'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

'There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.' Irving Stone

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

And we're off! It's the first day of the new challenge! Have you signed up yet? No? What are you waiting for? Come on, you know you want to do it. We want you along for the journey.
Join us here.

Now that that is done, we have a review page to link your reviews through the year to. A great resource for all of us to find new authors and books to read for the challenge. We had 167 links last year. You can look through those also to find books. I encourage you to visit each other and chat about books and get to know someone new!

Some New to me and not new to me authors and books I'm hoping to read this year:
Denzil Meyrick DCI Daley series
Aline Templeton  DI Marjory Fleming series
Alexander McCall Smith
Peter Angus Campbell The Girl on the Ferry Boat
Docherty by William McIllvaney
Alex Gray DCI Lorimar series
Go to Helena Handbasket by Donna Moore
John Buchan
O. Douglas
Susan Pleydell
Compton MacKenzie 
Ian Rankin
Lavinia Derwent
Molly Clavering
Michael Innes
More Peter May!
Emma Clapperton
Sinclair Macleod
D.E. Stevenston
and maybe a group read on one of these two?!
Neil Monroe's Doom Castle
James Loftus' historical novel Celtic Blood

Too many to list

Don't forget to sign up!
Peggy Ann


  1. I have not signed up yet, but that is only because I am so far behind on everything right now. Be assured, I will be signing up and reading some Scottish books this year. I may have to hurry up and sign up, because I will be reading a John Buchan book this month.

  2. I love D.E. Stevenson! Her Mrs. Tim series is wonderful. I belong to the book group that reads her books and just enjoy it so much.

    1. I remember you telling me that Candyce! I have the Miss Buncle books I'm looking forward to!

  3. I can't sign up for a challenge as I couldn't complete one category in my global reading challenge last year. But I will read books set in Scotland. Some of the best mystery writers either live in Scotland or originated there. So, I'll keep up with this blog.
    I have an Ian Rankin on library reserve to start off on the right foot. I've never read his series before.
    I just read J.K. Rowling's The Silkworm, and although she lives in Scotland, I think I'll consider it in the England category as it's set in London.

    1. We'll be glad to have you along anyway we can, Kathy. If you post reviews anywhere please feel free to link them up on the review page or post a wee like or not like down in the comment section of the review page! Ian Rankin is very good as are the new James Oswald mysteries!

  4. I'm going to read Peter May's Entry Island no matter what. I just have to know this history, and combined with a "locked-island" mystery, what could be better? Kerrie at MIP just gave this book a rave review.

    1. I read his book, The Blackhouse, last year and absolutely loved it! Everyone that reads him seems to really like him and the setting in the books are so beautiful.


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