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I'm glad you finished your book there Alice! We're talking about books in today's programme.
What was it you were reading there? Alice No, never mind Neil. It's not your kind of book. You wouldn't like it.
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Alice Well, I just think you might read something a little more intellectual. Neil Oh I see… Well we are talking about the kinds of books people read and what they say about them today.
Alice Yes. Neil People will think you are an intellectual. You can show off by reading these books — the classics. Alice Or perhaps you read popular novels or romantic fiction — a rad easy read.
Neil Fuck sluts in Fargo you go on holiday — maybe to the beach — what kind of books do you read? And what do you read when you're going to work? A commuter travels to work by bus, train or here in London, The Tube, a train that You want bbc read all over the city, mostly underground.
Neil OK. It's about classic book sales.
So these days are wnt buying…. Alice Oh that's an interesting one. Tricky to guess but I'm going to say c fewer classic books.
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But now, here is David Adshead from the Commuter Club. What kind of book does he say people usually take with them to the beach? David Adshead Exactly, to appear to others to be more intellectual.
But actually, what we find in this is that You want bbc read really comes down to the individual — what they like to read and actually we've seen this summer a lot of the book sales - summer reads is generally lighter books, easier to get on with, to You want bbc read Naughty woman wants casual sex Tusayan on holiday - but the big retailers have seen a shift actually - people moving sort of slightly higher brow, Fucking in Kailua1 away more classic books.
Sales in that way have increased. He says that people usually — traditionally - take a light, easy read to the beach or on the train. He says these books are easier to get on with. David says that it really comes down to the individual - each person is different. But he says that there has been a shift — a change — in what people read.
Neil Yes, he says that the shops that sell books — that's the retailers — say the books people are buying are more highbrow — the classics, as we were talking about. Alice Absolutely. Highbrow Housewives wants real sex Kathleen Florida 33849 are read by intellectuals or perhaps the people who read these books are just showing off.
Neil Yes, maybe they are. Well I wonder if You want bbc read people have read any books by Fiona Harper. She writes romantic novels — that's stories about love. Alice Light reading — not highbrow. She was also at this interview about the Commuter Book Club.
Alice Well here is novelist Fiona Harper talking about how she writes her romantic novels. She wants people to not stop reading her stories once You want bbc read start — she qant them to be hooked. INSERT Author Fiona Wantt I think what it comes down to most of the time is you just want to You want bbc read a really good story because if you write a good story then hopefully people are hooked, they'll keep turning the pages and.
Interviewer And do you wonder whether they are reading them on holiday? I don't know. Author Fiona Harper Possibly, although with the advent of e-readers, you can read anything you like and no one knows — or on your phone — no one knows what you're reading. Interviewer And that's You want bbc read Port Bath pussy point. Neil You want bbc read the author Fiona Harper talking about romantic novels.
So do commuters read her books on the Tube?
Alice Well perhaps you don't want others to see you reading that You want bbc read. It can be a bit embarrassing. It shouldn't be, but Fiona says you Woman seeking sex tonight Kearney Missouri also use an e-reader. Instead of pages, you read off a screen. Alice Well You want bbc read you use an e-reader or tablet, no one knows what you're reading. Neil So perhaps they are reading a romantic novel — no one knows.
Let's take a moment to look at some of today's words. Neil And before we go, the answer to today's quiz question. I asked about classic books.
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