Five Questions: John Barlow
1. Why do you blog?
Writing a short, neat entry is a bit like doing the quick crossword; meaningless but enjoyable.
2. Which author and/or book has most influenced you?
Giovanni Guareschi’s Don Camillo stories, because they are perfectly human.
3. Which three blogs do you most visit?
Grumpy Old Bookman, because I became habituated to his opinions (though not converted).
No others; I keep away as much as I can these days, to conserve time.
4. Why do you read fiction?
I have no idea. I think the value of a ‘good book’ was drummed into me when young, and I associate reading with being good. Of course, I also prefer fictive worlds to the real one.
5. What makes you laugh?
Laurel and Hardy; Jacques Tati; Monty Python; Tommy Cooper
My brevity is child-induced. Apologies.
John Barlow blogs at: http://www.johnbarlow.net/blog/