I still have far too many unread books lying around, and every day there is news of what is coming out later this year.
This week's postings:
- Weekly Geek #3 - Some Classics in Crime Fiction
The Weekly Geeks challenge is to talk about classics, so I chose 3 crime fiction books available as free e-books on Gutenberg press, and one available as an mp3 from librivox.
- Review: DOORS OPEN, Ian Rankin
This is Rankin's first novel since EXIT MUSIC, in which he retired his "alter ego", D.I. Rebus.
- Guest Blogger: Me on writing book reviews
My favourite topic: book review guidelines.
- Left Coast Crime Award Nominees
I haven't read one of these yet.
- Forgotten Books: RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY, John Mortimer
Really a tribute to what became a fabulous TV series with Australian actor Leo McKern as the unforgettable Rumpole.
- Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival #1
The Carnival associated with the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge got underway this week. If you write about Agatha Christie novels, consider submitting your blog posting to the next Carnival.
- Review: SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS, Matthew Reilly
Action thrillers are not usually my choice of reading diet, but this has made me a Matthew Reilly convert.
- Fair Dinkum Crime at LCC
6 of us will be on panel 67 at Left Coast Crime.
- Euro Crime: Euro Crime reviewers' favourite reads for 2008
Karen asked us to name 5 best crime fiction novels that we read in 2008. Can you guess what came out on top?
- The Unstoppable rise of Scandinavian crime fiction
- Join the Book Blogger appreciation Week (BBAW) directory
- Dilys Award Nominees for 2009
- Poe Bicentennial Project - celebrate 200 years
- The Girl Who Played with Fire has own website
- 9th edition of the Book Review Blog Carnival
- 1000 Crime Novels everyone must read
My aim for the US National Just Read More Novels Month was to get to 10 and I will get there easily. Here's what I've read so far
- DOORS OPEN, Ian Rankin
- SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS, Matthew Reilly
- ARCTIC CHILL, Arnaldur Indridason
- AGATHA RAISIN and the WELLSPRING of DEATH, M.C. Beaton
- BRIGHT AIR, Barry Maitland
- POIROT INVESTIGATES, Agatha Christie
- THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS, Agatha Christie
- THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE, Paulus Hochgatterer
- now - THE WHITE TIGER, Aravind Adiga
- next - THE BIG FOUR, Agatha Christie
- sometime soon - THE 19TH WIFE, David Ebershoff
- also listening to - CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith, ready for ch. 81
- in the car - AREA7, Matthew Reilly