Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Vintage Mystery Bingo Review Headquarters

Last year I tried a new review and wrap-up style for my Mount TBR Challenge.  I liked it so well that I'm going to use it for all of my challenges in 2014.  Each month I will post a Monthly Review Link where posts for that month can be linked up.  The link will be open a few days into the next month.  If you miss posting a review to its particular month, then feel free to add it to the next.  You may also use the review links to declare Bingos as you accumulate them.  

Good luck and Happy Bingo-ing!

January Reviews
February Reviews
March Reviews
April Reviews 
May Reviews
June Reviews
July Reviews
August Reviews
September Reviews
October Reviews
November Reviews
December Reviews

Final Bingo Wrap-up


Anonymous said...

I'm pleased to have a bingo in February! I describe it thoroughly at my blog. I'd like to know if S3 may read "a mystery other than crime/murder" rather than "a crime other than murder." In that case it limits to always being a crime but not other adventures.

Sherrie said...

Hi Bev,
I'm not sure I'm putting this in the right place. But I've finished two books for the challenge. I'm not even sure you got my sign up. Here is the link to my post for the sign up and the books I've read. My link to my blog.
Food For Thought

Sign up post and first book
Elephants Can Remember - Agatha Christie
Second book
By The Pricking of My Thumb - Agatha Christie

Bev Hankins said...

Sherrie: I got your initial sign-up. If you want your reviews linked, then you'll need to click on the current month and add you reviews to the linky there. Or here in the comments is fine...I think folks are more likely to click a link than copy and paste, though.

Bev Hankins said...

Carolyn: I think the square is pretty straight-forward. It reads as I intend it to read: a CRIME other than murder...I've pretty much said that the books for my challenge must be primarily categorized under Mystery and I've explained what that means for this challenge, Not adventure/
exploring/or mystical what-have-you. I don't think I've been vague in my description of what qualifies. And I don't intend "mystery" to be stretched to fit whatever book someone wants to read.

Anonymous said...

Barb: never a stretch for material to fit. Mysteries have always been the primary novel I read. I asked about your square to ensure I understood your preference. Crime is one type of mystery. There are many others, yes indeed in the chief mystery-solving, investigating genre. I noticed doubt about me arose after I asked about M.R. James and would love to clear it up. I asked if a volume counted, not out of need to know what a mystery entailed. Simply: you had read him and I hadn't. I didn't know if my book was plain ghost stories or an investigation of a mystery.

If we lay to rest any thought that I misunderstand my beloved genre, my question really is just: "Can S3 be generalized as mystery other than a murder"? You are deliberate so I got my answer out of that mix. ;) Many people, calling 'crime novel' a synonym for 'mystery novel', might mean to be general. This is me being fastidious about a game creator's intent, with no other intent than to respect it. On another page, I double-checked 'midnight' for blue; scout's honour.

Anonymous said...

I announced my first bingo a while ago, silver! I've written enough reviews to at last show my second bingo, gold! It is diagonal G1 to N6.

When we make other lines, does that mean five books touching spaces already filled? If we are meant to repeat squares for a required six, I guess it would be better to focus on filling the rest of the sheet. I'm uncertain how you worked it and am one to pose questions in clarification.

Bev Hankins said...

I am sorry, Carolyn, but I don't know if I understand your question. You do not have to repeat squares. Once a square is filled--it's done. As you fill in other squares and make six in a row (using newly filled in squares and/or already filled in squares)--you can claim more Bingos; or a completely covered card, if you manage to do so.

Kerrie said...

I've claimed my first bingo on my Golden Vintage Card.

Bev Hankins said...

congratulations, Kerrie!

Anonymous said...

Bingo! I completed the top row of the Golden Age card. I probably won't read any more vintage mysteries this year, sadly, but that just means a bigger stockpile for next year! :)

Bev Hankins said...

Congratulations on the bingos, all. Keep your eyes peeled for the wrap-up post in December. That's were I'll be drawing for the prize winner amongst at least one Bingo participants.

Becky said...

I have completed the challenge with two bingos.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Hiya Bev - is there a December pages for review links yet?

CS said...

Hello Bev,
I've just finished my first book on the GOLDEN card, the one involving the clergy, George Bellairs 'Death treads softly' (the archdeacon helped solve the murder). I really enjoyed it, especially the Isle of Man setting.

Bev Hankins said...

CS: Congrats on the first book. If you'd like to track your Vintage Bingo progress for 2015, Please post future updates using the 2015 picture/link on the sidebar.