Friday, January 20, 2012

Birth Year Reading Challenge 2012 - Honors - Progress and Reviews


Bev Hankins at My Reader's Block (sign-up post) - 9 candles
(completed 7/31/12, but still reading)
1. Gift from the Sea - Anne Morrow Lindbergh (review)
2. The Clue in the Old Album - Carolyn Keene (review)
3. Full Moon - P. G. Wodehouse (review)
4. Swan Song - Edmund Crispin (review)
5. So Many Steps to Death - Agatha Christie (review)
6. New Graves at Great Norne - Henry Wade (review)
7. Compartment K - Helen Reilly (review)
8. Surprised by Joy - C. S. Lewis (review)
9. Dancing with Death - Joan Coggin (review)

Neer at A Hot Cup of Pleasure (sign-up post) - 4 candles (wrap-up post)
(completed 1/28/13)
1. He Who Whispers - John Dickson Carr (review)
2. Behind the Green Door - Mildred A. Wirt (review)
3. The Holocaust House - Norbert Davis (review)
4. The King's General - Daphne du Maurier (review)

Rose City Reader at Rose City Reader (sign-up post) - 1 candle
1. The Comedians - Graham Greene (review)

Stephanie V at Hookin', Knittin' & Livin' (sign-up post) - 3 candles
1. Cold Heaven - Brian Moore (review)
2. The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley (review)
3. Ironweed - William Kennedy (review)

April at Wednesday Book Club (sign-up post)

Srivalli at Valli's Book Den (sign-up post) - 4 candles (wrap-up post)
(completed 1/6/13)
1. The Holcroft Covenant - Robert Ludlum (review)
2. A Stranger is Watching - Mary Higgins Clark (review)
3. The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough (review)
4. The Women's Room - Marilyn French (review)

Sidne at Reading Rendezvous Reviewz (sign-up coming soon)

Shan at Recommendations: Books and Movies (sign-up coming soon)

My Book Obsession (sign-up post)

Debbie Rodgers at ExUrbanis (sign-up post) - 3 candles (wrap-up post)
completed 1/6/13
1. A Prairie Boy’s Winter - William Kurelek (review)
2. Postern of Fate - Agatha Christie (review)
3. Julie of the Wolves - Jean Craighead George (review)

J.G. at Hotchpot Cafe (host - not eligible for prizes) (sign-up post)

Melinda Brasher at Have Book Will Travel (sign-up post) - 1 candle
1. Good as Gold - Joseph Heller (review)

Rishi Arora at Classic Mystery Hunt (sign-up post)

eArnie Painter at bemol Ardiente (sign-up post) - 1 candle
1. Appointment with Death - Agatha Christie

41 comments:

  1. Doing much better this year! I've managed to get through The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. My review is here on today's post:
    http://rowanberrystudio.blogspot.com/2012/02/emerging.html

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  2. Yay for you! Candle #2 is aflame!

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  3. A little late out of the starting gate this year...First candle up--
    Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/03/gift-from-sea-review.html

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  4. Hi, Bev -- Congrats on candle #1, now up.

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  5. 2nd Candle (first one for my second honoree): The Clue in the Old Album by Carolyn Keene http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/03/blast-from-past-clue-in-old-album.html

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  6. Candle #3 (and the second for my Mom's Cake): Full Moon by P. G. Wodehouse http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/03/full-moon-review.html

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  7. Candles 2 and 3, now burning brightly! Thanks, Bev!

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  8. Candle #4 (3rd for my Mom's Cake): Swan Song by Edmund Crispin http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/04/swan-song-review.html

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  9. Okay, Bev, you're good to go!

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  10. My first Candle for mamma.
    http://inkquilletc.blogspot.in/2012/04/satanic-sibilants-john-dickson-carrs-he.html

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  11. Another one done. Just finished Ironweed...a great book. Post is here http://rowanberrystudio.blogspot.ca/2012/05/ironweed.html

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  12. Your candles are up and shining brightly, Neer and Stephanie V! Sorry for the delay in lighting them up.

    Happy BYRC reading!

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  13. Here's my review of "Good as Gold" by Joseph Heller from my Birth Year Challenge list. http://www.melindabrasher.com/2012/05/good-as-gold-by-joseph-heller.html

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  15. Okay, Melinda, you are all set! First candle in place and burning away . . .

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  16. Another 1955 Candle: So Many Steps to Death by Agatha Christie (going with first US publication date)

    Review: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/05/so-many-steps-to-death-review.html

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  17. Done, Bev! You are making great progress, as usual.
    :-)

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    1. Got another 1947 candle: New Graves at Great Norne by Henry Wade

      Review: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/05/new-graves-at-great-norne-review.html

      That finishes the book commitment for my mom's birth year. (but I'll probably add at least one more). Now I just have to finish the 1955 books for my friend...

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  18. Okay, Bev, you're all set. Awesome progress and even a little ahead of schedule, at almost halfway through the reading year.

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    1. Congrats on your first candle! It's shining brightly now!

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  20. Another candle for 1955 (my friend's year):

    Compartment K by Helen Reilly http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/07/compartment-k-review.html

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    1. Well done - two candles for you now!

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  22. Fourth candle for 1955: Surprised by Joy by C. S. Lewis http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/08/surprised-by-joy-review.html

    This is also my eighth book total and that completes my original commitment. However....overachiever that I am, I am still reading.

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    1. Congrats on finishing! Your candle is shining. I'll send you the list soon so you can pick your prize!

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  23. Third candle for me The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough- Epic love saga
    http://srivallip.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-thorn-birds-by-colleen-mccullough.html

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    1. Okay, you are good to go with 3 candles glowing!

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  24. Got another one for 1947! (#9 total) Dancing with Death by Joan Coggin http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/12/dancing-with-death-review.html

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    1. Good for you! Duly noted (at last).

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    1. Your candle is burning away, figuratively speaking!

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  26. My wrap-up post! http://srivallip.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/birth-year-reading-challenge-complete.html

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    1. Thank you for taking part! I will e-mail you with the prize list so you can choose your book.

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  27. My wrap up post http://srivallip.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/birth-year-reading-challenge-complete.html
    My fourth candle http://srivallip.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-women-room-by-marilyn-french.html

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    1. Sorry for the delay -- all updated now! Congrats on finishing with time to spare.

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  28. 2012 Wrap-up:
    http://www.exurbanis.com/archives/8354

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    1. Nicely done, and congratulations on finishing in plenty of time! Thanks for joining in, too. I'll e-mail you the prize list so you can choose your book.

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  29. I don't know where my comment disappeared, so typing it again. Have completed the challenge. Here's the wrap=up post:

    http://inkquilletc.blogspot.in/2013/01/challenge-complete-birth-year-2012.html

    The books read were Behind the Green Door, and Holocaust House both published in 1940; and He Who Whispers, and The King's General for 1946.

    Thanks for hosting it and wish you'll do it again.

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    1. Congrats on finishing! Thank you for your kind words about the challenge. I'll send the book list to you straightaway, so you can choose your prize.

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