Book lover: Shannon Ryan

TV presenter Shannon Ryan is host of C4's The Official NZ Top 40.

Shannon Ryan. Photo / Supplied
Shannon Ryan. Photo / Supplied

The book I love most is ... Helen Keller's Teacher by Margaret Davidson, about Annie Sullivan who became blind as a child but had corrective surgery. Once an adult, she became Helen Keller's teacher and guide.

My 4-year-old brother Jack has a condition called achromatopsia that has affected his ability to see fully.

I read this when I was 12 but it means much more to me now.

The books I'm reading right now are ... Women and Post Office by Charles Bukowski.

My boyfriend has a lot of his books and my friend Amanda started reading Women at the same time as me ... so I switched to Post Office. Watch out for a house full of Bukowski fans.

The book that changed me is ... I think all books in a way are going to change you.

It may not be an obvious change but you always take something from what you are reading.

A book will give you perspective on something different and new.

The book I wish I'd never read is ... One of the Baby-sitters Club books when I was about 10 was horrifying.

I can't remember the title but in comparison to the nice Baby-sitters Club books, in this one there was a murderer.

It turned me off the books - probably a good thing when I look back on it.

- NZ Herald

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