It is that time of year where Bev Hankins at My Reader’s Block blog entices and lures us unsuspecting and innocent bloggers (and readers in general) into joining the reading challenges she will be hosting next year. And as always I have been sucked in by one: Vintage Mystery Challenge 2018: Just the Facts, Ma’am. This is what it is about in her own words:
In the 2018 edition of the Vintage Mystery Challenge, participants will be playing detective. The objective will be to answer the all important questions of Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why to complete cases in either the Golden or Silver Mystery Eras (or, for the more adventurous, both).
Constable: 6 books — one from each category
Detective Sergeant: 12 books — two from each category
Inspector: 18 books — three from each category
Chief Inspector: 24 books — four from each category
Superintendent: 30 books — five from each category
Chief Superintendent: 36 books — six from each category
Deputy Chief Constable: 42 books — seven from each category
Chief Constable: 48 books — all eight books from each category
The pictures below show the categories I need to fulfil with some of my reads next year. Hoping I won’t lose too much sleep or start pulling my hair out, but I have decided to go for the Gold Challenge card at Chief Constable level (from reads published pre 1960) and Silver Challenge Card at Constable Level (from reads published pre 1989).
If you are interested in taking part follow this link to the sign up page and you don’t need to worry about being a blogger, as non-bloggers can join in too.