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What we’re reading: December

Oops, we’re slightly late with this one because the Christmas madness got in our way, but we made it before the end of the month!

In a bid to make ourselves read more, and so you can see some of the literature that inspires our travels, and our London adventures, here’s our monthly recap on what we’ve been reading.


My Old Man: Tales Of Our Fathers, Edited by Ted Kessler

“If you were asked to write about your father, what would you say?” For Christmas this year Jess got me this beautiful book. It’s a fascinating and heartwarming idea where a broad and inspired selection of notable people have written a letter a few pages long to their father. It’s sometimes funny, and sometimes heartbreaking, and really makes you think about how the relationship you have or don’t have with your father has impacted who you are today. 


I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

So I’m reading this on my kindle, as an escape from the work reading I have to be doing (also on my Kindle). I bought this because I love Robin Ince, and find that his humanistic, literary view on science is very similar to mine, and was fascinated about what he would be writing about. Turns out, it’s an exploration of the human mind, by virtue of his profession (a comedian). It’s written exactly as he speaks, regales experiments, life stories of both himself and other (more) famous comics, searching through the cliches for truth and explaining what we can learn from comedians. Hell, even Stewart Lee’s introduction to the book is funny! You should read this if you’re interested in people.

What are we reading now?

Tim: “Why does my cat do that?” by Catherine Davidson

Jess: Ponti by Sharlene Teo (I’ve been working so hard that I haven’t finished it from last month yet!)

What are you reading? Is there anything you’ve read that you think we should read next? What’s on your bookshelf waiting to be picked up? Let us know in the comments below!