Justin from Chicken Yoghurt has put together an eclectic selection of the best blog writing of the last year. Themed in chapters – Culture & Media, Sex, War, Politics, Activism, Work & Play, Death and Sport, it’s a rounded collection of the posts that appealed to Justin and so promises to be an entertaining digest of the year.
It should be available in all good bookshops and of course on Amazon. I’ve just ordered my copy and I’m looking forward to a leisurely read.
Here’s a review from the Amazon page:
‘The only book I’ve ever read that covers mint sauce and the war in Iraq. Genius.’
From Bristol to Baghdad, from sex workers to ambulance drivers, it seems like everybody, everywhere is keeping a ‘blog’. At least that’s what the media would have you believe. But with millions of blogs in the UK alone (and many millions more worldwide), it would take you more than a lifetime to read them all in search of the best of the bunch. Which is where this book comes in. The Blog Digest is the ultimate anthology of blog writing from the last twelve months. From searing topical commentary to hilarious musings on modern life – no matter whether you’re a seasoned
blogger yourself or just want to know what the fuss is about, there’s something here for everyone.
Charles Kennedy’s resignation, Lib Dem sex scandals and the election of a new leader, Ariel Sharon’s stroke, the Danish cartoon protests, the Winter Olympics, Gary Glitter, Dick Cheney shooting a man in the face…2006 is already shaping up to be a huge news year. Bloggers – for the uninitiated – are amateur online journalists who post real-time reports of major (and not-so-major) stories on their websites. Famous bloggers like Belle du Jour and the Baghdad Blogger have already secured lucrative book deals thanks to the quality and vibrancy of their writing. But there are literally tens of thousands of bloggers who have not yet made the move to print. “The Blog Digest” provides a complete round up of the way the blogging community covered the major events of the year. Collected and presented within a range of themes, this entertaining and opinionated guide features the very best writing from the rising stars og online journalism.
It’ll probably make an excellent Christmas present or stocking filler.