I was never the best reader in the world..

I thought it might be interesting for you to find out how i came to setting up this blog and how I’ve found the authors i have. I would be very interested to hear your own story’s

As a child i struggled with printed format, my eyes would get tired and blurry. Even after getting glasses i still struggled.

Up until a few years ago i basically never read any books other than what i needed to get by in life, instruction manuals etc.

One day i decided to treat myself to a tablet for twitter/emails and so forth. I found the kindle app and decided i might as well give it a go. I travel to work on the bus so have plenty of free time.

Not being a big reader i decided to look at the free books listed on Amazon under the genres i liked. I thought this was a good starting point and it introduced me to authors like David Dalglish and Michael R Hicks. Both authors offered the first book in one of their series for free and i liked the idea of getting into a series on books rather than just a stand alone novel.

Next i found Robert Southworth, I’m a massive fan of Spartacus and he had recently released a story about him and it had me hooked. This then led me to Gordon Doherty and his Legionary series

From there i headed to twitter, followed these authors and all of a sudden other authors were following me. I took the time to look at some of their work and have found some authors who managed to capture my imagination perfectly and surprising quickly.

I plan to do a write up of some of my favorite authors so far so keep and eye out for that 🙂

Now after getting sucked in by these authors i found myself enjoying books for the first time in my life. Because of this i decided to create this blog so i could interact with other readers but also to show these authors that their work is appreciated

I don’t know why it took me so long to get into reading but i’m glad i have

As always i welcome suggestions on books/authors i should acquaint myself with so feel free to drop me a line either by commenting below or send me an email davidsbookblurg@gmail.com

Cheers

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3 thoughts on “I was never the best reader in the world..

  1. BrizzleLass

    Great story! My Nan started reading last year at 82 so you’re not a late starter by any means! I have a theory we all find hobbies when they are right for us and reading is no different.

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  2. Barry O'Leary

    Hey David,

    Better late than never I guess. Found your blog through search for lad lit books, getting more into that genre both for reading and also writing. Do you think it’s still a budding genre? Be interested in your thoughts. Cheers. Barry.

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    1. Bairdy1985 Post author

      Hi Barry, sorry for the late reply. For some reason I’ve not been getting notifications.

      Certainly do think it’s a budding genre..there’s a lot of female lit out there but not enough lad lad and from what I’ve read so far lad lit is super fun, on point and exactly what a guy needs to have a laugh and unwind.

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