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Subject: A question to ask and a vote needed
Date Posted: 8/8/2011 7:38 PM ET
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Hey all you fellow HF forum members! I impulsively started a mini historical mystery challenge in 2010 and was asked to repeat it in 2011. I'm wondering if you are liking it and whether I should plan to continue something along this line for next year. I would appreciate any comments, suggestions and questions. Also, if we do continue it, should we make it a full-blown challenge or not and should we ask for a sticky thread for it? Unbeknownst to many of you, the winner (as in the member who finishes the entire challenge first) usually gets a "small" prize from me and I would like to continue that. So what do you think?

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 7:49 PM ET
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I think we should continue the H/F Mystery challenge I really like it,  I always find new authors with the challenges.  You have done a very fine job.

I still think that a pony is a fine prize.

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 7:54 PM ET
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Jeanne, I love the mystery challenges!  I would miss it if it was discontinued.  

Letty..you crack me up.  laugh

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 7:59 PM ET
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I love it and it gives me total freedom to engage in one of my guilty pleasures!

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 8:14 PM ET
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Wow -- if I knew there was a prize involved, I would have signed up!! But Letty can have the pony -- I'm thinking more along the lines of a floor-to-ceiling book case.

Yes, Jeanne, you should continue the challenge -- you've done such a fine job -- and keep it as a mini-challenge -- since most folks who participate also participate in the full-blown Historical Fiction and/or Mystery/Thriller Challenge, a mini-challenge does not feel so overwhelming (it also encourages folks who might not otherwise delve into this sub-genre to do so).

And if you need an enforcer....

 

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 9:14 PM ET
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I like it as a mini-challenge.  As a newbie, I found it to be an incentive to get going again on my reading.  :P  Not that it helped much in the mini-challenge, but has the full challenge.

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 9:19 PM ET
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Oh, yes, please continue, Jeanne!  I've only dabbled in the historical mysteries, but I'm am determined to jump in with both feet at some point.  I thought your categories this year were so creative!

And did you say that the prize is an all-expense paid trip on EC's William Marshall tour?  Why, how generous of you!

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 9:21 PM ET
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Oh you guys - so funny and so supportive! I just love you all. Well, let's wait and see if we get anymore comments. I enjoy it but I'm not sure how much longer the old brain here will be able to come up with ideas - I guess time will tell. PONY??? FLOOR TO CEILING BOOKCASE???? Did you see the operative word in there? In case you missed it, it was "small"!  wink

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 9:30 PM ET
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Oh Lordy, now they want an all expense paid trip on E.C.'s William Marshall tour! I don't think I can handle all this - DH would absolutely have apoplexy. I, of course would be at Letty's riding the pony; helping Deb's hubby build the book case and sipping on small ale while on the Marshall tour! wink

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 9:54 PM ET
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laugh

Date Posted: 8/9/2011 8:04 AM ET
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cool

Date Posted: 8/9/2011 10:51 AM ET
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Don't worry about not being able to think of enough categories.  We will be glad to help out in that department. And since some of us didn't do 2010, or are only doing the minimum of 4 this year, you can recycle a few favorite categories.

Date Posted: 8/9/2011 11:43 AM ET
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Thanks Christa! I may need to follow your advice. As you may have guessed, I've already got a couple of ideas  - let's see how far I get and if need be, I'll send out an S.O.S.!

Date Posted: 8/9/2011 4:45 PM ET
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Yep -- you know you can count on us for ideas (well, at least some of us).smiley

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 8/9/2011 6:49 PM ET
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Historical mysteries are one of my favorite genres so please continue.

Alice

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Subject: Historical Mystery
Date Posted: 8/11/2011 1:08 AM ET
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Jeanne,

Historical Mystery is my favorite genre. Please continue the challenge. Although I have not posted my reads, I vote for continuing the challenge.

Mary

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 9:41 AM ET
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It's beginning to look like this challenge should be continued, so I will be working on it......

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 9:49 AM ET
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Jeanne, please continue the HF mystery challenge.  I have no less than 10 HF mystery series I'm preoccupied with smiley   In all honesty, you'd be doing me a favor.  

 

Has anyone completed all of this years challenge yet?  Just curious....cheeky

ETA: And a sticky for the challenge would be greatly appreciated.  My eyes aren't what they used to be.... lol



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Date Posted: 8/11/2011 10:20 AM ET
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I agree Carolyn, about the sticky thread AND the eyes! I've no idea as to how to get a sticky thread though.... Any ideas, my friends?

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 10:30 AM ET
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This is what I've done: I contacted TPTB requesting the sticky thread. Went to the "contact us"  section and asked very politely what we/I want and why. Guess I'll wait and see what happens now. Anything else I should do?

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 10:34 AM ET
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You should consider yourself heartily thanked! Debbie

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 10:53 AM ET
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Thank you, all of you! I had no idea that you liked this challenge that much!

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 2:43 PM ET
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Carolyn:  I think there's a couple of us who have completed all 8 categories.

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 4:57 PM ET
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Just chimin' in & adding my "Aye" vote to everyone else's ...

Kelly P