Bev at My Reader’s Block — wrangler of and participant in enough annual book challenges to make my head spin — is again running several next year and, having enjoyed the Vintage Golden Age Cover Bingo this year, I’m signing up for two.
The first is the Vintage Cover Scavenger Hunt again, tracking down the above items on the covers of books published between 1920 and 1959. I haven’t exactly excelled in this at my first attempt this year, but it’s good fun and I look forward to a more successful 2017. Which, no, does not necessarily mean that 2017 will be more successful…
The second is the Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge, in which you string together a line of reasoning that takes you from one book to the next. Bev explains it thus:
Evidence Trail Example: if the first book I read is by Agatha Christie, then my next book could be Arrow Pointing Nowhere by Elizabeth Daly who has often been referred to as “Agatha Christie’s favorite author.” Using “Arrow” from the Daly book’s title, then House of the Arrow by A.E.W. Mason (published in 1924) could be next and it might lead me to another book published in 1924…and so on.
I love this as an idea, even though I imagine I’ll chuff it up at some point, but let’s see how it goes, eh?
My thanks to Bev for being creative enough to devise this stuff in the first place, now bring on 2017 in reading challenges… And in about 10 years from now maybe I’ll be up to Bev’s level of professional involvement in this kind of thing!