Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Tuesday (It Is Tuesday Isn't It?) Browsing

  • There's an article in Book Standard about a relatively new website called PaperBackSwap. It's purpose is just like it sounds. It is a place where you can swap paperback books for other paperback books. And it's free.
  • If you are interested in feminist scifi, fantasy and utopian novels and writings, then this is the site for you. There are lists and reviews and criticism and you'll even find some bibliographies on music, dance, theatere and graphic novels.
  • And if you have a litblog and have been wondering just how do you write a book review anyway (I'm sure we have all read enough of them we can figure it out if we haven't already, but ya know, this is just in case, or maybe for some tips or something, anyway it is potentially useful), How to Write a Book Review
  • Finally, Slushpile.net asks What Happened to the Delete Key? They have the sneaky suspicion that books are getting longer. I think they might be on to something here. Though it really appears to me that perhaps we are losing the mid-length books. We've got big long books and little short books and fewer are falling in between. But then again, as I look up at my to-be-read shelf, the books looking back are fat and thin and everything in the middle. So maybe it just seems like books are getting longer.