Blog Of The Week: Savidge Reads

24/12/2010 13:47 | Updated 22 May 2015

Piles of booksImage courtesy of Simon Savidge

The lowdown: Magazine editor by day and book blogger by evening, night and early morning Simon Savidge is the man behind Savidge Reads. His love of books began early in life, took rather a knock as a result of English Literature class at school, and then returned with a vengeance in adulthood! Simon also chairs the judging panel for the Green Carnation Prize which is awarded to LGBT authors for excellent modern writing.

What we love: Simon comes from a whole family of book lovers and his blog bears testament to this. As well as engaging reviews and interesting snippets from his own hand you can also find recommendations and guest posts penned by his nearest and dearest. Granny Savidge, Simon's mum, and an anonymous younger family member known only as 'The Bookboy' all contribute their own thoughts and opinions.

Look out for: Simon runs an advice column called The Prose Practice. You can write in with your book-based problems and Simon and his readers will offer their advice. Past dilemmas have included 'What to recommend to a partner who is not an avid reader' and 'Are there any books about single women who are actually happy to be single?' while the most recent correspondent was looking for 'The perfect Christmas read'.


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