Revealing reading habits
Patterson tops authors’ list
ARE you what you read?
If this was the case with fiction authors, if you live in Lismore you love escapist fiction, while in Tweed crime might be paying for you.
According to the Richmond Tweed Regional Library data, the 220,000 users of the four main libraries and 11 branches share a love of mysteries, romance and adventure.
The report revealed library users in Byron Shire – home to the Writers Festival – Ballina, Lismore and Tweed all had best-selling author James Patterson top the list of most popular fiction authors.
According to librarian Suzy Arthur-Smith, the Richmond Tweed Regional Library has a simple mission: create an environment where people can discover, connect and escape with knowledge, ideas and stories.
“We want to help our community expand their mind, broaden their horizons and learn new things,” she said.