This article from the Guardian is a lighthearted look at the reading preferences of the three UK party leaders, and concludes that from a book-lover’s point of view, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg wins hands-down.
Personally, I couldn’t agree more. To me the fact that he enjoys reading J.M. Coetzee, Samuel Beckett and playing Scrabble says he’s smart, forward-thinking, culturally aware and interesting!
I wouldn’t normally get political on my blog but as it is book-related, today Novel Insights can be my own little Speaker’s Corner.
What about your literary tastes? Perhaps you’re more of a literary Gordon Brown (who cited Tennyson and Wordsworth as favourites) or a David Cameron (who enjoys Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That and whose desert island read would be Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Cookbook).
Whoever you want to win, if you’re in the UK and eligible – don’t forget to excercise your right to vote!