A brief post to point you to what two of my favourite writers said in the press today.
Barbara Ellen stands up for slatterns everywhere in her weekly Observer column. She says one thing worse than having a grubby house is cleaning it, and describes her “freestyle” attitude to cleaning. She also mocks those who clean their house before their cleaner comes. That would be me, folks. Every Wednesday morning, I’m running around frantically tidying things away so it’s all nice and neat for the lovely Frau M. Who I respect and cherish and thank God for.
Then there’s a bit of a spat going on between literary reviewers and litbloggers, the former saying web reviewers are amateurs who like to shoot their mouths off and the latter saying literary mandarins should face the fact that the tide has turned. Read about the furore here. When you’ve read the article, click the link to the blog (“The blogosphere takes on the power of the press”) and have a surf through the comments. There, standing up for litbloggers, championing the cause is the one, the only Litlove.