Having been too busy to read or write blogs much this week, this link: Random Jottings of a Book and Opera Lover: Persuasion instantly reminds me (as if I needed to be reminded) of why the medium is so powerful for me. I love Jane Austen, having read her books more times than I can remember. It would be unusual to find a review of a Jane Austen book in any other course of life — reading the newspaper or whatever, yet half an hour into reading my rss subscriptions, here is a review of this, one of my favourite books. Why is the book reviewed? Not because it has just been published, or a new edition has come out, or the author has been accused of plagiarism, or has been paid a vast sum of money to go and live in Los Angeles. No, just because the reviewer, Elaine, has re-read the book, loves it, and wanted to write about it.
I was going to continue along the lines of blogging being a little island of civilisation in my life, but I’m being called away, so I will end here.