Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Year in Lists

Image courtesy of strawberryluna

It's the end of the year, and so the annual "best of" lists have been written and spread across the world of information. I love these lists, comparing them to my own, arguing with them, using them to fill in gaps in my cultural literacy. Actually, I just love lists. Their orderliness gives me hope for my own cluttered life.

So please enjoy this list of my favorite 2009 lists:

Best Under-The-Radar Books of 2009 (part of NPR's comprehensive list of the Best Books 0f 2009)

The New Yorker Blog's Best Ten Films of 2009

All Songs Considered Reader's Poll Results for the Best Music of 2009 (where you can also listen to all the picks in their entirety)

The Chicago Tribune's Best TV shows of 2009

The People's Choice Awards for the Best Podcasts of 2009 from (And if you'd like some personal recommendations, I consider myself a podcast connoisseur.)

And of course, PC Magazine's Favorite Blogs of 2009 (where sadly you will not find Hiving Out listed. Of all the nerve.)

Enjoy browsing and feel free argue with these lists in the comments. We'd want to hear your picks!


  1. Here is a Best Children's Books of 2009 from Kirkus reviews :)

  2. Yeaaaah I love lists.
    Happy 2010 to you!

  3. oh I love Lists too! I have a whole book of odd lists of random information... it's one of my faves. off to check them out! ;)

  4. I have only seen 3 out of 10 of the New Yorker's movies (and I see A LOT of movies). Guess I have more work cut out for me.

  5. I love the snowy picture that you've used at the top of this post.

    Mae - you contacted me to ask if you could use my love letter picture, but unfortunately Blogger has hidden your email address from me. I'd be delighted for you to use the picture, so please do go right ahead.

    Best wishes
    Florence x



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