It’s the time of the year where we look back on my predictions for 2016, which I cunningly disguised back in Januaryas a futuristic review of what had already happened.
Because, you see, this was supposed to be funny. For the past few years each January, in a shameless gimmick, I have been doing my review of the year past before it’s happened. And in general, it was a right old wheeze. Haha, said the lovely blog readers, at what amounted to a satirical news story. It’s funny because it is quite possible that all these things might happen, they said, such as publishers creating a new craze for cookery books made out of macramé, or the book world consumed with the story of the $3 million publishing deal for Johnny Depp’s dogs.
But then the rest of 2016 happened.
I don’t wish to get maudlin on this blog…
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