Searching the literary section of the weekend paper, hopefully to find some delicious reading material to add to my "Christmas wish list" (for me to buy for myself) - I find a book described as, " a deft marrying of psychological and supernatural horror...in...chilling style". (No, thanks.), "a rather dashing nautical adventure set in a world of 11 kingdoms.." .(No, thanks), a book containing "encyclopedic historical knowledge" which "tends to labour the narrative". (No, thanks), and another with "flair for dystopian horror". (Again, no thanks).
So I look towards the non-fiction crits and find a book on politics, another on English spelling, a book on the "informal" history of Canberra and the story of "The Man Who Invented Vegemite"!
Geez! (as they say!). Looks like I'm left to continue walking the little dog down to the local second-hand book shop for future reading matter.
Of course there is still the Best Seller List suggestions...but nothing much there if the title doesn't include the words "Fifty Shades" or the author isn't J.K.Rowling.
I choose to comment on social issues and write creatively on a variety of subjects - for a variety of audiences.