I looked at how many posts I made in 2008 (456 in 365 days, an average of 1.3 a day), and resolved to post less. So far I've posted 29 times in 18 days in January 2009 which is an average of 1.6 a day, so I'm not doing well am I?
I'll be away later this month so maybe that is an opportunity to put my blog on a diet!
Last weekend I tried to get round to every Sunday Salon posting which I have coming in to my RSS reader. It was a mammoth but very engrossing journey. Sorry if I ran out of steam in leaving comments.
Watch out for
- The inaugural Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival.
You can submit a link to any postings you have made that review Agatha Christie books by going to the Carnival collecting space and putting in the URL, your details, and a comment about the post.
The January Carnival closes on January 20. Any links submitted after that go into February etc.
The links submitted for the January Carnival will be posted on January 23.
- The next Book Review Blog Carnival goes up later today at Breeni Books
I've been contributing my book reviews as I've posted them here on my blog, so I'm looking forward to seeing them on the website. If you are interested go to the Carnival home and check out the details. The Book Rack is the place to check the current Carnival.
- Weekly Geeks 2009 #2 - What it means to be a Weekly Geek
My summary of why I contribute to Weekly Geeks
- Bloggers who Inspire Me
Vanda at Overkill gave me the Inspiration Award. This post lists those I handed the award to.
- Review: ARCTIC CHILL, Arnaldur Indridason
Another engaging book from this wonderful Icelandic crime fiction master.
- The Edgar Nominees have been announced
I've read very few of the books listed here. But that probably has a lot to do with the publishing restrictions that come into play for the Edgars. (Published in US and all that).
- Oz_Mystery_Readers Announce top reads for 2008
Discerning readers from an online group suggest soem really good crime fiction for you to look for.
- Authors and their characters face to face
How many crime fiction authors have actually met their characters as played in film or TV?
- Forgotten Book: LAST BUS TO WOODSTOCK, Colin Dexter
The first book in a wonderful crime fiction series. Good place to start if you've never read them.
- Review: AGATHA RAISIN and the WELLSPRING of DEATH, M.C. Beaton
I must admit the Agatha Raisin novels are growing on me. She is still a silly woman, and the situations she gets into are nearly all of her own making. But there are characters such as Agatha's loyal friends Roy Silver and the rector's wife Mrs Bloxby who sustain my interest. If you are looking for a light cozy then this may suit.
- Cadfael: a reprise
I found a couple of YouTube videos you might like to look at if you are interested in Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael series.
- Weekly Geeks 2009 #1 - Blogs I Follow
I keep tabs on a lot of crime fiction blogs. This post for the first Weekly Geeks of the year explains how to watch the ones that I watch.
- Carnival of Criminal Minds revisits Mysterious Musings
- Creator of Rumpole dies
- Edgar nominees announced
- Oz_Mystery_readers announce 2008 top reads
- Euro Crime Reviewers' favourite Books 2008
- Andrew Taylor wins 2009 CWA Diamond Dagger
- Reading on the Upswing
- Meet Peter Robinson in the US late Feb, early March
- now - DOORS OPEN by Ian Rankin.
- next - THE BIG FOUR, Agatha Christie
- sometime soon - THE 19TH WIFE, David Ebershoff
- also listening to - CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith, ready for ch. 81
- in the car - SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS, Matthew Reilly