Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bookfool Flunks Challenge, Film at 11

Once again, I'm in a Clean My Sidebar mood, so I've set aside the partially completed reviews of Haven Kimmel's books to wrap up the Cozy Mystery Challenge. The objective of this challenge, hosted by Kris at Not Enough Books, was to read as many cozy mysteries as possible during the month of September. I had hoped to knock a few more off my shelf, but I only managed to finish two:

Dying in Style by Elaine Viets
Mum's the Word by Kate Collins

It's not for lack of trying, though. I had a small stack of cozies that I attempted. I'd pick up one, read a few pages and sigh - not my thing, bad timing on this one - close it and try another. One had a bizarrely familiar setting, but I know I haven't read any from the series. Maybe I've tried it before and failed. The thing is, very few mysteries grab me and suck me in. I don't know why that is. Both of the books I managed to complete were by authors I've previously read. Since I've only managed to read two cozies, there are only a few days remaining in September and I have a few other books on the agenda, including an ARC that I need to read right away, I decided I'm finished with the challenge.

It's not a complete failure, however, as I posted both books to Paperback Swap and they were immediately requested. So, I got two off the shelf and I'm happy about that. I've decided I'm going to continue to try to squeeze in at least two cozies per month until I have them all out the door. Thanks a million to Kris for hosting the Cozy Mystery Challenge!


  1. At least you tried! I'm glad you enjoyed the two that you did read.

  2. Thanks, Kris. I'd hoped to read a lot more, but I guess I have to space out cozies a bit since they're not my favorites. :)

  3. Thanks, Myutopia. Better than not trying, eh? :)

  4. I think I'm about to flunk at least two challenges, but still, if you read some things you might not have and if you have fun, then all is well!

  5. You did very well, Nancy. :-) It's easy to get bogged down when you have so much to read, but you did what you could and got two books off your TBR shelf. That's success all by itself!

  6. Dewey,

    That's exactly how I look at it. I probably wouldn't have read those two if not for the challenge, so I'm happy. :)


    Thanks. I totally agree. Just getting those two finished and out the door was a great thing, as far as I'm concerned!

  7. Geez, I wouldn't call that flunking. Two books you enjoyed that you probably wouldn't have read yet otherwise. And they earned you two credits already, too! Nope, no "F" for you.

  8. Debi,

    Well, thanks. That's definitely the best way to look at it! :)


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