Literary hardbacks on the publishing endangered lists

I read in the papers recently (link here) that literary hardbacks are becoming endangered and may be fazed out in some point in the future. While I am a paperback girl convenience wise, I must admit there is something rather noble about a row of hardcover books upon a shelf, with their fabric bound spine and…

Election Day Results

It goes, I think, in some part, to my being a GenY-er girl, that I’ve never really before now taken much more than a passing interest in our elections. I’ve gone in the past because it was compulsory and voted according to the last television advertisement I remembered seeing. I’m not especially proud of my…

Why be a Disney Princess?

Anyone out shopping for presents for girls lately would probably have noticed the addition to all the branded (Wiggles, Hi-5, Dora etc) toys and clothes. It’s the Disney Princesses, six of the major fairy tale heroines grouped together to sell anything from Manchester to undies. This is clever; they’re like the Spice Girls of animation….