Feed Reader used to be my RSS feed reader of choice. I think it was the first thing Google coughed up, back when I began looking for an app to alert me to new posts from all the blogs and news sites I follow. A little while later, I moved over to Newz Crawler, and that was pretty decent as a desktop PC experience -- except, of course, for the z in the title, which annoyed me every time I remembered it. Even now, just thinking about it, it annoys me.
But we're not talking about my pet peeves. And anyway, since took the plunge on my eee Pad Transformer a few months ago, I've moved over again, and found an experience so convenient, immediate and accessible - not to mention beautiful to look at - that now I don't know if I could ever go back.
I've been using Newsr for Honeycomb, via Google Reader, and though it means I only ever see what folks have been blogging about when I'm done working for the day and I've settled down in the evening with my tablet and a nice cup of coffee, it's just such a wonderful experience that I can't bring myself to mind said shortcomings. So if any of you are looking for a better way, there you are.
Otherwise, please do excuse the digression -- I actually do have some news to share. Huge news... I think. See, yesterday evening, I was scrolling through my 300-odd feeds, and I came upon this post on the Orbit Books blog, wherein the following was said:
"Orbit US has signed for four new novels with Joe Abercrombie. The first will be a standalone and then a trilogy -- all set in the same world as The First Law trilogy."
We knew, of course, that Abercrombie was working on another standalone fantasy novel to follow The Heroes with, set in the same shared world as all his works to date, but as for afters? I know I didn't have a clue. Did you?
So is this huge news...
...or is it just news to me?