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I've spent most of the last few days catching up with email and other people's blog postings via my RSS reader. I was away for the first 4 days of the week with work and it's amazing how things mount up in just a really short time.
This week's posts:
- The Amazon UK BestSellers in Crime Fiction
A couple of books not yet released have made it into the top 10 already! You might like to comment on which in the list you have marked down to read.
- Progress Report: BENEATH THE BLEEDING, Val McDermid
What I've been listening to in the car. I'm about half way, so these are my first impressions.
- REVIEW: WASH THIS BLOOD CLEAN FROM MY HAND, Fred Vargas
My rating 4.7. Well worth the read.
- Weekly Geeks #13 - Author Photos
I set up a challenge/competition with photos of a dozen Australian crime fiction authors.
- Author Photos Revealed
The response to my challenge wasn't exactly overwhelming. Two correct sets of answers so I revealed which names belonged to which photos.
- Australian Literary Awards 2008 - who will the PM choose?
Well, this weekend he's in Beijing watching the Olympics, so I guess he's not reading anything. This award has two tax-free prizes of $100,000 each on offer, and Mr. Rudd gets the final say. Crime fiction writer and poet Dorothy Porter is one of those on the list.
- One of those trails
This is an illustration of how one thing leads to another. Starting off on One Minute Book Reviews I came across a different reviewer who uses a scoring system which requires ratings in 7 categories. Not for me I'm afraid. I'll still go with my "gut feeling", essentially subjective, system.
I also commented in this post how I am still posting under duress. Blogger decided last week that I was a potential spammer, then decided I wasn't, but has still got autosave turned off and every time I save I have to do "word verification". Very annoying but I've just applied to have it reviewed yet again. We'll see if my faith in Blogger as a good, easy to use, blogging site is restored.
- REVIEW: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Stieg Larsson
Another really good read, but not if you don't like long books. I compared it to a turducken.
- 2008 Shamus Awards Nominees
I've only read one of the books listed in this shortlist.
- now - WHITE NIGHTS, Ann Cleeves
- next - THE LONE TRAVELLER, Susan Kelly
- then - LITTLE GIRL LOST, Susan Kelly
- audio book - BENEATH THE BLEEDING, Val McDermid