Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Nancy Drew Challenge

I am signing up for Deborah's (Books, Movies, and Chinese Food) new challenge - The Nancy Drew Challenge. I was a huge fan of the original Nancy Drew books when I was growing up, and I'd love to say that I've read all of them. This challenge is just what I need to get started!

I've been a little hesitant to sign up for this challenge because it requires that I read all 56 of the books (I've only read one as an adult for mother-daughter book club.) I actually do have all of the books -- I bought them for Booking Daughter for her 9th birthday, but 56 books overwhelming to say the least. I'm just glad that 56 reviews aren't required!

Here are the details straight from Deborah:

: To read Books 1-56 in the Nancy Drew series that have the yellow spines in 2010. A list of the books can be found here

I realize that 56 books sound like a lot, but Nancy Drew books are really quick reads...and there are pictures!

(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.


Sandy Nawrot said...

Oh, I LOVED Nancy Drew when I was a kid. But I just can't do that many books, even though they are short. I have about 15 or 20 of them from my youth, but still. I am certain you will have a ball with these though!

Deborah said...

yay!!!! so glad you are joining :)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I loved these so much as a kid that I'd almost be afraid to do this challenge and find out I didn't like them anymore! So I'll be really interested to hear your impressions as you read them!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun challenge. Enjoy it!

Allie said...

I loved Nancy Drew too - although I read more of The Bobbsey Twins. I think I have the same fear rhapsodyinbooks has - that I might not like them the same way I did as a kid. Even though you don't have to post reviews on all of them, I hope you'll tell us how it goes overall.

Luv2CUSmile said...

Oh wow! I am checking this out because I have read All 56 books in yellow spine! I still have the whole collection somewhere that I have saved for my daughter! I even got into Hardy Boys when I got through all of Nancy Drews books and in between getting Hardy Boys I started reading mysteries from other authors as I could get my hands on them. My favorite reads are mystery books and Nancy Drew started it all! Thx for sharing this! I am going to check it out and see what I need to do!

Samantha said...

I don't know if I take pride or not saying that I've read them all. I'm 16, and I was trapped at my grandmas's house for a long time last christmas break. I found all of my moms old nancy drew books and, seeing that i was snowed in and to entertain myself, all I had was Nancy Drew. i read them ALL.

fun fact; carolyn keene was a MAN. times. NOT.

good luck with this, though:)