giovedì 27 dicembre 2018

Just the Facts, Ma'am 2019 (Vintage Mystery Challenge)

Sfida ospitata da My reader's block. Probabilmente questa non la completerò ma ci provo comunque.

Participants in the 2019 version of the "Just the Facts, Ma'am Challenge" will be playing detective. The objective is to answer all the important questions of Who, What, When, Where, How and Why to complete cases in either the Golden or Silver Mystery Eras (or for the more adventurous, both).

Challenge Levels
Constable: 6 books -- one from each category
Detective Sergeant: 12 books -- two from each category
Inspector: 18 books -- three from each category
Inspired Amateur: 24 books -- four from each category
Chief Inspector: 30 books -- five from each category
Superintendent: 36 books -- six from each category
Chief Superintendent: 42 books -- seven from each category
Deputy Chief Constable: 48 books -- eight from each category
Chief Constable: 54 books -- nine from each category
Master Detective: 60 books -- all ten books from each category

Golden: Pre-1960

Silver: 1960 - 1989

~All books must be from the mystery category (crime fiction, detective fiction, espionage, etc.). The mystery/crime must be the primary feature of the book--ghost stories, paranormal, romance, humor, etc. are all welcome as ingredients, but not be the primary category under which these books would be labeled at the library/bookstore.

~To complete the challenge and to be eligible for the participation drawing at the end of the year, participants must earn the rank of Constable: six books read from a single Vintage Era. If you choose to do both eras, you must use separate notebooks. You may not, for example, answer three golden questions and three silver questions to claim the minimum six.

~Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2019.  

~For most of the "Who" category, the who may be the sleuth, victim or other quite prominent character. It should not be a minor character who only shows up once or twice and isn't really crucial to the plot.

~An example for the item "Timing of crime is crucial" might be that X murders Y to prevent an inheritance OR X knocks off Great-Uncle Y to prevent him from changing his will. Just be prepared to explain what the crucial element is.

~For the "Made a best of list" item, the "best of" list can be a well-known list from a journal or newspaper, form GoodReads, or even from a fellow blogger. Please reference the list you have used.

~For "Simon Says"--Simon (that's me!) says to read the book at the bottom of your current TBR stack. If you don't have a stack, but have a TBR shelf--then read the book at the right-hand end of your shelf. If you have so many books that they're not really organized into stacks or shelves, then go to your hoard (list, whatever) and pick a book at random. You're on your honor to not put any thought into it. Just grab one.


Libri letti:

Golden: Pre-1960
Who --> Un paio di scarpe (Ellery Queen) --> a writer/medical field
When --> Poirot sul Nilo (Agatha Christie) --> during vacation
Where --> Poirot a Styles Court (Agatha Christie) --> country house
Why --> Delitto in cielo (Agatha Christie) --> c'è il film

COMPLETATA 05/12/2019.

Silver: 1960 - 1989
Who -->
What -->
When -->
How -->
Why -->
Il gatto che amava Brahms (Lilian Jackson Braun) - da decidere, va bene in tutti

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