Sunday, October 26, 2008

Welcome!



(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).

140 comments:

splummer said...

Hi!
Would like to join in on this challenge. Haven't got my list posted yet, but do have a link set up to this blog. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Sandra said...

I recently finished the last one, although I found it late in the year and did not post about it. But I'm keen to go for the new year so I'm signed up.

gaijinmama said...

Sounds great!
Count me in.
Somehow I missed this Challenge last year but now is the season for making next year7s Challenge lists!
Fun, fun, fun.

Quenby/ Gaijinmama/ hikaruthedragon

Beth F said...

I'll create a list of books later. Thanks for hosting!

Rhinoa said...

I have a question about the Medical Condition book. I have found 3 titles so far and am not sure if any would coult: Poison Study, Magic or Madness and Ill Wind (either the ILl or the Wind!!!). Can you let me know and if one is suitable I will sign up.

Rebekah E. said...

I would love to join this challenge. Sounds like lost of fun

SueFitz said...

Sounds like fun

Lizzy Siddal said...

I've still to read book 6 for this year's challenge which I have thoroughly enjoyed. So I'm in for 2009 as well.

Kristi said...

Posted my comment in the wrong place! Guess I shouldn't skip ahead when I read... This one sounds like a lot of fun and what great variety!

Kristi

Kim said...

I am in! This was fun last year and I love your new categories. My post with book choices is up here:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2008/11/challenge-for-2009.html

*smiles*
Kim

BooksPlease said...

I've nearly finished this year's challenge and I'm looking forward to next year's.

Thanks for hosting this again.

My potential list is here.

Chris said...

Alright, I'm in, I'm in :p This challenge and Carl's 2 are ones that I simply can't resist even though I swore not to join any challenges next year :p I haven't come up with a list...I think I'm just going to fill in the blanks as I go. Oh, and ignore the (Thief of Always) after my name, lol...that was saved from a previous Mr. Linky entry.

LisaHillSchoolStuff said...

Hmm, this sounds like fun. I wonder if I can do it with all Australian books....

gaijinmama said...
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gaijinmama said...

Here is my list of possible reads for this Challenge.
http://hikaruthedragon.livejournal.com/15291.html
I'm looking forward to getting started, it was such fun making the list!

Quenby/Gaijinmama

Rachelle said...

Sounds really fun and creative. I can't wait to start. I haven't the slightest idea what my list will be, but I be thinking about it now.

LisaHillSchoolStuff said...

I've signed up for this, and my list of all Australian potentials - (well, except for a couple of Kiwis) are at http://anzlitlovers.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/whats-in-a-name/

Jenny said...

This sounds fun. The only one I know for sure is the medical condition. I started Insomnia long ago when it came out and want to finish it. I'll work on the rest of the list and post to my blog.

Kelly said...

This sounds great to join, thanks for organising!

Terri said...

This one has always sounded like such fun. I'm not big on challenges, but will have fun finding the titles to match.

Betty said...

I'm in! This one sounds fun and the books in the criteria are easy enough for me to find, I guess.

kolibri said...

Let the games begin. I am really excited. It´s my first time to participate in this challenge.

Jessalina said...

Hi, I just joined.

Ken H said...

Looking forward to a fun 2009 challenge!

Veens said...

Count me in!

Jodie said...

This sounds like so much fun and fits in with my plans perfectly as it last all year.

Stachelbeere87 said...

I'd like to join, too. I think it'll be great fun. Looking forward to the challenge.

Maria said...

This looks like so much fun! I can't wait to get started!

Bella Foxx said...

I meant to do this before, anyway here is my link my blog post about this challenge, I decided to take the list of books and look at my list of TBR books.

Daphne said...

I had fun with this year's challenge and am looking forward to the new one. Great categories!

Marny said...

Sounds like a great challenge, count me in :-) I posted my list on my blog.

Peg said...

Hi there! I just started a new blog and I'd like to take part in this challenge. I'm still getting my list ready but should have it up soon. Thanks!

Stachelbeere87 said...

:) I'm looking forward to it! This will be my first challenge.

See you

Violette Severin said...

It is gonna be a blast picking out books for each category. Thanks for offerring this challenge.

nomadreader said...

This challenge will be my first one, but I'm really looking forward to it. The categories leave a lot of options open. Thanks for hosting!

Janet said...

I posted my list on my blog. I didn't finish the first challenge but the ones I missed are now part of the TBR 2009 challenge. LOL I'll get to them by hook or by crook.

allthingsarial said...

I'm new to book blogging, so this will be my first challenge. I love the idea!

Beth F said...

I posted my reading list through Mr. Linky, but it disappeared, so I'll post the link here:

http://bfishreads.blogspot.com/2008/11/challenge-whats-in-name-2.html

jchart said...

I just signed up, this looks like heaps of fun!

heather said...

Great challenge! Can't wait to get started!

Cindy B said...

I want in! I will post a link soon and think more about my list. What a fun idea!

Jeanette said...

I am in! This one will be fun.

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Grilsgood said...

This sounds like it is going to be difficult to search for these books, but I will try. Lindy

Neverwithoutabook said...

This sounds like an interesting challenge and I love that it can be done in tandem with the 999 challenge. I'm in!

Carole said...

This looks like fun!

I'll be setting up a challenge page on my blog for 2009 soon. I'll add this challenge to it then :)

Yvonne said...

This sounds like fun...I'm in!

lorriechipps said...

Fun!

cavazynski said...

83. stacy:

ok if i post now?

1 The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers, Falconer
2 West with the Night, Markham
3 The Betrothed, Manzoni
4 The Heart of a Boy, Cuore
5 The White Castle, Pamuk
6 Affliction, Banks

Lezlie said...

I missed out on this one last year. This will be fun!!

Lezlie

carolsnotebook said...

Count me in, but I'm not sure of my list yet.

Staci said...

I'm going to attempt to do this challenge for next year. Will work on my list over the following week!

Paula said...

I signed up a couple of weeks ago but just posted my list tonight on my Magic Bookcase site. Looking forward to getting started in January!

meagandixon said...

this sounds like fun!! i will post my list of books soon... need to think this one over a bit before i commit!

J.C. said...

I'm in!

My list is not yet complete, but here it is.

lilly said...

My list is posted on my blog:

http://lilly-readingextravaganza.blogspot.com

fleurfisher said...

I'm ready to go! My list is at http://fleurfisher.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/whats-in-a-name-challenge/

Tana said...

I added myself twice. Sorry about that! Excited to join the fun though.

nds said...

Hi, I wanted to join, but I don't have a blog... These are the books from my 2009 book challenge that fit into the What's in a Name categories:

profession:
Doctor Glas – Hjalmar Soderberg
Snake Catcher – Naiyer Masud

time of day:
Twilight Sleep – Edith Wharton

body part:
Allskin & Other Tales by Czech Women – Alexandra Buchler

relative:
Joys of Motherhood – Buchi Emecheta

building:
The Castle – Franz Kafka
The White Castle – Orhan Pamuk
In the Shadow of No Towers – Art Spiegelman
Highcastle – Stanislaw Lem
St. Pancras Station – Simon Bradley
The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
Ice Museum – Joanna Kavenna

medical condition:
Warts & All – Drew Friedman
Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga

and as a ps to the above...

medical treatment:
Erotic Recipes: A Complete Menu for Male Potency Enhancement – Jiao Tong

Fun challenge!

lilly said...

Hello, i had a problem with my link so had to sign up under Mr.Linky again. Sorry about that.

gaelleinbgk said...

I'm in! My list is almost done, I'll post it later on my blog : http://gaelletricote.canalblog.com/
Thanks

talesofabookaddict said...

Definitely looking forward to this challenge, thanks for hosting it again!!!

Kitty said...

Sounds like a fun challenge. I'm in!

NikkiAWardell said...

I'm in...will post my list and link to this blog!!

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

I couldn't resist your challenge. Here is where you can find my possibilities:
http://paperbackpirate.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-should-be-wrapping-presents-right-now.html

bigSIS said...

I'm pumped to try this challenge. Count me in! =)

fineskylark said...

Very excited about this!

T said...

I'm always up for a challenge - haven't even THOUGHT about what to read for your categories... but I'll put some thought into it...

Kristina said...

This is gonna be so much fun!!!

beachreader said...

Hi,

Just joined the challenge (at least mentally--no list yet). I have a blog I started for an online class, but there aren't any entries to read:-).

Sue said...

I'd like to join this challenge and my book list is posted here: http://www.careyfamily.org/2009-reading-challenges/

carmen alexis said...

for some reasons, the link i posted changed to another challenge I'm in. should I just sign up with mr linky again and is there a way you can delete the other one? i'm under "carmen alexis" number 120.

Laurie said...

I'm excited to be joining! Here's my post, with some thoughts on reading lists

BookPsmith said...

Sounds like a great challenge. Here is the link to my list of books for each category:

http://bookpsmith.blogspot.com/2008/12/whats-in-name-challenge-2009.html

miish said...

It was a lot of fun looking for the books for all of the different categories.

Mo said...

I had fun with this one last year, so count me in again!

Lisalit said...

This sounds like such fun! My list is posted on my blog.

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

I forgot that I signed up for What is in a Name Challenge last year. But I had a lot of things happened to me since I was diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease in September. I will try to do better next year!

Judy/Intergalactic Bookworm

http://intergalacticbookworm.blogspot.com

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

I cant wait :)

Jules said...

Hi, I signed up with my list, and realized I already had one up there. So could you delete the "Jules" at number 90 please? Sorry for the inconvenience!

Can't wait to start this challenge, some of these have been on by book shelf forever!

nomadreader said...

I've got my list of possibilities set up, and created a unique post for this challenge. Is there a way to update my Mr. Linky sign-up?

http://nomadreader.blogspot.com/2008/12/reading-challenge-whats-in-name-2.html

Lorraine said...

I can't wait!

SuziQoregon said...

Got my official sign up posted. Love this year's categories. Thanks Annie for creating such a clever and fun challenge!

pussreboots said...

I'm in. Category #6 was really hard for me to come up with a title.

Tammy said...

I loved doing this challenge last year, looking forward to 2009! Thanks for hosting again.

Christina said...

I'm in. Thanks for hosting! :)

Lissa said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm looking very forward to this challenge, it should be a lot of fun! =D

TheChicGeek said...

What a great idea. I'm thrilled to join you in this challenge! Happy Reading!
TheChicGeek

Cara said...

Oh, I am really looking forward to start!!! This should be fun! My list of books can be seen in my blog ;-).

Cara

Smirking Revenge said...

What a brilliant idea. Must take list to bookstore. :) Cannot wait to get started.

Mary Beth said...

I wanted to do this last year but it was too late when I found it. I've got my post up but no books yet - they will be coming though:)

http://marybeth494.blogspot.com/2008/12/2009-reading-challenges_9377.html

thebluestockingsociety said...

I'm so in for this. I'm putting a little twist on it and selecting each of my books from Pulitzer Prize winners for fiction. Thanks for hosting.

Sandra said...

My tbr list is now posted and linked. Thank you.

regreg28 said...

I'm in! I listed three books that I think falls into these categories. Thanks for hosting.

Elena said...

I think this looks like fun, though I've never tried a book challenge like this before. Count me in.

Kisha said...

This one should be fun, and a little bit of work on my part to find books that fit the part.

twiga92 said...

I'd like to try this! It might be a day or so before I get my potential list compiled. May have to change it depending on what books are available. Sounds fun!

retroredux said...

Thanks for letting me join the fun:)
Laura
link:

http://retroreduxsreviews.blogspot.com/2009/01/whats-in-name-challenge.html

lovelyloey said...

Yes! Again!
going off to brainstorm about my list, thanks for organizing.
And Happy New Year everyone!

Kimmy said...

Sounds like a fun challenge. Thanks!

Gail Van Wagoner said...

This is my first book challenge and I think it will be a lot of fun. I am going to encourage my children to do it with me. Still thinking about the books since I only found out about this yesterday.

lovelyloey said...

Got my list out!

http://lovelyloey.wordpress.com/reading-2009/

Andrea said...

It was so fun to find books to match each catagory! I can't wait to get started :-)

Stacey said...

sounds like fun, I'll be making my booklist this week, any excuse to visit Powell's!

Kimmy said...

Here is a link to my list:

http://thesmugcloud.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/my-2009-reading-challenges/

Dorie said...

This sounds like a unique way to group books to read. Very creative.

Jo said...

Sounds like good fun!

Amber said...

Yay!!! I am signed up! I will post my book list on my blog in a few days.

purplg8r said...

I'm in! This sounds like fun!

Book Dragon said...

Rhinoa: Ill Wind should work but don't take my word for it, I have a question too!

Does Someday Soon work for time of day?

Thank you for hosting!

Susan said...

I'm late to the game but hey! What's one more challenge?

One Girl's Opinion said...

Thanks for hosting! I don't have a good list yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with some!

Liv (Alivia) said...

I'm also late to this challenge and a bit new at blogging, but I'm really excited. :)

Thanks for hosting. :D

-Alivia

Liv (Alivia) said...

Also, I'll create a list later. :)

Lillet said...

Yea! I am up for a Reading Challenge in 2009! Is it already February?

delicatezeal said...

Hi! I thought it would be fun to try this. I haven't decided my entire list yet, but here are the first two:

Building: JRR Tolkein, The Two Towers
Body Part: Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

Bingo said...

I just found this. How much fun. I want to join in on this challenge. Do I understand that I post my list on my blog and link it to yours? I shall add you to my blog list tonight and become a follower. How do I get the widget/button to post on my blog (I am very new at this) Thanks, Bingo from http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com

californiameaghan said...

very excited!

SqueakyChu said...

I'm enjoying your challenge even though I don't have a blog. I simply posted my list of reads on LibraryThing - among my other challenges for this year. Thanks for doing this.

http://www.librarything.com/topic/52439#989157

tinylittlelibrarian said...

I'm very late but I hope I'm not too late! Thanks for hosting this one again!

Melissa said...

I hope I'm not too late.

Liza said...

joined up cause I just found it. I hope it's not to late

uenohama said...

I've signed up, looks like a good challenge.

Sharon said...

Hi! I wanted to join again this year and thought I did so in December, however I can't find my name so I've joined again. Sorry, but my name might be here twice.

Trisha said...

I'm coming in a bit late, but I'm pretty excited about this challenge!

SqueakyChu said...

Finished! Here's my list on LibraryThing:

http://www.librarything.com/topic/52439#989157

Jenny said...

Finished this was awesome.
http://jennysimpsonjenny.blogspot.com/search/label/What%27s%20in%20a%20name%202
Jenny

sequesterednooks said...

I realized I don't think I ever officially joined this, but I'm really enjoying the challenge. Thank you for hosting it!

gnoegnoe said...

Hi, I would like to join in the fun! Since I have already read some appropriate books this year, I'll post those titles in my blog in a shortwhile.

gnoegnoe said...

Well, here's my list! I hope you don't think I've bent the rules too much... If so, let me know! ;)

jedi145 said...

Can I still join?
I've already have a list of books I've read so far and some of them count and I can add on to that. Thanks

jedi145 said...

Link:
http://kelly-books.blogspot.com/2009/07/whats-in-name-2_05.html

mikaroni said...

What a fun challenge!

http://wkiskizt.wordpress.com/name/

- Mika

Jenny said...

Hey, sorry for joining so late, i've only just stumbled across this but it sounds like a great idea :) i like the way its so open so people can include the genres they enjoy.

heres my post, but there are some on my list that i think might be stretching it a bit, so i hope to make the choices more suitable once i've been to the library and bookstore. Thanks, Jen

http://improvemyreading.blogspot.com/2009/07/whats-in-name-challenge.html

Rema said...

Hi ..

I've just stumbled across this challenge in one of my friend's blog..and I love it..it is so fun and intersting

This is my blog's link where I will post my progress and review of my readings..

http://rema-dreamworld.blogspot.com/

Thanks for this intersting challenge..

Rema

Book Dragon said...

Woo Hoo! I've completed all my books. I think I cheated on the medical condition - my book is Wearing Death. Death is a medical condition, right?

Here's the rest of my list

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

I have "dead," "death" and "crazy" so far this year - surely at least one of those qualifies as a medical condition? (My link.)

Julie! said...

Ok, I don't have a blog or anything like that, but here is my list. I have read all of these books this year, and if I read more I will update my list! :D

1.A book with a "profession" in its title.
-The Grey King by Susan Cooper
-The Supernaturalists by Eoin Colfer
-The Giver by Lois Lowry

2. A book with a "time of day" in its title.
-Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
-Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer


3. A book with a "relative" in its title.
-The Sisters Grimm: Fairytale Detectives by Michael Buckley
-The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley
-The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child by Michael Buckley
-The Sisters Grimm: Once Upon a Crime by Michael Buckley
-The Sisters Grimm: Magic and Other Misdemeanors by Michael Buckley
-The Sisters Grimm: Tales from the Hood by Michael Buckley
-The Sisters Grimm: The Everafter War by Michael Buckley
-The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis


4. A book with a "body part" in its title.
-Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
-The Forest of the Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
-Wings by Aprilynne Pike

5. A book with a "building" in its title.
-City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
-City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
-City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

6. A book with a "medical condition" in its title.
-Frost Bite by Richelle Mead
- You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay


Julie102794@gmail.com

angeltyuan said...

http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2009/10/challenge-whats-in-name-2.html

kinda late in joining, but I hope I finish all my choices by Dec~