Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My Kind of #Mystery #ReadingChallenge! FEB 1, 2015 to FEB 1, 2016

Our pioneering year concludes February 28th, with a good crowd that has made me happy.  Every review has contributed to a database in my menu atop this blog.  No effort is wasted and I am excited to look ahead.  I hereby renew “My Kind Of Mystery” in 2015!  See mywhole trio.
What sets us apart is any literature related to mystery ~ not solely novels.  If you enjoy true cases, are a student of investigative techniques, if there were an ‘open a detective agency for dummies’, or you like writing tips and biographies of authors:  all of these angles are included.  No matter when you join, count what you’ve read since February 1st.
Age, publication year, format, length:  there are no rules.  Combine your material with my other groups, like “Ethereal“!  :)  There are three other mystery hostesses, to whom I wholeheartedly nod.  We each bring our flair and they supported my fledgling year.  Here’s to a fun 2015!

I love plotting creative ways to award prizes!  Winners our inaugural year enjoyed eclectic goodies:  secondhand paperbacks, Canadian postcards, even plant seeds.  Fun options for everyone internationally.  Your choice each time.  RIEDEL Fascination festivities run every couple of months.
Please either subscribe to this blog, or ask for an e-mail when there’s an activity:  AlyshaeB(at)hotmail(dot)com.  Festivities are voluntary but can only take place if people play.  Rather than struggle to drop off information (via dial-up!);  everyone will know what’s afoot.  Don’t hesitate to guess.  If everyone were stumped by a riddle, I would draw a prize among all who tried!

Full Mystery Levels

Bloggers:  share why you’re keen on my group, show this link and logo, and name the level you have in mind.  No matter, if you don’t finish.  I have designed prize points that put everyone in our grande finale, for joining and linking a review!  Please do a post / page with no more than 3 other groups on it.  It mustn’t be too media-heavy for slow speed internet and you will give our circle visibility that I appreciate tremendously.
I will set up a review page after Christmas.  One or two sentences to clarify your star-rating are ample, at Amazon, GoodreadsBook Depository…  Without a blog, fill in the sign-up button with any publically-viewable website (not ‘facebook’) that lets you write and make lists.  Altnernatively, use the URL to your Goodreads profile, then share your progress via comments on any of our pages.  The review buttons are our focus the remainder of the year.

Join me from February 1, 2015 to February 1, 2016!
Your Name @ Blog Name + (Mystery Level)


1 name in a bowl ~ You joined via linky button & linked 1 review.
1 name in a bowl ~ You finished your original commitment level.
1 name in a bowl ~ For each level risen higher than you planned.

If there are riddles running in your head, or treats you’d like to give away internationally;  drop me a line!  It would be fun to let others run clues.  I think of my participants as guests in my parlour for a year.  You have a say in our entertainment.
We’re neatly trimming to:  February 1, 2015 to February 1, 2016.  Present members may use excess titles and we’ll even out.  May our Christmases and the year 2015 be wonderful!  Warmly, Carolyn.
Okay! With that said, with my LOVE of mysteries, I am going to do:
Each year I probably do close to 20 Mysteries, ALL kinds from cozies to the gory, but NO HORROR! I LOVE the missing people mysteries, such as Gone Girl, and I have a NEW one from my author friend, Jenny Milchman, with her New Release NOW called Ruin Falls where someone goes missing! I LOVE mysteries!
I participated in this Challenge last year, but I was never good enough to POST my review links like I should have, but that will change this year! I just hope I can do it all on ONE day on the 1st. That WILL be a problem due to my having this neurological muscle disease, but I am going to try. Let's see how well I can do! 
This starts February 1st, 2015! YOU can sign up, too!
Click that page to see how I'm doing!

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