Now as far as I am concerned, reading and chocolate make excellent companions as does tea and cake or tea and biscuits.
However, the important thing in these combinations is actually the books.
One in six adults of working age in the UK find reading difficult and may never pick up a book. People’s reasons for not reading are varied: some people say they find books intimidating, that they struggle to find the time or that books are difficult or boring.
Books are, my passion, my saviour, my comfort, my teacher and my friend. Therefore I feel it is important to share that passion with as many people as possible. But I realise that not everyone feels the same as me.
For the last 4 years, Quick Reads has sent me their selection of books to talk about and share (the chocolate is simply a bonus). Which is why I am here again to tell you about 2016 selections, this the tenth year for this wonderful idea.
Of course if you have followed my blog for a while, these books whilst they arrive at my house are soon dispatched to my father. He fits into many of the reasons for not reading. Thanks to seeing my mum and I read and the Quick Reads, he has started to embrace reading a lot more.
The 6 books are:
….an abridged version of Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography – I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, as well as a collection of short stories, The Anniversary: Ten Tempting Stories From Ten Bestselling Authors, edited by Veronica Henry, with stories from authors such as Jenny Colgan, Philippa Gregory and Matt Haig.
The other four titles are Too Good to be True by Ann Cleeves, A Baby at the Beach Café by Lucy Diamond, On the Rock by Andy McNab, and The Double Clue: Poirot Short Stories by Agatha Christie, edited by Sophie Hannah and John Curran.
The Quick Reads books were published on 4th February.
I really think this is a great initiative and if I had the time, I would very much like to get involved more in helping people with reading and sharing the joy of such. In the meantime, this is my way of giving back something.