Like last year, I am signing up for the Backlist Reader challenge @The Bookwyrm's Hoard. I have a whole list of authors whom I have read and loved and want to read all their books. If you want to sign-up for it too, here's where you do it. I have set no specific number of … Continue reading Sign-Up: The Backlist Reader Challenge
Have also successfully completed another challenge hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block. this time: Reading by the Numbers. Here are the books read (and thankfully also reviewed): Goal: 51 books The Religious Body by Catherine Aird Life Cycle by Harry Carmichael The Seeds of Hate by Harry Carmichael Death of a Star by G.D.H. … Continue reading Wrap-Up: Reading by the Numbers 2022
Of late, I find it hard to get into first-person narratives. I used to enjoy such narratives but now I can hardly bear to read a few paragraphs of the book with such a p-o-v before giving it up. Has it ever happened to you?
I have never been to the US and had never heard of these bookshops before reading about their destruction by a riotous mob but it has left me feeling terrible. The thought of all those books being charred to ashes perhaps never to be recovered has left me depressed and sorrowful. What do people gain … Continue reading Terrible: Two Bookshops gutted in the US
Thanks to John @ Pretty Sinister Books, I became aware of an article on the resurgence (or so the author claims) of the locked-room puzzle in contemporary crime fiction. Just for the record, John wasn't impressed by the article stating that "the author completely misconstrued the term “locked room” into a metaphorical meaning rather than … Continue reading The Locked-Room Mystery and Agatha Christie
I have missed discussing books and interacting with those kind enough to visit my blog, so here I am once again. WordPress is new to me (and a little daunting). I hope I get it right. Once again... And I hope everybody is well in his/her part of the world.
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I participated in the Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge @ My Reader's Block and signed up for the Infraction level which meant I was committed to reading six books in a trail of evidence.Here are the six books:1. An Old Fashioned Mystery by Runa Fairleigh - 21/1/17 (The word "Mystery" in the title leads to:2. The Hog's … Continue reading Follow The Clues: My Trail of Evidence
This year, I am again signing up for the Back to the Classics Challenge @ Books and Chocolate. And will link-up the books read in this post itself.Well, the 31st of December has dawned, and I have been able to complete only six of the 12 categories. Here are the books read:1. A 20th century classic … Continue reading Back to the Classics Challenge 2018
As in the previous years, I am signing up for the Full House Challenge hosted @ The Book Date. The challenge is to read 25 books in different categories. There are also prizes offered by our generous host, Kathryn.The card for the 2018 edition is this:LIST Mystery or thrillerHistoricalOver 500 pagesSetting in library or bookshop4 word titleLast … Continue reading Full House Reading Challenge 2018