Just a quick addition: there will be no Carnivalesque in January. We’ll start again in early February with an early modern issue… as long as someone volunteers to host. If you think you might like to try it, get in touch.
Also, I think I forgot to mention that the next History Carnival will be on 15 December, hosted by Jonathan Dresner at Frog in a Well Korea. (Email: dresner [at] hawaii [dot] edu) After that, the HC will also be having a New Year break and will return on 15 January. We have a good variety of hosts lined up for the first months of the year.