November 18, 2008 11:23 AM   Subscribe

What are your favorite places to read about and talk about books online? Bibliophile hearts but seeks a world beyond... Are there any online book clubs that are good (my searches return a lot of results, but I can't tell at a glance what's worth exploring)? What are the book review blogs of record?
posted by toomuchkatherine to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Some book review blogs I like:

Lit Mob

I'm at work, so I don't have time to link. This should be a good start.
posted by reenum at 11:45 AM on November 18, 2008

You might want to try the groups at -- which is also a lovely tool for keeping track of your library...
posted by pernishus at 11:56 AM on November 18, 2008

Shelfari isn't bad.
posted by DrDreidel at 11:59 AM on November 18, 2008

The Old Hag is quite good. (Disclosure: Lizzie S., the decidedly NOT "old hag" behind The Old Hag, is my wife's cousin.)
posted by mosk at 12:37 PM on November 18, 2008

The New Yorker's Book Bench blog is pretty good. Readerville has forums that I get sucked into reading every once in a while, and there's also a Twitter-like fuction called Note: Books that lets you see little reviews from other people about what they're reading.
posted by gladly at 12:37 PM on November 18, 2008

Second LibraryThing.
posted by languagehat at 2:08 PM on November 18, 2008

Check out this old thread of mine for suggestions on book-related sites. I also have a book blog myself (link in profile), though I post rather, um, sporadically;-)
posted by orange swan at 6:00 AM on November 19, 2008

My favorite literary blogs, I also like Goodreads and Shelfari, but haven't found an online community that suits all my needs yet.
posted by kickerofelves at 11:48 AM on November 19, 2008

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