I have begun reading WATERLOO SUNSET by Martin Edwards, while in the car I am listening to THE LORD'S DAY by Michael Dobbs.
My problem? In both the central character is called Harry. Their surnames are different, the stories are different, but that didn't stop my brain from having a problem thinking about which one I was "thinking" about. I've think I've got it all straightened out now, but it was touch and go for a while.
I seem to have done a lot of blogging this week and some other things like reading have taken a bit of a back seat. I find my blogging isn't something I do very quickly. Many of my posts need some research. I've only reviewed one book for example.
I've also had a lovely time wandering around commenting on the posts of others. So I'm putting Sunday Salon together relatively quickly and then I'm going to get on with some reading.
This week's posts:
- Seven Random Things, a meme
Come in and learn 7 things about me, and take up the gauntlet to write a post about 7 things about yourself.
- How do you know what to read next?
Some tips on how to ensure you have a growing list of what to read next.
- S.S Van Dine's Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories
20 rules a writer is not supposed to flout, but many do, and successfully too. There's an interesting discussion happening in the comments of this one.
- Crime Fiction top sellers in Oz
The top 5 best sellers in Australian crime fiction are currently all women (on Angus and Robertson's list anyway), and the top is Australian.
- The seal of approval from Library Thing!
Did you know that LibraryThing has a list of vetted reviews, that they are selling to libraries? I didn't and they have included some of my reviews.
- Forgotten Books - QUIET AS A NUN, Antonia Fraser
Who remembers the Jemima Shore TV series?
- ACRC: #4 The Man in the Brown Suit
The next book in my Agatha Christie Reading Challenge.
- Review: ACRC: #3, THE MURDER ON THE LINKS, Agatha Christie
I've finished #3 in my reading challenge, and I'm sure I'm getting more out of the books than I ever did when I first read them.
- now - WATERLOO SUNSET, Martin Edwards
- next - BROKEN, Karin Fossum
- audio book - THE LORD'S DAY, Michael Dobbs
- also listening to - CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith, up to ch. 26
The question: When was the book you are currently reading published?
- 16 people took the poll
2008 - 6
2007 - 2
2000-2006 - 3
1990-1999 - 1
1980-1989 - 1
1970-1979 - 1
1950-1969 - 1
1900-1949 - 0
before 1900 - 1
This week's poll:
What Nationality is the author of the book you are reading? Do pop into my blog and take the poll. It is in the blocks at the side.
I don't know why, but it seems like I tend to set aside older titles for the latest and greatest. Wish I knew why....
Sometimes the older books just are presented less attractively - type face, cover image etc.
It takes me a while to write blog entries, too. I envy those folks who can dash off a witty and readable entry in a few minutes! Commenting on other people's blogs can be time-consuming, too, especially if you are trying to stay active in a certain community.
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