Friday, 12 January 2007


Okay, quick post tonight. It's time my blog underwent a make over. I think my template is the least garish of those available to us non-techies but it is wearing a little thin. So expect over the coming week to jump in and find my colour scheme varying between high camp and Gordon Brown dour.

I'll also be renovating my blog list by getting shot of blogs who've stopped functioning and including any interesting ones I come across. Tonight I've added the left-republican 1820, Rotten Elements (featuring an "inciteful" review of Jack Conrad's new book), the anti-SP axe grinder Splintered Sunrise, and the blog of UK Left Network mega-legend, Mike Pearn.

Following complaints from Dorothy during the week I'll be broadening out my links list. The socialist roll call will eventually comprise every lesser spotted Trotskyoid group you can think of. I haven't forgotten the small matter of organisations with a little more weight either. I'll also be cooking up a list of unions, campaigns, photoblogs and a miscellaneous galaxy of links.

If you've got a left and/or a sociology blog that's not listed please let me know about it in the comments.


Louisefeminista said...

Hey Phil,

Bit off topic but I see you are reading Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. What do you think of it? I liked it.

Phil said...

I just finished it last night (Sunday evening). I thought it was a great book - of the four Atwood books I've read (Life Before Man, Handmaid's Tale, Oryx and Crake and now this) it is the best, though I gather it is overlooked in favour of her more sci-fi efforts.

In short I thought the characters were really well drawn and captured the hypocrisy of the times very well.

Btw I'll be hitting the Tolstoy double bill very soon - Anna Karenina AND War and Peace. Help!

neprimerimye said...

Most bad tempered man on the left AND mega legend (banned). Cheers for the link.


splinteredsunrise said...

Cheers for the link mate. I have of course reciprocated. Keep reading and you'll discover that I have many axes to grind... ;)