Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And off we go!

I'm so excited that all of you signed up and are joining me for this challenge! I really wanted to get around and welcome you all personally, but I just never managed to find the time. I'm sorry, but please know how happy I am that each of you is participating.

I thought about just making one post this year for the reviews, but with so many people reading, I guess it would be better to have a separate Mr. Linky for each category. Hopefully that will make it easier to find reviews you might be interested in. (I hope to have the posts ready before tomorrow.)

Thanks again! I'm not only excited to start reading myself, but also to start reading your reviews. I hope everyone has fun! (And don't forget to check in once in a while to see if there are any contests going.)

My List

It's almost time for the What's In A Name 2 Challenge to start! Here is my final list:

The Children of Hurin
by J.R.R. Tolkien (relative)

Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara (occupation)

Nod's Limbs by Charles Ogden (body part)

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke (medical condition)

Wolf Tower by Tanith Lee (building)

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (time of day)

Sunday, October 26, 2008


(Thanks to Court for creating these fabulous buttons for me last year!)

I guess it's finally time to announce the "What's in a Name 2" reading challenge, with all new categories. Very similar to this year's challenge, with a few exceptions.

*This is a challenge that anyone can join, no matter what types of books they like to read. You should be able to find books from any genre that will work.

*Dates: January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009

*The Challenge: Choose one book from each of the following categories.

1. A book with a "profession" in its title. Examples might include: The Book Thief, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Historian

2. A book with a "time of day" in its title. Examples might include: Twilight, Four Past Midnight, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

3. A book with a "relative" in its title. Examples might include: Eight Cousins, My Father's Dragon, The Daughter of Time

4. A book with a "body part" in its title. Examples might include: The Bluest Eye, Bag of Bones, The Heart of Darkness

5. A book with a "building" in its title. Examples might include: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little House on the Prairie, The Looming Tower

6. A book with a "medical condition" in its title. Examples might include: Insomnia, Coma, The Plague

*You may overlap books with other challenges, but please don't use the same book for more than one category.

*Again, there will be some small prizes scattered throughout. No set schedule, so just be sure to check in once a while. There will also be a prize awarded at the conclusion to one participant who completes the challenge.

*You don't need to decide exactly which books you will be reading ahead of time, though you're certainly welcome to. Either way, I'd love to see your lists of possibilities, and I'll bet everyone else would love to read them as well. To join in, simply leave a link here. Or, if you don't have a blog, simply leave your name (and feel free to share your list in the comments if you'd like).