Challenges, Memes, Thoughts and other Miscellany

What’s In A Name Challenge & BTT

First, Booking Through Thursday, which is a short one today:

It’s National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence.

From Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader, which I finished today (it’s not long – I only started it last night):

“I thought this year one might do something different.”

and moving right along… to a new challenge.

I’ve seen this one around the webs but haven’t joined in before. Having read 58 books so far this year I figured I could find enough to meet the categories! Beth Fish Reads runs this challenge, and for 2011 the categories are as follows

1. A book with a number in the title: One for the Money (review coming up), The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Thirteenth Tale, Starter For Ten, One Day

2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title: Shattered Icon (?) – very tenuous, I know!

3. A book with a size in the title: Room (? – tenuous but inventive, I feel),  A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

4. A book with travel or movement in the title: The Navigator, Plague Ship, Purgatory Road

5. A book with evil in the title: Gods Behaving Badly, No Safe Haven, Deliver Us From Evil, Taboo

6. A book with a life stage in the title: Life After Yes, Before I Die, Paranoia (review coming soon), Snapshot, Dead By Midnight, The Existential Detective

So I’ve got all of the categories apart from the jewellery/gem one. I don’t have anything jewel-related coming up either, I’m going to have to go looking specifically for one to meet it!


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