September 23rd, 2008

Waterlilies
Waterlilies in VanDusen Gardens.

I am looking for recommendations on interesting, funny, entertaining, or inspiring blogs to read. I feel like I am in a blog rut and would like some help getting out of it. Make some suggestions please, and base it on the ones YOU like rather than what you think I’d like.

A blog I recently started reading is Cake Wrecks on the recommendation of Susie. It isn’t normally something I would read but it’s hilarious! Who knew there was a trend in realistic cake portraiture. (Creepy.)

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10 Responses to “Tell Me What You’re Reading”

filmgoerjuan Says:

Lately I’ve been enjoying:

Heading East – wonderful personal/photography blog. Lots of interesting links to new and upcoming photographers. Beautiful posts about his family. He’s also on Flickr (and well worth adding as a contact).

Sweet Juniper! – a personal blog written by a husband/wife team. Lots of child raising stuff, but it’s beautifully written and often quite amusing/poignant.

Photon Detector – photography blog. Lots of interesting camera related stuff. A lot of new film and lens posts, but also a healthy supple of trashcam/toycam stuff too.

Saturday Morning Blog – classic cartoons and childrens’ shows from our youth.

Stewart Says:

A few things I like to read:
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
One post a week, on a sunday.

http://french-word-a-day.typepad.com/motdujour/
Nice mix of a word, photos and tastes of everyday life

http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/
I’m a long time fan of Cringely, by a long time I mean at least 16 years!

Rachael Says:

Thank you both for your suggestions. I haven’t had a chance to take a look at these as yet, but I like the sound of some of them.

Stewart, I am subscribed to Postsecret but haven’t looked at it in ages.

Ariane Says:

http://www.talkingtoair.com (i think you already know it though)
http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/ (i don’t always read cause the posts are long, but they’re very good)
http://sarahstourdiary.blogspot.com/ (sarah kramer of vegan cookbook fame)
http://gravellybeach.wordpress.com/ (this is actually daveo’s podcast, infrequent but awesome)
http://sarahpullman.com/ (also infrequent, but good)

Maktaaq Says:

Oh, there are a few I really look forward to each day, that maybe you haven’t read:

16 Days Under the Sundae: Sometime Vancouver resident and my former coworker, Raspberry is trying to make a new life for herself in San Diego; it’s a personal blog. She’s had a pretty interesting and somewhat tumultuous life so far in the blog (see archives). Nice person and good writer.

Litblitz: This Baltimore sort-of friend (online friend?) of mine writes about her numerous rejection letters from literary magazines. She seems like a sweet person, is always optimistic, and I am hoping that one day her short stories will be famous.

Hebdomeros: A Washington DC writer/librarian who reviews books I almost invariably want to then read. Seems like a really nice guy and has a lot of cool literary hobbies.

Maktaaq Says:

I don’t know why my link for Raspberry’s blog didn’t work, but here it is.

Rachael Says:

Thanks Oana. I can’t wait to check these out. They sound great.

Kirsti Says:

I read for the pictures for a quick jolt of inspiration whether it be colour, pattern or an inspiring line (the drawn sort):

design related:
Black Eiffel: http://blackeiffel.blogspot.com/
Design for Mankind: http://www.designformankind.com/
Design*Sponge: http://www.designspongeonline.com/

Illustration related:

for inspired and inspiring illustration and to satisfy my cravings for Scandinavian design sensibility and the repressed minimalist in me: Camilla Engman: http://www.camillaengman.com

fantastic line work and a brave, unapologetic sketch blog: http://www.jilliantamaki.com/sketchbook/sketchbook.html

illustration and painting info etc in easy to digest, well organised posts: James Gurney: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/

Art general:
contemporary art roundup – Hunt and Gather: http://www.huntandgatherart.com/

books:
book collection on Book By Its Cover: http://www.book-by-its-cover.com/

Fellow kid lit colleague kc dyer, whose blog I like to follow to see what new object/piece of furniture/electronic device etc her dog Silas has chewed beyond recognition: http://kcdyer.blogspot.com/

Kathryn Says:

Holly crap. . . now I have to go and check out all of these. But I thought I would add a few knitting ones. Just for you!

http://www.knittingcurmudgeon.com/ she makes me laugh & think
http://nursemyra.wordpress.com/ laugh & wonder (PG!!)