I ran a poll during the week that asked people to consider the last 10 books they had read: how many of them were translations into English. It probably wasn't a terribly well constructed poll but 21 people answered:
- all of them - 0
- 7-9 1 person
- 4-6 3 people
- 1-3 13 people
- none - 4 people
With so much Scandinavian crime fiction on the market, it is obviously becoming more common.
If you'd like some recommendations click here.
This week's poll relates to your growing TBR. Don't know what that is? Check here.
C'mon, confess, how many unread books do you have lying around? Go count them up and then pop in and participate in the poll in the right hand margin of MYSTERIES IN PARADISE.
There's a competition running on my blog until the end of March. You could win a copy of Louise Penny's THE CRUELLEST MONTH. You have to answer some questions, but it is not so hard to find the answers, as I tell you where to look. Click here.
Breaking News this week:
- Polyglot Agatha Christie Challenge - read an Agatha Christie in another language
- Branagh wins TV critics' honour for Wallander
- Up for Grabs - my first free book competition
- 50th anniversary of Raymond Chandler's death - fun quiz
- La Plante's THE RED DAHLIA to be TV series
- Australian Radio national podcast: the future of libraries
- Novelist Louise Penny to sponsor John Creasey Dagger
- Macmillan new writers blog
- Crime fiction: think while being entertained!
- Strand Magazine Crime Fiction award nominees
- David Suchet's Hercule Poirot faces his final curtain
- Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog Carnival #3
- now - PLAY DEAD, Richard Montanari
- next (perhaps) - MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, Kerry Greenwood
- and after that - IRON HEART, Marshall Browne
- in the car - PANDORA'S DAUGHTER, Iris Johansen
- Review: THREE BAGS FULL, Leonie Swann
- Weekly Geeks 2009-12: Linking to the reviews of ot...
- Books, Books everywhere
- Up for Grabs - THE CRUELLEST MONTH, Louise Penny
- Forgotten Book: ANATOMY OF A MURDER, Robert Traver
- Magazine Plug
- Review: THE MIND OF A GENIUS, David Snowdon
- A view from my front door
- Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival #3 posted