- Barry Hugheart: Bridge of Birds
- E Annie Proulx: The shipping news
- Mark Haddon: The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
- Jacqueline Wilson: The Illustrated Mum
- Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere
- Sisters of Mercy. I can't pick out a particular song, but in 2004 I finally got round to buying A slight case of overbombing, and in 2004 I was badly earwormed with A rock and a hard place during a Significant Moment, and in 2004 rysmiel gave me a tape of a Sisters concert which is just the coolest thing ever!
- Beth Orton: Someone's daughter. It was in 2003 that lethargic_man got me into Beth Orton, but it was in 2004 that I bought Trailer Park and got obsessed with this one as well as She cries your name.
- Pink Floyd: The Wall, particularly Comfortably Numb
- Tindersticks: Milky Teeth (and various other Tindersticks stuff)
- All About Eve: The Pearl Fishermen
- fluffymark: Networking the polymonsterwotsitthingy (social networks, with links to lots of other fun posts on the subject, and worthwhile stuff in the comments too)
- casby: Post! (prejudice and political correctness and offensiveness, particularly with respect to attitudes towards transsexuals)
- greengolux: Love
- gnimmel: Put down that poetry, child, you don't know where it's been! (Partly about Christina Rosetti, but taking in Art and gender and all kinds of stuff)
- papersky: Reading about people just like oneself
- Rant: Cancer prevention
- Christianity confuses me!
- Mild Rant: daft crush meme
- On not being a feminist
- daegaer: In the Days of Ahasuerus
- papersky: Strictly Cash
- ixwin: adventcalendar
- misia: You've been a lovely audience, I'll be here all week -- try the veal.
- j4 The still point of the turning world
Most prolific commenters in ascending order
People I'm really glad I got to know better
People I already loved who continued to be wonderful
New additions to my friends list
Friends from other places who joined LJ
People not on LJ
- New A
- Boss S