Sunday, February 24, 2008

Anything Agatha Challenge 2008

The bug has bit! After the encouraging comments on my Agatha Christie short story post and poll, I've decided to do a challenge. If it's not in a challenge, it's less likely to get read. And, I really want to read more Agatha! So here we go . . .


~ Read 10 of ANYTHING by AGATHA Christie ~
(any combination)

~ January - December, 2008 ~
(no list required - post 'em as you read 'em)

~ SIGN UP BELOW! ~


Her repertoire includes:

Novels

Short Stories/Collections

Plays

Non-Fiction

Poems


Here are two sites to get you started:



and a third:



ANYTHING AGATHA CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS:

46 comments:

  1. well thanks for letting me know, but i don't have a problem with you using it at all! good luck with your challenge!

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  2. Why not? I already have my personal, ongoing "Agatha Christie Project" going on (I plan to eventually read all the mysteries) and I have 8 on the list for this year already with the 888 Challenge. What's two more?? :-)

    Thanks for hosting!
    Lezlie

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  3. The Story Siren ~ Oh good! Thanks.

    Lezlie ~ YOU are the one that inspired this challenge! :) I just think challenges are great to help me read books that I really DO want to read instead of pushing them to the side again. Also, now we can see what others are reading with the links.

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  4. Really?? I'm flattered! :-) I hope a lot more readers discover or rediscover Agatha! And I agree with you completely. I'm thrilled to have discovered reading challenges for the very reasons you've given.

    Here's to Ms. Christie!
    Lezlie

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  5. Lezlie ~ Yes, really! :)

    I'm really looking forward to meeting her beloved characters!

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  6. I don't know if I'll be able to finish this challenge, but I love Agatha, so I will be joining in! I'll have my post up in the next few days.

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  7. Nyssaneala ~ Oh yay! No worries. Even if it's just one, it's better than none! :)

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  8. I have been wanting to read Agatha for quite some time now. I have just started her fist book - The Mysterious Affair at Styles - and then I discovered this challenge through Wendy. What a great way to keep me focused on reading her books!!!

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  9. Kara ~ I'm glad this worked out to be good timing for you. :)

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  10. Oh so tempting! I finally discovered Agatha a couple of years ago - I don't know what took me so long. Don't think I'll be able to fit in this challenge but I look forward to reading your reviews on one of the masters of mysteries :)

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  11. Brilliant, thank you, Joy! Please count me in. I'd already decided I wanted to read more of Christie's writing, and I've just got all the Miss Marple short stories, so that's a great place to start.

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  12. sounds like fun! I've read a few of her stories and this is just the 'push' I need to read a few more. Her stories are always a fun read. http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  13. Iliana ~ Thanks for commenting anyway! And, if you change your mind - come on back! You could always read short stories. :)

    Geranium Cat ~ Ewww, I love when you call me that! LOL I plan on reading the Miss Marple's short stories as well. I'm hoping to pick up some others, but that's my starting point. :)

    Naida ~ Glad to hear that this is a good "push". :)

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  14. WOOO! I'm all over this! I had already gotten started! :)

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  15. I'll post a link to the challenge via my Agatha blog. I'll do this at some point this week. Great challenge Joy!

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  16. Heather ~ HOORAY! I'm so glad you're excited about this - all the more inspiration for others! You have an "Agatha Blog"? Hmmm, I'll be by soon. :)

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  17. I am in! I own 40+ of her books. I will re-read.

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  18. Guatami Tripathy ~ WOW! It's great to have a well-seasoned AC reader among us. :)

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  19. I can't remember a time when I didn't adore Agatha Christie's books. According to my LibraryThing catalogue, I own 62 of her books, although some of those may be overlaps. No wonder that I could only find 6 novels I hadn't read yet!

    I guess this will be the year I complete my knowledge of Christie's works! Thanks for hosting this challenge, it's a great idea!

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  20. Poodlerat ~ Another seasoned AC reader!!! I'm happy to help you complete her collection. :)

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  21. I just found out about this challenge. Is it too late to join? I've already read two Agatha Christie books this year, the first I've ever read, and I love her works. I want to read more of them, and this is a good excuse to do so!

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  22. i looove agatha christie. i doubt i'll finish the 10 in the year, but i do want to re-read those already on my shelf! fantastic idea!

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  23. Aloireads ~ Oh good, I'm glad you love Agatha and found us here! You can always mix it up with short stories to lighten the load. :)

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  24. Thanks for the reminder Joy! I'm really excited about the challenge. Here is my post: http://pmduo.blogspot.com/2008/05/anything-agatha-challenge.html

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  25. hi joy! no have not opted out of this! thanks for emailing me. i just havent posted anything but i gathered all my christie's and didnt realize there were quite a few. will list those down soon :)

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  26. Aloi ~ Oh yippee! :)

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  27. I'm late coming on board, but I'm in, Joy! I'm starting my first one today, an unabridged audio called At Bertram's Hotel. Thanks for offering this great challenge.

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  28. Nan ~ Glad to have you! :)

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  29. I belong to the Yahoo! book group Agatha Agape so, why not do this challenge as well? Intergalactic Bookworm

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  30. I am a member of the Yahoo! group Agatha Agape and I said to myself may as well do this challenge. Judy

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  31. I.B./Judy ~ Welcome! That works out perfectly for you. :) Please come back to link any reviews you post. Go to the Sticky Post (first post of this blog) to locate the Anything Agatha image and you can link them there. Happy Reading!

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  32. Joy, I'm not sure how to link. I read on another post to put my name and the book title in the first line, and the url with the review in the second. But then I began to wonder because I don't see anyone else's links to reviews. Thanks, Nan.

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  33. Nan ~ Go to the first post of this blog (Sticky Post) and find the Anything Agatha image then click on it. It will take you to where you link your reviews. Also, to get just the post of your review, click the time under your post, then copy that url to link. Let me know if you need more help. :)

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  34. Yay! I did it. Thank you, Joy.

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  35. I guess I am probably a little late, but it was a tempting challenge, so added my name to Mr; Linky:)

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  36. Just Someone ~ I'm glad you are joining us! Welcome! When you get a post up about the challenge, you or I can link it to your name.

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  37. yup, yup, yup...one of agatha's crazy fans is here to accept the challenge!!! (got 4 christies today for some serious reading!)

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  38. Lakshmi ~ Sounds like a great beginning! Welcome!

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  39. Just a note to let you know I am dropping the challenge. I do thank you because it has made me a fan of AC. I've just got too many other books in the tbr to focus on any challenges.

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  40. Nan ~ Sorry to see you go, especially when you were so excited about AC, but I understand. Hopefully, you will pick more up in the future.

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  41. Thanks for letting me know about the Challenge group Joy. I'm probably not going to get 8 read this year as I've only just begun reading them in order and have just completed the first 2. I have reviewed them over at my site. My aim is to read one or two a month so I hope you aim to have this challenge going for some years.

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  42. 3 Christies read. planning to read more, joy!

    here's my link (with a few other challenges): http://aloireads.wordpress.com/my-challenges/

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  43. Aloireads ~ Hooray! You can link your reviews HERE.

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  44. Kerrie ~ My apologies! How did I skip your comment?!? I'm glad you joined us - really I am! :) Whether you finish the specific challenge or not, you are welcome to link your reviews on the Anything Agatha Mister Linky. You can find that HERE.

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  45. Thanks for having this challenge again! Judy/Intergalactic Bookworm

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  46. Intergalactic Bookworm ~ The bad news is that I'm not doing the challenge again this year, but the good news is Mysteries in Paradise is:

    Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival

    I hope you'll check it out.

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