If you have a fairly active online life then there's emails and blog comments to start with. I always read a lot when I am away so there are book reviews to be posted. And that's before you start with catching up with what others have been doing on their blogs.
It is always nice to be home again though and to get back into your normal routine.
I did have a poll running when I was away: a bit of a no-brainer really, asking people if they had a blog. Well, 24 people participated in the poll and 23 of them actually had a blog of their own. But in the time the poll was running about 1500 people visited my blog, so the participation rate wasn't very high was it?
I seem to be reading a lot of books that have been translated into English recently.
And yet I read an email from somebody saying that a book she had recently finished was the first translation she had ever read.
So what about you?
Come in and participate in my poll.
Of the last 10 books you've read, how many were translations into English?
The poll is at the top of the right hand column.
The books I read in translation were
- THE GLASS DEVIL, Helene Tursten
- THE CRUEL STARS OF THE NIGHT, kjell eriksson
- THE CHALK CIRCLE MAN, Fred Vargas
- THE PYRAMID, Henning Mankell
- now - THREE BAGS FULL, Leonie Swann
- next - PLAY DEAD, Richard Montanari
- then (perhaps) - MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, Kerry Greenwood
- and after that - IRON HEART, Marshall Browne
- in the car - PANDORA'S DAUGHTER, Iris Johansen
- Weekly Geeks 2009-11: Historical Fiction
This week's Weekly Geeks task is to describe our favourite historical period and list some books. Mine was really easy 1919-1932, but of course my books are all related to crime fiction.
- Review: TOUCHSTONE, Laurie R. King
A new-to-me author, with a stand-alone really worth reading.
- The Problem with Libraries: Library Loot
Libraries are wonderful and I can't recommend them highly enough.
- Sisterhood - Spreading the Love
You may think that blogging is like standing on a street corner selling your wares. For me it is community and conversation.
- Review: THE GLASS DEVIL, Helene Tursten
Another engaging book from Helene, but this could be the last translated into English.
- Review: THE CRUEL STARS OF THE NIGHT, kjell eriksson
A good solid read from the author of THE PRINCESS OF BURUNDI. But in the words of my book group, "a bit black".