January 20, 2011
I found myself reading fewer blogs in 2010, but these are the sites that found a home in my browser's bookmarks and RSS reader.
Feel free to add your own favorite blog (or blogs) in the comments.
The Casual Optimist covers books, book design, and publishing with daily news links as well as interviews and interesting features.
Cover Lay Down shares folk covers of popular songs, as well as popular musician's covers of folk songs.
Slaughterhouse 90210 is the perfect combination of concept and execution. Astutely matching stills from television and film with lines from literature, Maris Kreizman's posts are always guaranteed to make me laugh (and think).
Songwriters on Process, which recently changed its name from Writers on Process, interviews musical artists about the craft of songwriting.
Every other Monday, Storychord features one story, one image, and one song. Curated by Sarah Lynn Knowles, the site has turned me on to more visual artists than any other this past year, and always provides quality writing and music.
Work in Progress, the blog of publisher Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, is easily my favorite new blog of 2010. Combining smartly written guest posts by FSG authors, insightful interviews between authors and their editors, and other always interesting features, Work in Progress not only promotes the publisher but also entertains and enlightens its readers.
also at Largehearted Boy:
52 Books, 52 Weeks (weekly book reviews)
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics highlights)
Book Notes playlists (authors create music playlists for their book)
Daily Downloads (free and legal daily mp3 downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtracks)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from the week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists