The Carnival lineup is now out on Blue Devil Knight's Confessions of a chess novice blog.
Normally I comment on an early favorite among the Carnival offerings. This time, however, I'll instead mention BDK's blog itself, which with this entry may be making its last update. It's a highly entertaining, often instructive and very human look at an amateur chess career and its theory and practice. The journey through it is therefore well worth taking, in addition because of the major impact it had on the chess blogging scene for several years.