Blinks: Washington Post and Time’s Best of 2011; reviews; Amazon vs independents; King on TV

» Washington Post’s Best Books of 2011 includes Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84; its 50 Notable Fiction includes Stephen King, Lev Grossman, Felix J. Palma, Erin Morgenstern, Eoin Colfer, Karen Russell

» Time Magazine’s Best of Books 2011 [subscriber only] is led in fiction by George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons

» Time Magazine: Seven Books Lev Grossman Is Looking Forward to in 2012 include titles by William Gibson and Paolo Bacigalupi

» Slate’s Farhad Manjoo: Buying books on Amazon is better for authors, better for the economy, and better for you

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Will McIntosh, Kathleen Ann Goonan, John C. Wright

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Margaret Atwood, Kate Beaton, Erin Morgenstern

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand surveys Stephen King on TV, from ‘Salem’s Lot’ to ‘Bag of Bones’