Monday, December 28, 2009

Blogs of the year

Like many people my feed reader is set to collate dozens of blogs. After I've been away for a few days there are usually hundreds of posts to be read. In such situations I usually just click the 'all read' button. There are some blogs though that I make an effort to read and work back through the posts I've missed. Picking just ten of these as my must-read blogs of the year has proven a difficult task, but these are the ones I've plucked for:

Big Beat from Badsville
Crime Always Pays
Crime Scraps
International Noir
Do Some Damage
International Crime Authors Reality Check
Killer Covers
Progressive Economy

Thanks to all those that write them. And if I have to pick an absolute favourite for 2009 then it's Do Some Damage. A consistently entertaining read.

There is quite a long list of blogs that teetered on the edge of this list, many of which are consolidated on the Crime and Mystery Fiction friendfeed (which I always find time to check into daily).


Uriah Robinson said...

Wow! I am not worthy to be included in such exalted company, although a position between Declan and Dilbert does somehow seem appropriate.

Many thanks and I promise only to mention this honour two or three times a week during 2010.
Thanks Rob, you have made my day.

Anonymous said...

Rob - You've certainly picked some terrific blogs!! Your own belongs among them, too - I learn a great deal from it and visit it all the time.

Rob Kitchin said...

Uriah - Crime Scraps is a worthy blog as far as I and lots of your readers are concerned. No need to be humble. I've read a number of books this year because of your recommendations.

Margot - thanks.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Wow. I am truly honored. And likewise, I assure you.

Paul D Brazill said...

So smashing blogs there and a few I've never heard of. I agree about Do Some Damage - a proper good read.

Donna said...

Aw - thanks Rob. And likewise!

Steve Weddle said...

Thanks for mentioning DO SOME DAMAGE among such great company. And thanks for consistently providing such an informative and entertaining blog, sir.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

Thanks for compiling this list - I've been enjoying Do Some Damage and Pattinase but was unfamiliar with the others. I love the information-sharing on blogs! Congrats to everyone on Rob's fine list.