The March issue of the Reader is out, and I think I have an essay called "On Junk and the Common Reader" in it. If you live in England, you could go to the library and look, and then you could tell me if it really is in there.
I don't quite know what I'll be writing about today: either Roth/Compton-Burnett/Malcolm X or Nicholson Baker's The Anthologist. I did recently read that novel, but I haven't talked about it here because I'm supposed to be writing a 750-word review of it for the Beloit Poetry Journal. That's not very many words, and I've been afraid of using them all up. I'd be interested in hearing what you thought about it, though, if you happened to have read it.
P.S. No Winter's Tale discussion prompt yet because Paul was too snarled in math homework to read Shakespeare. Maybe we'll get a chance after the piano lesson. Or maybe math will still be cracking the whip.