Time’s List of Best Blogs 2009

Here is the list of Top Blogs  of 2009 as selected by the Time magazine
  1. Talking Points Memo
  2. The Huffington Post
  3. Lifehacker
  4. Metafilter
  5. The Daily Dish by Andrew Sullivan
  6. Freakonomics
  7. BoingBoing
  8. Got2BeGreen
  9. Zen Habits
  10. The Conscience of a Liberal: Paul Krugman
  11. Crooks and Liars
  12. Generación Y
  13. Mashable
  14. Slashfood
  15. Official Google Blog
  16. synthesis
  17. bleat
  18. /Film
  19. Seth Godin’s Blog
  20. Deadspin: Sports News without Access, Favor, or Discretion
  21. Dooce
  22. Confessions of a Pioneer Woman
  23. Said the Gramophone
  24. Detention Slip
  25. Bad Astronomy
Most Overrated Blogs
  1. TechCrunch
  2. Gawker
  3. Jim Cramer’s Blog
  4. PerezHilton.com
  5. Daily Kos: State of the Nation

Courtesy: www.time.com

Everyone’s Reading 11-18 Reading List


School Library Association (SLA), UK released Everyone’s Reading 11-18 reading list in their Riveting Reads plus series.

This is a very useful and interesting Reading list which mainly caters English books.

Anyway we can use it for selecting some books for our libraries.

“Eileen Armstrong has compiled this extensive list which was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, and includes an introduction by Alec Williams. The booklist contains around 260 titles young people from 11 to 18 will enjoy, arranged by catchy themes such as "Boggle" and "Indulge". The list contains material for boys and for girls, for reluctant and struggling readers, for students learning English as an additional language, and some titles to interest older students. The introduction includes lots of ideas and practical suggestions for schools to help instil a reading culture, and to encourage reading amongst those less enthusiastic and less able students. Written by Alec Williams, it provides 18 pages of comprehensive advice on how to use the booklist, general ideas about promoting reading for pleasure, how to reach specific target groups, and evaluating what you have done.

There will be a book-gifting scheme associated with Everyone’s Reading 11-18, which will launch in the autumn – state secondary schools in England will be entitled to 15 books from the list. Meanwhile you can download copies of the list at http://www.everyonesreading.org.uk