September 22, 2010

Oh, what a mysterious world it would be…

Filed under: The Writing Life — jenny @ 5:57 am

…if we all read the blogs I’ve been going to lately, as well as those I consider old favorites.

I thought I’d do a partial round-up in the hopes that some Suspense Your Disbelief readers will find their ways to new places. (But please don’t stop coming here!)

Also, this is a VERY partial list, born of my thoughts at the moment. It is a work in progress and I will add to it over the next few weeks. Please tell me in a comment or email if I’ve forgotten one of the places I’m always leaving comments myself!

The very first blog I ever started reading was headlined by two authors (whose work is vastly different, each startling entertaining in its own way) and now features a whole roster of headliners. They make a nice community over there and it’s still the first place I drop in when I want to remember what might just lie ahead.

I try not to miss a post at the terrific blog/neighborhood created by Kaye Barley. Kaye gets such an incredible line up of guest posters that you never know what you might read there. I will never forget author Cornelia Read’s literary world jokes from last year.

You all know how I feel about indie bookstores and that’s why Lelia Taylor’s blog, with the subheading: Tales of a Former Independent Bookseller always gets my attention.

There’s a handful of mystery-specific blogs I love: Murderati is one; Stiletto Gang another; the Lipstick Chronicles has one heckuva roster. And here’s a new one I just discovered, and which I’m looking forward to getting to know.

The internet changes everything…and nothing. We still stand around and gab–only now the group is a lot bigger. I have met people who are truly dear to me in this crazy web and I try to visit their blogs as often as possible: Hart, a loyal commenter here, for intimate thoughts and looks into one woman’s interesting–even when it’s not interesting to her–life; Megan Bostic’s for caustic analyses of everything I don’t dare think of till she makes me; author Sara Backer for more sneak peeks into her writer’s life; author Lisa Unger just because she’s one of my favorites. And author Stacy Juba has a blog with an interesting conceit: you–or your character–get to talk about what was going 25 years ago today.

Then there are the review sites. Ack, where to begin? With The Book Girl maybe. And I couldn’t forget Lesa Holstine’s–librarian and mystery adorer–site. Lesa does great giveaways and contests as well–it’s worth stopping by to see if a gift might be in store!

That’s where I’ll bow out for the moment, as I go trolling for links and urls I’ve missed. Just one more thing. For sheer comic relief, there’s no better than this lady. And I mean no better. If you’ve borne with me this far, you owe it to yourself to check her out. She will leave you laughing, I promise.


  1. Jenny, how nice of you to include me in this stellar list! I’ll tell you one I like— . Also, . Oh, and . And . Can’t forget , now can we?
    Shoot, there are so many good ones I’m not getting any work done ;)

    Comment by Lelia Taylor — September 22, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

  2. Hmm, let’s try that link again–

    Comment by Lelia Taylor — September 22, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

  3. Yes! How could I have forgotten Sarah, whose Confessions keep me informed? Thank you, Lelia! I’m excited to check out this link, too–what an inviting name–it’s a blog post in of itself.

    Comment by jenny — September 22, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

  4. Hey, Jenny! Thank you so much for including me on your great list! I will have to check out these other links, as Megan is the only other one I know I visit pretty regularly. I have a ton of blogs I love, but it is always nice to get some new blood in the mix!

    Comment by Hart — September 23, 2010 @ 7:52 am

  5. Thanks so much for including me in this fantastic list, Jenny. I’ve bookmarked your post so I can check out the other blogs!

    Comment by Stacy Juba — September 23, 2010 @ 11:23 am

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