torsdag den 16. juli 2009

Library Loot

Min datter fik en rykker fra biblioteket. Dejlig undskyldning for at få nogle bøger slæbt til huse. Og nu står der så fire engelske i oversættelse plus fem nordiske på hylden. Og fire nye forfattere - jeg er blevet noget bedre til at prøve noget nyt, efter jeg er begyndt at blogge.

A nice library visit in the summer heat.
Four British & American to the left, five Nordic crime novels to the right. Plus a surprise. No, I am not going to tell you about that one yet. Four of them by authors who are new to me.

Have you also become better at trying out new authors after you began blogging?

R.T. says:
... best of all, perhaps, there are no boundaries because the Internet obliterates barriers that would otherwise interfere with communication between avid book readers.

12 kommentarer:

marco sagde ...

Going OT, but pertaining to the old Femikrimi/Machokrimi discussion, Adrian McKinty has an entertaining piece on The 10 Best Lady Detectives .
I've said it before, but his own Fifty Grand has a female protagonist and is very good.

Dorte H sagde ...

Marco: yes, I had noticed his list of lady detectives via our crime fiction room. And Adrian McKinty is on my list (it grows longer week by week, however).
Have you seen my Bait in the Box from yesterday? It is an author you recommended some time ago :)

marco sagde ...

Eh! Now that you tell me, I've read the excerpt and understood who the writer is, but funnily the book is not among the ones I've read (third to seventh in that series)

Maxine sagde ...

Yes, definitely I have discovered more authors since starting blogging, and very importantly, more authors (proportionally) whose books I like. I particularly enjoy having discovered Euro Crime and have read several new (to me) books via the annual recommendations of its reviewers. I have also read a lot more crime fiction that was not originally written in English since starting blogging. A LOT more ;-)

R. T. sagde ...

The regular sharing of information about different authors and titles among bloggers is like sharing Christmas gifts throughout the year. The personal touch, for lack of a better phrase, makes bloggers' comments more engaging (and often more reliable) than comments found in mainstream sources for reviews and criticism. And, best of all, perhaps, there are no boundaries because the Internet obliterates barriers that would otherwise interfere with communication between avid book readers.

Dorte H sagde ...

Marco, no further comments on the bait book until tomorrow :D

Maxine, exactly what I have begun to figure out.

RT, very well expressed!

Jane sagde ...

Looks interesting! I have only read Theorin, which was great, but a bit scary (actually, I did not even read it, but downloaded it for free from dr.dk).
I have certainly learned about many new authors by blogging! I just finished my first Fanny Fiske novel, which was great fun, although a tad unrealistic. 5 min ago I read the first page of my 2nd Karin Fossum. Both names came to my attention somewhere on the internet - around here, I think...

Ms. Bookish sagde ...

My reading life has definitely enriched since I began blogging about books. I especially love finding established authors with a backlist of books - it's like a treasure trove, plus my library is likely to carry backlist titles. And speaking of which, I've discovered many a new-to-me author here, Dorte!

Peter Rozovsky sagde ...

I'm fairly sure I've discovered more new authors since I started my blog, or maybe it just seems that way because the blog is something of reading diary. I was asked to answer a meme either this January or last about authors I'd read for the first time in the year just ended. I think there were thirty-six writers on the list.
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Beth F sagde ...

I was always good about trying new authors, but now I'm exposed to even more new authors than before. That's one of the fun parts of blogging.

Dorte H sagde ...

Jane, it is always nice to hear that one´s reviews have inspired other people to read the books :D

Belle, I am really glad to hear that. Which of ´my´ authors have you tried?

Dorte H sagde ...

Peter, I have just checked the new authors I have revied this year. Some of them I would have read anyway, but I think I can say I have tried around twenty new because of my blog. For me, that is many in just six months.

Beth, I know you explore a lot. That is one of the reasons why your blog is an important source to many of your readers.