Friday, June 1, 2007

Cozy Mystery Challenge!


I've decided to make September - Cozy Mystery Month!
(I can do that right? sure I can!!)

The goal/challenge - try to dedicate September to cozy mysteries.
I know many of you are probably wondering why I'm devoting a month to cozy mysteries.
That's simple! They are my favorite type of book but I have so many interests that I haven't been reading as many cozy's as I would like. So...I decided to set a month aside and see how many I could read. I'm really looking forward to it.

I know several people have other challenges going on...I do to and I'm going to try and read ahead on mine to make up for it. haha! I know I'll probably have to read a couple non-cozy books that month, but I'm going to really try not to.

Anybody else interested?

I think it would be fun to create a list of the cozy books you are going to try and read that month..although you don't have to stick with it. I'm looking forward to seeing what others are gong to read!

I'm going to try to use Mr. Linky to keep track of this...never done it before so it might take me a little bit to get it to work. So please enter your name and your blog url (if you have one)if the space below to sign up!

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Exciting news!!!! I talked with Shirley Damsgaard when she was in town for a book signing and I mentioned the cozy mystery challenge and guess what? She offered to give away one of her books! Exciting!!!! So once the challenge is over, I will have poeple report in on how they did and I will then randomly have a person selected. This person gets to select which one of Shirley's books they would like to receive (by then there will be 5 published in this series) and Shirley will send it to the winner herself! So hurry up and join!
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More exciting news! Author Roberta Isleib contacted me and offered her book, Deadly Advice, for a contest give away as well!
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42 comments:

Kathrin said...

I'm in just like that! This will be wonderful!

victoria merriweather said...

hi i would love to join you in this challenge, i love cozies. thanks victoria

Heidi said...

I think this is a great challenge.
Looking forward to it

Wendy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog (http://novelchallenges.blogspot.com/)

I've posted your challenge there :)

Vickie said...

September in Colorado makes for a good month for cozies. I believe I will join....

Lover of Books said...

I will join but need to figure out my list of books. :)

Lover of Books said...

Okay I figured out my books but they are at the bottom of my blog. :)

Christina Smith said...

I joined!!! I can't wait to do this challenge!

Karen said...

Cozies are also my favorite books to read. I am really looking forward to devoting a whole month to just reading them

jody said...

Not that I *need* a reason to read more (especially cozies) - but this sounds like fun

Kristie said...

What a fun challenge, Kris! I'll work on my list this week and post soon.

Jill said...

This sounds like fun, Chris!

Jane said...

Count me in. I love cozy mysteries. My blog is even named "Cozy Reader"!!
I look forward to this!

Joan said...

Am I the only one who doesn't know what you mean by a "cozy" mystery? I read mysteries by the dozens each year, but I am not sure what qualifies them as cozy.

Kris said...

Joan,
You aren't alone in wondering exactly what a cozy mystery is. I hope this website will help:
Cozy-Mystery.Com

basically it is a mystery that doesn't show all the details of the murder, the person who solvs the murder usually doesn't have any professional training. There are a ton of cozy's out there...feel free to view my list and lists that other's who joined have posted - that might help too.

Talk..to..Grams said...

I LOVE cozy mystery books!!
How fun this sounds like!
Grams

Deb S. said...

Looking forward to the challenge.

meen said...

Ok, I'm in. Looks interesting. Now I'd better start looking at my lists and dig out the cozies.
Marleen

Ghost said...

My favorite type of reading material. You can count me in.

Chelle said...

I, too, love cozy mysteries; I just don't read them as often as I like. This will be a great chance to catch up!! Thanks!

Judy's Universe said...

Hi-

This is Judy from ARMReading Group. I am signing up for the challenge and I agree with the quote you have at the top of your blog. I do the same thing!

Cindy said...

Great idea Kris! I'll mark my calendar for 'cozies only' for September!!

Joye said...

Oh goody-I have alot of those in my TBR pile for this summer so will save for September. Now I can concentrate on the other books.

Senator Kyrillos said...

I stumbled across this and I'm very excited to join the community! Looking forward to reading about what everyone else is reading :)

Senator Kyrillos said...

Looking forward to reading about what everyone is reading!

Julie said...

I am so excited ! This is the first time I have signed up for a challenge! I cant wait. I just started a book blog ( no post yet) but I am going to post soon about joining this challenge !

Thanks,

Julie

April said...

I think I will join you. Cozies are my favorite and I have been neglecting them lately. Looking forward to seeing everyones lists for some new ideas!

CCDPiper said...

Count me in! My list of books are on my blog and I hope to find a few more to add to it. Thanks for a great challenge idea!

Kym said...

im in, this sounds great, now the problem is not reading these books till then lol

Shauna said...

This sounds fun!

Carol said...

This shouldn't be too hard, since cozy mysteries make up the majority of what I read these days anyway! I don't have specific titles handy, but I want to continue from whatever point I am in the following cozy series:
Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles; JoAnna Carl's Chocoholics series (I think there's one out I haven't read yet); Mary Daheim's Alpine series; and I want to read Roberta Isleib's first in a new series.
Carol

Shelleen said...

I signed up and can't wait :-)

Vickie said...

Getting close to start time!! Whoo-hoo!!! Have my stack of cozies.
Very cool of Shirly Damsgaard to offer up her books for prizes and for Roberta Isleib to do the same. I have read Deadly Advice and highly recommend it. I have Shirly's books on shopping list.

April said...

This sounds like a really fun challange! I have really been in the mood to read some cozies, so this will be an extra reason to! Thanks for starting it!

Shauna M said...

Hi, this sounds like fun. I'm excited.

Jackie said...

Sounds perfect! Can't wait to have an excuse to only read cozies!

Possum Magic said...

I am looking forward to reading a few of the many Cosy reads in my TBR. A jolly good excuse!

Stepfordmomto2 said...

I've read two of my 15 choices so far.

http://www.booksnwhatnot.blogspot.com/

NancyG

Vickie said...

Here's what I was able to read over the month of September...cozy-wise...

Knit One, Kill Two - Maggie Sefton
Witch Way to Murder - Shirley Damsgaard
Ghost of a Chance - Yasmine Galenorn
The Chick and the Dead - Casey Daniels
A Secret Rage - Charlaine Harris
Feint of Art - Hailey Lind
The Trouble With Magic - Madelyn Alt

Book Bird Dog said...

I love hearing about other rabid readers of mysteries, cozy or otherwise. Have never kept a close track of books I have read or the number of pages, etc. but I love writing about most of the ones I read.

You might be interested on some of my cozy reviews on www.bookbirddog.blogspot and also my reviews at www.newmysteryreader.com

Grilsgood said...

I have finished but dont' have a blog

1. Page, Katherine Hall Body in the Snowdrift
2, Isleib, Roberta Preaching to the Corpse
3. Page, Katherine Hall Body in the Belfrey

Kris said...

Grilsgood - thanks for playing along! I want to read books by both of those authors, I just haven't yet.

If you want to email my your address, I'll send a bookmark to you as thanks for your participation.