From Ned Beauman’s Books in My Life quiz in the Guardian:
My favourite book growing up
I devoured The Colour of Magic and at least 20 other Terry Pratchett novels as a child and consequently have never got over the feeling that there’s something pretty fundamental missing from nearly all “grown-up” fiction (ie jokes).
That got me thinking I need to read him, and this sold me:
The book I am currently reading
Being and Becoming may sound like a treatise by some pre-war German phenomenologist but it’s actually the very enjoyable autobiography of Myrna Loy, my favourite actress from the golden age of Hollywood.
I put a hold on Venomous Lumpsucker, his latest, at the library.