About

Four years ago I graduated with a degree in English Literature and one of the things I noticed was that during that time, I had done next to no reading for pleasure. I resolved to correct that and to fix an obvious bias in my reading against modern fiction.

Then I did nothing about it. I did a post-graduate degree and continued to read little for pleasure. In the meantime I acquired a girlfriend and then a fiancée from the United States and learned that not only was my knowledge of modern fiction inadequate, so too was my knowledge of US history.

Being something of a goal-oriented person, I decided to set myself objectives. To gradually read through all books that were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and to read a biography of every President of the United States (chronologically). I feel these rather neatly represent the transatlantic nature of my life.

So here goes…

4 Responses to About

  1. Glad to have found your blog – happy reading!

  2. justjase79 says:

    Hey, we haven’t heard from you in a while. Just FYI, I have nominated you for the 3-day-3-quote challenge, if you are up for it: https://weneedtotalkaboutbooks.com/2018/04/25/3-day-3-quotes-challenge-day-two/

  3. My suggestion for a read on John F. Kennedy is my book JFK’s Data Race which focuses on JFK’s great fear that technology would lead to the demise of American democracy. You could knock two presidents on the head at the same time (including Trump) and it would give you an insight into American democracy to enable you to decide onto which side of the Atlantic you will have to choose!

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