I read a lot. I must get through close to 100 books a year, which isn’t bad as I only get chance to pick one up at bedtime when the kids are asleep!

One thing I don’t do is continue reading a book that doesn’t grab me. Time’s too precious to waste reading bad writing. On the other hand, when I find a book that I love, I like to shout about it from the rooftops, and that’s what I’m doing now with the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.

Colfer’s books about the teenage criminal mastermind and his dealings with the magical creatures below the surface of the earth are nothing but a joy to read. With clever plotting, brilliant characterisation and some of the best puns ever seen in print (LEP Recon, anyone?), you won’t be able to put a single one of these incredible stories down.

So, join Artemis, Butler, Holly and Foaly for adventures of true genius soon!


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