Tag Archives: Madelyn Alt
Contest using series starters.
How ludicrous it must seem to commit in December when most contests end. It’s easy to just begin, quite a while before declaring it. With a telephone modem, there’s no whipping anything up. I *can* start Christmas baking while pages … Continue reading
Cozy Theme Conquered.
I’ve said and will say it again: ‘cozy’ is a weak, lame word for a heading! I cringe if it is used in reviews and urge everyone to just say ‘mystery’. However since I enjoy so many authors labelled thusly; I must be … Continue reading
Mystery & Suspense Circle.
There are two levels: Read 12 mystery & suspense novels in 2012 Read 24 mystery & suspense novels in 2012 In June I discovered reading challenges and had a ball jumping in. I’m in 11 of them, an important … Continue reading
Challenged To Finish Sequels.
I spent summers on Lake Winnipeg, floating around then visiting the beach store. In a box on the floor were novels, 25c or less! I grabbed every eerie mansion, without a care for the synopsis. If a character rooted around hallways … Continue reading
Silly name but love the genre.
Isn’t ‘cozy’ a stupid name for novels? I love a paranormal aura. Like gothics, some authors continue to write ghost stories: EJ Copperman, Alice Kimberly, Christie Fifield, PJ Alderman. Whenever keeners throw around “nice cozy” in reviews, I wince! The genre means stories propelled by … Continue reading
Ideal shelf-cleaning event.
January 1 ~ December 31 When there’s one good community, might as well join them all! “Off The Shelf” is a comfortable circle seeking pre-2012 acquisitions. For example, Canadian Lyn Hamilton’s third novel is “Moche Warrior” but I just got it. Instead I … Continue reading
A witch novel challenge!
THE LEVELS Initiate: read 01 – 05 books Maiden: read 06 – 10 books Mother: read 11 – 15 books Crone: read 16 – 20 books With pleasure I join Witch Reading! From Jan 1 – Dec 31; some readers halfway in. If I’d read … Continue reading