[They reminded me also of the US FTC ruling with regard to declaring any goods received (books from publishers) in relation to my blog. I reminded them as an Australian citizen that I was not bound by US taxation laws. Surprisingly, we have our own]
Anyway I do however spend huge amounts of time on my blog.
In September I published 70 posts, so that just gives you some indication of the amount of time I devote to it.
To be quite honest though that was too many blog posts, and I definitely aim to cut back this month, although this is the sixth post for October in only 3 days.
The survey asked me what I enjoyed about blogging, and I selected the options that said the contact with other bloggers, and the comments that people leave - today the comments received total 5100.
The other thing I've been taking stock of is where in particular I am with the challenges I have undertaken for 2010.
I have actually completed a number of challenges already:
- Aussie Author FAIR DINKUM level (8 books)
- Scandinavian (6 books)
- Typically British Cream Crackered level(8 books)
- I am currently reading book 100 for the year, so that challenge is done and dusted. From now on the challenge will be to see how many I can total for the whole year.
- This week I will start listening to my 20th audio book, which was the total I was aiming at, so there is no doubt I'll complete that challenge either.
- In the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, I aim to read a book amonth, and this year I have read only 8, so I am a little behind. I need to read 4 more titles this year. I have scheduled 3: MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIA, THE LABOURS OF HERCULES, WHILE THE LIGHT LASTS, so I think I'll be ok there.
- I need to take things in hand for the 2010 Global Reading Challenge, where I have 5 books to go. So I have made a list.
To finish the Global Reading Challenge:
* CITY OF VEILS, Zoe Ferraris (Saudi Arabia) Kindle
* HAVANA BLACK, Leonardo Padura (Cuba)
* BEAT NOT THE BONES, Charlotte Jay (New Guinea)
* BAIT, Nick Brownlee (Kenya) - Kindle
* ANARCHY AND OLD DOGS, Colin Cotterill (Laos)
Hopefully that will get me over the line
- I've also decided to participate in the Canadian Book Challenge, where I should be reading a book a month, and have fallen a bit behind even though I have books on hand. I can see I'm going to have to resort to a Canadian binge to get back in line.
TBRN (To Be Read Next)
- now - WYATT, Garry Disher
- now (on Kindle) - BLACKLANDS, Belinda Bauer
- then on Kindle - THE LABOURS OF HERCULES, Agatha Christie
- CITY OF VEILS, Zoe Ferraris (Saudi Arabia, Kindle)
- next Audio - WHILE THE LIGHT LASTS, Agatha Christie
- then on Audio - THE SKULL BENEATH THE SKIN, PD James
- ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Night – Friday October 8th
- Best Female Crime Fighters in Series Fiction
- Do You Have to Be a Murderer to Write Killer Fiction?
- 2010 State of the Blogosphere Survey
- Cold Case: 20 Biggest Unsolved Murders
- Gritty NZ crime thriller earns literary prize. Win a copy of the book
- Blio e-reading software launched
- Blog Action Day 2010, October 15, is about water
- Read Chapter One of Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
- Malla Nunn & Others Talk About The Stories Behind Their Stories
- ACRC: Short Stories, Update #9
- Review: MISS MARPLE: complete short stories, Agatha Christie
- What I read in September 2010
- Review: A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE, Malla Nunn
- Review: SINGLE & SINGLE, John Le Carre - audio
- Agatha Christie Blog Tour 2010 - Day 30
- Agatha Christie Blog Tour 2010 - Day 29
- Agatha Christie Blog Tour 2010 - Day 28
- Library Art: Jay Walker's Library
- Banned Books - How many have you read?
- Agatha Christie Blog Tour 2010 - Day 27