2011 Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge

The 2011 Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge, hosted by Bev Hankins at My Reader’s Block, runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Sign up any time prior to November 30, 2011. All books must have been written before 1960 and be from the mystery category. I’m participating at In a Murderous Mood Level, which requires me to read 4-6 Books. So far I’ve read:

The 2011 Eastern European Reading Challenge Update

The 2011 Eastern European Reading Challenge, hosted by Amy at The Black Sheep Dances, has three different levels. I chose to participate at the tourist one which requires me to read 4 books over the 12 months period. I’m behind this one since I have only read one:

  • Entanglement, by Zygmunt Miloszewski (Poland)
  • The Widow Killer, by Pavel Kohout (Czech Republic) currently reading
  • Possessions, by Julia Kristeva (Bulgaria)
  • Muerte y un poco de amor, by Alexandra Marinina (Rusia)

2011 Aussie Author Challenge Update

The 2011 Aussie Author Challenge, hosted at Booklover Book Reviews, runs from 1 January 2011 until 31 December 2011. The aim is to read and review books written by Australian Authors – physical books, ebooks and audiobooks, fiction and non-fiction. I’m participating at the Tourist Level: Read and review 3 books by 3 different Aussie Authors. And I do hope to catch up pretty soon. So far I’ve read and review:

2011 British Books Challenge

The 2011 BBC (British Books Challenge) is a reading challenge where bloggers sign up to read books by British writers throughout 2011. It is hosted by Becky at The Bookette. Within the International friend category I’m participating at Winston Churchill – Read 6 books by British authors in 2011. Have read 5 books so far:

Ficciones 2011 Argentina Reading Challenge

Ficciones 2011 Argentina Reading Challenge. The rules are simple:

  • Read at least one book by an author from Argentina (either born in Argentina or has spent a significant part of his or her career living in the country).
  • Books originally written in English do not qualify for this challenge. You should either be reading the books in translation or, if you are fluent in Spanish, you may read them in the original.
  • Fiction, nonfiction or any other genre count.
  • Re-reads are perfectly acceptable, as are books in alternate formats (e-books, audio books etc.)
  • Crossovers with other reading challenges are encouraged!
  • The challenge begins on February 15, 2011 and will end on February 14, 2012. However, you can join at anytime. You can also change your level of participation at any time.
  • There is no requirement to list your books in advance, but please consider doing so; it will be helpful for others who are considering joining the challenge, but are unsure which books to read.
  • A list of suggested books is included under the “Reading List” tab.
  • You do not have to have a blog to participate.
  • You do not have to post reviews of the books you choose to read, but they are strongly encouraged as a way of building community around the reading of Argentinian literature. Those who choose to share their reviews, may post them under the “Reviews” tab.

As usual I have restricted myself to crime fiction books and I have chosen the Expat Level, read at least 5 books. So far I’ve read:

I’m still on track, have on my TBR shelf:

  • Ciudad Santa de Guillermo Orsi (Holy City)
  • Plata Quemada de Ricaro Piglia (Money to Burn)

And I’m really interested in reading some book by Raúl Argemí.    

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