What [Other] Blogs Should We Read In 2009?

2009 is almost here and we could use some help finishing up out 10 Blogs To Read in 2009 list. This year we'll have 2 lists, one for librarian/library blogs, and one for everything else. We started voting Last Month, but the list is not even close to being finished.

What blogs do you read every day?
What blogs help you learn?
What blogs keep you informed?
What blogs make you laugh?
Who's the best writer out there?

It might help to think of it this way: 'I read many others, but these are the blogs that read even when time is short'

I'm looking for input from as many people as possible so the final list doesn't miss anyone new.

Before your nominate, take a look at past winners, they aren't eligible for 2009:

10 Blogs To Read in 2006

10 Blogs To Read In 2007

The LISNews 10 Blogs To Read In 2008

10 Non-Librarian Blogs To Read in 2008

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Why LJ's AL (Annoyed Librarian) of course....she really makes me think and pushes that envelope as far as it can possibly go!

Is there any other?

I use to read Library Avenger, but that has become milktoast and librarian.net & The Shifted Librarian are basically boring...

I guess in the long run it's about humor, range of interest, and do you make me think (can you make me interested enough to respond)?

You see I do read LISNews!

Mi Takuye Oyacin

Let me start off with a shameless plug for my own blog, and therefore a librarian blog, Interesting Pile: http://charlierb3.blogspot.com. I post links to lists, games, neat sites and lists of holiday TV marathons

On the non-library front:

MakeUseOf: http://www.makeuseof.com/
Mashable: http://mashable.com/
Mental Floss: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/
Neatorama: http://www.neatorama.com/
Look At This: http://seehere.blogspot.com/

In libraryland:

Swiss Army Librarian: http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/
Phil Bradley's Weblog: http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/
OPL Plus: http://opls.blogspot.com/
Love The Liberry: http://lovetheliberry.blogspot.com/
Hennapin County Library's BookSpace Blog: http://www.hclib.org/pub/bookspace/blog/

Offtopic, but I wouldn't mind seeing a list of library/librarian Twitters to follow.

My most read non-library related blogs:
Dispatches from the culture wars
Both are on scienceblogs.com
I also like very much: Bad Astronomy
That is hosted on the discover magazine site.

Unfortunately all my library indications have already been listed so at the moment I have no suggestions.

Best wishes from Rio!

I will second the vote for Swiss Army Librarian: http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/ (especially the Reference Question of the Week feature).

Here are some library blogs that I frequently save on delicious:
Free Range Librarian: http://freerangelibrarian.com/
Librarian in Black: http://librarianinblack.typepad.com/
Library Stream: http://librarystream.wordpress.com/
Library Garden: http://librarygarden.blogspot.com/

Infrequently updated but always top notch is Mary Carmen Chimato's
Circ and Serve: http://circandserve.wordpress.com/

New and promising is the group blog In the Library With the Lead Pipe: http://inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/

Since I shifted to a job in records management in the library last summer, I've found this to be one of the best RM blogs:
Informata: http://informata.blogspot.com/

Non-library blogs I read for my edjumacation:
Easily Distracted: http://weblogs.swarthmore.edu/burke/
Millard Fillmore's Bathtub: http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/
Steamboats are Ruining Everything: http://www.steamthing.com
The Edge of the American West: http://edgeofthewest.wordpress.com/
The Hieroglyphic Streets: http://thehieroglyphicstreets.wordpress.com/

And one blog that's required reading just for fun:
The Comics Curmudgeon: http://joshreads.com/

Nice writing. You are on my RSS reader now so I can read more from you down the road.
Jason Kenny

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