Thursday, October 27, 2011

2011 Cozy Mystery Challenge

As many of you know I sponsored the 2011 Cozy Mystery Challenge this year. I think it's safe to say that I didn't know exactly what I was getting into. I have added tons of new cozy reviews and giveaways so that readers would have lots of choices as to what to read and how to get them. But I think I didn't have all the logistics right on how to set it up. I have big plans for next years challenge, as I have pared down my schedule a bit and will have more time to devote to it. 

I am very busy, as a freelance writer and a single mom. I started this blog out with the intent to just review a few books here and there, but it has certainly grown more than I ever expected. To those of you who are faithful readers and commenters, I just want to say thank-you and ask you to bear with me. I am going to be changing the blog a little bit in the new year. I won't be participating in as many challenges next year, as I can't keep with posting my progress. I still will be doing some, just not as many. I plan to make the Cozy Mystery Challenge more of a priority and I hope you will join me in making it better next year. 

In the mean time I still have a post up at the top of the blog from April where you can continue to post your reviews for this year. At the end of the year I will probably contact those readers who signed up to participate and ask them to provide a wrap up post or send me links to reviews. I will then assign everyone who did at least 12 cozy reviews a number and use to choose the winner. I plan to provide the winner with a cozy series of their choice up to 5 books. If you'd prefer to mix and match that will be fine as well. 

I look forward to looking through everyone's reviews and seeing what you've been reading this year as far as cozies go! Keep up the good work and look forward to great changes to the challenge in 2012!


neer said...


Glad to see that you will be hosting the challenge next year too. Would surely sign up.

Carol N Wong said...

Don't know how you do it all. I haven't participated this year in the cozy challenge but hope to in 2012. Besides loving them so much I find that they are one of the more affordable genres. I love your reviews. Think you are wise to cut done some, it is more difficult to enjoy your family and yourself if you have too much stuff to do.