Bev’s at it Again!

Bev over at My Reader’s Block is the one who first got me started blogging. She reads vintage mysteries and every year she has wonderful reading challenges. This year I’m signing on for two she’s hosting!

I’m going in for the Vintage Cover Scavenger Hunt again this year. It was lots of fun last year and got me back into reading vintage mysteries. I had drifted away from my first love over the last couple of years.

You can choose from Gold (published before 1960) or Silver (published 1960-1989). There are duplicate lists for each era. Find as many objects on the scavenger hunt list as possible on the covers of the mystery books you read. I’m going for both Gold and Silver, hoping to make 12 in each era.Want to join in too? Run over to Bev’s and check out the full rules and sign on the dotted line!

New this year is Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge! It sounds like loads of fun! The gist of the challenge is follow a set of clues furnished by the mystery books you read to create a body of evidence to support a book court case. Each book clue should lead you to your next read. The connection can be anything at all from author names to motive for murder to type of mystery (police procedural, espionage, romantic thriller, etc) to an item on the cover, but you must be able to make your case to the jury on your detective logic. I’m signing on for Infraction: 6 books in a chain of evidence, how about you? This one might be pretty challenging! Click the link above to read the full rules and sign on!

Thanks Bev! You make reading more fun than it already is!

Peggy Ann

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