…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.