Sunday, December 02, 2007


The Globe 100 was published this weekend. Such lists, I believe, are valuable, but not worth a knicker-twist. Perhaps if you haven't read a book this year, or have been living in a cave, these lists could be worth following to the letter. But if you are a moderate book lover who has read many books this year that you've enjoyed, then shouldn't such a list just be a very mild point of reference? As a voracious reader I approach year-end lists as follows: "Hmm, yes. The books I read and liked, the books I still have no intention of reading no matter that they say, and look! One or two I may have overlooked. All right then." So it goes.

And we all know that the only list that matters is the Pickle Me This Picks anyway. To come...