I’m really enjoying arranging chats with my friends about the books they are reading. And I’m also enjoying listening back to them. I now have a long list of new novels to discover which is growing and growing.

In this episode of The Talking to my Friends about Books Podcast I talk to BBC Essex presenter, Rob Jelly, who can be heard every Monday to Thursday on Your Essex between 6pm and 10pm.

He has discovered the joy of books by setting himself a challenge for 2021.

I asked him what made him decide to read one book every month.



About Rob Jelly

 Here is my blurb…
Hi. I’m Rob. I’m a tall child.
I used to want to work in Anatomy & Physiology.
Then I discovered I could get paid to talk, so I decided radio was an easier idea… I was wrong.
Things I enjoy: early mornings, flat-white coffee, sax solos in songs, Canada, Pixar films, the colour orange, Rolos and the board game Battleships among many other things.
Stuff I don’t understand: wasps, trousers, how boats float, the colour grey and why chocolate coffee tastes great but coffee chocolates not so much and horror films among many other things.
“Every day is a school day” is a motto I live by which is why I’m always found to be trying something new – for example, last year I bought a unicycle, a beard-grooming kit and an arcade machine.
What does any of this have to do with being on a podcast about books?? It’s all led me to finally trying to find my love for reading (spoiler alert: I think I’ve finally found it).
Also, I would like to make it known that the word “blurb” is largely underrated and should be used more often. Thanks.