Good Reading : April 2004
5 (memyshelfI) ● What are you reading now? Gallipoli by Les Carlyon. ● Favourite authors? CS Forester, Alexander Kent, Tom Clancy. ● Favourite kinds of reading Biographies, Adventure Fiction, Military History. ● Author you would most like to meet? Tolstoy. War and Peace is an epic account of human behaviour. ● Book you loved best as a child and why? Lieutenant Hornblower by CS Forester. ● Favourite book title? Bring On the Empty Horses by David Niven. ● Book you have never finished or book you have not enjoyed? Many: poor fiction. ● Book you have been mean- ing to read, but have never got around to? Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. ● Favourite fictional hero or heroine and why? Horatio Hornblower, a flawed military genius! ● All time favourite book? Tolstoy’s War and Peace. I read it in a weekend when studying. It is a grand sweep of a dramatic, roman- tic episode in history with vivid fictional characters woven into the cataclysmic events. My most power - ful reading experience. ● Your favourite place to read? Anywhere I am not being shot at! ● Do you use bookmarks or do you fold back page cor ners? Sadly, I’m a ‘folder’. ● Favourite bookshops? (in Australia and overseas) No special favourites. ● Where are most of the books in your home? In my study and in several other large bookshelves around the home. ● How do you organise the books on your shelves? Randomly. (GoodReading) petercosgrove This month, GENERAL PETER COSGROVE AC MC, chief of the Defence Force, marshals his shelves for our inspection.