Meet The Reader Series With GRH

I’m always looking for friends on Goodreads that have similar tastes. I like learning about new books and discussing them with others, so I decided to experiment with a new idea and thought it would be neat to find readers that I’m friends with on Goodreads and share them with you. Maybe they might be someone you’d like to add too. As I find readers with an interest, I’ll introduce them.

Meet the Reader Series

Today’s reader: GRH

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Q: Did you enjoy reading as a child? If so, what were some of your favorite books?

A: Yes. The Rev. W Awdry’s Railway series was the earliest I can remember; The Wind in the Willows and Winnie the Pooh are amongst my favourites.

Q: What are some of your favorite books this year?

A: Never Let Me Go’; ‘The Circle’; ‘Keep The Aspidistra Flying’ and many others.

Q: What are your favorite book genres?

A: Reference; philosophical; spiritual; investigative; psychology; technology and anything that grabs the attention of my interests.

Q: What are some of your favorite authors today?

A: I like George Orwell, G K Chesterton, Dostoyevsky, Kazuo Ishiguro, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip Pullman, George Monbiot, John Pilger, Naomi Klien.

Q: How many books are on your TBR shelf?Bookshelf.jpg

A: 19 and as I reduce those I will add more.

Q: What’s an emotional book you’ve read this year or last?

A: I’m not sure how to answer that; I think most books stir some emotion even if it is throwing the book in the bin in disgust; but if a book gave me pause for thought then I would say ‘Never Let Me Go’ – so far.

Q: Is there a book you really didn’t enjoy this year or last?

A: No, I think most books are pretty much curate’s eggs and I approach them as such.

Q: They say to never judge a book by its cover, but just how important is the book cover to you?

A: Not at all; I like to look at the book covers because I like typographical and graphic design, but they have no bearing as to whether I read it or not.

Q: What are you reading now?

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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Q: Do you have a blog? If so, what is the name? If not, have you ever thought about starting one?

A: No and no.

Q: Have you written anything? If not, have you ever thought about writing your own book?

A: Yes. I co-wrote and co-illustrated a children’s book, which is not yet published.

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The Frightened Little Flower Bud – Publishing in Progress

I have thought about writing a book, but the thought floats away like the clouds across the sky.

Q: Which do you enjoy more, ebooks or physical books? How about audio books?Old_Books_Chemistry_Behind_It

A: Real books without a doubt. Anything else has no soul. Holding a book that is over 100 years old or more is an experience you will never get from your ebook-reader or tape. The smell, the tactility, the finding of a pressed flower, an annotation in the margin or ‘to Mary, 1879’ written in copperplate. Wonderful stuff.

Q: Where do the majority of your books come from? (Library, bookstore)

A: Second hand bookshops, online, friends.


 

GRH is an active friend on Goodreads and I enjoy learning about his book interests. Does GRH sound like someone you’d like to be friends with on Goodreads? If so, you can find his profile by clicking HERE.

If you’d like to see everyone who’s participated in the Meet The Reader Series, you can click on “Meet The Reader Series” in the category section…


Thanks for reading my Meet the Reader Series. Are you a reader that would like to be interviewed? Please let me know!

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13 thoughts on “Meet The Reader Series With GRH

  1. starjustin

    Love, love, love this series! A fantastic way to get to know other readers. I really enjoyed reading your answers GRH! Some of our likes in genres are the same. Thanks to you I added a few more books to my tbr. I’m looking forward to being friends on GR. 🐱

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  2. David R. Dowdy

    Meet the Reader gives due to those who like to read, not necessarily those who like to write. I love this equal time as, thank God, there’s more of them than the latter.

    “I think most books are pretty much curate’s eggs and I approach them as such.” Excellent quote that sums up how I feel about books!

    Ever since I started watching the Father Brown series I’ve wanted to read G. K. Chesterton. Finally ordered The Complete Father Brown Stories. I like the company of readers.

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    1. Interesting, Dave! I haven’t watched Father Brown, but need to. You’ll have to let us know what you think about the books too. Thanks so much for sharing and for your positive comments as usual! ❤

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