And, thinking about it, it’s not far off summing up my taste in novels. That’s not quite true, let me rephrase – it sums up part of my taste of novels, because it comes in two very distinct categories. I like the quirky and surreal, and also the domestic and unthreatening. I especially love it when these coalesce in Barbara Comyns… more on her later in the week, of course. But this photo – well, its atmosphere, and the way it makes me feel : that’s what I’m often after in books.
So, this is my challenge to those of you who have blogs: can you post a picture which sums up your reading taste, or a section of it? I’m looking for a picture which doesn’t include a book in it, or a character from an adaptation, or anything like that. It can be a photograph you’ve taken, or a painting you’ve seen, or anything… have fun with it!
I’d love anyone and everyone to have a go, but I’m going to ‘tag’ a few people to start the ball rolling…
Becca (Oxford Reader) – whose camera took that very photo!Claire (The Captive Reader)Claire (Paperback Reader)Claire (Kiss A Cloud)Karen (Cornflower)Nicola (Vintage Reads)Polly (Novel Insights)Rachel (Book Snob)Simon (Savidge Reads)Thomas (My Porch)