Blog Favorites

Jeff VanderMeer • April 10th, 2009 @ 10:15 pm • Uncategorized

Someone emailed me today and asked what’s on my blog favorites list on my browser. It’s pretty sparse, frankly. I’ve pared it down quite a bit because I was just sick of being overwhelmed with information, and also I have a low b.s. threshold at the moment. What’s on there now is a combo of blogs that I think of as “no bullshit zones,” blogs I’m just curious about recently and may or may not have staying power, a couple of news/review sites (Barnes & Noble has been publishing some really high-quality reviews), and then a few blogs of friends (which, coincidentally, all qualify as “no-b.s. zones,” too; I have good friends). This doesn’t include stuff I browse casually every once in awhile. And I’m sure I’ll go back to having a longer list, but for now this is more than enough, especially since plenty of intel comes in through email every day.


Forbidden Planet

John Coulthart

Silence Without

Barnes & Noble Review


Blog o’ Beer

The Mumpsimus

Angela Slatter

Bibliophile Stalker

Jacob McMurray

Cheryl’s Mewsings

Enter the Octopus

Eric Orchard

My Whole Expanse I Cannot See

16 Responses to “Blog Favorites”

  1. Fabio says:

    Good list! Haven´t visited all of them yet – will do it soon! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Charles Tan says:

    I’m honored to be in the list! Thanks.

  3. Michael Phillips says:

    Thanks for the nod!

  4. Sir Tessa says:

    I resent the implication that my blog may be a bullshit free zone. I work very hard to fill my bit of the internet with quality bullshit.

  5. jeff vandermeer says:

    There’s bullshit and then there’s bullshit. I haven’t even mentioned horsecrap or penguin droppings…or turds.

  6. drax says:

    Oh, thanks Jeff. Great list. Bookmarked scads of them, including the ace bullshit provider above.

  7. John Coulthart says:

    Thanks. :)

  8. Larry says:

    Nice list; have five on my blogroll already and been meaning to add a few others. Disappointed to see that Harriet Klausner’s blog wasn’t on there, though. Surely you don’t think she’s full of bullshit, right?

  9. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Ha! Larry–I actually check your blog on my cell phone. I can’t have you on my main blog list on the puter because your posts are so long I lose work time. ;)

  10. Larry says:

    That’s cool! :D I’m just honored that people actually take the time to read what I write, because sometimes it’s worse than BS; it’s showing me losing the plot halfway through a review, sometimes :P

    So, do we have to ask you for a sequel post for sites read on your cell phone now? ;)

  11. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    No, because it’s just you, the NYT, and the same ones I listed. I do read others from time to time–I just don’t institutionalize them.

  12. Larry says:


  13. Matt Staggs says:

    Thanks for the link – I strive for a gourmet blend of 85% content and 15% content. It’s all organic.

  14. Matt Staggs says:

    I mean 85% content and 15% bullshit. Ugh.

  15. Joe says:

    Cheers for the plug, Jeff, I do endeavour to keep the bullshit out, although sometimes we have problems with penguin poo (Edinburgh Zoo’s new day release programme for non flying waterfowl is a good idea but it has some drawbacks).

  16. Angela Slatter says:

    One is humbled to be listificated. :-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>