Graeme Simsion

Hard Books by Rebecca Howard

There are all kinds of reasons why people read, all of which are equally valid and important.  Some read for escape and entertainment.  Others want to experience historic, futuristic, or fantasy settings and characters.  A lot of us read for the sheer appreciation of language and story as art.  Still others want relatable characters that are so well formed they seem like real people. 

Embracing Eccentricities by Rebecca Howard

Generally speaking, I love strange people.  Let me clarify.  I love the quirky, offbeat, and freakishly brilliant.   These are people who might obsess over a certain historical figure or know everything imaginable about farming practices during the Neolithic period.  They might read 5 books a week on whatever topic has captured their keen attention and then move onto their next area of study.  If they were teenagers in the late 1980s, they made hundreds of mix tapes full of songs by unknown bands.  While perhaps a bit socially awkward, these kinds of people are both infinitely gifted and g