Saturday, January 18, 2014

What's In a Name?

Licensed under the GFDL by the author; Released under the GNU Free Documentation License.The Seventh Annual What's In a Name? Challenge is hosted by The Worm Hole this year, in time-honored blogging pass-the-baton style. She gets to pick 5 or six categories, and then you try to match a book to each category during the year.

Charlie only put five books in the challenge this year, so I've taken it upon myself to impose my own sixth category. Charlie has kindly offered up a sixth category due to popular demand, so I have added it below. I'll still keep my extra category as a bonus-bonus. If I were more timely, she could impose this on everyone and then have a good source of inspiration for next year. Anyway, after you find a book, you add your review to the appropriate page.

My policy is to ignore the challenge until December and hope I get everything accidentally. Wish me luck!
  1. A Reference to Time
    1. Keep Me Forever, Marlene Darcy (3/14/14)
    2. Goddess of Spring, P.C. Cast (3/20/14)
    3. A Kiss at Midnight, Eloisa James (4/14/14)
    4. One Week Girlfriend, Monica Murphy (4/1/14)
    5. Old Men at Midnight, Chaim Potok (4/26/14)
    6. Midnight Riots, Ben Aaronovitch (5/1/14)
    7. Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris (8/18/14)
  2. A position of Royalty
    1. The King's Name, Jo Walton (2/2/14)
    2. Lord of Mountains, S.M. Stirlings (2/26/14)
    3. Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh, R.L. Lafevers (7/29/14)
  3. A number written in letters
    1. The Second Spy, Jacqueline West (2/13/14)
    2. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin (2/21/14)
    3. Who Stole Grandma's Million-Dollar Pumpkin Pie?, Martha Freeman (2/28/14)
    4. Thousand Pieces of Gold, Ruthanne Lum McCunn 3/7/14
  4. A forename or names
    1. Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs (2/13/14)
    2. Love, Ruby Lavender, Deborah Wiles (2/25/14)
    3. The Dragon and the George, Gordon R. Dickson (3/13/14)
    4. Georges, Alexandre Dumas (3/14/14)
    5. Nory Ryan's Song, Patricia Reilly Giff (3/14/14)
    6. The Gilda Stories, Jewelle Gomez (7/9/14)
  5. A type or element of weather
    1. Archangel's Storm, Nalini Singh (8/2/14)
    2. Skin Heat, Ava Gray (8/3/14)
  6. A School Subject (Bonus Category)
    1. Radio Fifth Grade, Gordon Korman 
    2. The Human Division, John Scalzi 6/29/14

  • (Personal Choice): A shape (Circle of Friends, Cricket in Times Square)

    1. Balanced on the Blade's Edge, Lindsay Buroker
    2. Poems to Learn By Heart, ed. Caroline Kennedy
    3. Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou 6/8/14
    4. Heart of Steel, Meljean Brooks 6/8/14
    5. Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle, Dorothy Gilman


    Kristen said...

    I always enjoyed this challenge even though I don't participate anymore. Good luck getting them all in accidentally. :grin::

    Charlie (The Worm Hole) said...

    A shape is fair enough :) I guess I'm sort of doing what you're doing - not really focusing on it yet but have managed to complete some of the categories regardless. It's an interesting way of going about it for sure, you get to see how... diverse... your reading is.