Have you had a good start to 2009? Plenty of books to read? Pop over to Smik's Reviews if you need some Crime Fiction suggestions.
This week I've joined
- NaJuReMoNoMo - I've put a little block in the right hand column.
- The Book Review Blog Carnival - there's another block in the right hand column (down at the bottom)
My posts for the last week:
- Summing Up my blogging year 2008
This post talks about what I've done in the last year, some stats, some achievements
- ACRC Update - 2 January 2009
6 Agatha Christie novels down, only 74 or so to go.
- Review: ACRC#5, THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS, Agatha Christie
Not really the best of her novels. Here she was still searching for a central detective, and, I think, trying to make up her find which was the most attractive genre.
- 2009 - What Challenges does it hold?
2 things you can tell me via comments on this post
* challenges you will participate in or know of
* your New Year's resolutions
- Review: THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE, Paulus Hochgatterer
In part THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE is about the solving of a crime, but there are other themes that almost take over: an exploration of the damage done to children by unexpected trauma, by violence and cruelty, and pain inflicted by their parents and their elders.
- Carnival of Criminal Minds #29 - Murder in the Outback
Why do Australians revel in crime fiction? Is it our convict origins?
- Farewelling 2008
My summary of the year. Written on New Year's Eve.
- Review: THE FENG SHUI DETECTIVE, Nury Vittachi
if you want the code.
- now - POIROT INVESTIGATES, Agatha Christie
- sometime soon - THE 19TH WIFE, David Ebershoff
- also listening to - CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith, ready for ch. 71
- in the car - SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS, Matthew Reilly