Sunday, January 17, 2016

Vintage Mystery Cover Scavenger Hunt 2016

I have participated in the Vintage Mystery challenges hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block since I started my blog in 2012. This year the challenge will be a Scavenger Hunt for objects on the cover of the vintage mysteries.


Vintage Mystery Cover Scavenger Hunt 2016:

There are two choices. Participants can play along in either the Golden or Silver Mystery Eras or both. There is a Silver Age and a Golden Age Checklist (both have the same items).

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 is the perfect challenge for me since I love old paperback editions and collect as many as I can afford. I am not going overboard in my goals; I plan to aim for six Golden Age Mysteries and six Silver Age Mysteries that fit the rules of this challenge. More than that will just be a bonus.

The checklist for the Silver Age edition:

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12 comments:

  1. Good luck with this one! Not playing though.

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    1. Col, I am cutting way back on challenges this year. This one is not really too challenging for me. I would read a lot of vintage mysteries anyway. But fun to play along.

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  2. Interesting challenge. I'm doing the 50 State reading challenge.
    Ann

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    1. Ann, I have been working on a 50 state challenge since I started blogging and getting there too slowly. I started at Goodreads, then joined a blog challenge, and haven't done well with keeping up with my progress. I have got to go looking for some of the more obscure states. Too many mysteries are set in California or New York.

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  3. Oh, that does sound interesting, Tracy. Covers can be fascinating in and of themselves, I think. And it's a good way to try vintage books you might not otherwise try.

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    1. Very true, Margot. Some have been languishing on my shelves too long and this may push me to read them.

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  4. I decided not to go crazy with challenges this year and, more importantly, be careful about which ones I chose to do. And this I couldn't resist as it looks like so much fun. Good luck and have fun!

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    1. Me too, Cath. I am really cutting down on challenges that go the full year. I hope I have less problems tracking this one than I did the Bingo Challenge.

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  5. Tracy, I remember this challenge, not that I participated, and it's very innovate too. As I read my books, I will keep the covers in mind, especially the little pictorial details that I miss.

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    1. I really enjoy book covers, Prashant, even the more contemporary ones. Especially vintage books. Vintage hardcover books are often too expensive so I concentrate on the paperbacks.

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  6. Tracy, glad you'll be joining me in the scavenger hunt. Hope you have fun!

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    1. I am already having fun with it, Bev. Thanks.

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