Most people who know me also know that I adore my reading group (to call us a book group would really be a stretch). We have been going for 16 years, we are a theme based group so as to cater to everyone’s reading proclivities and we all have a genuine affection for each other and all our different reading quirks. Iwona is the first of the reading group to share my shallows. Of all our group, I think Iwona and I are possibly the most diametrically opposite in our reading choices . But as with all of us, these differences fade into obscurity as the main thing is, that as bookish friends, we meet for the opportunity to talk about our reading…and our lives…and to break bread….
Can You Describe Yourself?
50+ Inner West resident
Easter European background
Liberal in believes (not Liberal the party!!!!!!!) and no religion
Post graduate education in applied sciences
What is your main reading medium (books, blogs, games, news, etc) and how much time do you spend reading a week?
Ebooks – 10hrs per week, blogs/online news etc – 4hrs per week
What or who is your joyful reading (guilty or otherwise) pleasure?
Ambitious, intelligent fiction
Do you have a favourite storyline or plot?
And do you have one you will not read?
Romance/sci fi/ violent sex
Why do you/don’t you use a public library?
Don’t need it for my needs. Everything is online or on my phone.
Do you RUI*. If so, what?
Do you have a favourite reading spot?
A) never do it
Romance fiction of the Happily Ever After (not the love tragedy) kind – are you a Lover or a Hater and why?
The truest of haters. Plots predictable. Bent to create ‘sexy’ stereotypes of smart/irresistible/heart larger than life/ gorgeous women and macho heros, maybe misguided but fixed right by the heroine. Hate stupidity with which heroines fall into a heap at a sight of some macho man
What would you give up reading for**?
For an instance? Many things like going to the movies, out to eat, to catch up with friends… For good? Nothing
Can a romance/crime/super/etc hero be the driver of a hatchback?
Only a crime hero…