British Crime Classics Challenge 2020

Rekha at The Book Decoder is hosting the British Crime Classics Challenge. The rules are simple — read British mysteries written before 1965. And the goal is to read as many as you want. I’m starting with six, but I read a lot of classic mysteries, so will probably end …

The Pursuit of William Abbey by Claire North

I am a huge Claire North fan. Regardless of topic, her writing is lyrical and vivid and, at times, graphic. The Pursuit of William Abbey begins in the 1880s and continues into the first World War, while taking us around the world. North brings the era, the people, and the …

Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge starts Monday, November 25. I love reading Christmassy stories. Details:* challenge will run from Monday, November 25, 2019 through Monday, January 6, 2020 (Twelfth Night or Epiphany).* cross over with other challenges is totally permitted AND encouraged!* These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas …

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

The above track is the theme song for the book. The production of the Talking to Strangers audiobook is well-done. We hear the actual voices of people he interviews, it includes reenactments of court scenes and the audio from actual videos of events. I am glad I chose the audio …

2020 Cloak and Dagger Challenge Sign-Up

I’m thrilled to be hosting the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge this year. I love mystery and crime novels! Challenge Rules: You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres. You don’t need a blog …