The five non-library blogs meme

Rachel Singer Gordon at The Liminal Librarian has a meme for library bloggers: Post five non-library blogs that you read. I’ll bite! Here are mine:

Apartment Therapy: I visit AT at intervals when I’m feeling the need for home-decoration wish-fulfillment, voyeuristic gawking at other people’s apartments, or advice on finding furniture. Or when I just want to say "Ooh. Pretty." Alison Bechdel’s blog, with her fabulous cartoons. I started reading Dykes to Watch Out For, the comic strip, at least a decade ago, and I hope I’ll still be reading it years hence.

if:book: The blog of the Institute for the Future of the Book. Lots of really interesting observations about textuality in the digital age.

indexed: I’ve mentioned it before, but I can’t resist mentioning it again. Life explained through graphs, charts, and Venn diagrams, all hand-drawn on 3×5 index cards. Come for the hilarity, stay for the strange allure of data visualization.

strange maps: A coworker introduced me to this blog, and I’m so glad she did. It’s entirely devoted to (as the title suggests) out-of-the-ordinary maps. I love maps, and these are fascinating.

3 Responses to “The five non-library blogs meme”

  1. Jeannette says:

    Ooooh. I’m a fan of Apartment Therapy, too. My favorite game is “where’s Ikea?” It’s like “where’s Waldo” but finding Ikea stuff in the pictures. 🙂

  2. Amanda says:

    Jeannette, have you seen this?

  3. Jane Dark says:

    That Index site is amazing. I wish I’d thought of it.