Unreliable Narrator #1
Welcome to Unreliable Narrator, my weekly column on the hibooks blog! I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Steve (officially Steven, but we’re all friends here). I write the hibooks blog (obviously).
In this monthly column I’ll be writing about the audiobooks I’ve listened to recently. I’ll let you know what I thought – good or bad. You’ll get behind-the-scenes info on my reading/listening life, mainly because I enjoy talking about myself and I’m hoping that you’re as nosy as I am. I’ll also be talking about upcoming releases, bookish news (maybe a little bit of gossip) and I’ll update you on what we’re doing and planning to do here at hibooks. How exciting!
A quick bookish Q&A
Where are you from?
I’m a subject of Her Britannic Majesty.
How old are you?
I’m 33. I’m not entirely sure how that happened.
I hate answering favorite questions but I’d say Marilynne Robinson’s prose gets me every time.
First bookish memory?
My dad reading The Enormous Turnip to me nightly as a kid. I bought him a copy this year for Father’s Day. I’m a good son, right?
Least favorite genre?
Probably historical fiction BUT I haven’t listened to Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel; it’s meant to be a game changer.
How many books do you own?
I have about 500+ physical books and thousands available on my phone…thanks hibooks 😉
Who’s your hero?
My hero is that fine fictional specimen of a man, Bernard Black (see below), the owner of ‘Black Books.’ If you haven’t watched the show, YOU MUST GO NOW AND DO SO.
I’ll be publishing a new column every month. In the meantime, you can follow me on twitter @StPartridge or subscribe to my ‘BookTube’ YouTube channel. See you next month!