As I said, I’m a reader.
My first books were Enid Blyton’s Famous Five Series but most of my reading was snaffled from my brother’s bookshelf. There I found John Carter, Warlord of Mars and the gallant Biggles. (I practiced talking like Biggles. ‘Well if you want trouble you can have it!‘ grated Biggles through set teeth).
And when I was nine years old, my grandfather gave me (what joy!) The Boy’s King Arthur. I fell in love with The Matter of Britain and I’m still besotted.
My brother liked science fiction too, and passed down to me treasures such as The Caves of Steel.
Looking at Asimov now, I see where my fascination with crime fiction began. With his Elijah Baley. From there it was but a short hop to Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Adam Dalgliesh and Judge Dee.
I still read science fiction, I still read anything about Arthur and I still read detective stories. Particularly historical detectives .
In this website, I’m trying to review every book I’ve read, a task which should take me a large number of years. I’d better get stuck into it.