I haven't posted for a while about many of the interesting articles I've read while surfing the blogosphere (can one "surf" the "blogosphere"?) but you can go to my shared Google Reader items if you want to see the raw collection. I would like to mention a couple of new (to me) sites.
First (via Peter of Detectives Beyond Borders) is Dave's Fiction Warehouse is a new blog, that of Dave Knadler, "notes on a life of crime". Check out the best book he's read all year, the [second] worst book he's read all year, and which woman author he thinks can write (he's right!). Anyone in doubt about whether women can write crime fiction can be cured by reading this Petrona "favourite women detective novelists" posting, by the way.
Second (via Grumpy Old Bookman) is The Compulsive Reader , "reviews of some of the hottest writers working today, exclusive author interviews, literary news and criticism". The site has several contributors, first listed is Magdalena Ball, whose novel Sleep Before Evening is due for publication by BeWrite Books in 2007. From the blurb: "Marianne is teetering at the edge of reason. A death in the family sends her brilliant academic career and promising future spiraling out of control until resentment towards those who shaped her past leads her on a wild and desperate search for the truth about herself."