We Love This Book

If you are visiting Savidge Reads, be it on a return visit or just by the joys of a search engine or two, the chance is that you like books. So when a new little something bookish is brought to my attention then I really want to bring it to yours.

So today I bring you news of We Love This Book, which is a new ‘consumer’ magazine from the people who bring you The Bookseller. Here I do have to put in a small disclosure that I did hear about it after having done a column for The Bookseller a while back whilst it was in its late planning stages and had been asked if I might like to write for it, I said could I have a gander first? There, I wanted to say that just so you know. Anyway, as you can probably see from the picture above and its state, it has been travelling in my bag from hospitals, to work, to Gran’s etc (I like to dip in and out of a magazine) and it’s a really good read with some really good features.

You have Desert Island Books – this month it’s Tony Blair (hmmm), Past Master – this month Mark Twain, The Child in Me – looking at people’s favourite children’s books, and a piece I think is a great bookish twist called Three Course Crush which takes three delightful courses from three new cookery books. There’s also a great feature on Forbidden Love with Alan Hollinghurst discussing ‘the love that dare not speak its name’ and pieces on ‘the other woman’. Plus there are heaps and heaps of reviews of forthcoming books. What more could you ask for?

In case you were thinking ‘oh, you can only get this in the UK’ (and actually in the UK there are only 100,000 free copies available from certain book shops and libraries for now, you can subscribe though) there is a wonderful website which also features some of the magazine contents and some additional blogs, reviews and features – in fact there is one about P.D James written by a certain someone you might know, hee-hee – plus event listings and a ‘find a bookshop’ facility too.

I think it’s a great new website for a book lover and so thought I would let you know about it. It’s also still in its infancy and I believe that they are always looking for your thoughts on how they can change and improve it for you.

Which bookish magazines and websites are your favourites? Am I missing out on any?


Filed under Book Thoughts, Random Savidgeness

19 responses to “We Love This Book

  1. gaskella

    I subscribed to this the other week, as they were offering a signed ltd edition of the latest David Mitchell book to the first 500, and luckily I got one. It is a great first issue – hope they keep it up.

  2. Great site, thanks for sharing! I have just read two very interesting reviews…

      • The first one was about a book on Venice, which I simply love – City of Fortune – and there is going to be a challenge next year, hosted by yours truly and Bellezza’s blog and I didn’t know about it until I read on this site; the second one is set in Paris 🙂 Lunch in Paris. I have both now on my wishlist…

  3. Thanks, Simon. I’ve just subscribed!

  4. I am lucky enough to be one of the people who has one of these copies – I got one at the Theakstone’s Crime Awards in Harrogate on Thursday night – I also had two books signed by P D James herself which is rather exciting!

    Congrats on writing for them, Simon 🙂

  5. Jo

    I have had this site bookmarked for a while, now when I go back it is full of lovely things to read. Not sure I can afford it, but I will watch the site with interest.

  6. There is a wonderful book lover’s/reading magazine that comes out monthly here in Oz. It’s called ‘Good Reading’ (not a very imaginative title but there you go.) It’s full of book reviews, author interviews, competitions and stacks more. I love it. They just released their 10th Birthday issue… in which I feature with my book group! Fame at last!!

  7. Stephanie

    I subscribe to New Books magazine, which covers many new publications with both formal reviews and feedback from panels of readers. it looks at a range of writing from published authors, author interviews and upcoming releases. This magazine is focussed only on books. No knitting patterns, sudoku or celebrity gossip is to be found in these pages. Plus a lot of generous giveaways for readers. http://www.newbooksmag.com/

    • I was a reviewer for New Books Magazine, but then they stopped getting in touch so I sort of stopped reading it – oops. I might go and check out their website and see whats what now.

  8. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the We Love This Book website. I’m in the US, but I’m always looking for new bookish websites and book recommendations!

  9. looks interesting simon ,have see what make of it when I get a copy some time ,all the best stu

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