Friday, December 05, 2008

Carnival of the Criminal Minds No. 27: Buy more books

(Flags from ScandinavianBooks)

Do you really need all that electronic crap that's going to be outdated in six months? Give books as gifts instead.

Carnival Queen Barbara Fister calls on Scandinavian Crime Fiction blogkeeper Barbara Fister for the twenty-seventh edition of the Carnival of the Criminal Minds, and Blogger Babs offers a more than usually hortatory, at times solemn, at times delightfully cranky carnival. This is true both of her own comments and of the blogs to which she links. One special treat: the picture of young girls with candles on their heads.

As always, visit the Carnival archives for a review of the current and all previous carnivals, plus a gorgeous photograph. And buy more books.

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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10 Comments:

Blogger petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Wholeheartedly agree, Peter! I've just recently visited my comments on Whose Role and noticed you've tagged me for a m-m-m-meme! *laughing* Not that I'm averse, there are so many frivolous memes which can take up much time. But for books, I'll be more than happy to participate; perhaps sometime today. Again, I apologize for my late response, Peter. Thank you! Petra :))

December 05, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

No rush. In fact, I'm feeling a bit abashed for tagging people as opposed to posting my list and inviting all who read it to submit their own.

December 05, 2008  
Blogger Linkmeister said...

Buy more books? Here's a comment section full of suggestions. Since it's a sci-fi author's blog the recommendations tilt toward that genre, but hey, there are some good books in there. I strongly recommend Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, which is mentioned several times.

December 05, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks. I'll browse that list. And Little Brother looks like a book for our time, though the American economic meltdown may be trumping the American security crackdown in the minds of many readers these days.

December 05, 2008  
Anonymous marco said...

though the American economic meltdown may be trumping the American security crackdown in the minds of many readers these days.

In that case this may be the right book

haven't read it,but liked his previous book,Spaceman Blues

December 05, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Wow, that looks worth reading -- a candidate for adding to my new-authors-read-this-year list. Thanks.

December 05, 2008  
Blogger Linkmeister said...

Looking at the link marco provides, take note that Tor is offering Spaceman Blues as a free e-book download.

The fact that I've recently become related-by-marriage to a couple of Tor editors had no impact on that suggestion. ;)

December 05, 2008  
Blogger Linkmeister said...

Oh pfui. As of 11/25 it was no longer available for download. Sorry about that.

December 05, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Looking at the link marco provides, take note that Tor is offering Spaceman Blues as a free e-book download.

The fact that I've recently become related-by-marriage to a couple of Tor editors had no impact on that suggestion. ;)


1) My best to the happy couple.
2) Thanks for the link.

December 05, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Oops. Well, thanks anyway for the heads-up on Slattery. He looks worth reading even if one has to pay for his stuff.

December 05, 2008  

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