Sunday, March 05, 2006


Bestselling author Maeve Binchy: "I'm as proud as anything to be called an airport novelist: how great that somebody should want to take one of my books as a companion on a journey. I don't write to impress people. My intention is to carry them along by saying that first one thing happened and then another. People everywhere love stories and want to hear about hopes, dreams, disappointments, misunderstandings, rewards, loss -- the human lot. That's why I'm so glad to be part of Quick Reads, an initiative designed to get adults who are reluctant readers back into this wonderful and rewarding habit." Star Sullivan is the title of Maeve Binchy's Quick Read book. (See my earlier posting on World Book Day, which mentions this initiative.)