Thursday, March 4, 2009
I've set myself an ambitious goal. To read through The Mystery Guild of America's list of one hundred best mystery novels of all time.
I realize that it's just their list. Others might have other lists. But I figure if I can read about twenty of the books per year, I can do it in five years. And that's not taking into account the books I've already read, which is quite a number.
My hope is to both enjoy myself and to learn from the various mysteries. The Complete Sherlock Holmes is the first book on the list. I've read most of that.
I don't intend to read through the books on the list in order. I'll just read whichever one I want to read at that time.
You can keep track of what I'm doing because I'll probably mention the books as I read them.
I've never been much for setting goals like this one. I wouldn't do this if I didn't think it would be fun.
So, here's the beginning announcement. I'll let you know how I am doing.
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