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Attention All Challengers! 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, October 29, 2014

Challenge Commitment Complete: Author, Author

When I signed up for the
Author, Author Scavenger Challenge (found on GoodReads in All Challenges All the Time), it was a year-long challenge--running one year from my start date (7/22/14) and ending on July 21, 2015. But I also said that my personal goal for the rest of 2014 would be to read at least 8 of the required 16 books to count my commitment completed for my 2014 Challenge List. I have now read 9 books for the challenge (and one more on the way) and my commitment is complete for 2014.

My Chosen Author: Michael Innes (1906-1994): John Innes Mackintosh Stewart was born in Edinburgh, educated at Oxford, and taught English in universities all over the world. His scholarly career includes successful works on Rudyard Kipling and Thomas Hardy, but he is better known as mystery writer Michael Innes, whose legendary character, Inspector John Appleby, inspired a lasting vogue for donnish detective fiction.

1. Read TWO books by the author you’ve chosen for this challenge.
*Appleby's Answer (10/17/14)  
* Lament for a Maker (10/8/14)

2. Read a book whose total number of pages includes one of the numbers from the year your chosen author’s first book was published.
Be sure to tell us when your author's first book was published. (1936)

Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (468 pages) [7/22/14]

3. Read a book whose title begins with one of the letters in your chosen author’s last name.
Introducing C. B. Greenfield by Lucille Kallen (8/6/14)

6. Read a book set in the location where your chosen author’s most recent book took place – or the most recent book that you’ve read by your chosen author.
Be sure to tell us the location. [Location from: Appleby and the Ospreys-- English Countryside or British Country House]

Death on Allhallowe'en by Leo Bruce [small English village in the countryside] (10/11/14) 

8. Read TWO books published the same year as the year your chosen author’s most recent book was published (or is scheduled to be released).
Be sure to tell us what year the author's most recent book was published.  (Appleby & the Ospreys, 1987)
* Seventh Son by Orson Scot Card (8/19/14)

9 . Read a book whose title begins with one of the letters in your chosen author’s first name.
The Mind Murders by Janwillem van de Wetering (half done)

10. Read a book by an author who’s written a blurb for one of your chosen author’s books. 

 Head of a Traveller by Nicholas Blake (blurb on back of Lament for a Maker) [10/29/14]

11. Read a book with the same number of words in its title as any book by your chosen author. ALL words count!
Be sure to tell us the title of the book by your chosen author.
[Innes book: Lament for a Maker = 4 words]

Who Guards a Prince by Reginald Hill (7/23/14)

12. Read any other book you can somehow relate to your chosen author. Be sure to explain the connection!

Date With Danger by Roy Vickers [British Classic Mysteries] (8/11/14) 

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