Celebrity Reader Interview: David James

David JamesFormer England goalkeeper, David James, kindly agreed to answer some questions for The Book Base about his reading habits and favourite books.

David currently plays his football (soccer) at Bristol City, and he’s also played for Watford, Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham, Manchester City and Portsmouth. David holds the record for clean sheets in the Premier League, and he has also made more Premier League appearances than any other goalkeeper.

David James also writes a column for The Observer newspaper.

Here are David’s responses to our questions:

What were your favourite books as a child?

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

What’s the best book you’ve read in the last twelve months?

The Armchair Economist by Steven E. Landsburg

Who are your favourite authors?

Paul Britton

When and where do you do most of your reading?

On the bus to matches and in my hotel room.

Approximately how many books do you read in a year?

I read lots of parts.

Which book has influenced you the most?

The Dictionary

What are you reading at the moment?

Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos

Many thanks to David James for taking the time to contribute to The Book Base.

Check out more posts in our Celebrity Reader Interviews series.

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