Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Moving on...

...but first, two more reports from the BBC today which are relevant to yesterday's blog post. Firstly about bullying and secondly about eating disorders in pre-teens. Scary stuff.

Anyway, on a lighter note, Marie Phillips at Struggling Author has highlighted today, in a very amusing manner, the news that there is to be a new reality TV show for wannabe authors. The planned show, based on Dragon's Den, is headlined in The Bookseller but sadly, as I don't have a subscription, I can't read or link you to the actual piece. The show is the brainchild of Simon Cowell's brother, Tony. Reading your work out loud to anyone is bad enough, but in that sort of scenario? Count me out!

Finally, when I'm having a bad day, this song never fails to make me smile. Not cool, but who cares?

6 comments:

Nerd Bunny said...

Hi Cathy, thanks for your comment. As I'm new to this obviously I'm thrilled! I'm finding K272 quite hard going with the TMAs. It's hard to believe this course is only 30 credits. I am enjoying most of the reading though. I really enjoy reading your blog, so thank you for adding me to your blogroll. As for Take That, they may not be cool, but they are smiley. The lyrics for that song are great too. Take care,
Nerd Bunny

Cathy said...

Thanks for visiting, Nerd Bunny!

I agree that K272 is hard going...not helped my tutor, ho hum.

I was too old to appreciate Take That first time round, but what a comeback. Though doesn't Gary Barlow look middle aged?! Anyway as you say, Shine is a happy song with great lyrics.

Cathy said...

That should of course say... not helped BY my tutor...

Too early in the morning for me!

Jackie Luben said...

Thanks for the info about this new progamme, Cathy. It might be interesting to find out about it.

On your other topic, I do worry about my three young granddaughters and the world they are growing up in. I heard a very powerful play on the radio a couple of days ago, not about a teenager, but it was very disturbing just the same - about a girl in her early twenties being filmed in an embarrassing act and then it being circulated on mobile phones all over the place - and the repercussions on the family.

Cathy said...

Jackie, I didn't blog this in my main post but there was an occasion at my son's school last year where a 14 year old girl was sexually assaulted and it was photographed by the boys. The police had to be involved. It is frightening what goes on and that the schools don't seem able to control it.

Jackie Luben said...

To think that the Internet, mobile phones and digital cameras - all seemingly great ideas - have the ability to take us into a whole new world of horrible crimes.