Brilliant

Has Her Majesty Read Any Good Books Lately?

Things like this remind me why I am the reader and others are the writers.

My favourite bit from the article...
The queen in “The Uncommon Reader” is very much that same woman: not remotely intellectual, but inquisitive and intelligent and quite impatient with overly long-winded or self-indulgent writers. Reading Henry James, she blurts out, “Oh, do get on.” And reading Samuel Johnson, she remarks, “I can see why Dr. Johnson is well thought of, but surely, much of it is opinionated rubbish?”