Blogday 2007: Showing Love by Linking…

Blog Day 2007

These are some areas of the internet that have been known to catch my eye when I should really be paying attention in class, or doing my reading. As part of my entry into the   festivities, I would like to highlight these other blogs. I offer my links:

Lacunae is the blog of Douglas Wolk, a freelance journalist and critic who writes about music, comic books and other things for the New York Times, Blender, the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Rolling Stone, Salon.com, and a bunch of other places. He also wrote Reading Comics, which fills me with both rage and admiration.

WW1 Experiences of an English Soldier is made up of transcripts of letters written by Harry Lamin, an English infantrymean from the first World War. The letters are posted exactly 90 years after they were written, so you get an idea of what it would be like to get frontline dispatches at the time. It’s an interesting way to experience history.

Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers is a little bit of everything. There are looks at family life, culture and politics, and even poetry. There are also some excellent pictures of the Irish countryside.

Very Short Novels is a blog that understands the value of concise language. Hemingway said the best story he ever wrote was only six words. Well, these aren’t that brief but the author does make an effort to cut away everything but the meat of his fiction. Each story is 299 words. That leaves no room for fluff and requires a level of discipline I admire.

MightyGodKing is my brother from another mother and internet spiritual advisor. This blog seems to have many of the same concerns as Semantic Drift like law school, movies, comics, etc., but is often funnier, much to my chagrin. I especially like the “Explaining Hollywood” scenes.

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