The book review sections of major newspapers are branching out to the blogosphere.
Washington Post: Short Stack
New York Times: Paper Cuts
The Guardian: Books
The cult of Jane is as strong as ever. Take a stroll through these blogs for all things Austenian.
Jane Austen Today
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
Jane Austen's World
If you like checking out staff recommendations at your local bookstore, you'll enjoy these blogs from independent booksellers.
The Inkwell Bookstore
The Inside Flap
In Japanese, dogs say wan wan, but in Greek they say gav gav. Onomatopoetic words for animal sounds can be surprisingly different from language to language.
Derek Abbott's Animal Noise Page
Animal Sounds in Foreign Languages
Passionate about food and language? These online epicures have got your number.
New York City Food and Drink
The Food Timeline
Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages
Cruciverbalists unite! Some serious crossword types talk about their puzzling obsession.
Diary of a Crossword Fiend
Madness... Crossword and Otherwise
Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle
The JimH Crossword Blog
Ryan and Brian Do Crosswords
Whether your abbreviation of choice is ESL or EFL, here are some great blogs on teaching English to non-native speakers.
ESL Podcast Blog