Where do you go for a good read?
1. Writers’ Writing
The Solace of Lowered Expectations, http://thesolaceofloweredexpectations.wordpress.com/
When readers comment on Barbara Sullivan’s blog, they don’t just say “great blog”, they write volumes. A “once-a-month field report from the tall psychological grass off to the side of life’s beaten path.” She has this way of saying things that makes you want more. Not a how-to with tips to make you a famous novelist, just life, raw and imperfect, beautifully written.
2. Quick Read: Food facts
John-Bryan Hopkins takes the cake, and today the tacos. Every day he celebrates a National something day (yesterday National Crunchy Tacos day), and embellishes with food-related “things I should have known but didn’t.” For example: “1914 At the National Gallery in London, a suffragette slashed Diego Velázquez’s ‘Rokeby Venus’ with a meat cleaver.” Want to know the history of banana cream pie? Check March 2. Five food finds about Sloppy Joes? March 12.
3. For Cyclists with a Sense of Humor
Bike Snob NYC, http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/
Look hard for the name of the author. It ain’t there. Says a lot about a guy in this you-must-have-your-name-out-there world. Of course, it might be protection against retaliation. Bike Snob writes: “I love cycling and embrace it in all its forms, I’m also extremely critical. So I present to you my venting for your amusement and betterment.” He apologizes for offenses he might cause, with good reason. Nothing is sacred, which makes this site a good antidote for taking things too seriously. This guy is funny. So are the rest of us, which Bike Snob is kind enough to point out. He’s promoting his second book this week in Washington, D.C.: “THE ENLIGHTENED CYCLIST, Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Transcendence.” If you’re in the area, he says that he’s happy to deface a copy for you with his signature.
What are your favorite blogs?