Tuesday, August 01, 2006

technorati says

cover of bookThe book getting the most buzz in the blog world right this minute, according to Technorati, is Chris Anderson's The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More. It's not in our database yet (can't imagine why not, it's been on our mind for weeks to make sure we'd order it...)

What technorati is actually counting is the number of new links on blogs to a title's Amazon entry, a somewhat mysterious measure of interest. Other things the geek world are reading : Da Vinci Code and Harry Potter. Travel books about Austria and Italy. Clive Barker's 2004 title, Days of Magic, Nights of War.

Another view of what people are reading is Library Journal's monthly list of The Books Most Borrowed in U.S. Libraries - Nonfiction (the fiction list is also available, but not nearly as entertaining.) The top five: The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Thomas L. Friedman ; Teacher Man, Frank McCourt ; Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Stephen J. Dubner ; Marley and Me, John Grogan ; Confessions of a Video Vixen, Karrine Steffans. Eee-too-bad. We don't have that last one in the database either.

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