11:24am 13 Dec 2013 So I totally stole today's blog idea from a Christmas competition that ran on the Man Booker Prize Facebook page. The question is: what are some of your Christmas gift ideas for literary characters? In the spirit of festive fun, here's my list. Show me yours!
02:28pm 12 Dec 2013 Before we deck the halls with boughs of holly and haul the holy back onto the decks for another listen - or, er, make a Best of the Year list before Christmas - I figured we should clear the decks, clean out the halls, dust off and dispose of the worst of the year. So here, now, are the worst albums I had to hear in 2013. Clink on the link of each item for the full review. Or make do with the précis. Argue below and/or commiserate - at least you didn't have to work through all this muck.