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

Welcome To The Latest Update On My ‘What’s In A Name’ Challenge 2011

New Category Completed:A book with a number in the title

My Entry In This Category:‘Apartment 3B’ by Patricia Scanlan

I am halfway through my ‘What’s In A Name’ challenge for 2011 and still having great fun with my book selection, reading this great Irish saga, by a talented Irish author, to complete my third category.


This is what my challenge list looks like so far …


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 on this book.
  5. A book with evil in the title:
  6. A book with a life-stage in the title:  ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ by Grace Elliot … Click here to read my thoughts on this book

Stop by Beth’s blog , follow the ‘What’s In A Name’  widget, there are individual lists 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, not forgetting that Beth, as host of the challenge, would be pleased to receive your comments.



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  • You’re doing well! My ‘travel’ book is going to be a ‘flying’ one too. The trouble is I have several options for all of the categories and am really bad at decisions. LOL.

    • Hi Cath,

      You do have to take into account that I am only doing one challenge this year, then it’s not quite so impressive.

      I usually only get to read for half hour or so each day on average, so it’s not really surprising that I don’t read and review as often as some of the serious bloggers seem to, especially those who have already completed the challenge.

      I am enjoying the challenge and like yourself have already picked out several choices for all the categories, but I am trying to read other things in between, as well as reading and reviewing for two or three new author requests, which is proving to be an interesting experience that I am enjoying.

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