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?