Big list of Games
– "An unfiltered list of games featuring a leading lady, because such a list should exist."
Have a suggestion for a game?
Leading Ladies in Media
– "Highlighting female protagonists in Film, TV, Comics, and Books."
Bonus link: hardcore gaming
– Fuck Yeah 1990s
"...one of the greatest rewards of a reading life is discovery." A short essay
by Janet Potter
Notice some best of the year or best of the decade lists? I guess you could do that, if you are into the retro thing. Forward thinking websites bring you the best of the year to come. From The Millions we have books
and from io9 science fiction books
. (Io9 is also worried about a few things
in the coming year.) From The Onion AV culb we have media, broadly defined
. Rotten Tomatoes lists the most anticipated Sundance films
. You want games? We got games from BoingBoing
. [more inside]
With the advent of December comes the annual ranking of the book industry's over-saturated market. Along with the garden variety Best Books of 2008
lists, niche critics weigh in on the best cookbooks (baking
), most trustworthy business publications
, best children's book illustrations
, safest bets for literary holiday gifts
, and, of course, the prettiest book covers.
What to read
. A list of lists for book recommendations, includes a compiled "Great Books" Lists
with a World Literature list
and lots more.
100 key books
“Cyril Connolly chose 100 key books from England, France and America first published between 1880 and 1950 to represent ‘The Modern Movement’.”
This site asks:
“How does the list look now, in the first decade of the 21st Century?”
“an additional list of key books is needed for 1950 to 2000. What should be included and why? Does Connolly's selection criteria need adjusting [just England (when so many of the books are from Ireland), France and America!] and if so how should this be done, remembering that Connolly was very precise in delineating the list as Key books, not best books?”
Ginsberg's Celestial Homework
is the reading list Ginsberg handed out on the first day at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
as "suggestions for a quick check-out & taste of ancient scriveners whose works were reflected in Beat literary style..."
Founded in 1974, Ginsberg taught at the school until his death in 1997.
Books I Did Not Read This Year:
For novelty or perhaps for gleeful one-downmanship, Kieran at Crooked Timber shares a list of books he did not
read in 2003. Literary guilt
is hardly new, but some argue
our neuroses about unread books grows as our distractions multiply. Of course, this attitude (besides bordering on criticism of the glib, "pop lite" type) usually comes part and parcel with the common complaint that paper culture is dead. And one could easily make a distinction between neurotic englit-geek Guilt and the casual reader's mere missed opportunity. Without rehashing either of those discussions, what are the (presumably) best books (or any pieces of art) you didn't
consume in 2003?
has added an interesting new service: a report on the most requested out of print books
, based on searches submitted to them between July and December 2002. Will publishers take note?
Who's the Best-Read MeFite?
The 100 best works of fiction (as chosen by Norwegian Book Clubs) (via Archipelapogo
). Sure, it's arbitrary, but there's a lot of great writing here. Bragging rights awarded (unless someone cares to sweeten the pot). How many have you read?
Caterina lists every book she's ever read
on her website (found via Follow Me Here)
. Her site reminded me of another site I found a few years ago, in which a guy listed every book he'd ever read since he was 8 or 10 or something. He'd even done a word count. Anyone know the URL of this site? I ran a google search
and didn't find the site I was looking for, but I did discover that many other people
keep lists of all the books they've read, including this reader, whose list goes all the way back to 1958.