Spring has sprung down here in Oz and the weather is best at this time of the year. The wattle is out and the tree in my front garden is glorious with golden blossom.
My posts this week:
- Never mind the quality, feel the width
A posting prompted by the fact that so many of the books I am reading seem to have so many pages.
I've set up a poll where you can tell me what the size of the book you are currently reading is.
- Review: VOODOO DOLL, Leah Giarratano
An Australian author you may have never heard of, but one to definitely look out for if you are into crime fiction.
- Forgotten Books: HALLOWEEN PARTY, Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is an author I definitely cut my teeth on, but should I re-read her? I'm tempted.
- Review: MY LADY JUDGE, Cora Harrison
The book I've listened to in the car over the past few weeks. Medieval mystery set in Ireland in 1509.
- Review: ROCK & ROLL HOMICIDE, RJ McDonnell
New San Diego author to look out for.
- CORDUROY MANSIONS, get your daily fix
Alexander McCall Smith is writing an online novel for the UK Telegraph. I've been listening to Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers) reading an episode daily. Will I be able to keep it up for 20 weeks I wonder?
- Participants in Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2008
BBAW was 15-19 September. here is a list of blogs for you to investigate.
- Carnival of Criminal Minds, No. 22
Declan Burke is hosting the Carnival yet again at his blog, Crime Always Pays. Declan says we need to talk about "where crime fiction itself is going, and what blogs and sites can do to help it get there."
- Bookgasm wins 6 BBAW awards
- CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith's online novel starts
- Print on demand with new ATM for books
- Helen Garner wins Queensland Premier's Literary Award
- Clive James on crime fiction
- now - COLD IN HAND, John Harvey
- then - THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION, Michael Chabon
- audio book - THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET, M.C. Beaton