What’s wrong with Globe? Fine, people have obvious disagreements with the concept of the Quill Awards (I think it’s a marketing ploy), but the author of this article makes it out like the naysayers are a bunch of pansies with their panties in a twist.
Plus, what’s going on here?:
”There were snobs and cynics when Oprah Winfrey had her book club, yet Oprah did more for American literature than Edmund Wilson or Alfred Kazin,” said Alan Cheuse, book reviewer for National Public Radio. ”What’s the worst that can happen, that someone in a trailer with her hair in curlers will be lying in bed reading a romance novel? But if her kids are watching her do that, they’ll develop the habit of reading books.
”That would be terrific.”