Infinite Tasks Reawakens, Undergoes Redesign, Falls Back to Sleep
I am promoting this post, originally from December 27, 2010, up to the top of the page with a new date. I expect a little extra traffic through here the next few weeks, and wante to make sure people knew that, while this is not an “active” blog, I expect it to be so again. The last post was actually on January 17, 2011 – about two weeks later I became a father and, as is usual with such things, everything changed. I look forward to returning to the blog, but I also notive that the IJ Index and contents continue to generate hits, and I am pleased that my work here is generating at least a bit of internetterly spark.
A few months ago, I joined Goodreads. I’m not much of a social networker (notice the lack of Facebook or Twitter feeds on this page), but after having come across yet another mention of Evan Dara’s The Lost Scrapbook or Edmundo Paz Soldan’s Turing’s Delirium, but never remembering to get a copy of either, I realized I needed a to-read shelf somewhere in the internet clouds. Pretty quickly, I enjoyed the process of shifting books from the to-read to the currently-reading to the read shelf, and jotting down a few paragraphs worth of a review. I also found quite a few excellent recommendations there from the folks who have become my “friends.”
This presents a good opportunity to revitalize Infinite Tasks, which receives a good bit of traffic even through its dormant phase. I am going to develop some of the reviews I’ve started over at Goodreads and post them here, starting with Lee Konstantinou’s Pop Apocalypse, and then some books by Cory Doctorow, Susan Palwick, and others.
At the same time, this was a good opportunity to give Infinite Tasks a facelift. Hope you enjoy the new look of the page (and your first look at me, above). And, if you want to be my Goodreads friend, just send me an invite!