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Booking Through Thursday: Siblings

This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:

“Do you have siblings? Do they like to read?

I do have a baby sister. She isn’t a bookworm like me but she does enjoy reading. She was (and is) more into playing sports and watching reality shows like The Amazing Race, Fear Factor ; etc. When she showed an interest in books (as I was always lazing around the house with one tome or another) I gave her books that I thought would appeal to her nature.  I recommended books like Wuthering Heights and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and she seemed to enjoy them all. She has actually become quite addicted to Agatha Christie! She has already devoured more than a dozen titles and has currently taken away my ‘only’ copy of The Mysterious Affair at Styles. So, I think I have managed to ‘infect’ her a bit with my love for reading!

Booking Through Thursday : Interview, Part 1

This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:

“If you could sit down and interview anyone, who would it be?
And, what would you ask them?”

I would like to interview one of my favourite authors, of course.

From among those who are not among us anymore I would like to interview Bram Stoker. I would like to get to know the man who wrote Dracula better. What inspired him to create such a frightening monster, a monster which continues to fascinate us more than a hundred years after Dracula was first published?

From authors who are still with us today John le Carré (aka David John Moore Cornwell) would be my pick. His Smiley Versus Karla Trilogy (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and   Smiley’s People) remain my all time favourites. The fact that he actually worked for the British intelligence services MI5 and MI6 before becoming an author makes him really interesting.