Here we are at lunch:
That's me on the left, then my son-in-law, younger daughter, Mum, Dad, my sister, and then my sister-in-law on the extreme right. As usual husband is behind the camera.
Anyway on with the books....
I'm a bit disappointed on two counts.
Visits to my blog have dropped off a bit this week. I'm not sure whether that is because I've done such a good job of getting people subscribed to the email feed or the RSS feed, or whether my blog is getting just plain boring.
Secondly hardly anybody has used the new rating widget I put in last week. Perhaps it is not clear what they are actually rating!
Blog posts for the last week:
- Book Lists for Christmas buying
- Review: THE ROAR OF THE BUTTERFLIES, Reginald Hill
- 2008 Blog Advent Tour
- Forgotten Books: THE COUNCIL OF JUSTICE, Edgar Wallace
- CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith
- What's on Your Nightstand?
- ACRC: Short Stories, Update #1
- Review: PROBLEM AT POLLENSA BAY and other stories, Agatha Christie
- Crime and Mystery Fiction on FriendFeed
- Review: OVERKILL, Vanda Symon
- ACRC: The Short Stories
This was the poll that I have been running this week which 20 people participated in.
Here are the responses. They seem to say that people to appreciate the book reviews, recommendations from friends, or that they "follow" particular authors.
12 - Blog book review
9 - recommendations from friends
9 - I follow particular authors
6 - newspaper book reviews
4 - book blurb
4 - book selected by online reading group
3 - book selected by face to face reading group
3 - "challenge" group
2 - I read award winners
1 - library recommendation
1 - book cover
5 - not covered here
- The Times Christmas Books: Crime
- Profile: Henning Mankell Hot and Cold
- Interview with Adrian Hyland (DIAMOND DOVE/MOONLIGHT DOWNS)
- Murder Story in Verse Wins 15th Scarlet Stiletto Awards
- Disappointment with latest P.D. James and Ian Rankin novels
- USA stamp honours Edgar Allan Poe
- The Best in American Literature - National book Awards
- now - DEAD I WELL MAY BE, Adrian McKinty
- sometime soon - THE 19TH WIFE, David Ebershoff
- also listening to - CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith, ready for ch. 52 (running a week behind)
- in the car - BLINDSIDE, J.R. Carroll
How many books are you currently reading?
It will be interesting to see the answers to this. Many book bloggers that I know have a number of books "on the go" at once.