Let's hope this is no longer a problem otherwise once again some of you may miss seeing my words of wisdom.
I'm actually itching to get on with the next title in my self-imposed Agatha Christie Reading Challenge - see the block in the right hand column of my blog.
This week I've posted some book reviewing guidelines that you might like to comment on.
This week I've finished THE VOWS OF SILENCE by Susan Hill, THE MIRACLE AT SPEEDY MOTORS by Alexander McCall Smith, and THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION by Michael Chabon. I've decided to add Susan Hill to my favourite authors block.
So far I've managed to keep up with a daily dose of CORDUROY MANSIONS, billed as "the first online novel" by Alexander McCall Smith. We are up to chapter 25. I'm not sure why I am "reading" it (actually listening to the lovely voice of Andrew Sachs read it to me), or whether I'll hang in for the whole 20 weeks.
For the last 2 weeks I've had a poll running.
It asked Where do the books you read generally come from?
15 kind souls participated with the following results:
- 5 - a library
4 - new from the book shop
2 - ARC or review copy
1 each - used book shop, from a friend, Book Mooch, other
If you were a participant, many thanks.
This week's little poll (this is just to give you something to do in your visit) asks When was the book you are currently reading published?
- now - BROKEN, Karin Fossum
- next - THE MURDER ON THE LINKS, Agatha Christie
- audio book - THE LORD'S DAY, Michael Dobbs
- also listening to - CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith, up to ch. 25
- What's in a Book Review?
- Review: THE VOWS OF SILENCE, Susan Hill
- I'm a happy little blogger!
- Friday's Forgotten Books
- Review: THE MIRACLE AT SPEEDY MOTORS, Alexander McCall Smith
- Blog Action Day against Poverty, 15 October
- Ten more Australian author photos to guess
- The Anthony Award Winners
- Comics not really my cup of tea
- Review : THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION, Michael Chabon
- Steve Toltz on Guardian First Book Award longlist with A FRACTION OF THE WHOLE
- GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO wins Boeke Prize
- Read an extract from the Man Booker prize
- Gerard Brennan hosts Carnival of Criminal Minds #23
- Aravind Adiga is this year's Man Booker winner
- Australian author photo comp, closes October 20
- Vote for my blog on Bloggers Choice
- Laura Lippman wins yet another award for WHAT THE DEAD KNOW