leisurely weekend quickie

The following is from the Guardian‘s “Comment is Free” section, in “The Debate” series–all these things being an integral part of my Sunday morning, a virtual version of what I used to do when living in the UK: spend a leisurely late morning to early afternoon with friends in a pub, reading as many newspapers as possible and commenting along the way.

Also, hang and dang it all, I’m going to use “quickie” for this kind of post henceforth. It’s also maybe appropriate for the content. Do especially read the comments: an integral part of the article, without which it’s a bit naked, wimpy, thin… and this integrated interactive commentary is, IMHO, a major reason why online newspapers are vastly superior to their old printed form.

  • Should we mourn the end of chick-lit?
    The Bookseller has reported a 10% fall in sales of chick-lit titles. So is this the end for a much-derided genre? Elizabeth Day and Tasmina Perry debate the state of women’s fiction

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