I often wonder how the hell they wind down before going to sleep and what they have to entertain themselves beyond yer everyday TV and the daily grind. They really don't know what they're missing!Not everyone finds reading useful as an aid to sleep. Too much mental stimulation after 11pm sometimes keeps me awake all night.
Your work colleagues probably entertain themselves with video games, drinking alcohol or having a wank before bed.
It's all those things that leave me lying awake and reaching for a book.
Usually have a novel and a spot of non-fiction on the go, but I've gone full on reality this week. Lying on the bedroom florr we have One Palestine, Complete: a fairly readable and even-handed history of the British Mandate. In my bag for reading on the bus is Madness Visible, a fairly impassioned and rather partial journalist's memoir of the Balkan wars of the 90s.
In the Prog stakes, I'm catching up on 1250 - 1272: Helter Skelter, The Romanov Empire and R*volution. Not bad stuff.
I'll add my name to any petition to get Greg Egan more publicity - heartless, brainy, hard sci-fi like nobody else ever made - and I Am Alive... is a real eye-opener, even if you already know PKD was a bit mental.