This week's posts:
- A new tool - Screencast-O-Matic.
Sunnie pointed me towards a new web 2.0 tool that enables you to create a screencast of a screen on your computer. So I created a tour of my blog. You can listen to me for nearly 10 minutes showing and explaining aspects of my blog. You can leave a comment too. Not sure yet whether I get notification of the comments yet though.
- REVIEW: RAFFLES: THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN, E.W. Hornung.
For the last 2 weeks I've been listening to a reading of the 8 stories that make up this book. The reading was created by Librivox. My rating: 4.2.
- My first Award.
A fellow blogger gave me an award and said nice things about me. So I then awarded 7 fellow bloggers and said nice things about them.
- REVIEW: THE CLEANER, Brett Battles.
I was travelling on the weekend and on Monday and got a couple of books read. This is Brett Battles' first book, and already there is a second. My rating 4.2. I also answered a Weekly Geeks Challenge question posed by Book Zombie.
- What a funny idea!
Two things here - I read a suggestion that some people would reject a book if it had an Australian setting. It never occurred to me that that could happen, because I never reject a book for that sort of reason.
The second thing is a suggestion that Helen Garner, a Melbourne author, is headed for a Booker prize.
- Top 10s in the Guardian.
A set of lists in the UK Guardian related to crime fiction.
- Around the world in 80 sleuths.
80 books matched to 80 sleuths in 80 destinations. Lots of omissions, but I love lists anyway.
- REVIEW: DEATH OF A HAWKER by Janwillem van de Wetering.
Review of a book written in 1977 by a Dutch author who died just recently. Peter at Detectives Beyond Borders pointed me to it originally, and I also answered a Weekly Geeks Challenge question he posed. My rating: 4.4
- It Worked! - the commuting that is.
Two things in this post too. I commuted from Hobart to Adelaide on Tuesday morning. 3 hours after leaving Hobart I was walking in the door of the office in Adelaide. Not bad!
The second thing is that Sunnie pointed me to a tool which creates a podiocast of your blog, so now every one of my posts can be listened to. A great tool. I find it helps me check my blog too - missing words, misspellings etc that I missed in the first place, although I'm probably driving people mad with re-posting.
- now - THE QUIET GIRL, Peter Hoeg.
- next - THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Stieg Larsson.
- audio book - BENEATH THE BLEEDING, Val McDermid.
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