Sunday, January 18, 2015

Vintage Mystery Bingo Challenge 2015


I am again participating in the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge. The Challenge is hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block. For the 2014 challenge, Bev used a bingo card format and she is continuing with that format this year.

Vintage Mystery BINGO Challenge 2015:

There are two choices, and Challengers can go for both challenges or just for one. There is a Silver Age or Golden Age Card.

For the purposes of this challenge, the Golden Age Vintage Mysteries must have been first published before 1960. Short story collections (whether published pre-1960 or not) are permissible provided all of the stories included in the collection were originally written pre-1960.

Silver Age Vintage Mysteries may be first published any time from 1960 to 1989 (inclusive). Again, Silver Age short story collections published later than 1989 are permissible as long as they include no stories first published later than 1989.

There lots of rules and explanations, so if you are interested in the challenge, click on the link above.

This year, as last year, I will attempt to get BINGOs for both Gold and Silver vintage mysteries. It will be interesting to see if I actually make any BINGOs. Last year I struggled, because I did not plan the books I read. Even so I got a total of 3 BINGOs between the two challenges.

I am including one of the BINGO cards, in case you are curious. The Gold and Silver cards are almost identical.



10 comments:

  1. Tracy, the Silver Age from 1960 through 1989 saw some terrific fiction, especially crime and mystery, by writers familiar to most of us. I hope you have fun as you tackle both these challenges.

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    1. Thanks, Prashant, and I am sure I will have fun.

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  2. Good luck. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the Golden card last year.

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    1. We will see how it goes, Cath. I do want to read lots of Christie this year, so that will help a lot.

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  3. I so admire you for these challenges, Tracy. I'm looking forward to your reviews.

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    1. Margot, as I said in the comment to Cath, there will be lots more Christie in my reading this year. Which I look forward to.

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  4. Best of luck, I think you could do a BRONZE category as well 1990 - turn of the century - I know you like your challenges!

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    1. Col, you are right, I do like the 90's mysteries also. Right before technology became so prevalent.

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  5. Good luck with this - one of these years I'll try this challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Moira, I need it. Mostly I just read what I like (or hope I will like) and hope it fits a category, but I might try harder this year.

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