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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Challenge - What's in a Name 5

What's in a Name 5
hosted by Beth at Beth Fish Reads
Challenge sign-up page

Between January 1 and December 31, 2012, read one book in each of the following categories:
  1. A book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title: Black Hills, Purgatory Ridge, Emily of Deep Valley
  2. A book with something you'd see in the sky in the title: Moon Called, Seeing Stars, Cloud Atlas
  3. A book with a creepy crawly in the title: Little Bee, Spider Bones, The Witches of Worm
  4. A book with a type of house in the title: The Glass Castle, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Ape House
  5. A book with something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title: Sarah's Key, The Scarlet Letter, Devlin Diary
  6. A book with a something you'd find on a calendar in the title: Day of the Jackal, Elegy for April, Freaky Friday, Year of Magical Thinking
The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.
Other Things to Know:
  • Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
  • Books may overlap other challenges.
  • Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
  • Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed but encouraged.
  • You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
  • You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.

Check out the sign-up page for more information.

The plan:
1. The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
1. Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr (she has several)
2. The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke
2. The Hawk and His Boy by Christopher Bunn
3. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
3. Alias Dragonfly by Jane Singer
4. Carriage House or The Cabin both by Carla Neggers
5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
5. The 80 Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts
6. 4th of July by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
6. Murder on Monday by Ann Purser

My reads:
1. topographical feature:

Nitt Witt Hill
by Sebastian Gibson

2. something you'd see in the sky:

The Hawk and His Boy
by Christopher Bunn

3. creepy crawly:

The Ladybug Jinx
by Tonya Kappes

4. type of house:
Houseboat on the Nile
by Tinnean
5. something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack:

The Book of Deacon
by Joseph Lallo

6. something you'd find on a calendar:

Wife by Wednesday
by Catherine Bybee

~Challenge Complete~
May 3
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Alice Teh said...

Have fun in this challenge! :D

Alexia561 said...

I signed up for this one too, as it's unique and think the categories are creative. Have fun!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Beth F always comes up with such great topics for this challenge!


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