I never thought that I would be writing about capital P Politics on this blog, but I feel it’s important to briefly share my sadness and anger at the outcome of the UK referendum, an outcome I very much fear is in part a terrible product of ignorance and racism. Yesterday I was going to post a book review but my draft felt too out of keeping with the day’s emotions. Now I’m concerned that if I don’t state my position clearly, it will never be the right moment to get back into sharing my reviews. After publishing this, I’m going to reschedule the posts and keep on writing; it’s not because I’m oblivious to the very real crisis affecting all of us in the UK.
My blog reflects my personal belief in, and commitment to, inclusivity, diversity and informed decision-making. I think there are real dangers in being isolated from other cultures and viewpoints. I am very scared at the thought of being shut off from the rest of England, as well as Europe, in my book-filled London room.
I’ll be blogging as usual and will be trying to keep the blog as my happy place, on the internet and away from borders, where I can write about the books I love and connect with other readers around the world.