One book that sparks joy for me is Alice in Wonderland. When I pick it up, it generates memories of an old Disney animated film, a 45rpm vinyl soundtrack, Book Week costumes …
It’s 10.34 am on launch day. I’m home alone. The clothes dryer is humming at the end of the hall. Magpies warble in the paddocks. The scent of fried bacon lingers, leftover from the celebration breakfast I whipped up for myself this morning. I’m peering through window...
“There’s something comforting about having pretty spines to stroke, covers to smile over, pages that flip open to favourite scenes. They have a tactile loveliness that ebooks will never have and that I miss hugely.”
I think most writers are readers, it goes with the territory. I used to save reading for when I wasn’t writing, and I always read in a different genre.
You’ll find my books on bookshelves and any other available surfaces. At any one time I’ll have three or four books on the go. However, these days, if a book hasn’t drawn me in after the first couple of chapters, I don’t persevere. Life is too short and there are too many books.
Welcome to the latest edition of Books Spark Joy where authors talk about the books that make them sparkle and what’s on their shelves. This week’s guest is Barbara Hannay.