My name is Luke. I love reading in my spare time and I am currently enjoying reading young adult’s literature.
I have been attending Word Play with my Mum and brothers since 2013 when I was 8 years old and in Year 3. I have more recently enjoyed attending the YA program at The Brisbane City Library during the Brisbane Writer’s Festival. Over the years, I have enjoyed hearing some of my favourite authors and illustrators speak passionately about their love of writing and how they became published writers. I particularly enjoyed listening to Andy Griffiths, Emily Rodda, Michael Gerard Bauer with his son Joseph and more recently, Garth Nix at the 2017 YA program. I particularly loved Garth Nix as I thoroughly enjoyed reading his seven book series, Keys to the Kingdom, and more recently The Old Kingdom trilogy.
I am currently reading The Great Hunt, the second book in The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. My favourite genres are fantasy and adventure.
What are you looking forward to reading in 2019?
Finishing “The Wheel of Time” series by Robert Jordan. Then I’m thinking I will read the 39 clues.
Have you set any reading goals for the year?
No, I just keep reading and see what happens.
How many books do you have on the go at any one time?
Right now I have 6 books on my bedside table for nightly reading.
What is your favourite genre and why?
Fantasy because I enjoy the aspect of life that you don’t have in the real world.
Who is the author you’d most like to meet and why?
David Eddings because I love his work and it is different to anything I’ve read before.
Who is your favourite local author?
Emily Rodda and Garth Nix. I’ve heard both of them speak and they were fantastic.
Do you have a book you always find yourself coming back to?
I reread Diary of a Wimpy Kid books just because I sometimes feel like a light and easy book.
Where is your favourite place to read?
I don’t listen to podcasts
Paper or digital?
Depends on the situation, I usually prefer digital at the beach and it’s easier to get but I am more frequently reading paper.