The Nancy Drew Challenge
Update 12/19: There are now prizes!
This is a very personal reading challenge for myself. I have tried EVERY year for the past 15 years (I honestly kid you not) to try to read every one of the original 56 Yellow Spine Nancy Drew books. But every year other obligations or loss of interest cause me to stop after a few books. However I have determined that 2010 is the year I will finally accomplish a goal that has plagued me over half my life.
While there are other types of Nancy Drew books out there (Files, Notebooks, Clue Crew, On Campus, River Heights, Girl Detective, Supermysteries with Hardy Boys), I am going to focus on the original Nancy Drew Mystery stories. I have tried reading the original versions from the 1930s, but I just could not get into the language. Therefore this challenge will be spotlighting the revised Yellow Spined hardback books that were reprinted and are universally recognized when you think Nancy Drew. The books for this challenge will be 1-56 (The Secret of the Old Clock to The Thirteenth Pearl).
Example of Yellow Hardback:
I realize that 56 books sound like a lot, but Nancy Drew books are really quick reads...and there are pictures!
FAQ (thanks to S.Krishna's Books for this tip)
What are the dates for the challenge?
The dates for the challenge are January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.
Are audiobooks and ebooks allowed?
Yes! Any format will be allowed for this challenge.
Can I read any version of Nancy Drew books?
For this challenge, only the yellow hardback versions will be counted.
Do I need to buy the books for the challenge?
You don't HAVE to buy them unless you want to. You can get them from the library, borrow from friends, use your own copies.
What if I've already read some of the books? Do I have to reread? Can I skip those? Re-reads can count. If you've already read some and want to skip to those you haven't read, that is allowed as well. The goal is to be able to say you've read ALL the books.
Do I have to write any reviews?
Reviews are not required.
Is there an age restriction for this challenge?
Nope! Anyone any age can join! Whether you've been reading Nancy Drew for years or are just starting to discover the books.
Can these books be used for other challenges?
These books can be used as crossovers in other challenges.
What if I don't have a blog? Can I still participate?
Yes! leave a comment on this post with the information for the challenge, along with an e-mail address. Use the link to the comment (hover over the date/time of the comment and copy that link) as your URL for Mr. Linky. (Borrowed with permission from S.Krishna's Books)
Will there be prizes for the challenge?
YES, there will be chances to win prizes! Click here to read about it.
Please sign up in the Mr. Linky below with your post for the challenge. Please link directly to your post page and NOT your main blog page.