Friday, July 29, 2011

What's In a Name Challenge Wrap-Up

Sometimes we forget commitments we have made, and just let life pass us by until we are forced to do something that reminds us of that forgotten commitment.  Yesterday was a reminder day for me.  I’ve been working on my new website and needed to attach my blog to it.  I decided that with only a couple of weeks left before I go back to school that I really needed to fix the categories on my blog. So began the hours long process.  I was checking through each category to make sure I had everything correct when I came upon my “Challenges” category.  I have a couple of challenges I was aware of.  Then I came across the “What’s in a Name Challenge”.  I read it and realized the six books I had listed I would read for it were all at school.  My students asked me throughout the year, “Do you have this book at home”?  I would bring the book in with the intention of taking it back home with me so that I would be able read it for the challenge.   

Well life happens and the end of the year came around, and I’d not taken the books home, and I had not thought about the challenge.  Yesterday I looked over the list and realized I would need to change the books on it.  I looked through what I’d read since the beginning of the year and realized I’d actually read books in each category and could mark the challenge as finished.  Please go here to see my original list, and then you can compare what I had originally planned to read and what I actually read.  It feels good to complete one  challenge this year.  I pulled the books off of my shelves here at home that I’d kept together for one of the other challenges and those books cross over with another challenge I’m working on.  I need to try to finish that challenge up in the next couple of weeks.   There may be hope for me yet.

So here is what I read:

  1. A book with a number in the title:   Ten Miles Past Normal - Frances O'Rourk Dowell
  2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title: The Great Mogul Diamond - G.P. Taylor
  3. A book with a size in the title: A Long, Long Sleep - Anna Sheehan
  4. A book with travel or movement in the title: The Chasm: A Journy to the Edge of Life - Randy Alcorn
  5. A book with evil in the title: Darkness Becomes Her - Kelly Keaton
  6. A book with a life stage in the title: Angry Young Man - Chris Lynch

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sandra,

    I just had to let you know how great your book selections were for this challenge, especially given the impromptu way in which they were selected.

    I particularly like the cover art of 'Angry Young Man' and 'The Chasm'

    Fantasy is not one of my favourite genres, so if I had to select one of your books to read right now, it would have to be 'The Great Mogul Diamond'. This sounds like a great fun caper and not too serious for a fantastic summer read.

    Completing this challenge was obviously a breeze for you, as you had already done it without realising, so I hope that you enjoyed it and hope to see you back again next year, if the challenge is re-instated.

    Thanks for sharing some great titles and reviews.