Hello and welcome. My name is Tom and I am a thirty-something-year-old English chap. I am also something of a book addict.
From an early age I’ve been captivated by the art of good storytelling and have always tended to have a novel on the go, even in the busiest periods of life. In part, reading good novels is an escape, a relaxation, a hobby, but for me it is also much more than this: it’s a way of learning about, reflecting on, and finding a common language to describe the complex experience of being human.
Clearly, there are many other art forms that provide compelling storytelling techniques, and I do enjoy films, television, theatre, radio, podcasts, etc. However, for me personally, I have found that it is often books that have most impacted me and lived on in my mind long after I have turned the final page.
So, back in 2009, I decided to start a book blog to record the fiction that I read. (I also read a fair bit of non-fiction, but I don’t cover that here.)
To brighten up the look of the site I have also added a snapshot of the front cover of each work.
Please do submit your comments on any of the books listed; I would love to hear what these works have meant to other people.
A note about the entries on this blog:
I started this blog back in 2009 and I have written a short review of each work of fiction I have read since then. When I created the blog, I also added a whole raft of posts for books I had read previously, however, these posts are, for the most part, pretty empty at present. You can tell which is which, as the finished blog entries (containing a review, quotes, etc.) are listed with hyper links on the Books Read page and throughout the rest of the site.
I hope you enjoy the blog.
Keep on reading.