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November 22, 2005

The Guardian Blog on the Book.

The Guardian blog has views on the book:

At first sight, an anthology of blog posts is a ludicrous idea.

So it was with some surprise that I realised 2005: Blogged is an accessible introduction to the breadth and quality of writing on offer from some British blogs. Editor Tim Worstall has made some fine choices in the posts he has picked out for the book, including the insightful teacher's blog Blackboard Jungle and political blogger Norman Geras: my venerable colleague Neil McIntosh's personal blog also features.

Even though I spend a lot of time trawling blogs, I still found some new gems to add to my bookmarks, including Pickled Politics (who has written today on the Guardian's Muslim Youth Forum, incidentally) and The Curator's Egg.

They don’t like the typeface (fair comment perhaps?) but this looks good:

If you can get beyond these stylistic quibbles, this is a book that provides proof positive that the British blogosphere is full of great writers. And it's particularly good to see such brilliant wordsmiths as Tom Reynolds - someone I've long been championing here on Guardian Unlimited - getting some recognition in print.

One of the things I hope to happen from the book is that some of those in it get offered book deals (perhaps with advances, you never know, unlike moi) and my money would be on either Tom above or Coppersblog being the next to do so. Actually, I know that at least one of them already has had such an offer and the other is in discussions.

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Comments

Mine arrived this morning. And a very nice thing it is too.

Posted by: Justin | Nov 22, 2005 11:02:24 AM

What the fuck is it with the Grauniad and fucking Norman fucking Geras? Is he buying ad space or something?

Posted by: Alex | Nov 22, 2005 12:36:02 PM

I hope you included Mr Ablution...

Posted by: Rob Read | Nov 22, 2005 3:55:27 PM

any mention of the fuckwit and your part in his downfall earlier this year?

Posted by: sean morris | Nov 22, 2005 9:32:49 PM

Tim, I feel it's time to come clean - you buy a couple of books and a book on self gratification just slips onto the list...

Yes, it was me.

Soz.

Posted by: herge smith | Nov 22, 2005 10:24:53 PM

I've ordered my copy from my local all good bookshop.

Posted by: Sam | Nov 23, 2005 11:45:40 AM