18 Dec 2010


Having almost completed my Holiday Reading Challenge, I was surprised to find myself signed up for yet another challenge but after having seen that two of my blogger buddies (KELLY and DORTE) had signed up and several more of you were thinking about it I just couldn't resist joining in all the fun.

The challenge, WHAT'S IN A NAME 4, is hosted by Beth, runs from the 1st of January through to the  31st of December 2011 and requires that you read one book from each of the following categories. My initial ideas are in brackets but may change as and when.

  • A book with a number in the title - (Eleven Hours by PaullinaSimons)
  • A book with jewelry or a gem in the title (The Golden Bats And Pink Pigeons by Gerald Durrel)
  • A book with a size in the title - (The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris*)
  • A book with travel or movement in the title - (The White Woman On The Green Bicycle)
  • A book with evil in the title - (An Unholy Alliance by Susanna Gregory)
  • A book with a life stage in the title - (The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend)
* Shoes = feet, feet (and inches) = size, size = one of the book titles to be read for this challenge. See, there is some albeit strange logic here ...... somewhere.

Oh, and you might also need 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.
  • On January 1, Beth will publish 7 posts, each with a Mr. Linky (one for each category and one for your wrap-up post), on HER BLOG so you'll have a place to post links to your reviews (bloggers) or leave comments (non-bloggers) as you finish up each category.
  • In the meantime you can sign up by clicking on What's In A Name link above.
Me and my big mouth, when will I ever learn? I found myself talking with some FaceBook friends telling them what an easy challenge this would be only for them to suggest they make it a little more difficult. Their rules? I could only use the books already on our shelves - no buying or borrowing any books for this challenge from now onwards.

What's that? Alexia mentions a similar challenge, the OFF THE SHELF CHALLENGE 2010 hosted by BOOK ARDOUR. Perhaps I should consider combining the two.


Misha1989 said...

I love challenges. I might have signed up for this one too but I have already taken up too many for next year .

Dizzy C said...

Adrian Mole... now there's a blast from the past! :)

Woman on a Green Bicycle is on my wishlist.

enjoy the challenge. Only a couple of weeks to go now! GULP!
I start my own personal challenge then too.


chitra said...

Happy reading PW, Hope you are feeling better.

NRIGirl said...

Interesting challenge... All the best!

Let me see if I can read atleast one in that time frame...

Su said...

I got an error message when I commented, and now I can't remember what I said! Bummer! Something about me having to take it easy on the challenges for now.

Anonymous said...

If someone was there to get me the books I would have finished it within 4 days...a day for a book...

happy reading PW...

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck with the challenge! :)

Kelly said...

I'm glad you're joining in on this one, too! I've picked out all but one book. I hope we both enjoy it!!

Suko said...

Petty, I only do the easy reading challenges (such as the ones that require only one book). But it sounds like you will enjoy this one. :)

Suzanne Jones said...

This sounds like a great challenge.

Hope you're feeling better.


GABY said...

Interesting challenge.. but I already have joined too many XD

Bonnie said...

Dear PW, hello! I am back from a self imposed exile! I have just posted on my Diamonds and Daisies blog and will be posting soon to The Literary Gato. Hope you are enjoying the holidays and staying warm.


Dorte H said...

I think "lollipop shoes" is the most wonderful size I´ve ever heard about!

And it´s great that you are also participating in this challenge. It´s one of the funniest for me because it is easy to find crime fiction titles for the categories.

GMR said...

Another challenge...congrats! Best of luck on it...though I've no doubt you'll complete it with flying colors. Happy reading!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Sounds like a great challenge!
Enjoy it.

Big hugs

B xx

dr.antony said...

Oooh..no more challenges !
Life is already difficult!