Monday, January 9, 2012

2011 Challenge: Vintage Mystery Challenge, Wrap Up

The Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge is hosted by My Reader's Block. The goal is to read mysteries written before 1960. I signed up at the "In a Murderous Mood" level with the goal of reading four to six books, by at least two different authors, by the end of the year.

I finished the challenge, but I only reviewed one, for some reason.

It was one of my very favorite challenges and I signed up for the 2012 version, with the goal of reading at least eight books by woman authors. I also plan on reviewing more of them!


A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers (reviewed here)

Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers

The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie

Mailbox Monday

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia at A girl and her books (fka The Printed Page), who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).

Alyce at At Home With Books is hosting in January.  Please stop by her wonderful blog!

Here is a short list of books I got last week:

Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli. This looks like it is going to be really good. Amazon describes it as "A breathtaking Georgia-mountain epic about the complex bond of mothers and daughters across a century." Wow.

This could be a pick for the Southern Literature Reading Challenge, once I finally get my sign up post up.

Thanks go to intrepid book publicist, Mary Bisbee-Beek, for getting me an early copy of Glow.

Mary also got me a copy of Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon: Exploring the Wild Heart of Alaska by Mary Albanes (see trailer here).

This one has huge appeal for me right now because I am in Anchorage this week, where it is 0 degrees, snowing, and there is no "midnight sun" because there is really no sun at all -- 3 hours in midday, but with the snow, it's hard to see.

The Devil's Elixir by Raymond Khoury. This looks like a real rip-roarer. Pure fun.

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