Wednesday, December 27, 2006

On the Spot

I'd like to send a shout-out to Graham Powell, curator of the fantastic CrimeSpot. For those who don't know, CrimeSpot is a site dedicated to keeping track of all the bloggy goodness from the world of crime fiction. As of this morning, it'll also be keeping track of me. Man, I'd better get interesting in a hurry.

If you found your way here via CrimeSpot, thanks for stopping by. Feel free to poke around. Of course, some of you may have better things to do than to wander through my archives (though you're here, so all evidence points to the contrary). If that's the case, I suggest you start here. It's a fave of mine, and why not? It's got thrills! It's got aliens! It's got chocolate! Seriously, folks, what more could you want?

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Have a Merry Christmukkwanza

Well, we don't exactly have snow (unlike the good Mr. Dvorkin), but I can't think of much better than a few days off from work, time spent with family, and the heaping helping of books that I always manage to get under the tree.

And in the interest of spreading some holiday cheer, I just finished David Dvorkin's Time for Sherlock Holmes, and I'm delighted to say it was an absolute blast. I grew up reading Sherlock Holmes, and Wells' The Time Machine was one of my all-time favorite reads as a kid; Dvorkin weaves them together wonderfully, to surprising and satisfying result. If you want to know where to get it, I suggest looking here.

Now, I suppose, I'll have to ask him what of his I should check out next...