11 October 2009

Sunday Salon - 11 October 2009

A lovely warm spring day here in Adelaide, with a little wetness promised later today.
I'm hoping to finish reading PUNTER'S TURF By Peter Klein today - just over a hundred pages to go. Do you get that feeling of being in the home straight when you are in the last third of the book? This one has been a good Australian crime fiction read.

What you can do on my blog this week:
  • Try your hand at a mini-review: this is a great way to introduce people to your blog. I don't restrict entrants to crime fiction. I collect the reviews via a Google Doc, and then will feature them towards the end of the month.
  • Recommend a book for me to read: this is a Weekly Geek's task. From this post you can cyber travel to the other participants and collect some tittles to add to your wish-list.
  • Join the Alphabet in Crime Fiction Community Meme. Tomorrow my blog will feature the invitation for the letter B. Today see the contributions for the letter A. Another way to get people to visit your blog, and also to meet some new crime fiction bloggers.
  • Join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge- a bunch of us are working our way through Agatha Christie novels. I'm reading them in publication order, but not everyone is. Learn what the challenge is about, or simply join it.
  • Have you reviewed an Agatha Christie novel? Or simply know of an excellent site about Agatha Christie? Contribute the URL to the Agatha Christie Blog Carnival.
New feature posts begun this week
These are a couple of ideas that I hope to follow through each week:
  • Alphabet in Crime Fiction Community Meme - aims to feature a new letter each week. Participants point to a crime fiction post on their own blog (using a Mr Linky) where one of the author's names, or the title of the book begins with the letter of the week.
  • Don't Always Hit the Mark: authors don't always hit the same high spot with every novel. It is not always the reader's fault if they don't enjoy each novel as much as the last. So far I've looked at my reactions to Agatha Christie, and to Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine. This post will happen about Wednesday/Thursday each week.
This week's posts
News & Headlines:
Currently Reading
  • now - PUNTER'S TURF, Peter Klein
  • next - WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS, Agatha Christie
  • in the car - THE KILL CALL, Stephen Booth
  • on line - CORDUROY MANSIONS 2 (THE DOG WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD), Alexander McCall Smith chapt 16
Fair Dinkum Book Reviews (a joint venture with Bernadette from Reactions to Reading and Sunnie from Sunnie's Book Blog.) - are you an Australian crime fiction reader who'd like to contribute your reviews here?

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

I'm at the end of the book I'm currently reading, too, and I definitely feel like I'm in the home stretch. Mine is a good one, too, 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber.


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