Hatter, Horizons, Graeme, Wolf.
As announced on The Wertzone, Steven Erikson's pushed back the release date of The Crippled God (book 10 in the Malazan Book of the Fallen) to 2011. It looks like he won't be able to deliver the book until August. We can forgive the guy I think since he's been so consistent on every other installment.
In other news, Tia Nevitt (a fellow blogger at Debuts & Reviews) is going to be published. Congrats, you're living the dream!
What qualifies a book blogger? That's what Amanda Rutter's asks at Floor to Ceiling Books. I've thought about this a lot in the last months and it really comes back to whether people are consistently coming back to read your reviews/posts.No one is forced to read a book blogger's blog, although I may just figure out a way... :) People don't have to come back, but if they do and they find they have a similar opinion, then that's what gives a blog value and hence "qualifies" it, in my opinion.
I spoke with an author, who will remain nameless, on a forum thread where people were giving their opinion on chapter titles. I mentioned that for some reason when a chapter is titled I feel like that shows an author is working that much harder. Obviously that doesn't actually show how hard an author works, but I get that feeling nevertheless.
The author proceeded to ask me who I am to say such a thing. I admit, I don't have any published work, yet I have a say because I'm a fan. Each person has the ability to give their opinion on the work and everyone else can take that information how they will, especially on a forum where people discuss books.
I apply this to book blogs as well. :)
I found this at Edi's Book Lighthouse and it's awesome. I want two.
And that's the news...at least to me.