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Joseph Thomson's 5 (+1!)Questions
Five questions answered by the BookshelfTracker community
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1.) Did someone read to you when you were a child (who, what, when, where, why)
Yes, my parents and grandparents, several times a week at bedtime as part of our evening routine.
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2.) What's the first book you remember reading that had a lasting effect on you?
The Favershames. A children's book about a Victorian British Army officer.
3.) What genre(s) do you love?
Historical Fiction, Military Sci-Fi, Military Thrillers.
4.) Has a book ever changed your life?
The Daily Stoic and ArchBishop Fulton Sheen’s, War Time Primer, have seen me through multiple overseas deployments away from my family and kept me grounded as a person.
5.) What attracts you to a book? The cover? Podcast? Recommendation from others?Usually recommendations by others or searching through familiar genres. Recently, several professional development podcasts I listen to for work have led me to some non-fiction reading (specifically School of War and the Unconventional Soldier).
You've recently written a book. Tell us a little more about that. What prompted you to write? How was the experience?
I have written on and off since a very young age. During lockdown, it became cathartic, and I continued to do it on various overseas duties for the numerous quarantine periods I found myself in. Eventually, it became a project I wanted to complete in order to push me to write more. My ultimate dream is to do it full-time once my current career is done (in 10 -12 years or so). I want to build up my skills and credentials in the meantime as a hobby/side gig.
**Find Joseph's book here - Apocalypse Africa: Part One - The Republic