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.
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)
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)
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)