We’re Jude Rogers (left) and Jeanette Leech (right), two friends who’ve known each other for over a decade (and please excuse us talking about ourselves in the third person just this once). Back in the Autumn, Jeanette decided that her resolution for 2013 would be to read a book a week. But there was a twist: a different friend would recommend each book. The aims were twofold. Obviously, she wished to read fifty-two cracking books, but she also hoped to understand a little more of the tastes of those nearest and dearest to her.
Jude heard about Jeanette’s plans, and having begun a similar book-a-week resolution last year that ended in miserable failure last March – officially due to work commitments, but unofficially due to the return of a smartphone into her life, and the opportunities for distraction that it brings – decided to join her. Jude also suggested they write a blog together to spur one another on.
(photo taken New Year's Eve, 2012, Sheffield)