Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Feeling Linkish

In consistently trying to keep SavvyReader interesting (you can tell me if it's not; I won't be offended), I've been trolling the web for links today. Not all of them related directly to work, but I still found them interesting:

The Guardian posted a list of the 10 Best Lit Blogs a while back that led me over here where I discovered yet another cool reading challenge. Oh, and I didn't know that 2008 was considered the International Year of Planet Earth. I might just sign up to read Krakatoa too.

People are apparently proclaiming classical music, somewhat like the novel, dead. As a girl who listens to CBC radio 2 on an almost daily basis, I'm not 100% convinced this is true. And I'm glad this guy doesn't think so either. But goodness, I remember taking a philosophy of music course in university, and wow, what a mistake. Our prof was crazy (at one point he fell OFF the podium and broke his arm) and I was absolutely not cut out for that kind of "theory." Give me Descartes any day.

This best of list is completely unlike any other I've read for books in 2007.

And poor Tom Wolfe. Yawn.

Okay, I'm officially linked out for today.

2 comments:

Zesty said...

Hmmm.

And I just saw an article about the resurgence of classical music. Just goes to show you can't trust the critics sometimes.

Mark Thwaite said...

Hiya,

I'm so glad that you liked the ReadySteadyBook Books of the Year symposium.

I pull it together each year precisely because I want to find out about books that the other end of year lists seem to ignore ... I'm so happy it did the job for you!

Mark