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Can anyone tell me where to find more information about the 2009 challenge? Will there be a 2010 challenge? and how does one get involved with or join the reading challenge?
I will bump the 2009 Challenge. I certainly hope there is going to be a 2010 challenge. Cheryl (Spuddie) came up with the current challenge and I think she did a bang up job so I nominate her for 2010 as well. :) Anyone can join the challenge at any time.
I have bumped the thread for you but here is the challenge:
1. Read one mystery/thriller from an author you've never read before.
2. Read one mystery that was written before the year you were born.
3. Read one historical mystery. (Set during or before--shall we say, WW II, just as an arbitrary cutoff.)
3 (a). If you regularly read historical mysteries, read one set in a place or time that you've never read about before.
4. Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.
5. Read one mystery written first in another language and translated to English.
6. Read one mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.
7. Read a new release--something published within the past six months.
8. Everyone deserves a second chance--read a mystery by an author you previously tried reading and didn't care for.
9. Read a mystery set in an exotic location--that is to say, other than the USA, Canada or UK.
10. Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.
BONUS: Complete a series--read to the end of a 'dead' series, one that will have no further books forthcoming.
Are you game? Let's have some fun and broaden our horizons a little! :-)
The rules are pretty easy. Read what you want but no double dipping or reading one book to cover two categories on the challenge. You'll get lots of ideas if you read through the thread. Have fun!
Oh. The "Mystery Challenge Lists/Updates" thread is where you can post the challenge and then edit to reflect your. People keep track in a variety of ways but I'm sure you'll figure out what works for you!
LOL, Geri! Come on, surely a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would do for that one? :-D Plus it could double as the entry in which I ask you to read a book where the main character uses an illegal substance. Good ol' Sherlock! LOL