I know, I know. Apologies that I'm somewhat late in announcing this years What's In A Name challenge (Sign Up HERE) but better late than never.
Normally hosted by Beth Fish Reads this year its Charlie over at The Worm Hole who is doing the honours.
Running from the 1st of January until the 31st of December the categories for 2014 are .......
- A reference to time
- A position of royalty
- A number written in letters
- A forename or names
- A type or element of weather.
A reference to time: Never one to shy away from bending the rules just the tiniest bit, I had been approached by the marketing director of Bo Tree Books to read and review ONCE UPON A TIMEPIECE by author Starr Wood and thought this a perfect choice. Then again I might very well re-read MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE by Barbara Erskine or another midnight book VEIL OF MIDNIGHT by Lara Adrian.
A position of royalty: With a selection of books by authors such as Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory on my TBR mountain this is a category with no end of possibilities. My first thoughts being THE WHITE PRINCESS or with not just one position of royalty but two how about THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS WAR: THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN AND THE KING'S MOTHER both of which were written by the afore mentioned Ms Gregory.
A number written in letters: Mmm, George Orwell's NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR is the obvious choice here but a quick scan of our shelves (I always use books we already have for this challenge) has revealed A SONG OF SIXPENCE by A.J. Cronin as a strong contender or, better still, my (and my mam's) childhood favourite, Eve Garnett's THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET.
A forename or names: REBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier? Jostein Gaarder's SOPHIE'S WORLD? THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce? Or to interpret things slightly differently MARK OF THE DEMON by Diana Rowland? Well, Mark is a foreman, it just so happens to be used in a different context here.
A type or element of weather: Do you know nothing springs to mind here but after another search of the shelves I've come up with THE WINDS OF SINHALA by Colin De Silva or John Passarella's WITHER'S RAIN.
What about you? Have you signed up for this or indeed any other challenge?
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