Saturday, 10 January 2009

Launch of the ACRC Monthly Carnival

I've been trying to work out a way that those of us who are interested in comparing notes on our journey through Agatha Christie's novels and short stories can keep in touch with each other and I've decided on setting up an "official" Monthly Carnival.

My main Agatha Christie Reading Challenge postings will continue to be housed on Mysteries in Paradise.

The Carnival is set up so that participants can contribute links to their own blog postings and book reviews on a monthly basis, but at any time during the month. The inaugural Carnival will be posted on about January 23 with submissions closing on January 20. Once one carnival closes, submissions for the next one will open. I plan that submissions will close on 20th of each month, ready for posting on about 23rd of the month.

I'm using Blog Carnival which I discovered late last week.
Click here and you will be taken to the site where the submission space lives.
If you have written any reviews of Agatha Christie books, however brief, I encourage you to participate in the carnival.
I don't mind for this inaugural carnival how many posts you link in but they must all relate in some way to your reading of Agatha Christie novels, and they must be on your blog. You don't have to join anything to create your links. Just use the URL of your particular post, and the system will check for it's existence. Write a brief description of the post in Remarks.

The Carnival is hosted here on this blog and has its own RSS feed. You can also subscribe by email through Feed My Inbox if you want, or become a follower using the little gadget on the left.

In the left the column on the right you will see a widget that will take you to the Carnival too. This is something you can put on to your blog if you want.

So, will you join? Let me know. I don't mind if you are an intermittent participant. Feel free too to post about it on your blog and to use my logo for promotional purposes. A link back to this blog would be appreciated too.

9 comments:

BooksPlease said...

I've submitted a link to my post on The Crooked House to the Carnival site.

I'll write about the Carnival on my blog. Good luck - I hope you get lots of participants.

Kerrie said...

Thanks Marg

Bella Foxx said...

Thanks for the comment and the link, I posted about it on my blog, Bella is reading . . ., as of yet I haven't written any reviews, that will change, since thinking about this made me remember how much I enjoyed her books.

The Carnival sounds confusing, I hope I can manage it!

Kerrie said...

I think you'll find it is quite simple Bella , but just ask if there is something you need help with

whitelady3 said...

Thanks for letting me know of this Carnival at my LJ.

I've made reviews of Agatha Christie's books in the past, should I post them too or only those I'll be making this year? Does reviews of BBC's radio adaptations count too? I might do some reviews of those during this year.

Kerrie said...

You can submit any reviews you have available whitelady3

Kate said...

Hello! Thanks for the link in my comments. I'm an occasional Agatha Christie reader, though I do go through phases where she's all I want to read (like right now.) I'm happy to participate and will put a mention in my blog as well. Thanks!

Irish said...

This is a cool carnival. I've submitted links for my reviews on Death on the Nile, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and After the Funeral.

Sarah M. said...

I'm sorry I missed the January carnival, but I am bookmarking your site to come back for February!