Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2013






Welcome to the third annual Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge! I'm still loving the cozies and this is one of the few challenges I plan to continue hosting.

To find out exactly what a cozy mystery is, check out Cozy-Mystery.com. This site is dedicated to cozy mysteries and does a great job of defining them as well as giving a list of cozy mysteries. This challenge is NOT restricted to what is on their list, it's just to be used as a guideline in case you need some hints on what to read.

So, here are the rules...

1. Choose the level you wish to participate:

Level 1 - Snoop - Read at least 6 books

Level 2 - Investigator - Read 7-12 books

Level 3 - Super Sleuth - Read 13 or more books

2. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 and ends December 31, 2013.

3. You don't have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year. Books can overlap with other challenges.

4. Books can be in any format - paper, audio, ebooks...it all counts!

5. You don't have to post a review, but I'm sure others would love to know about the books you are reading and may even want to add it to their reading lists.

NOTE: If you don't have a blog and want to participate, that's fine. You don't have to have a blog, just post in the comments section as you finish books. If you belong to a site like Goodreads and review the books there, that's fine too. Just leave us the link.

6. Take the button above, put it on your blog and post about the challenge. Then add your name to Mr. Linky below. Just click here. Please use the link of your challenge post, not the link to your home page.

7. I'm going to have one link for signing up, one link for completed reviews and one link for your wrap up posts. I won't be having a monthly link, just one for all reviews read for this challenge.

I'm not going to be using the Cruisin' thru the Cozies blog I started last year. I'm going to keep it simple with everything at this blog. Too many blogs was getting confusing :)

Have fun!

Sign up link...



Completed reviews link (all books must be read after 1/1/13).



Wrap up challenge posts link




As for me, I will be going to level 2 this year and will list my reads here...

1.  Cliff Hanger by Amy Saunders (Click here for my review.)

2.  Trouble in the Tarot by Kari Lee Townsend (Click here to read my review.)

3. The Big Kitty by Claire Donally (Click here to read my review.)

4. Payne & Misery by Catherine Leggitt (Click here to read my review.)

5. A Killer Read by Erika Chase (Click here to read my review.)

6. Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette (Click here to read my review.)

7. Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown (Click here to read my review.)

8. Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly (Click here to read my review.)

9. Steamed to Death by Peg Cochran (Click here to read my review.)

10. Murder of the Cat's Meow by Denise Swanson (Click here to read my review.)

11. The Corpse with the Golden Nose by Cathy Ace (Click here to read my review.)

12.Kneading to Die by Liz Mugavero (Click here to read my review.)

61 comments:

  1. Yvonne, this sounds like a terrific challenge, although I am not sure I could read 6 cozies--I am a real slouch when it comes to challenges! But, at the very least I hope to read a cozy or two in the new year. :)

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  2. I really am looking forward to this challenge. I love reading cozies so it's right up my alley. I can easily become a super sleuth in 2013.

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  3. I'm also going for the second level this year!

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  4. I think I will start off with level 2

    Deb

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  5. I just looked at my link and I put the wrong year after cozies. It should have been cozies-2013 and I have cozies 2012 so it does not go to my blog. I finished more than 12 this year so I am going for level 3.

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  6. I love the super sleuth, I am a speed reader and read about 10 books a month!. Count me in.

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  7. I want to be a super sleuth. I added a shelf for on GoodReads for the challege.


    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I am a little confused. Do I just post my cozies on my Cozy Challenge Shelf in GoodReads?

      http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3356446-carol?format=html&shelf=2013-cozy-challege

      CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    2. You can post it in either Goodreads or here or both. Totally up to you.

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  8. Super Sleuth! I've already read over 50 this year.

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  9. I'm going for Super Sleuth again next year. (I was quite successful this year.)

    Love this challenge and so glad it's back!!!!

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  10. I didn't do so well with my 2012 challenge, but I'm going to give it another go for 2013! Thanks for hosting again, Yvonne!

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  11. Hey Yvonne!

    Great challenge. I completed your challenge in 2012 and am looking forward to doing it again for 2013.

    Ellie

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  12. Yvonne,
    I'm going to try the 'What an Animal' challenge next year - my first time on that one.

    I joined the Cozies Challenge again - love it.

    I also really, really love the 'Finishing the Series' challenge - please host it again.
    Susan (Avid Series Reader)

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  13. Level 3, Super Sleuth again in 2013.

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  14. I'll take investigator for 200, Alex.

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  15. I am looking forward to doing this again this year

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  16. I'm in! Can't wait to see what reads you guys come up with.

    Kimberlee
    http://girllostinabook.blogspot.com

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  17. so glad you are doing this, as I want to finish all of Mrs Pollifax. and I was so happy she was on your list of Cozy mysteries, so many of my readers have not heard about her! Have you tried the audios of that series? the narrator is awesome, perfect voice for Emily Pollifax.

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  18. Great challenge, so happy I found your blog and found this challenge! I'm really looking forward to it. :) I'm hoping to reach the level of Super Sleuth!

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  19. Oops, I accidentally put my blog address instead of my post address...not sure how to delete it? I need #22 deleted...thanks :)

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  20. This such a great challenge :) I'm really looking forward to getting started!

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  21. Just found this challenge. I read over 25 cozies in 2012 (maybe more - have to check the cozy list) and I noticed that someone read over 50 - we need a new category!

    Kathryn

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  22. I am signing up for the Super Sleuth Level. I have created a subfolder on Goodreads to keep track of my books.
    Can't wait!
    Yvonne H.

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  23. I am signing up for the Super Sleuth Level, 13 or more books!

    www.booksarelifevitalibri.wordpress.com

    Thanks for hosting,
    Heather

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  24. I'm shooting for Super Sluth as part of my 2013 Reading Challenge (50 Books again this year)!

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  25. I'm giving this one a try this year!

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  26. Back for another year. Looking forward to my first cozy read in January. Probably a Miss Marple.

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  27. I'm going for Level 1 Snoop. This should be fun.

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  28. Joining in this coming year for Level 2 the Investigator. Looking forward to reading some cozies...thanks for hosting!

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  29. Hello,

    I'm really excited to join this challenge. I have a quick question first. I started a cozy mystery last month, which I'm about three chapters in, would it qualify for this challenge. I know the dates run from Jan-Dec 2013, but some challenges will accept a book started in 2013 if started in the previous year.

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    1. Unfortunately, for this challenge, all books have to be read between Jan and Dec of 2013 so nothing that began prior would count. Sorry!

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  30. I love this challenge - there are so many good cozies out there!!! Thanks for hosting.

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  31. I'm going for the Super Sleuth level because of all those Debbie MacComber books my grandmother keeps telling me that I'll love. :-) http://alyshadeshae.com/2013/01/03/entry-cruisin-thru-the-cozies-reading-challenge-2013/

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  32. I'm in again. Super Sleuth here I come. Now to decide what books I will actually read this year.

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  33. Gah, I put my link in the completed reviews by mistake. Sorry! That link is to my sign up post on my blog.

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  34. Sorry didn't comment before, but I'm going for Super Sleuth and I'm new to Cozy Mysteries.

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  35. I'm going for investigator!
    Amy Yingling
    The Crafty Book Nerd

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  36. There are 3 books listed in the ALPINE MYSTERIES post linked above but only 2 of them count for this challenge because I read the 1st one on December 31, 2012.

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  37. I linked the 2 I read in January.

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  38. This sounds fun. I already have signed up for Mystery challenge hosted by Amy - The Crafty Nerd, and this is going to be my second mystery challenge this year. I am up bfor Level 2, but wish to read more than that.

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  39. So, I'm starting a reviews blog this year, and I want to have my reading challenges there instead of on my general blog. I've signed up again with my new blog (Carstairs Considers). I will still update my post at my original blog (Random Ramblings from Sunny Southern CA), but if you want to delete that link, that's fine, too.

    Sorry for the confusion/added work.

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    1. No problem. I can leave both blogs up since you are updating both of them.

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  40. With my 7th mystery/thriller this year I just qualified for the investigator level...YAY:)

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  41. With my 7th mystery thriller this year I just qualified for the Investigator level...YAYYY:)

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  42. I am posting my list and reviews on Goodreads group for this challenge.

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  43. Great idea for a challenge! I've just signed up, published my challenge post, and I'm adding the cozy reveiws I've done so far this year. I'm challenging myself to reach the Super Sleuth level.

    Thank you for sponsoring/hosting this challenge!

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  44. I've really been enjoying this challenge! I'm at 10 so far; my goal is 13. (Actually, one post covered three books, so I suppose technically, I'm at 12 books but only 10 posts.) Thank you so much for hosting this challenge, Yvonne!

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  45. Hurray, I made it! I've read and reviewed 13 cozy mysteries so far this year. (And I've got several more in the pipeline.) I had a lot of fun doing this, and found a few new blogs to follow, too. Thank you for hosting, and I've already signed up for next year!

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  46. OK, I edited my post to include the books I read for this challenge.

    Jamie

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  47. I have my list on Goodreads and have linked to my blog, also.

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  48. Just linked up my wrap-up post, which includes all the books and the links to the reviews. Thanks for the great ride!

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  49. Finished the 2013 cozy challenge with 15 books. I put reviews on all of them, just click on the cover of my GoodReads

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  50. thanks, that was fun, I read 12 books, which allowed me to almost finish my dear Mrs Pollifax series - 3 more to go. I have a slew of them to review, I guess I'll do a common post for many of them.
    here is the list of what I read:
    http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/12/03/cruisin-thru-the-cozies-reading-challenge-2013/
    I will finish also A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie this week-end.
    I won't join the challenge next year, trying to cut down on these, but will at least read 3 by Gilman and start Peabody!

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  51. I finished 33 novels! That's between doubled and tripled. Of course we raised the top rank for 2014. God bless everyone. Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-reading-themes/

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