Saturday, December 01, 2007

Bloghopping + Best Books

Interested in reviewing? Like free books? As Tim Green's blog title puts it, "Write a Review, Save a Book or Two." Cool idea, saving books by appreciating/analyzing them.

Am I the only one who hates those "Best Books of the Year" lists that appear at holiday time? They all read like ads from the publishing establishment.

In other blogs, the ever excellent Fringe has a new issue up, and also a list of alternative Best Books on their blog. And you can vote! I'd vote, but my Best Book author never changes from year to year: Jane Austen. I do, however, liberally rotate the titles around to Best Book. This year's Best Austen is Northanger Abbey. Try it. You'd forgotten how clever and sly it is.


  1. I actually love those year-end lists. Of course I rarely have read a book written within the past year, unless it's poetry.
    Enjoyed the Fringe list, too.

  2. The idea is valid. Thanks for the link.

    Sending you my wishes for the Happiest Holiday Season, Rachel.

  3. Sarahjane -- In today's SF Chronicle book section, they actually had a category for Poetry Books! So all is forgiven with annual book lists. I really enjoy them, too, actually.

    Paula -- Happy Holidays! Thanks for stopping by. May your new year be filled with new poems and beautiful images.