If you had told me three years ago that I would have gotten this blog to 500 posts, I don’t think I would have believed you. But here we are: five hundred posts of wordy review-y media junkie pop culture goodness, awwww yeah! As it turns out, not giving a shit about whether people give a shit about what I give a shit about kinda works for me as a blogging strategy.
To commemorate this exhaustive record of my media consumption (and the odd, other thing), I took a quick look through my reviews and listed some highlights from my first 500 entries. These works jumped out at me as excellent and particularly memorable ones, and for whatever reason just really spoke to me personally.
Ten Exceptional Novels
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
Typhoon by Charles Cumming
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge
Halfway Human by Carolyn Ives Gilman
Buyout by Alexander Irvine
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
How the Dead Dream by Lydia Millet
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis
And I’ll leave you with a tune from a band that’s easily become my favorite since I started this blog, Panzerballett — here’s amazing drummer Sebastian Lanser playing “Bird Wild Web.”
Thanks for reading!