lørdag den 1. maj 2010
April - mowing forward or back?
When it comes to reading, April was a very successful month. I reviewed eleven novels, most of them excellent books I enjoyed a lot.
On the other hand, I have wasted much time on computer problems and other time consuming activities lately, and instead of writing fiction, I have moved backwards, so to speak. I am in the process of editing a Danish manuscript, and this week I have removed c 500 words (if I am not mistaken, I have removed quantity and added to the quality, but who knows).
But I have also made some decisions about the plot and my protagonist so thanks to you I think I am on the right track.
And when it comes to my reading challenges, things are going so well that I have decided to join a fourth, The Scandinavian Reading Challenge 2010, hosted by Amy of The Black Sheep Dances. (Well, it shouldn´t be too difficult either, after two days with a sore throat I have read half of the six novels).
What´s in a Name Challenge:
1. Food: Pierre Magnan, Death in The Truffle Wood. READ
2. Body of water: Paul Cleave, Cemetery Lake READ
3. A title: Colin Cotterill, The Coroner´s Lunch (TBR)
4. A plant: Thomas Cook, Red Leaves (TBR)
5. Place name: Matt B Rees, The Bethlehem Murders READ
6. Music term:Margot Kinberg, B-very Flat READ
2010 Global Reading Challenge:
1) YabaBadoe, True Murder, Ghana (TBR)
1) Shamini Flint, Inspector Singh Investigates (TBR)
2) Matt B Rees, The Bethlehem Murders READ
1) Paul Cleave, Cemetery Lake, NZ READ
2) Peter Temple, Bad Debts – Australia READ
1) James Thompson, Snow Angels READ
2) Simone Van der Vlugt, Reunion READ
1) Megan Abbott, Bury Me Deep, USA READ
2) Vicki Delaney, Valley of the Lost, Canada READ
1) Leighton Gage, Blood of the Wicked, Brazil (TBR)
1) Raymond Khoury, The Sign (TBR)
2010 Cozy Mystery Challenge
1. Donna Moore, Old Dogs – cozy caper – READ
2. M.C. Beaton, Death of an Outsider – READ
3. Louise Doughty, Honey-Dew – READ
4. Pierre Magnan, The Murdered House TBR
5. Rebecca Tope, Death in the Cotswolds TBR