Can't resist a good challenge.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Into Reading 2011

**Challenge complete.**

Dates: 23 September through 21 December 2011
Hosted by: Katrina at Callapidder Days

Guidelines (quoted from the challenge website):
  • Make a list of books you want to read (or finish reading) this fall. Your list can be as long or as short as you’d like.
  • Write a blog post containing your list and submit it to this post....
  • Get reading! The challenge goes from September 23rd through December 21st.
  • Check out other participants’ lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile, if you wish!
  • Write a post about your challenge experience in December, telling us all about whether you reached your goals and how Fall Into Reading went for you.
See my original post about the challenge here.
See my wrap-up post here.
See the challenge announcement page here.


MY BOOK LIST (with links to reviews) :
  1. The Man in Lower Ten. Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. Mrs. Malory and A Time to Die. Hazel Holt
  3. Episode of the Wandering Knife. Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. The Killings at Badger's Drift. Caroline Graham
  5. Third Girl. Agatha Christie
  6. Hallowe'en Party. Agatha Christie
  7. Mrs. McGinty's Dead. Agatha Christie
  8. The Seance. John Harwood
  9. Literary Brooklyn. Evan Hughes
  10. My Brilliant Career. Miles Franklin
  11. Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life. Martin Meredith
  12. The Sense of an Ending. Julian Barnes
  13. Bid Time Return (aka: Somewhere in Time). Richard Matheson
  14. Staying On. Paul Scott
  15. Alice I Have Been. Melanie Benjamin
  16. Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II. Philip Eade

Sunday, September 18, 2011

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge VI

**Challenge completed.**

Dates: September 1 through October 31, 2011
Hosted by: Carl V. at Stainless Steel Droppings

Guidelines:

✸ There are several different levels of participation:
  • Peril the First: Read four books of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril the Second: Read two books of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril the Third: Read one book of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril of the Short Story: An extra option, for those who want to read shorter works.
  • Peril on the Screen: Another extra option, for those who like to watch scary or suspenseful fare on the large or small screen.
  • Peril of the Group Read: A third extra -- there will be several group reads during the challenge. See announcement page for info.
✸ Choose your books from the following subgenres:
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Supernatural
See my original post about the Challenge here.
See my wrap-up post here.
See the Challenge announcement page here.
See the Challenge review page here.

I signed up at the Peril the First level (four books), and combined that with Peril on the Screen.

MY BOOK LIST (books read; with links to reviews):
  1. The Winter Ghosts. Kate Mosse
  2. Quiet as a Nun. Antonia Fraser
  3. Mrs. Malory and A Time To Die. Hazel Holt
  4. The Man in Lower Ten. Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. Episode of the Wandering Knife. Mary Roberts Rinehart
  6. The Killings at Badger's Drift. Caroline Graham
  7. Third Girl. Agatha Christie
  8. Hallowe'en Party. Agatha Christie

MY SCREEN PERIL LIST (movies/TV shows watched; didn't review any of these):
  1. Case Histories: Episode 1 (TV series; 2011)
  2. Case Histories: Episode 2 (TV series; 2011)
  3. Case Histories: Episode 3 (TV series; 2011)
  4. The Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey): Episodes 1-4 (TV mini-series; 1975)
  5. Inspector Lewis: Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things (TV series; 2011)
  6. Inspector Lewis: And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea (TV series; 2008)
  7. Inspector Lewis: Wild Justice (TV series; 2011)
  8. Inspector Lewis: The Gift of Promise (TV series; 2011)
  9. Inspector Morse: Ghost in the Machine (TV series; 1989)
  10. Midsomer Murders: The Killings at Badger's Drift (TV series; 1997)
  11. Midsomer Murders: Written in Blood (TV series; 1998)
  12. After the Thin Man (film; 1936)
  13. The Big Clock (film; 1948)
  14. The Black Room (film; 1935)
  15. The Evil of Frankenstein (film; 1964)
  16. The Innocents (film; 1961)
  17. In the Mouth of Madness (film; 1994)
  18. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (film; 1958)
  19. The Thirteenth Floor (film; 1999)
  20. The Tingler (film; 1959)
  21. The Uninvited (film; 1944)