Monday, December 22, 2008

Random Chatter, and Some Questions

I have temporarily taken down my "Other Debut Coverage" box because I have not been populating it. I have decided to give myself a break from combing blogs for debut coverage until the new year, or maybe just until after Christmas. Depends on how the mood strikes me.

I have been busy reading some of my unfinished novels of the year. I could not finish five, but at least two of them I am determined to finish before my end-of-year post. So in the next two weeks, expect those reviews along with the usual Debut Showcases.

I have also been busy buying gifts. This weekend was much busier than I usually prefer. Actually, so were the last three weekends.

Some questions for you, if you feel like answering:

Do you ever read the "Other Debut Coverage" box on my sidebar? It doesn't take much effort to populate it, but sometimes it gets a bit dated when I get behind on my blog reading.

If you are a blogger, do you ever see it pop up in your list of referrers?

And because I am curious, I am also interested in knowing which other blogs you read besides this one. Please leave a comment with three to five (or more!) of your favorites.

9 comments:

T.D. Newton said...

I don't think I have the "list of referrers" thing setup correct to be able to see that. Plus, I don't have a big presence yet as I've really just gotten into broadening my blog reading and posting in forums to get to know the community better.

I can, however, contribute some of my frequent reads.
Speculative Horizons - http://speculativehorizons.blogspot.com
Nathan Bransford's Literary Agent blog - http://nathanbransford.blogspot.com/
Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin' Blog - http://sqt-fantasy-sci-fi-girl.blogspot.com/

ediFanoB said...

Fortunately we (my wife and I) ordered (yeah, only books and CDs this year) all gifts at beginning of December. We wanted to avoid all these busy shops.....

To be honest I read several blogs on a regularly base. Google Reader is a great tool to check a lot of blogs.

These are some of the blogs:
http://darkwolfsfantasyreviews.blogspot.com/
http://aidanmoher.com/blog/
http://www.graemesfantasybookreview.com/
http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/
http://otter.covblogs.com/
http://fantasycafe.blogspot.com/
http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/
http://templelibraryreviews.blogspot.com/

SciFiGuy said...

Hey Tia in answer to your questions, I always check the Other Debut Coverage (heck you've featured my reviews there a couple of times) but I can't tell on my referrers list whether they are coming from there or your blogroll (is there a way to distinguish as I am happy to check).

As to blogs I check almost 40-50 daily or every other day through Google Reader. I always check yours, Vampire Wire, Literary Escapism, Darque Reviews, Un:bound, Fantasy Book Critic to name a few.

S.M.D. said...

I read your blog via a feed, so I can't say I've ever realy paid any attention to your sidebar. Does that make me a bad person? *cries*

Tia Nevitt said...

SMD, I am guilty of using Google Reader as well, so I hope not!

It's interesting to me how we all visit the same blogs. Un:bound (was that a typo?) is the only new one for me, and of course I will check it out.

Maria said...

I read mysteries so I check Lesa the Librarian's blog. She covers a LOT of mysteries as well as non-fiction, general fiction and some kids and YA. Really good blog.

I also belong to a yahoo group that is mostly mysteries and with me in it, some urban fantasy and fantasy.

I read the BookspotCentral forum all the time too.

I also read "Me and My Big Mouth" Scott Pack's blog. He reviews a lot of music and books--but he's in the UK so they are generally totally different from what I run into here. He also reads a very broad range, so I get to see reviews of stuff that I will never read, but am always happy to see is out there (you never know when you need a book for that special someone that is hard to buy for!)

I can't say that I knew about that sidebar link...

Lisa said...

I'm guilty, I haven't read it.

My favorite 3 blogs:
http://tiaswritingblog.blogspot.com


http://darkparables.blogspot.com/

and for the 3rd I tend to jump around.
I also enjoy doing an occasional blog surf.

madscientistnz said...

These are the blogs I check daily, there are others I just check occasionally.

S L Viehl/Lynn Viehl
http://pbackwriter.blogspot.com/
Neil Gaiman
http://journal.neilgaiman.com/
Antick Musings
http://antickmusings.blogspot.com/
Robin McKinley
http://robinmckinleysblog.com/
and Tor.com

Maria Zannini said...

I am a big fan of:

Dear Author http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/

Bookends Lit Agency
http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/

History Hoydens
http://historyhoydens.blogspot.com/

from the other Maria...grin