Carol's Notebook

Carol's Notebook

British Crime Classics Challenge 2021

Rekha at The Book Decoder is hosting the British Crime Classics Challenge again this year. The rules are simple — read British mysteries written before 1965, but this year, we have themes. Read a book by your favourite author. Easy peasy, mac and cheesy. Discovered a new favourite author and dying to …

Calendar of Crime Reading Challenge 2021

I didn’t do well at the Calendar of Crime challenge hosted by Bed at My Reader’s Block last year, mostly because I forgot to keep track. So, I’m trying again this year. Twelve mysteries, one representing each month, are required for a complete challenge. Each month comes with several categories. …

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge

I didn’t read as much nonfiction in 2020 as I would have liked. Of course, I also didn’t do as well as challenges as I would have liked either, but I’m still joining the 2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge hosted by Shelleyrae at Book’d Out in the hopes of reading more …

Back to the Classics 2021

I’m happy to see Karen at Books and Chocolate is doing the Back to the Classics Challenge, again this year. Hopefully I’ll complete all 12 categories. From Books and Chocolate: THE CATEGORIES:  (My potential reads are in italics, but they’re open to change.) 1. 19th Century Classic. Middlemarch by George Eliot 2. 20th Century Classic. Anatomy of a …

Murder at an Irish Christmas by Carlene O’Connor

Murder at an Irish Christmas is the 6th installment in the Irish Village Mystery series, but the first I’ve read. It worked fine as a stand alone. I felt like I got to know the characters well and was given enough of the backstory but not too much. Siobhán and …

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