Literary Corner Cafe (literarycornercafe.com) is turning into a huge, huge project. We still hope to have it back online before the end of the year (in fact, right around the end of the year), but it's evolved from a "simple blog with comments" to a huge, interactive Web site.
In addition to book reviews (fiction only, for now) on which members can comment, we'll have articles about the writing process, op-ed pieces, grammar "lessons," a forum, a "bookshelf" where members can list their favorite books and make comments about them, author biographies and interviews, author birthdays, an advanced search for books using keywords that will give our members better recommendations than does Amazon, fun polls, "spotlight" features, a book group, reading group guides, literary quotes, news from the world of literature, fun games and quizzes and so much more. All in all, Literary Corner Cafe is going to be the Internet's premier site for readers and writers. Anyone who likes books and literature will want to check it out and probably become a member.
And the layout is gorgeous! So sophisticated! I couldn't believe how gorgeous and polished it was the first time I saw it. Now, I just want to see more of it and I can't wait to introduce it to the world.