Do other people in your family also like to read? Or are you in this on your own?

My wife loves to read but mostly non-fiction, in particular cookery books at the moment but basically anything that she can lay her hands on. She isn’t much for fiction though.

My mum and dad both read quite a lot. My dad will read pretty much anything and got me into Lord of the Rings as a child and always had an interesting collection of books from people such as Kerouac to Solzhenitsyn and many others.

My mother tends to read a lot of Danielle Steel and that sort of thing.

Neither of my brothers read that much though apart from magazines or papers, and then mostly the sports pages.