I’ve been struggling with the decision of whether or not I will be continuing with my current blog at Bookish Pursuits after the new year. I started Bookish Pursuits under another name about five years ago as a place to review and to track my classics club project.
Sometimes, though, I feel like a clean slate is in order, and this is that time. I’ve decided that I will be shutting down that particular blog when the domain expires in March. This gives me plenty of time to move the posts that are relevant to this blog over here and to archive my classics club posts, which I will want to retain, in some capacity or another.
This blog will be dedicated to classic crime fiction and information related to classic crime fiction. I will be focusing on crime fiction published before 1975, although that is a bit loose, and I’ll consider anything that is at least 25 years old fair game.
I’ve also set up a second niche blog related to nineteenth and twentieth century fiction written by women, with, again, a focus on books written pre-1975, which you can find at All The Vintage Ladies. This blog will contain reviews/posts/discussions about my “all the vintage ladies” project, and will include everything from classics by women like Edith Wharton and Willa Cather, to groundbreaking women like Madeleine L’Engle and Georgette Heyer. I have a lot of posts already written on Bookish Pursuits that I will be transferring to ATVL in the next few weeks/months.
I’m still trying to decide how to handle the intersection of women and crime fiction, including authors like Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie, P.D. James, etc. I am not sure if I will cross-post them on both blogs, or just post them here and reference them over there.