This coming week sees the start of ‘Books East’ festival in the heart of Ipswich town. Commencing on the 9th May there are various events being held with something for everyone. Highlights include an evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes discussing his extrodinary life, as well as various writers workshops, a ‘literary’ pub crawl and pop up bookshops supporting St Elizabeth Hospice.
In an age where paper publications are being digitalised for our tablets, do we still like to read a classic book? I personally am a sporadic reader and tend to choose autobiographies rather than fiction. With young children I often have a stack of magazines by my bed with articles that I can easily dip in and out of related to art, illustration and slow living. I asked the ladies in our womenswear department whether they liked to read and what was their Favourite latest book…
“My favourite author of the moment is Victoria Hislop, she wrote a book called ‘The Island’ which had me totally engrossed. I usually read when I am away on holiday or if I am lucky to have a lazy Sunday on the sofa.”
“My latest favourite read was ‘Disclaimer’ by Renee Knight. It was about a woman who was delivered a book by a mysterious person and when she reads it she herself is the main character and it plots out her death! Quite a gripping read. I am an avid reader and do find it very relaxing, my Favourite Place has to be on train journeys and weekend mornings in bed with a big cup of tea!”
“I love a great thriller, something to really capture my interest. My most recent read that I enjoyed was ‘Girl on the Train’ by A.J. Waines. I have to say I do read frequently and my favourite place is at nightime before bed with a nice hot cup of tea.”
“My favourite trilogy of books is ‘The Hunger Games’. I have enjoyed seeing these being adapted into films, but what I find most interesting is the thoughts on the future of humanity. My favourite place to be has to be on a sun bed on holiday , not too hot though as the spine melts and the pages fly away!! If its not when I am on holiday then definitely in the garden listening to the birds tweeting.”
So if you have the time, do indulge yourself in this new book festival and some of the delights of Ipswich.
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