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Jamie Oliver Reads His First Book: 'Catching Fire'

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20:  Jamie Oliver makes and cooks a pizza in a stone oven at the Chelsea Flower Show press and VIP prev
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Jamie Oliver makes and cooks a pizza in a stone oven at the Chelsea Flower Show press and VIP preview day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

British celebrity chef and noted dyslexia-sufferer Jamie Oliver admitted last year that he'd never read a book, but it seems that's no longer true.

The Guardian writes that, at age 38, Oliver has read his first book: "Catching Fire," the sequel to Suzanne Collins' popular 2008 novel, "The Hunger Games."

"I'm dyslexic and until recently I'd never got through a book," Oliver said. "But I read 'Catching Fire.' I loved disappearing into a story."

Back in November, Oliver blamed his aversion to books on his condition. "I've never read a book in my life, which I know sounds incredibly ignorant but I'm dyslexic and I get bored easily," he told The Independent at the time.

Good for you, Jamie. We hope this is the start of a long love affair with books. Might we recommend one of these?

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