I also try to guage their opinions, and give them links to items of interest on the 'net.
I often conduct polls like the one that was on my blog this week:
But some of my commenters revealed that, as in my home when I was a child, Readers Digest books introduced them to great authors.
And so the poll wasn't as clear cut as I thought it might be.
Check all the comments (and the post) for yourself.
I must admit that if I was staying in a holiday cottage, and had run out of books to read, I wouldn't ignore an abridged book, if that was all that was available.
This week's poll asks about your favourite crime fiction sub-genres.
There's an explanatory post: Defining your favourite crime fiction, and an invitation to vote and then leave a comment explaining your vote.
One of the things I am doing this week is collecting "best crime fiction reads" - 5-10 of the best you've read this year. Check this post, and leave your list as a comment there.
Have you noticed the News Headlines I have running in the right hand panel?
I add something new nearly every day.
This week's headlines:
- Vote for the Theakston's Crime Novel
- 4th July Mysteries
- Nero Wolfe Award Nominees
- 75th anniversary of Penguin books
- Reginald Hill - new award
- Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel shortlist
- 50 Best Blogs for Crime & Mystery Book Lovers
- Kindle now just $US189
- Questions for Garry Disher
- When Literature turns to crime
- Defining your favourite crime fiction
- Crime Fiction takes you travelling
- Mid Year Stocktake
- What I read in June 2010
- Review: THE CHORISTER AT THE ABBEY, Lis Howell - Audio
- Review - blueeyedboy, Joanne Harris
- Best Crime Fiction so far 2010 - what's yours?
- Guest Blogger: Margot Kinberg
- The Murder at the Vicarage - wonderful cover
- So Nearly There - Crime Fiction 4.9s