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Mystery Read-A-Thon: Introductory Meme

Tomorrow marks the start of the first Mystery Read-A-Thon. Here is a meme to get us started:

What books do you want to read during this read-a-thon?

I am planning on dipping in and out of a real life murder mystery (non fiction): The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, by Kate Summerscale. I also have several fiction books and am leaning towards Malice by Lisa Jackson, AND What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman.

How many books do you hope to finish?

If I complete one book, I’ll be very satisfied.

What (if any) breaks do you intend to take?

The goal is 12 hours. I plan on starting around 6:00 AM (PST) and hope to stay up until about 10:00 PM…so that gives me four hours of down time for eating, blogging or just resting my eyes.

Do you generally read lots of mysteries and thrillers or are the one of the many genres you like?

They are one of many genres I enjoy. I actually have quite a few of these types of books on my TBR stacks. I started reading more literary fiction about a year ago, and fell off of mysteries for awhile. But lately I’ve been craving mysteries and thrillers and have been really having fun with them.

What are some of your favorite authors?

I love the forensic thrillers – so of course Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs are two of my favorites. I have also enjoyed Lee Childs’ Reacher series. Recently I read both of Benjamin Black’s literary thrillers and loved them. But, I’m not terribly picky – any well-written thriller or mystery can captivate me.

If you could make us all read one mystery or thriller for this read-a-thon, which one would it be and why?

Oh wow, that is a good question and I don’t know as if I have a great answer. I’m going to pass on this question!

Do you prefer series or stand alones?

Either are fun – and sometimes I am in the mood for a series, while other times I’d rather not start a series that I then feel compelled to read all the books.