Reading Ambassador #9 – Jonathan LEE

What are you reading at the moment?

At the moment I’m reading The Thief by Clive Cussler. The main character – Isaac Bell – is a spy who is trying to stop Germany from rising to power using a new invention of the time, which was hugely innovative at the time – known to us as a microphone. The Germans believed that they could use it for propaganda, to get the Americans on their side. The story is set in the 19th Century – just after the industrial revolution. This is the fifth of the Isaac Bell series, and this series is more ‘spy’ oriented, where Cussler’s  other books tend to be more action & adventure. It’s the type of book that I enjoy reading. I’m also reading Animal Farm by George Orwell.

Where’s the most enjoyable place that you do read or have read a book?

The most enjoyable place that I read is in bed at night, when everyone has gone to bed. This is usually in the holidays.

What was your first reading memory?

I didn’t do a lot of reading until I got to secondary school & found  books Like the Cherub Series [Robert Muchamore]. I guess the genre of books that I like isn’t really for younger readers. I do remember in Year 3 the teacher reading to us – in the afternoons, especially when it was hot – she read Charlie & The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Thank you, Jonathan, for being our Reading Ambassador, and to Denise for the interview and photo.

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