There is no such thing as a surfeit of good Belgian chocolates (until you have to choose just six)

One of the best things about preparing to teach classes is the amount of reading that I get to do. Am required to do, in fact. I imagine it's something like being the menu tester at a superb restaurant, or a product quality inspector at a very good chocolate factory, somewhere in Belgium, say, where …

Bad Book Covers

I’ve talked before about bad book titles, but I came across this article on the truly horrible covers for some Wordsworth Classics and decided It Needed To Be Shared More Widely. (Having said that, I found the link on Beattie’s Book Blog, which numbers its subscribers at least an order of magnitude higher than mine …