a book in my life – ever.
Interesting, similar proclamations are ten a penny.
Jamie has never toned it down in terms of seasoning – ever.
Okay, it’s a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. I have never shot a f-
If Jamie, Victoria or Davinia ever decide they’d like to enter the wonderful world of literature then they are more than welcome to pop along to one of our Get Into Reading groups and see what all the fuss is about.