Sunday 1 January 2017

How to Join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge

The Agatha Christie Reading Challenge is really a challenge in two parts.

Part One

My original idea with the challenge was that I would read the books of Agatha Christie in order of publication to see what I could learn about her development as a writer, her exploration of the genre, development of her main characters and so on.

I've continued to tackle that on two fronts: her novels and her short stories.
I invited other people to join me and some are attempting to read the novels in order as I am, while others are simply reading them as they come across them.
I invite you to join us on this reading journey, reading at your own pace, either in publication order, or not, as you please.

You can join by adding your name to the Mr Linky at the foot of this post.

I find that I am reading about a title a month, aiming for 12 a year.
As I read a new book, I write a review and post it on my blog.
I also write an update post, recording my progress so far.
If you click here, you will see examples of these posts. 

Part Two

The second part of the challenge is to be a participant in the monthly Agatha Christie Challenge Blog Carnival.
It is an opportunity to submit your Agatha Christie reviews and updates to each carnival.
So when you write a review or an update about your progress in the challenge, then the next step each time is to submit your post to the Carnival through the Mr Linky created for each month. Just put the title of your blog post and the URL.

ACRC Carnival 2017 #1 January

Yes! The Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog Carnival continues in 2017!

Welcome to the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge monthly Blog Carnival for January 2017.

At the beginning of each month a new post will be created like this one with a Mr Linky attached. Participants in the blog carnival for the month will write their posts and then come here and add information about their post to Mr Linky.

Links that are not directly relevant to the purpose of the blog carnival will be deleted. All links MUST relate to Agatha Christie or her works.

The suggested format for the link could be something like this:
Review: SPARKLING CYANIDE -Kerrie (or MiP) and then the URL where the post can be found.
    Do visit the participating blogs and leave comments if you have read the books. Spread the word too about the existence of this blog and the monthly opportunity it offers to showcase reviews about Agatha Christie books. 
You can now join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge too, so just click on the link and sign up.

At the end of the month I will add a summary of the contributions.

Thanks for participating.