About the blog: the short version
How many books published this year will be remembered a century from now? Probably not many.
From Franco Moretti’s book Graphs, Maps, Trees:
A canon of two hundred novels…sounds very large for nineteenth-century Britain…but is still less than one percent of the novels that were actually published: twenty thousand, thirty, no one really knows.
So, there are a lot of books that have been forgotten. And most of them probably weren’t very good, but I bet a lot of them were fun.