Saturday, January 27, 2007

Another Good Thing About Blogs

Thanks to Gail Gauthier and her post, Why Blog Reviews Are Important. Yes, we bloggers sometimes post about new and upcoming books. But we post about books eight months and eight years and twenty eight years after publication, too. It's important for authors; but I also think it's important for readers. Depth in reading (and reviewing) is important.

Which is why my Best Books 2007 list is going to incorporate any book read in 2007, and I'll start noting the publication date.


Anonymous said...

Sing it!!
Good books have a half life longer than a Twinkie.
I've heard editors talk about "kids today" really wanting commercial, cutting edge, graphically intense, (etc... fill in your own adjective) -- as if nothing older than yesterday would satisfy them! But I've seen my own kids rolling in the aisles over Mr. Popper's Penguins and sighing over Miss Rumphius so I'm keeping the faith...

Liz B said...

I also realize I'm "old" when I think of books I read (not necessarily "classics") and realize that they are almost forgotten. Or see books published only 5 or 10 years ago that are good disappear (from the shelves or from the knowledge of current librarians & other book workers). It's one of the things that makes winning a Newbery so valuable: keeps the book in print.

That said, I like the idea of bloggers keeping "old" titles (whether its 8 months or 80 years!) in the public eye, especially by doing reviews.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I love Gail's post! Food for thought....

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