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‘What’s In A Name 2011 Challenge’ …. Update

Hi everyone, just a quick update on my ‘What’s In a Name 2011’ challenge status.

I have just linked my fourth book out of six, so feeling quietly pleased with myself, or at least I was until I realised that many of you have already completed the ‘wrap up’ link as well!

My latest addition is in the category …..  ‘A Book With Evil In The Title’

My entry in this category is …‘Evil Under The Sun’ by Agatha Christie

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:  
  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.

Stop by Beth’s blog , she is the host of this great challenge. Follow the ‘What’s In A Name’  widget, 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.

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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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • Excellent. Well done! I’ll probably read my next one next month. I’d like to read one that qualifies for both Carl’s OUaT and the What’s in a Name? but nothing quite fits with the books I have. Well, one did but I read something else for that category. (Trying not to buy anything new.) Sounds like you’re enjoying the challenge anyway.

    • Hi Cath,

      Definitely enjoying the challenge, but it has to be achieved with books I already have.

      I am on a husband imposed, book buying ban, which is set to continue for the rest of my life, that’s how long it is going to take me to get my TBR under control!!!!!

      Now I can see why you use the library service so much. Gets you reasonably up to date books and space in your home. In the past, I have been too easily lured by the prospect of cheap books from charity shops, which has culminated in the present problem.

      • Yes, Yvonne, that’s one reason for using the library but another reason is that it’s a free book fix. I don’t feel the need to buy a book if I can take home 3 or 4 free ones from the library. I’m not sure about the rest of my life but I probably have enough books here for 10 or 12 years. I’m *hoping* to live longer than that…

        • Hi Cath,

          My problem is much more serious than just 10 or 12 years !!!

          The thing is, when you can get a book for £1 from a charity shop, you don’t have to read it within a certain time and make a special trip into town to return it ….. well, it does have a certain appeal, don’t you think? The only trouble is knowing when to stop !!!

          I’d better just keep reading…..

  • Well done, Yvonne – you’re well ahead of me in this challenge. I’ve just realised that the book I’ve just finished reading, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins fits into the category of a book with jewelry or a gem in the title – I hadn’t realised whilst reading it. Maybe I’ve completed more categories than I thought – I’ll have to check!

    • Hello Margaret,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, it’s appreciated.

      I couldn’t believe the amount of people who have already completed the ‘wrap-up post’ and finished the challenge. Given that I am only working on the single challenge, my progress now seems quite paultry in comparison.

      ‘The Moonstone’ fits neatly into the jewellery or gem category, so that will be another tick box. Even better that you weren’t conscious of the link.

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