Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2013 Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge! Better late than never!

I 'almost' forgot to join this Challenge! Thanks to Amy, at the Crafty Book Nerd for Hosting this Challenge - Thanks! Better LATE THAN NEVER!

The following info about this Challenge IS COPIED AND PASTED from this Challenges' Hosting Blog. ANYONE  CAN JOIN 'AT ANY TIME OF YEAR' The following specs for this challenge are for both your and for my info!

Without further adieu, here here are Amy's directions:

I love a good mystery, my favorite authors include Agatha Christie, James Patterson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; so I thought that having a reading challenge for 2013 that includes reading mystery/crime novels and short stories would be fun, even if I turn out to be the only one participating! So here are the rules should you want to join in the fun:
1.) The challenge starts January 1, 2013 and ends  December 31, 2013.
2.) You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is mystery/crime.
3.) 1 novel counts as 1 novel( 1 novel is anything over 100 pages) of course but you will have to read 5 short stories to count as 1 novel.
4.) There will be a monthly post for you to add a link or links to your post showing the progress that you have made so far. 
5.) Each month there will be a drawing for those that linked up their participation in the challenge for that month the prize is a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble or Amazon. These gift cards are delivered via email so you can only use it at Barnes and Noble.com not the store and of course Amazon is all online anyway.

If you don't have a blog you can also link up through GoodReads or Flickr (for Flickr just keep track by having a picture of the novel and then numbering them in the description so I know where you are at in the challenge).

If you read a certain number of novels you receive a rank at the end I will award a secret prize to the person who reads the most books:
5 books= Detective 
10 books = Sergeant
15 books = Lieutenant - (This is what "I" am going to aim for!)
20 books = Captain
25 books = Chief
30+ books = Sherlock Holmes

If you have any questions about the way the challenge works please ask in the comment section or you can email me at emmasmom432@gmail.com. To join all you need to do is link up your blog, Good Reads page, or Flickr page to this post the inlinkz is below, you can enter the challenge at any time so if you don't want to join now but might want to later that option is available. Grab the picture above and post it on your site that your linking up with and tell all your friends this should be a fun one!

Okay, everyone! I am aiming for:

15 books = Lieutenant - This is what "I" am going to aim for!

I LOVE Mystery/Suspense/Psychological Thrillers! I've already read 2 this month! Well, January and February 2nd! So, I'm on my way! That will end up being 1 a month, with 3 extra through the year! I'm already starting on another, and have a 2nd started, too! Maybe this month I'll really have quite a few!

Well, I'm excited! I was updating my Challenges for 2013 page, and I realized that I FORGOT to enter a Mystery Challenge once I went to ADD the Mysteries I've read so far for last and this month! (Yes! I have read one already for February!) So, "thankfully", Amy still has this Mystery/Crime Challenge we can STILL sign up for! I LUCKED OUT! You can, too! Just click on the LINK up above just under the photo for this Challenge! It's Amy, the Book Nerd! Do a post like this, go back to her site and LINK UP, and get to reading!
Easy as PIE!ddatss hherem nr do they 

Wish me luck and GREAT ENJOYMENT, too!

As long as I COMPLETE "ALL" of these Challenges, I will qualify as being #2 - ON THE ROOF!, for the Reading Challenge Addict! That remains to be seen, and we won't know for SURE until January 2014! Believe it or not - that is ONLY 11 months away! Wow!!!

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