World Book Day - what we're reading

March 6th is World Book Day and we asked around our offices to find out what the Love Home Swap team have been reading lately...

The Internet is a Playground by David Thorne

A funny book, but also an interesting exercise in viral blogging. David Thorne started off as a blogger whose most famous letter was a note to a utility company trying to pay his bill with a drawing of a spider. Since then he is usually winding unsuspecting victims up over email chains - but interesting how this was all very quickly brought together by an old fashioned, offline publisher (Penguin) and made into both an online and offline book. Chris - Head of Product

Bille en Tête by Alexandre Jardin

It's about a 16 year old school boy who is having an affair with a woman in her thirties. I recently read L'ile des Gauchers, from the same author, it's about a couple moving to an island where everyone is left handed and where people truly appreciate what love and passion are. Nathalie - Member services

Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence

I love the political strategy he played. My favourite excerpt is "All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible" - great inspiration! Jay - Head of Finance and Operations

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

It is brilliantly written... and gripping! Debbie - Founder and CEO

Life: Keith Richards

Keith Richards' autobiography detailing his extraordinary personal life and the journey of one of the most celebrated British rock bands of all time. I enjoy it for the outrageous anecdotes and to explore the British rock and roll culture. Josh - Account Manager

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