I get asked all of the time what I read and I thought I would toss it into a blog post.
For news, the first site of the day I check on National Newswatch. Â If you aren’t checking it out everyday, you are doing your news all wrong. Â I then check out the links of The Morning News and browse Metafilter. Â I have had an account for years but rarely log in. Â I check out the National Post, Macleans, and The Globe and Mail. Â Once I get the national news I check out The Toronto StarÂ and Calgary Herald. Â While not daily reads, I do read everything that is posted to the Hill Times.
The two sites that I explore the most are Yahoo! Sports and ProFootballTalk. Â I check Yahoo! Sports about 10 times a day and ProFootballTalk in the morning and then again in the evening. Â It is America’s Cup season which means that I spend a lot of time on YouTube. Â I generally watch the 20 minute race recap and if I have time, I watch the whole race on my TV via the PS3 app. Â YouTube on your television will forever change the way you watch TV. Â It is amazing.
I also follow Doug Smith’s Sports Blog where he lives and mostly dies with the Raptors. Â I read it because he is a great source of Raptors news but also because he has a unique blogging style that I really like. Â Once I am there, I generally find myself in The Star’s sports section where the goal is to avoid the Toronto Maple Leafs coverage. Â Then it is to check out the National Post sports but more or less I am just there to see if I missed anything that Bruce Arthur wrote and I missed his tweet to it.
Sportsnet.ca is my next sports stop and that is see what Michael Grange is writing about. Â Much of Sportsnet is written by television personalities and it shows but Grange is a sportswriter.
I don’t blog a lot about military technology and affairs but I do read Wired’s Danger Room daily and Tom Rick’s The Best Defence Blog. Â For urban discussions I follow a lot of people on Twitter but I also check out the Direct Transfer, Streets Blog, and The Atlantic Cities.
For blogs like most of the free world, I read Kottke.org daily and check out Gordon Price‘s blog weekly. Â I would read City Hall Notebook more but The StarPhoenix kind of let it die, although it seems to be coming back to life lately.
There are always a couple of books on the go. Â I own a Kindle but don’t use it much. Â Mostly because I prefer to browse Indigo and McNally Robinson. Â For all of the wonderful things that Amazon.com does, browsing books is the domain of the bookstore.
What am I missing? Â Suggestions?