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‘What’s In A Name’ 2011 Challenge …. The Home Stretch


Five down, one left to go ….. and I guess in this case ‘size really does matter’ as that will be my final category!

I have just linked my penultimate book, in this great challenge. One more to go and I already have that one lined up in my reading pile, so I should soon be finished with this particular challenge, which I have to say, I am enjoying immensely.

My latest addition is in the category …  ‘A Book With Jewellery Or A Gem In The Title’

My entry in this category is                   … ‘Hearts Of Gold’ by Jessica Stirling

This is the round-up of my challenge to date

Here’s How It Works

Between January 1 and December 31, 2011, read one book in each of the following categories:

  1. A book with a number in the title:  ‘Apartment 3b’ by Patricia Scanlan …Click here to read my thoughts about this book.
  2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title:  ‘Hearts Of Gold’ by Jessica Stirling … Click here to read my thoughts about this book.
  3. A book with a size in the title:
  4. A book with travel or movement in the title:  ‘The High Flyer’ by Susan Howatch….. Click here to read my thoughts about this book.
  5. A book with evil in the title:  ‘Evil Under The Sun’ by Agatha Christie … Click here to read my thoughts about this book.
  6. A book with a life-stage in the title:  ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ by Grace Elliot … Click here to read my thoughts about this book.

Why not stop by Beth’s blog , she is the host of this great challenge. There are individual links for each element of the challenge and a round-up link for those who have already completed the challenge.

You can post a link to your own challenge page, then check out some of the imaginative ways that others have fitted book titles so neatly into the category briefs and believe me, some of them really are great interpretations of the brief!!!

You’ll also find some great recommendations amongst the many books and reviews that have been posted and please remember to leave a comment or two along the way, we all like to receive them.

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  • You’re doing so well! It’s such a fun challenge isn’t it? To tell the truth I’m enjoying all my challenges this year, so much. Will you find another one to do once you’ve finished the What’s in a Name?

    • Hi Cath,

      I have really enjoyed this challenge and it has been relatively stress free finding books to fit the categories from my TBR pile.

      I have finished it more quickly than I had anticipated, so I might well consider another challenge if it’s not too long a one, any ideas or recommendations?

      • I agree, it’s a lovely stress-free challenge.

        I don’t really have any challenge recs, except that I’m thoroughly enjoying the Foodie one. I’ve no idea whether that would be your kind of thing though. There used to be a blog that advertised and listed all the current challenges but for the life of me I can’t find it anywhere… *sigh*

        • Hi Cath,

          Thanks for the reply, I shall probably trawl around a few of the blogs I follow, to see if any of them have any good challenges on the go.

          I am not too fussed if I don’t come up with anything, as I have plenty of reading to get on with anyway.

          The Foodie challenge probably isn’t for me. I tend to concentrate on fiction books mostly and the less challenging meal times are in this house, the better I like it!!!

          Of course, if we eat out, or someone else is cooking for us, That’s a very different story!!!

  • This sounds like a fun challenge! 🙂

    I’ve only got one challenge on the go at the moment and that’s the British Books Challenge. The aim is to read 12 books (or more) during 2011 by British authors and I’ve just posted my review for the 12th book! I will be carrying on though and seeing just how many books by British authors I read in the whole of 2011.

    • Hi Nikki-ann,

      That sounds like quite a good challenge idea and 12 books is quite a manageable amount, although looking through my TBR pile quickly, many of the books I have are by non-British authors, but I am sure I could find 12 if I searched a bit harder.

      I shall stop by your blog and find the link to the person hosting the challenge and take a closer look at it.

      Thanks for recommending the challenge, I appreciate the input.

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