This week's posts:
- Weekly Geeks #23: Top reads for 2008, so far..
25 or so crime fiction books- a list you could head off to the library with. 7 Australian authors on the list too. Check out what weekly geeks is all about. Not just for crime fiction readers. In fact we are in the minority.
- Carnival of Criminal Minds #24 hits Halloween
some lovely information about the origins of Halloween, the icons associated with it, costumes, and the association with pumpkins. And lots of lovely blogs to explore.
- Review: THE UNQUIET NIGHT, Patricia Carlon
An Australian author not many will have heard of who should have got much better recognition here in Oz.
- Review: THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY, Siobhan Dowd
It was only as I began reading this that it dawned on me that it isn't adult crime fiction, but a book written for teenagers, and probably the younger end of that spectrum. That doesn't mean that an adult won't enjoy it though.
- Don't Tell Me Covers Don't Count
Books to talk about. 50 books that publishers think deserve to reach a wider readership – most specifically those that would make good subjects for discussion, those that don’t merely entertain, but give greater food for thought. Some lovely covers too.
- Big Wheels
A bit of research that I did on Millenium Wheels. Have you ridden one?
- Review: BROKEN, Karin Fossum
The Norwegian Queen of crime fiction writes a book that really isn't about crime although one gets committed.
- What's on your nightstand?
A list of what I'm planning to read in the coming month. A monthly challenge to participate in on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
- Forgotten Books: Collected Short Stories, W. Somerset Maugham
Have you heard of Pattinase's Friday's Forgotten Books? This is a weekly "challenge" I've been participating in.
- Review: WATERLOO SUNSET, Martin Edwards
The latest from Martin Edwards. An excellent read.
- Barossa Band Festival 2008
Just to show I do something other than read books, although of course I made my annual pilgrimage to The Raven bookshop in Tanunda.
- now - WHAT THE DEAD KNOW, Laura Lippman. This is the one that has won so many awards
- next - A MAN LAY DEAD, Ngaio Marsh
- audio book - THE LORD'S DAY, Michael Dobbs. I'm up to disc 8 of 10 so I should finish this week.
- also listening to - CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith, up to ch. 26. Just realised though that I haven't listened to any of the last week's episodes. Must correct that today.
- J. K. Rowling still the world's best paid author
- STRATTON'S WAR wins CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger
- Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander
- Steve Toltz on Guardian First Book Award longlist with A FRACTION OF THE WHOLE
- GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO wins Boeke Prize
The question: What is the nationality of the author you are currently reading?
- 12 people took the poll
Australasian - 2
British - 5
Scandinavian - 4
0 for other European, Canadian, other, don't know
Do pop into my blog and take the poll. It is in the blocks at the side.