(Because it's a quick and pleasant diversion from all else. Well, it's something.)
Shelly's Booked by Three for April (via Pages Turned):
Name 3 books you liked, titles which start with A, B, C (one per letter).
All the Names, José Saramago
Balthasar's Odyssey, Amin Maalouf
Carter Beats the Devil, Glen David Gold (Please write another book.)
Name 3 authors you like whose names (given or surname) start with A, B, C (one per letter).
Name 3 books on your To Read list with titles starting with A, B, C (one per letter).
The Art of Murder, José Carlos Somoza (from which I heard the author read this past weekend — more on this later)
Beyond Black, Hilary Mantel
Captain Alatriste, Arturo Pérez-Reverte