Cmdr Shepard's favourite books on the Citadel

I was a much more avid reader in my youth... before the days of PCs and gaming consoles. Now I find myself working in a job filled with long, slow periods of extreme boredom (punctuated by brief spells of intense excitement) which gives me a lot of time to pick up my reading again.

The only thing that I curse is my near-eidetic memory when it comes to books that I have read which can ruin my future enjoyment and re-reading of many of my favourite books (I tend to skip the 'slow, boring bits'). As a result I find myself mentally forcing myself to read each page slowly and carefully whenever I re-read a book to prevent myself from jumping forward to the more exciting parts that I remember.

For Crying Out Loud - Jeremy Clarkson A collection of his weekly columns in the UK's 'Sunday times' newspaper dating between January 2006 and December 2007, Jeremy passes his own unique judegement on a wide variety of topics.

If you're not a fan of his irreverant 'take-no-prisoners, call-it-as-he-sees-it' attitude and writing style, then there are plenty of other books out there that might suit you better... on quilting perhaps? Or even flower-arranging...

However, if you too find yourself continually frustrated by the boneheaded decisions made by small-minded busibodies who have made a career as fun-spoling bureaucrats and professional nay-sayers (or just if you're a fan of Top Gear) then this is the book for you.

Currently reading

Kinslayer
Jay Kristoff
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
Robert Jordan