26 September 2010

Sunday Salon - 26 September - a long time between Sundays

I don't think I'll be sorry when September is over. It has been a very busy month for me, and I am looking forward to writing a few less blog posts.
Mind you, I do enjoy blogging and the resultant interaction with other readers and bloggers.

The coming week will see the final few posts in the Agatha Christie Blog Tour.
There have been a great range of posts from the participants, so if you like reading Agatha Christie novels check them out.

Yesterday I announced the winners in my BBAW giveaways. All my winners came from outside Australia, so it pleases me to be introducing them to Australian crime fiction in particular. It grieved me a bit that so many of the other BBAW giveaways were restricted to US/Canadian recipients, even when the prizes were being given by publishers. Still, I guess that is really out of the hands of the BBAW organisers. All I can do is make my opinions known.

If you are looking for some Australian crime fiction to read, check out my review this week of  SILK CHASER, Peter Klein This is #3 in a very readable series, and a couple of them are readily available outside Australia.

TBRN (to be read next)
  • now - A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE, Malla Nunn
  • then - WYATT, Garry Disher
  • now (on Kindle) - BLACKLANDS, Belinda Bauer
  • then on Kindle - THE LABOURS OF HERCULES, Agatha Christie
  • now on Audio - SINGLE & SINGLE, John Le Carre
  • next Audio - WHILE THE LIGHT LAST, Agatha Christie
  • then on Audio - THE SKULL BENEATH THE SKIN, PD James
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Blog posts this week


Marg said...

Ah, the dreaded US/Canada only contests! Whilst I get why some people do them, but not for all of them. It is just so disheartening to see them constantly, especially when it is for books you really want, or can't get here!

Kerrie said...

I agree, Marg. It displays an insularity that is almost insulting. It happens so much on people's blogs too.

Marg said...

I was talking to someone the other day about how sometimes it seems as though people forget that www stands for world wide web!

Book Bird Dog said...

Very often it is the publisher who restricts the winners to the US and Canada so they don't have to pay the extra postage. I've had several publishers/publicist give me that restriction on give away books.

BooksPlease said...

You've been doing a grand job, Kerrie! I've been looking forward to your posts every day and the Agatha Christie blog tour is a real success.

And hats off to you as well for your world-wide giveaways!

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

Am impressed by the amount of work you have been able to put together, Kerrie.

Kerrie said...

The secret has been to do some posts in advance Jose Ignacio, or at least to get the bones of them fleshed out.

Kerrie said...

I guess in my case Book Bird Dog so very few of the publishers are paying the postage. They send me the book (sometimes) and then I post it on.

kathy d. said...

Thanks and can't wait for your reviews of the books you are reading or listening to, and am now going to read some of the top book suggestions of certain authors which you have posted.

It's a good thing Agatha Chrystie only has a 120th birthday once...but then there's the 125th and 130th birthdays!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It was a sad day when the US postal system got rid of what I called slow-boat-mail. Now everything is sent quickly by airplane, but it costs three times as much.

I used to mail books to people around the world, but now I am much more hesitant because of the expense.

Gavin said...

Thanks for all the great links, Kerrie. I'm adding many titles to my TBRmystery list.

I do think the US/Canadian restrictions have to do with the cost of mailing. It is a sad thing.


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