What Are the Blogs Saying About Me?

The NYTimes explores the relationships between authors and the web. Thanks to blog search engines like Technorati, IceRocket and Feedster, writers have easy access to the latest entries, where bloggers and their readers post both in-depth and off-the-cuff reactions to the books they’re reading. For some authors, blogs provide the first indication that someone other than family members and people who owe them favors are reading their books.