Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Book Review Meme

Okay, honestly, I'm a little confused about how all this is supposed to work, but I'm going to give it a shot.  If you want to participate, go to John's site, Grasping for the Wind, for easier cutting and pasting of the list of links.  Here's the info from John's site:

"Well, I have had new idea for a meme, so I thought I would go ahead and post it, and see what kind of reaction it gets.

Here is how it works: Find a favorite book, movie, or videogame review (Science fiction and fantasy related) that you have written, no matter where it was posted, and add it to the following list. Make sure to repost the whole list, because in doing so, we accumulate what the reviewers themselves think is their best work, and give each other some linkages, increasing everyone's rankings.

Again, I plan to keep track of all the blogs that link back to me, and I will add the review of choice to the list. If you are one of the early adopters, you can check back here occasionally and add the new ones that get added to the list at your blog or website.

This probably won't be as successful as the Book Reviewers Linkup Meme, but I certainly would find it useful to know what reviews are considered their best by the writers themselves.

Use the format of [Blog /Website Name] - [Book Name in CAPS w/ Link] by [Book Author Name]"

The Book Review Meme @ Grasping for the Wind
1. Grasping for the Wind - INFOQUAKE by David Louis Edelman
2. Age 30+ ... A Lifetime of Books - A COMPANION TO WOLVES by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
3. Dragons, Heroes and Wizards - ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE by Robin Hobb
4. Walker of Worlds - THE TEMPORAL VOID by Peter F Hamilton
5. Neth Space - TOLL THE HOUNDS by Steven Erikson
6. Dark in the Dark - GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY by M.R. James
7. A Dribble of Ink - THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
8. Fantasy Book News & Reviews - EMPRESS by Karen Miller
9. Fantasy Debut - ACACIA by David Anthony Durham Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Overall Review Afterthought
10. All Booked Up - THE BLUE SWORD by Robin McKinley
11. Fantasy Cafe - THE BOOK OF JOBY by Mark J. Ferrari
12. AzureScape - ANATHEM by Neal Stephenson
13. The Book Smugglers - THE INFERIOR by Peadar O'Guilin
14. Besotted Bookworm - PARANORMAL FICTION FEAST by Christine Feehan, Julie Kramer, and Jayne Castle
15. Renee's Book Addiction - WANDERLUST by Ann Aguirre
16. - THE BLACK SHIP by Diana Pharaoh Francis
17. Literary Escapism - FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE by Kim Harrison (with spoilers)
18. Speculative Horizons - THE TERROR by Dan Simmons
19. Stella Matutina - NEW AMSTERDAM by Elizabeth Bear
20. Variety SF - MISSION OF GRAVITY by Hal Clement
21. WISB/F&SF Lovin' Blog - SEABORN by Chris Howard
22. Highlander's Book reviews - A MADNESS OF ANGELS by Kate Griffin
23. The Old Bat's Belfry - THE CROWN CONSPIRACY by Michael J. Sullivan
24. Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews - THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
25. The Sci-Fi Gene - PERDIDO STREET STATION by China Mieville
26. Against the Nothing - MAY BIRD AND THE EVER AFTER by Jodi Lynn Anderson
27. Flight into Fantasy - AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman
28.  Subliminal Intervention - UNWIND by Neal Shusterman  
29. Items of Interest - BITTEN TO DEATH by Jennifer Rardin
30. Necromancy Never Pays-- GENERATION DEAD by Daniel Waters


Mulluane said...


It works the same way I found this post, by backlinks. Not sure how John has his set up (he is likely just tracking linkbacks to the post itself) but for example, I have this set as a search in my google reader.

Then when anyone links back to my blog (like this post does) I know about it.

John will follow his backlinks and add you to the master list. Then I check his list every few days and update my list, now we are both linked to each other! (and everybody else on the list)

Hope that made sense :>)

Dreamybee said...

Ok, that makes sense. I've never gotten so high-tech as to set any searches in my Google Reader! Thanks for the explanation.

Heather J. said...

Yup, that's how it works. :) Glad you're on board!

Jeanne said...

This is a great meme. I don't know if I'm on board with the linkbacks, but I'll see what I can do. Here's my link:

I left my link in the comments for John and intend to update as he does.

Jeanne said...

I did this wrong, but fixed it on my list. The book by Daniel Waters is called Generation Dead. It's only my post that's titled Fiction and Lies. Sorry! Sometimes it takes me a while.

Dreamybee said...

Heather J-You've been watching this list grow from the beginning. How fun!

Jeanne-No problem, I fixed it for you here. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who does things like that!