We did a lot of talking about books as we hung around the house on Sunday and Rose (youngest daughter) asked if I read any blogs that discuss modern general fiction. She knows my taste is much more genre-oriented. I must admit that science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries do tend to dominate my choices.
I was able to direct her to these spots, where I seldom comment but keep track of their book talk:
- Reading Envy: I “met” Jenny via SFFaudio so it is funny that she actually is much more of a fiction reader. She’s one of those people who sees the long list for the Booker Prize come out and instantly starts reading as many as possible so she can see if she agrees with the short list later. So unlike me and, therefore, fascinating.
- A Momentary Taste of Being: Steven Riddle’s book blog. Steven has remarked before that he probably will like 95% of what I recommend, whereas the percentage I am likely to enjoy of his recommended reading is much less. True enough. I am sadly limited in my enjoyment of the breadth of literature Steven reads and enjoys. That doesn’t mean I don’t like perusing the excerpts and reviews however!
- Semicolon: Sherry reads a lot more childrens’ books than I ever would, however, she also reads current literature and enjoys coming up with reading challenges for herself to which she invites everyone interested. The latest one focuses on Northern Africa. Sherry wants to read an adult’s book and a children’s book from each country. I’d never have thought of that!
- Books on the Nightstand: actually is a podcast but their forums are fairly active if the one on Goodreads is anything to go by. The cohosts work in the publishing business so they often are talking about current trends and upcoming books.