Are you ready for Christmas? - Only 17 days to go!
My list of to do's is huge - the cards, the presents, the lunch..
No, I'm not ready!
My posts this week:
- Review: ACRC#6: THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD, Agatha Christie
Part my Agatha Christie Reading Challenge. There's a link on the bottom to a series of TV episodes from YouTube
- Crime fiction discoveries in 2008
My response to a meme that's been doing the rounds about new-to-me authors. Out of the 103 books I've read this year, I've read 42 books, by 36 new-to-me-in-2008 authors.
- Featured "Reader"
Over on Pattinase's Friday's Forgotten Books, a series I've been contributing to for 6 months or so, my picture was featured.
- Progress Report: BLINDSIDE, J.R.Carroll
I think this book should have an R rating!
- Forgotten Book: SUGARTOWN by Loren D. Estleman
For my forgotten book this time I have chosen the first book recorded in my current database, read back in 2004, when this book had been published for 20 years.
- Carnival of Criminal Minds #27
The host this time is Barbara Fister herself, at Scandinavian Crime Fiction, creator of the Carnival.
- Australian LitBlog Snapshots
Over on Matilda, Perry Middlemiss recently announced his intention to run a series of "Snapshots" on Australian LitBloggers and I was the first cab off the rank.
I am participating in a Blog Advent Tour. My posting comes up on December 10. Have a look at the posts so far.
My favourite authors:
- Alexander McCall Smith
- Donna Leon
- Gabrielle Lord
- Jane Goodall
- Karin Fossum
- Michael Robotham
- PD Martin
- Peter James
- Peter Lovesey
- Peter Robinson
- Reginald Hill
- Robert Goddard
- Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine
- Simon Brett
- Susan Hill
12 participants - thank you!
1 - 6
2 - 2
3 - 4
I'm one of the 3 books at a time people, but then I counted the "actual book", Alexander McCall Smith's online book CORDUROY MANSIONS, and the book I'm listening to in the car.
The poll for the coming week: What is your favourite fiction style?
There are 11 choices, but you can only choose one.
I have used a wikipedia genre list.
Pop over and participate.
- now - SKINNY DIP, Carl Hiassen
- sometime soon - THE 19TH WIFE, David Ebershoff
- also listening to - CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith, ready for ch. 61
- in the car - BLINDSIDE, J.R. Carroll