I love rules. I am a classic, type-A rule-abider.
And as if the rules that already exist in life aren’t sufficient, I make a whole bunch up for myself. One of those is, if you are supposed to be doing something, never take more than two days off in a row.
This applies to anything you are supposed to be doing regularly: exercising, eating vegetables, getting eight hours sleep etc. For me it also applies to this project, and blogging.
And this weekend I was in severe danger of breaking that rule. And that Just. Can’t. Happen.
But I also thought that you might be a bit sick of me by now. You might be asking yourself (correctly): who is Kate to judge these books? What does she know anyway? Does she in any way represent the broad spectrum of other reviewers out there?
So I thought I’d give you some links to what some other people were saying, to keep you busy over the weekend (while I am away) and so you don’t get horrendously bored with me. Though, surprisingly, people aren’t saying as much as I expected! Maybe most (sensible) people wait and only read the shortlist….
THE SMALL PRINT: For clarity I have tried to appeal to those with a variety of political persuasions, so no rude comments about the inclusion of The Telegraph…
The Telegraph: http://tinyurl.com/caar2h3
The Guardian: http://tinyurl.com/cc3byqx