Robservations: Of smartphone addiction…

Very strongly do I feel, that the smartphone is the most invasive and controlling invention that humans have ever created. We have become mindless slaves to the technology, and it's a sad sight to behold. Don't get me wrong. I find my smartphone … [Read more...]

Philip Hensher’s depressing observation for the lover of pen and ink

Recently, I've been dipping into Philip Hensher's latest book, The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, and Why it Still Matters (Macmillan), in which he bemoans the loss of handwriting in today's technological age, where it stands little chance … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Badger Set

Badger Set, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. On its own I don't think Philip Hensher's latest novel, King of the Badgers (Fourth Estate) stands out as being particularly attractive in an aesthetic sense (feel free to disagree :)). Cluster … [Read more...]

EdBookFest 2011 Diary: Day #15 – Of small community living and Polish ghettos

Note: remember to scroll down to the bottom for picture highlights from the day. It may have been my second last day of EdBookFest, but I had a couple of real highlights to keep the blues away. To kick off was an event in my most favourite of … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: 2nd-hand Saturday Snatch!

2nd-hand Saturday Snatch!, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Whenever I'm out shopping with the family there's always a noticeable division of interest. My wife and daughters like to head for any and all clothes shop they can find, while I, … [Read more...]