All Is Not Gloom And Doom
In contrast to the usual gloom and doom articles about the prospects of book sales, this one is refreshing. It talks about the fact that one in three parents would rather buy a book than a toy for their kids for Christmas! It mentions a projected seven percent raise in book sales for next year! It uses the phrase literary renaissance! Well, okay, so the article is actually about the British book market, not the American. And then it evolves into an idiotic discussion of star authors and other overnight sensations. But anyway, it cheered me up for a couple of seconds there.