The downside is that this morning I have discovered that Blogger thinks I may be a potential spammer and has put "captcha" on so that I have to type in a "word" in order to edit an old post. I saw reports from Reading Adventures that she had been locked out of her blog, and thought I was OK. Prolific posters beware! It took me 3 attempts to decipher the letters to be typed in, so I was probably close to being locked out. I am wondering if it has something to do with the fact that I frequently run the page in 2 windows to make it easier to do things like this Sunday Salon summary. Perhaps it relates to the fact that I have more one blog site.
This week's posts:
A couple of philosophical postings, new lists of potential prize winners, a competition and a promo, my first DNF for the year, and events to participate in if you are in Australia.
- Riding on the coat-tails, or plagiarism?
If an author writes a sequel to a novel by a deceased author, or uses their characters, or includes in the novel "real' deceased (famous) people, how do you feel about what they are doing?
- Carnival of Criminal Minds #19
The Carnival which has been at Mysteries in Paradise for the month of July, has moved on to another Australian location.
- Can you browse?
I am my own worst enemy, just incapable of going into a bookshop or library without emerging with an armful.
- For Australians: Fathers Day Competition
Hachette Livre has a competition where if you buy a book, or sneak into a bookstore and copy down a barcode or two, you can enter a competition for a Barossa Valley weekend, or consolation prizes of Peter Lehmann wines. You need to live in Oz though.
- Ned Kelly Shortlist - how well did we do?
As predicters not very well at all really. But the main ones got through. Go Michael Robotham!
- Man Booker Prize Longlist
Crime fiction makes it onto the list. Two Australian authors there too.
- REVIEW: THE QUIET GIRL by Peter Hoeg
Disappointingly my first DNF for the year. I struggled to 200 pages, and then decided I really didn't know what was going on.
- Books Alive Australia 2008 - books & events
A national literacy initiative sponsored by the Australian government. Buy a book at participating bookstores from the 50 listed books and you get a copy of a Michael Robotham mini-book. In addition there are events country wide many with Michael who is the Books Alive ambassador for 2008. On the Books Alive site, check when/if somebody is coming to your library or favourite book shop. Some events have already happened.
- now - THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Stieg Larsson
- next - WASH THIS BLOOD CLEAN FROM MY HANDS, Fred Vargas
- then - UNTIL IT'S OVER, Nicci French
- audio book - BENEATH THE BLEEDING, Val McDermid
- I'm off to Darwin tomorrow morning for work for 4 days, and catching up with friend Sally tomorrow night.
- I added a widget from clock link to my sidebar this week , so you can not only see where South Australia is on a world map but also the time in around various world time zones. I first saw the clock over on Juliet's Muddy Island.