Super Book Password

Noah and John are the winners in the the third round of Super Book Password. Noah correctly guessed my first Movie Title ("Bringing Up Baby") and John has snagged the points on the second ("Around the World in 80 Days"). Next week will bring a new Password Category: Musical Group.

Some of Bev's Favorite Quotes...

Friday, January 11, 2013

Monthly Mix-up Mania 2013-2015

So....there I was minding my own business, when what to my wondering eye should appear in the blog roll?  But a jolly new edition of the Monthly Mix-up Mania Challenge (right there in A Novel Challenge...that's such an awful temptation for Challenge Addicts like me....).  Yes.  I'm signing up (was there a doubt?).  I had great fun with this back in 2011--so here we go again!

What: To read a book for each letter in the year. That's right, a title for the J in January and the A in January, etc.... 74 books total!

Official Start date: April 1, 2013, because we're fools to try this but any book read since 1-1-11 that you didn't already use for the 2011-2013 edition counts ;)

End date: March 31, 2015, yes, two years, because well, we have other challenges to do ;)


  • only one letter per book
  • books can be moved around if it fits better somewhere else after you've read it
  • the letter doesn't have to be the first word, just the first letter of a word in the title (a, an, and the do not count)
  • reviews aren't necessary but a quick "I read for letter... it was about... I did/not like it" would be nice and can be left in the comments.
  • if you decide to join in, create a post on your blog telling others then come back and link up (to the actual post, not just your blog's home page)
  • a blog is not necessary, just comment on that month's post.
  •  Just titles (no subbing author names this time if you get stuck)
  • the most important thing is to have fun!

Just a couple of suggestions. . .
read a book with the month's name in the title
Only use the first letter of the first word

Have a good time!

Here's a list of the books read:

J: Jack on the Gallows Tree by Leo Bruce (6/26/13)
A: Aaron's Serpent by Emily Thorn (2/22/13)
N: A Dark & Stormy Night by Jeanne M. Dams (1/4/13)
U: Unhappy Hooligan by Stuart Palmer (3/24/13)
A: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (8/6/13)
R: The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers (6/12/13)
Y: TheYellow Violet by Frances Crane (9/30/13)

F: The Monster of Florence by Magdalen Nabb (8/17/13)
E: The Evil That Men Do by Jeanne M. Dams (1/11/13)
B: Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2/25/13)
R: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2/24/13)
U: Hammett Unwritten by Owen Fitzstephen (Gordon McAlpine) [3/30/13]
A: Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (8/20/13)
R: A Perfect Red by Amy Greenfield Butler (3/22/13)
Y: If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't) by Betty White (7/19/13)

M: The Mummy Case Mystery by Dermot Morrah (7/3/12)
A: Death in the Air  (aka Death in the Clouds) by Agatha Christie (8/5/13)
R: The Quiet Road to Death by Sheila Radley (12/8/13)
C: 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (3/20/13)
H: Holiday Homicide by Rufus King (4/23/13)

A: A Private History of Awe by Scott Sanders (4/27/13)
P: The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers (6/18/13)
R: The Patient in Room 18 by Mignon G. Eberhart (11/20/13)
I: Inland Passage by George Harmon Coxe (5/2/13)
L: Four Lost Ladies by Stuart Palmer (1/23/13)

M: The Mystery of Hunting's End by Mignon Eberhart (3/29/13)
A: Age of Desire by Jennie Fields (8/14/13)
Y: Murder Your Darlings by J.J. Murphy (12/4/13)

J: The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson
U: The Man Who Went Up in Smoke by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (1/8/13)
N: The Case of the Negligent Nymph by Erle Stanley Gardner (1/24/13)
E: Choice of Evils by E. X. Ferrars (5/4/13)

J: The Corpse of St. James's by Jeanne M. Dams (1/13/12)
U: Unthinkable by Richard Cibrano (10/12/13)
L: The Long Farewell by Michael Innes (8/4/13)
Y: Thank You, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

A: Sally's in the Alley by Norbert Davis (3/25/13)
U: Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood (2/11/13)
G: Death Has Green Fingers by Lionel Black (4/30/13)
U: Once Upon a Crime by M. D. Lake (10/28/13)
S: The Silence of Herondale by Joan Aiken (4/21/13)
T: Mystery Train by David Wojahn (6/28/13)

S: Slippage by Harlan Ellison (1/19/13)
E: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (6/7/13)
P: London Particular by Christianna Brand (7/22/13)
T: Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare (6/21/13)
E: Evidence of Things Seen by Elizabeth Daly (11/12/13)
M: Murder on Safari by Elspeth Huxley (6/8/13)
B: Break Any Woman Down by Dana Johnson (6/17/13)
E: Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell (2/15/13)
R:  Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering (8/31/13)

O: Dead Old by Maureen Carter (7/22/13)
C: The Cavalier's Cup by Carter Dickson (Carr) [2/5/13]
T: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey N. Niffenger (7/10/13)
O: The World's Best One Hundred (100) Short Stories III: Mystery by Grant Overton (ed) [2/24/13]
B: A Bullet at the Ballet by Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon (8/28/13)
E: Wycliffe & the Guilt Edged Alibi by W. J. Burley (12/21/13)
R: The Water Room by Christopher Fowler (10/25/13)

N: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (7/16/13)
O: Zuma Blue & Other Stories by Alastair Reynolds (2/3/13)
V: The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (3/6/13)
E: Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence: The First Encounter by James L. Christian (12/26/13)
M: Malcolm Sage: Detective by Herbert Jenkins (9/8/13)
B: Death & the Gentle Bull by Frances & Richard Lockridge (6/29/13)
E: The End of the Alphabet by C. S. Richardson (9/10/13)
R: Ransom Game by John Buxton Hilton (12/23/13)

D: The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey (1/13/12)
E: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (11/27/13)
C: The Curse of the Bronze Lamp by Carter Dickson (Carr) [5/27/13]
E: Cold Earth by Sarah Moss (10/18/13)
M: The Lady in the Morgue by Jonathan Latimer (3/10/13)
B: Murder & Blueberry Pie by Frances & Richard Lockridge (9/3/13)
E: The Big Eye by Max Ehrlich (12/27/13)
R: Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie (9/6/13)


Book Dragon said...

Thank you so much for signing up again! Give my another week and I should have all the broken links fixed

TracyK said...

I saw this challenge and it looked interesting but I could not really figure out how it worked. So the idea is you fill in each letter for each month, over a two year period? That might be fun because with the A to Z I keep getting titles beginning with the same letter -- lots of titles with D, and M, and S. Hmmm, have to think about this one.

Bev Hankins said...

I always have a hard time coming up with enough you can see.