The Book Lovers Corner
Jacky Fuller, Julie Crosland, Valda Kirkwood, Margaret Crawford
- Show Times:
4th Tuesday of month 3.30 – 4.30pm
The Book Lovers Corner
The Book Lovers Corner is an idea that has sprung out of a group of like-minded friends’ discussions on books they were reading or had read. They wanted to share their love for reading and passion for books They developed a programme which aims to feature book reviews and updates on what is going on in the reading community both here in the Wairarapa and generally. They hope to inform, stimulate, and open doors to new discoveries and old favourites.
“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” - Alan Bennett
“We Read to Know We Are Not Alone” from the film Shadowlands
The programme is sponsored by Steve Laurence of Almo’s Book in Carterton, who is another lover of books and has a wealth of information on the literary world and books.
Between each session the reviewers will undertake much reading, as well as visits to local libraries and bookstores, and will collect information on what is going on in the reading world in the form of festivals and book-related events locally, nationally and internationally.
The books reviewed are available in local libraries, or can be purchased through book stores, so listeners can easily obtain any book reviewed on the programme.
There will be no one genre of books to be reviewed but rather an eclectic range which should meet most people’s tastes. We aim for each programme to be one to remember and leave the listener with new ideas or perhaps evoke old reads.
The Reviewers. All reviewers live in the Wairarapa or have close connections to the region. Jacky Fuller lives in Wellington but house-sits on a regular basis in Carterton and reads every day. Julie Crosland rides her bicycle around Carterton, works part-time in Wellington and reads when she can. Valda Kirkwood rides her motorised bike around the town and reads avidly. Lastly but not least is Margaret Crawford, who lives in Carterton and now uses audio books while doing other things such as painting. All started reading at an early age and have embraced the newer technological presentations of books but secretly love the feel of a book held in the hand.