The Plebeian Quest?; Book Bloggers and the Death of Literature

An article on Peter Stothard’s views on Literature and book bloggers in The Independent Tuesday has been widely discussed these last few days. Stothard, who edits the Times Literary Supplement, has been quoted to say that book bloggers are potentially killing Literary Criticism, “and says the rise of bloggers will leave the industry “worse off”.”The Independent Journalism can be misleading, especially when Stothard has not written this article directly, so I will be taking what he ………

I Think This Part’s Mostly Filler

I have not read a book in time to write a weekly review this week; I have not felt the motivation. With summer books and holiday reads being discussed and recommended I am coming to accept that I am not a big summer reader. Yes, I have made my way through a fair few books so far this year, but the majority of my literature was devoured in the colder darker months of the year. ………

Before I am 30; a Reading Goal – Part 2

I have not come a long way since my last post; two books have now been crossed of the list, one which I loved, and another I could not finish. The first, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin, was marvellous; more enjoyable that expected. In contrast Dune by Frank Herbert, while fascinating and beautiful constructed, failed to keep me occupied long enough to get into it the story. I ended up reading a chapter at ………

Before I am 30; a Reading Goal

I am taking a break from my normal posting pattern of postings this week to perfect my blog on The Color Purple; instead I offer you something a little different. Inspired by Simon of Savidge Reads 40 before 40, I am planning on compiling a list of books to read before I am 30. Novels that I not only have a great interest in reading but also classics, trash lit (the rest of Twilight for ………