Royal Mail Elastic bands harm hedgehogs. If my British followers could sign the below petition I'd be really grateful.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/413/275/845/discarded-elastic-bands-harm-hedgehogs/?z00m=21391524&redirectID=1441386407

Postards to hand to the postie and letterbox size stickers are also available by email from info@britishhedgehogs.org.uk
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2 Jan 2013

ANNOUNCING WHAT'S IN A NAME 6.

My apologies that this is a bit late but still, as that old saying goes, better late than never.

Yes, its that time of year again, it's time for ....


What's In A Name 6.
(For more information and to sign up click HERE)

Running from the 1st of January until the 31st of December 2013, this years categories (not in any order) are books with the following in the title .... 
  • Up OR Down (or equivalent): Deep Down True, The Girl Below, The Diva Digs Up The Dirt, The Rise And Fall Of Reginald Perrin by David Nobbs.
  • Kitchen:Loose Lips Sink Ships, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Breadcrumbs, The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman/ Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
  • Party/Celebration: A Feast for Crows, A Wedding In Haiti, Cocktail Hour Under The Sun Of Forgetfulness, ?
  • Fire (or equivalent): Burning For Revenge, Fireworks Over Toccoa, Catching Fire, Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Emotion: Baltimore Blues, Say You're Sorry, Dreams Of Joy, Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar (ph.d)
  • Lost OR Found (or equivalent): The Book Of Lost Fragrances, The World We Found, A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness.
My choices (though these might change) are in red, the others are titles suggested by our host, Beth, though as always she encourages us to be creative. 

Oh, and as always I'll be making this a personal challenge in that I won't be buying any books. Only books that are (A) On our shelves already, (B) Library books/books belonging to family and friends and (C) Bought in aid of charity will be read. Yes, I know I said NO BOUGHT BOOKS but I don't consider charity shop books (and that includes ex-library stock which helps fund the library) to have been bought, I consider them to have been given in exchange for a donation.

12 comments:

Jean said...

I wouldn't know how to choose books ahead like that. I like tojust pick up what I see and read. Which reminds me that I'm out.

Alexia561 said...

Good luck! And good idea to try and choose books ahead of time. I usually read the book first, then see which challenges it fits. Maybe that's why I don't finish many challenges! :)

GMR said...

Sounds like a fun challenge indeed, best of luck on it my friend! (Oh and I TOTALLY agree with your definition of "purchased books"...^_^)

Lilly said...

Good luck! I've signed up for it as well, no idea what books I'm going to read for it yet though. I like your idea of not buying any books.

NRIGirl said...

Happy New Year Tracy! Happy reading too!

Amrit said...

Happy New Year Tracy. Good luck with books :))

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I'm not doing any challenges this year, but if I did, I would do this one. It sounds like so much fun! Good luck.

Kelly said...

You make me want to join again this year! I really enjoyed this challenge the times I've done it and I know I have books that would fit in my TBR pile. But...since I'm not ready to get back into blogging on that level again, I'll just have to "sort of" do it on my own. I can enjoy your reviews rather than having to write any of my own. :)

I got a nice, fat Amazon gift card for Christmas and, thanks to you and Jenners, had plenty on my "wish list" to spend it on! I plan to keep a list on my blog of what I read since I don't ever review anymore.

Good luck with this challenge! I look forward to seeing what you end up reading.

naida said...

Have fun with the challenge :) I enjoyed Farenheit 451 when I read it.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

What a fun and very unique challenge! I hope you like all the books.

-Lauren

Suko said...

Another cleverly titled reading challenge! Best of luck completing it (although I'm sure you'll do fine anyway). I like the idea of reading books that are on hand (and am trying to catch up with what I already have at home).

Claudine G. said...

Yay, you picked Farenheit 451! I haven't read this yet, but Ray B. is one of the absolute best.