To know what a new generation enjoys, as well as to enjoy it ourselves, we need to engage with the form.
The process is more affecting than analytical, with emotions being a main character throughout.
Almost every memory I have of my father involves books.
Reading makes you question, think, wonder and ponder – not only about the characters in the book, but also about people around you.
Afters years of looking down at romance novels, a reading of Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' made me sit up and realise my internalised misogyny.
It took a global pandemic for me to open my Kindle.
On the importance of reading.
One by one, slowly and steadily, I'm learning how to talk to books again.