No. It hasn’t escaped me that I missed yesterday’s blog posting. I hope to post twice today to make up for it. Here’s just a little tidbit, fyi…
The absolute (with the exception of Clarabell’s) silence on the Jack Pendarvis post tells me something. Other than the fact that this is a new blog and has relatively few readers, the people who do read are in the same deplorable state that I am when it comes to finding tried and true methods for staying on top of the latest, greatest books on the market. Fair enough. I suspected as much. But in my thinking about the common(?) problem, I stumbled upon a possible solution.
Now, many of you may already be familiar with The Millions.
This online magazine, established in 2003, has apparently been featured on NPR and noted in the New York Times
, the Los Angeles Times
and other publications of note (according to their “About” page). I’ve never heard of it. Sadly. Because it appears to be a great place to locate not only lists of books
but also thousands of reviews
. It also has a nifty little subscribe feature that will send daily updates to your email inbox – for those of you who, like me, can’t be bothered to search out a webpage. (It’s just too many clicks). And, like I read the New York Times
(also sent directly to my inbox), I am now reading The Millions
Of course, I’m still open to hearing of other methods; and I promise to pass them along as I hear of them or discover them for myself. I’ve also added a new list: Gabriel’s Year In Books in which I’ll list the books I’m reading for any given year. I’m starting 2011 with a book I recently started (but will not finish until the New Year), Justin Cronin’s The Passage. I’ll also review those books and link those reviews to the list. Just a little holiday gift from me to you in our ever constant search for good books.
Happy reading, everyone!