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It's that time of year when all book sections are putting together 'best of' and 'what to watch out for next year' type things. There's also the usualy doom-laden 'where's the book going with the e-reader on its tail' type thing too, which can, so far, be taken with a huge pinch of salt. The Telegraph also have a little Christmas quiz, here. So, before the year ends I too want to post on this 'umble little blog an overview of 2008 because I found it a particularly good year and came across many a gem. I also predict that next year will provide a rich crop from the literary fields that, whilst we will always have the fluffy pastel chick and lad-lit and Hampstead domestic drama type crapola, will involve fiction with ever more greater insights into our internal and external lives and those with a penchant for dystopia will be spoiled for choice. More soon. In the meantime have a Happy Christmas and hope some (all would be very boring) of your dreams come true in 2009 - regardless of the 'financial bloodbath' that is also predicted. Oh joy! Take some comfort in this: it's Icelandic songstress Ane Brun's Lullaby for Grown-Ups.

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