The OF Blog: More End of Year goodness

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

More End of Year goodness

You've probably noticed that I've only focused on novels (mosaic or regular) in my Best of 2007 Countdown. While certainly novels are the biggest sellers in the market today, I do indeed have plans for other categories in the coming days leading up to the Best of 2007 winners to be announced on New Year's Eve. So here's the plan for the next few days:

26th - A listing (with short descriptions) of those handful of 2007 releases read that didn't appear on my Countdown but which I feel are worthy of consideration.

27th - Devoted to those books I just didn't have time to read this year, but which I anticipate will be enjoyable reads in 2008

28th - A look back at the three debut novels on my 2006 list and what each author accomplished with their second novels in 2007

29th - A listing of some of the anthologies and short story collections I read in 2007. Think of this as a condensed version of a Countdown for books in these categories.

30th - Anticipated 2008 releases. Just a few of the books I hope to get/read in 2008. Doubtless there'll be dozens more in 2008 that I'll read/enjoy, perhaps more than these to be listed here.

31st - Best of 2007 List. Ranking of the novels, collections/anthologies, debut novels, and a few other odds and ends from this year.

Hopefully, these categories and the posts to come from this (yes, some of these will be multiple posts) will spark some debate and other such projects. Most importantly, it's a fun project at heart and while they will reflect my own personal tastes, I believe there'll be things of value here for each and every one of you reading my blog.

And of course, since today is the celebration of Christ's birth, I do wish each and every one of you a blessed and Merry Christmas, not to mention wishes for a happy and joyous new year to come.

2 comments:

Lawrence said...

Nice schedule, I'll keep in touch with your blog to 'witness' how you wrap up 2007! :)

Larry said...

Cool :D And sadly, I'm too ill to travel to the annual family Christmas celebration that my mom's side of the family has today. Cold air aggravates my lung condition, so I'll be spending today reading a couple of collections that likely will end up in the overview on the 29th. Lots of cramming to do :P

 
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