Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Looking for Something to Read?

Ever since I started this blog, I've been meaning to do a monthly book review. I like to read a couple of books a month (mostly non-fiction), but lately I haven't had as much time for reading. And as time marches on, my book list grows. In fact, I've probably got 5 or 6 books that I've ordered from Amazon in the last few months that still haven't been read.

But if you're not like me and you're looking around for ideas on what to read, here are some blogs that you might want to check out..............

Danny Yee's Book Reviews covers just about everything under the sun. Danny's an Aussie world traveller and he seems to have wide interests in both fiction and non-fiction categories. He's extremely organized as you can search for books under just about every category and subcategory that you can think of.

But one category I didn't see listed on Danny's site was horror. But don't despair! A Pensecola blogger named Tony has it thoroughly covered at The Horror Fan, a blog I found via the Aging Hipster. Horror is a dangerous genre if you aren't familiar with an author or his/her style. I usually only read these books in October (surprise, surprise).

Tony even points out a site where you can find free book downloads, SpecFicWorld.com. I've already downloaded a compilation of short stories that I'll read one night when I'm in the mood. Although, I readily admit that I'm far too tactile to do my reading via electronic means. Guess that's just one of my little personal quirks.

Closer to home, the Atlanta Media Bloggers lists both books and movies that they've experienced recently. The talented Spacey Gracey, who seems born to blog and be creative in general, has a hand in this, as do the folks at the Georgia Podcast Network. Though not blessed with an abundance of creativity myself, I do appreciate those who are.

So during these cold winter months, curl up with a good book. Be prepared to take a peek inside someone else's world. And hey, if that's not your thing, a new Survivor starts Thursday night. That's right.........another one!


Grayson said...

BG: Everyone bring their own thang to the social media table. That's what makes it the grand party in the tubes it's really all about. Thanks so much for the kind words. They will be reciprocated on down the road.

Anonymous said...

I just wish i had more time to read!

Button Gwinnett said...

SG - at the risk of sounding like a complete brown noser, if I had half the imagination or creativity that you have in your pinky, I would be a very satisfied person.

Steve - I know time is a problem for you. Anyone that tries to keep up with all that you do by reading your blog knows that. I hope I'm not being too presumptious or critical when I say that you have more inner strength and stamina that you sometimes give yourself credit for. I'm just glad that you have Bird to help you.

Tony Miller said...

I'm curious. You mentioned in a reply once that you maintain subscriptions to newspapers but you tend to read them online instead of the print edition. Given that I deal with the NY Times on a daily basis I have a couple of questions. I'm really hoping you can help me understand a bit more about the customer.

1st question - Why? If you're reading online anyways, why keep the paper edition?

2nd question - If you subscribe to the NYT do you keep the subscription because of the free access to Times Select?

Button Gwinnett said...

Hi Tony,

I'm not sure if this will help. But I actually only have one subscription and that's to the Gwinnett newspaper. I read it first with my coffee. And then I'll spend (depending on how much time I have) an hour or so perusing through the websites for the AJC, NYT, etc. or going through a news aggregate. I guess walking out on a cold morning to get an actual paper and then sitting down to read it is just a hard habit to break for me. But I do recycle. ;-)

Since I don't get the NYT, I don't have access to Times Select. I think the only thing I've ever bought from them is access to their archives.

Tony Miller said...

Thank you!