Well, it’s finally here! It’s the end of the Children’s Classics Mystery Challenge. What did you think? Did you have fun with it? I know I had a great time re-reading some old friends of mine and I’m glad to have spent a little time in my past. Children’s Classic mysteries really encouraged me to read when I was just getting into chapter books and I have a certain affinity for them. I thrilled over Nancy’s cases and wished myself in New York to traipse about with Trixie and the Bobwhites. It was just fun reading – and that’s what the last six months were about: having fun!
I hope that this challenge spurred you on to take some time out just to enjoy a simple mystery or two. I’m looking forward to hearing how you all wrapped up this challenge. As for myself, I picked up another Nancy Drew mystery (1932 edition). As I mentioned – I rather enjoy the 1930’s version of Nancy vs. the 1950 version. There is just something classic (pardon the heavy pun there) about the original Nancy Drew. They are definitely dated which, in my opinion, makes them a joy to read. It’s not just a fun(ny) mystery but it’s a history lesson as well! This month I read Nancy’s Mysterious Letter and it’s full of descriptions of life in the 30’s and a bottom line assumption that women were supposed to stay at home and not go out the countryside creating all manner of mysterious chaos. I chuckled my way through the book and wrote up a separate post at Reading to Know, detailing my amusement, if you’d like some more particulars.
In the meantime, if you’ve enjoyed this challenge and would like to continue on with Nancy, you will be happy to hear that Deborah at Books, Movies, and Chinese Food is hosting a Nancy Drew Challenge which lasts all year long! If you’d like to be involved in that, hop on over to see what Deborah has going.
Check out Dawn’s introduction to our new challenge for the next six months of the year (July – December) and get motivated in a new direction.
Ok! Ready to link up? Looking forward to reading your posts and thanks for a fun six months!
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.