Monday, February 7, 2011

Inadvertently Challenged Again: What's In a Name?

Again I'm signing up for a challenge that I hope does not involve any actual effort on my part.  I just like lists, especially checking things off them.  The What's in a Name challenge gives me a fun, arbitrary list, and one I hope just gets completed while I'm reading anyhow.  Why, I've probably practically finished the whole thing already!  Let's see what the six categories are this year:
  1. A book with a number in the title: First to Die, Seven Up, Thirteen Reasons Why
  2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title: Diamond Ruby, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Opal Deception
    • Hmm.  I got nothing. (HA! Fixed that!)
  3. A book with a size in the title: Wide Sargasso Sea, Small Wars, Little Bee
  4. A book with travel or movement in the title: Dead Witch Walking, Crawling with Zombies, Time Traveler's Wife
  5. A book with evil in the title: Bad Marie, Fallen, Wicked Love
    • AHA! A better entry. Bad Prince Charlie, by John Moore
    • AHA!  A real entry!  Secrets of the Demon, by Diana Rowland.
    • I can't believe I'm empty here.  I read vampire books, for gosh sakes.  Troubled? dark? grey? all lame.  
    • Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty, by Nick Bruel.  Although I believe this is an early reader book, so I may be cheating.
  6. A book with a life stage in the title: No Country for Old Men, Brideshead Revisited, Bog Child
Well, two (FOUR) out of six ain't bad, as the song would have said if it were talking about my progress on this challenge so far.  Hopefully the others will fall out of my reading tree without too much shaking.

In other challenge news, I've got three states done, 3/20 for 20/11, I've read four SF books, still have the Michigan book on the TBR shelf,  and read 7 Cybils.  No disasters yet.


Anonymous said...

It sounds like fun coming up with titles for this challenge. I'm not sure I want to commit to another challenge right now though...

Christine said...

I'm in this challenge, too! I bet you'll fill up that list without trying. I already have two categories complete and I swear I wasn't trying!!! I have ideas for the others, too, but I'm not committing to them just in case something better comes along. ;)

"I just like lists, especially checking things off them."

I do, too!!! I think that's more than half the reason I sign up for reading challenges in the first place! lol

Good luck!