I think I’ve mentioned before how much I like Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog; it’s good by any standard, but especially by the standard of a “house blog” at a big retailer.
Case in point: This neat post that synthesizes Amazon’s best books of 2009 list, Publishers Weekly’s list, and the NYT’s notable books list—and shows the books that are listed on all three. There are only eleven.
I, for one, was delighted to see that Asterios Polyp was one of the books in the Venn diagram bulls-eye. (Previous love.) I read a lot of good books this year—though not all books published in 2009, of course—and I think it’s the one that left the deepest impression. It made me want to do everything better!