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Attention All Challengers! S0....life here on the Block has been, shall we say, challenging since I got back from vacation. I cam back to work to no computer (not hooked up after our office move) and my laptop at home has gone on strike. It looks like the Check-in Posts for the Just the Facts & Mount TBR challenges will wind up happening at the end of July instead of the regularly scheduled mid-point. But they are coming. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Challenge Complete: Off the Shelf





I have now completed the Off The Shelf Challenge for 2013. I signed up for the Hoarder Level and declared that I would do 100 books (even though 76 technically met the level requirements). 

Challenge Levels


  1. Tempted– Choose 5 books to read
  2. Trying – Choose 15 books to read
  3. Making A Dint – Choose 30 books to read
  4. On A Roll – Choose 50 books to read
  5. Flying Off – Choose 75 books to read
  6. Hoarder – Choose between 76-135 books to read
  7. Buried – Choose between 136-200 books to read

Here's this year's list:

1.  The Man Who Went up in Smoke by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (1/8/13)
2. The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey (1/13/13)
3. The Puzzle of the Silver Persian by Stuart Palmer (1/15/13)
4. Slippage by Harlan Ellison (1/19/13)
5. The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield (1/21/13)
6. Four Lost Ladies by Stuart Palmer (1/23/13)
7. The Case of the Negligent Nymph by Erle Stanley Gardner (1/24/13)
8. Veiled Murder by Alice Campbell (1/28/13)
9. The Cavalier's Cup by Carter Dickson (2/5/13)
10. Corpses at Indian Stones by Philip Wylie (2/7/13)
11. Aaron's Serpent by Emily Thorn (2/22/13)
12. The World's 100 Best Short Stories, Vol. III: Mystery by Grant Overton, ed (2/24/13)
13. Three English Comedies by A. B. De Mille, ed (2/27/13)
14. The Other Side of Tomorrow by Roger Elwood, ed (2/28/13)
15. The Green Plaid Pants by Margaret Scherf (3/3/13)
16. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (3/6/13)
17. The Lady in the Morgue by Jonathan Latimer (3/10/13)
18. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (3/11/13)
19. The Diplomat & the Gold Piano by Margaret Scherf (3/16/13)
20. The Lady Vanishes (aka The Wheel Spins) by Ethel Lina White (3/17/13)
21. A Perfect Red by Amy Butler Greenfield (3/22/13)
22. Unhappy Hooligan by Stuart Palmer (3/24/13)
23. Sally's in the Alley by Norbert Davis (3/25/13)
24. Black Widow by Patrick Quentin (4/3/13)
25. In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (4/9/13)
26. The Mountains Have a Secret by Arthur W. Upfield (4/16/13)
27. The Devil's Stronghold by Leslie Ford (4/21/13)
28. The Silence of Herondale by Joan Aiken (4/21/13)
29. Holiday Homicide by Rufus King (4/23/13)
30. A Private History of Awe by Scott Russell Sanders (4/27/13)
31. Death Has Green Fingers by Lionel Black (4/30/13)
32. Inland Passage by George Harmon Coxe (5/2/13)
33. The Talking Sparrow Murders by Darwin L. Teilhet (5/6/13)
34. Sleep No More by Margaret Erskine (5/21/13)
35. Death at Crane's Court by Eilis Dillon (5/23/13
36. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (5/24/13)
37. The Curse of the Bronze Lamp by Carter Dickson (5/27/13)
38. Miss Silver Deals With Death by Patricia Wentworth (finished 5/28/13)
39. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (6/7/13)
40. Murder on Safari by Elspeth Huxley (6/8/13)
41. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers (6/12/13)
42. Murder Within Murder by Frances & Richard Lockridge (6/14/13)
43. Break Any Woman Down by Dana Johnson (6/17/13)
44. The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers (6/18/13)
45. The Father's Day Murder by Lee Harris (6/18/13)
46. Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare (6/21/13)
47. Death in Zanzibar by M. M. Kaye (6/25/13)
48. Jack on the Gallows Tree by Leo Bruce (6/26/13)
49. The Listening by Kyle Dargan (6/28/13)
50. Mystery Train by David Wojahn (6/28/12)
51. Death & the Gentle Bull by Frances & Richard Lockridge (6/29/13)
52. The Mummy Case Mystery by Dermot Morrah (7/3/13)
53. Dead Man Control by Helen Reilly (7/6/13)
54. The Hollow Chest by Alice Tilton [Phoebe Atwood Taylor] (7/12/13)
55. Twenty First Century Blues by Richard Cecil (7/13/13)
56. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (7/14/13)
57. Spotted Hemlock by Gladys Mitchell (7/18/13)
58. London Particular (aka Fog of Doubt) by Christianna Brand (7/22/13)
59. The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner (7/23/13)
60. Mist on the Saltings by Henry Wade (7/26/13)
61. The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L. Sayers (7/31/13)
62. Till Death Do Us Part by John Dickson Carr (8/2/13)
63. The Long Farewell by Michael Innes (8/3/13)
64. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (8/6/13)
65. Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (8/20/13)
66. The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart (8/22/13)
67. Poems & Prose by Christina Rossetti (8/27/13)
68. Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh (8/28/13)
69. Bullet at the Ballet by Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon (8/28/13)
70. This New & Poisonous Air by Adam McOmber (9/3/13)
71. Murder & Blueberry Pie by Frances & Richard Lockridge (9/3/13)
72. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells (9/4/13)
73. Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert Jenkins (9/8/13)
74. Famous Ghost Stories edited by Bennett Cerf (9/13/13)
75. The Temple of Death by A. C. & R. H. Benson (9/16/13)
76. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene (9/17/13) [original version]
77. The Dreadful Hollow by Nicholas Blake (9/19/13)
78. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (9/24/13)
79. Death Knocks Three Times by Anthony Gilbert (9/27/13)
80. The Mystery Lovers' Book of Quotations by Jane Horning (ed) [9/27/13]
81. The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson (10/1/13)
82. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (10/4/13)
83. The Haunted Dolls' House by M. R. James (10/9/13)
84. Murder at Cambridge by Q. Patrick (10/15/13)
85. Dead of a Counterplot by Simon Nash (10/20/13)
86. The Water Room by Christopher Fowler (10/25/13)
87. Gently Go Man by Alan Hunter (10/27/13)
88. Once Upon a Crime by M. D. Lake (10/28/13)
89. Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy (10/29/13)
90. Mystery & Crime: NYPL Book of Answers by Jay Pearsall (10/30/13)
91. By a Woman's Hand by Jean Swanson & Dean James (11/2/13)
92. Shell Game by Richard Powell (11/4/13)
93. Kemp's Last Case by M. R. D. Meek (11/4/13)
94. The Murder Stone by Charles Todd (11/8/13)
95. Death Is in the Air by Kate Kingsbury (11/10/13)
96. Evidence of Things Seen by Elizabeth Daly (11/12/13)
97. Check-Out Time by Kate Kingsbury (11/13/13)
98. The Small Hours of the Morning by Margaret Yorke (11/15/13)
99. The Dorothy Parker Murder Case by George Baxt (11/19/13)
100. The Patient in Room 18 by Mignon G. Eberhart (11/20/13)

2 comments:

Yvette said...

The mind boggles, dear Bev. :) I'm struggling to reach 70 this year. No challenges, I just haven't the stamina or the organizational talents.

Jeez, Bev, how do you keep track of all your challenges?

Oh to be young again. :)

Bev Hankins said...

Excel Spreadsheets. And I separate out the books I plan to read into their own special TBR piles...