Friday, March 23, 2007

5 Non Library Blogs I Read. Plus Books.

I'm very excited to see Janie Hermann from Library Garden tag me with the latest library-blog meme. First, because hey, we Jersey Girls have to stick together! And second, because I'd noticed the meme going around and had been thinking about doing it anyway, but wanted to do it with a twist. And Janie also did it with a twist! Yay, Garden State.

So technically, the meme is "5 non-library blogs that we read," in part a reaction to that American Libraries story. So it's like cool, Liz, put your money where your mouth is!

So, here's the thing. I'm going to give you 10 blogs, 5 non-library AND non-book, and 5 book blogs. Because between the AL story, and the meme responses not containing many lit blogs, I feel like pimping books. Because libraries may be about outreach, and Web 2.0, and customer service...but the books are still important!

My 5 non-library blogs:

TV Squad. Excellent TV news, including recaps. (Not as snarky or as long as Television Without Pity, which isn't technically a blog, so I'm sneaking it in this way.)

Gawker. Gossip. (It was a tough call between this and Defamer...oops, I snuck in an extra blog? My bad.)

Whedonesque. A Blog about Joss Whedon; and anyone ever connected to the Whedonverse. A minor character starring in a new TV series? Find it out here!

Go Fug Yourself. It is possible to be too thin, and too rich.

Here And There Japan. The author lives and blogs from Japan; it's full of photos and facts about everyday life, geared towards children. Ever since I stumbled across this, I've been fascinated. I cannot wait to be able to travel to Japan.

My 5 book blogs:

GalleyCat. A blog about books and publishing.

Blog of a Bookslut. Jessa Crispin's blog, dedicated to those who love to read; news, reviews, commentary, insight.

Snark Spot. Jennifer Weiner's blog. I enjoy both her "slice of life" episodes and her spirited defense of "chick lit".

A Fuse #8 Production. I wanted to include one and only one kidlit blog; and I'm going with Fuse. She covers so many areas of the kidlitosphere, that if you just go there you'll find the rest of the 'verse quick enough. Plus, librarian! Woo hoo!

Brotherhood 2.0. The world must watch this engaging videoblog by John Green and his brother. Yes, it's that good.

Cross posted at Pop Goes the Library.

Edited to add:

I tag: on my library side, the Rock & Roll Librarian, Dog Ear, Purled Pouches and 2nd Gen Librarian.

On the kidlitosphere side, let's change the Non to "5 Non KidLit Blogs I Read" and tag MotherReader, Big A little a, Chicken Spaghetti, Book Buds and Scholar's Blog. And anyone else who wants to play!


Gina Ruiz said...

Oooh! You love Go Fug Yourself too! I love that. It's where I go when I need a quick cheer up. Sure to put a smile on my face. Try Manolo's Shoe blog if you haven't already.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Liz! I like Maud Newton for books; About Last Night (Terry Teachout) and Quiet Bubble for culture; Filmi Geek for Bollywood reviews; and the various blogs at the Jackson (Miss.) Free Press, an independent weekly newspaper.

If anyone knows a good classic soul blog, I'm interested!

Kelly said...

Thanks, Liz! I'll put up my answers tomorrow. (I read a lot fo the same blogs!)

fusenumber8 said...

Woo-hoo!!! Thanks for the tip of the hat. I'm off to bask in the homey glow of my ego now.

MotherReader said...

I'm going to do mine now before anyone else has a chance to tag my taggies.

Michele said...

Five non KidLit Blogs ? Hmmm. Do I read five ? I'll have to count and check !

I discovered "Television Without Pity" via Doctor Who quote searches - fantastic site, even if the guy who writes the DW pieces seems a little crazy ! (But then, let's face it, all Doctor Who fans are more or less crazy ! Like me, going mad because it's a mere week until season 3 starts !)

I'll do my meme later when I've checked my BlogRoll and FeedBlitz...

Bkbuds said...

I'm so excited! Thanks for including me. I'll have my answers up on Monday. Woo-hoo!

And I love Go Fug Yourself. It's the funniest thing on the Web.

Anonymous said...

hey, Liz. I answered on Chicken Spaghetti, too. thanks for the tag. I love to find out about more blogs.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Mine's up.

Michele said...

I did post mine - though I cheated dreadfully ! *grins*

Bkbuds said...

Oops, I listed 10 blogs. I think I messed up. Thank goodness I majored in English and not math, I guess.

Tyler Rousseau said...

Oh man... I don't even like responding to those "get to know your friend better chain-mails! Now I gotta meme!? Alright, but you asked for it ;)