29 February 2008

Roll Up, Roll Up for the Eponymous Reading Challenge!


One of my favourite things about book blogging is the existence of reading challenges. I’ve considered several ideas for running my own, but have only recently hit on one that no-one else has thought of. So I am striking while the idea is still unclaimed and celebrating books that share names with their characters with

The Eponymous Challenge

Here’s how it works:

The challenge will run from 1 March to 31 May, 2008.

During that time your mission should you choose to accept it is to read 4 books whose titles are the name of one or more of the characters (e.g. Evelina, Oscar and Lucinda); or a description of one or more of the characters (e.g. The Merchant of Venice, Sylvia’s Lovers).

Non-fiction books and overlaps with other challenges are welcome, as are books named after four-legged characters.

Once you’ve chosen your books, choose a colour scheme....


(200 x 87)

... post your list, and add a link to it with Mr. Linky below. I can’t wait to see how this works out!

1. Between the Covers
2. Maria (A Book Geek)
3. Becky (Becky's Book Reviews)
4. Charlie (Off the Shelves)
5. Joy (" Thoughts of Joy...")
6. Callista (SMS Book Reviews)
7. Nicole B.
8. Lena
9. Samantha (Bookminx)
10. Fleurdesel
11. Karen
12. Mandy
13. Tara
14. trish
15. Andrea
16. Mo (Inside Mo's Mind)
17. Myrthe
18. Poodlerat
19. Suzi Qoregon
20. Lynne (Lynne's Little Corner of the World)
21. joanna
22. Amy( The Sleepy Reader)
23. jlshall
24. Ms Alex
25. cafeshree
26. Kim
27. Gaelle (Proust's Madeleine)
28. Juli (Can IBorrow Your Book)
29. Lizzy Siddal
30. loey
31. 3M
32. raidergirl3
33. bethany canfield
34. Esther (Connect the Plots)
35. Ramya
36. Kim- page after page (wrap- up)
37. Lizzy Siddal (Reviews and wrapup)


Wendy said...

Wanted to let you know I posted your challenge to my novel challenges blog to give you some free advertising :) Good luck with your first hosted challenge!

Amy said...

Looks like a fun challenge -- thanks for hosting!

Heather said...

cool idea!!!

Anonymous said...

This looks like fun. I've signed up but I don't have a blog. Hope that's ok.


Amat Libris said...

You don't need a blog to participate; the only thing that matters is the reading!

Aarti said...

That sounds like a wonderful challege, except I don't think, considering the rate at which I read these days, that I would ever be able to finish!

I did tag you on a meme that's pretty quick, if you would like to take part!

Mo said...

This one does sound like fun! Give me a "minute" to round up four titles, and I'll be back to link to the post!

Andrea said...

Great challenge!! Some of my choices overlap other challenges, but this is also giving me the opportunity to get around to reading a couple of other books on my TBR lists.

heather (errantdreams) said...

Good luck hosting your first challenge! If I didn't always have a stack of review books by my side, I'd probably enjoy challenges.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't resist signing up. It gives me good reason to push some books I am really looking forward to the top of the TBR-mountain. My post is up and my name has been added to Mr Linky.

Jan in Edmonds said...

May I use my Trixie Belden books I intend to re-read for that challenge as well as Les Miserables? If so, sign me up, please and thanks.

jlshall said...

Great idea for a challenge. Thanks very much for hosting!

Ms Alex said...

Count me in. :)

Shree said...

Couldn't stay away, so have created my list and signed up, here's hoping I can finish!

Kim said...

I just joined. What a creative challenge. (thanks for allowing overlaps!)

StuckInABook said...

Sounds really fun, especially the description-of-person one (Lady Chatterley's Lover springs to mind) - I would join if it weren't for my decision a while ago to stay out of reading challenges if I knew I wouldn't have time... so I'll think about which ones I *would* do, if I were going to...

Gaelle W said...

Thanks for putting up this challenge. It is a great idea. I'm joining.

Juli said...

I hope this is OK but I'm doing this challenge with all overlaps. I'm taxing myself right now with challenges, but thought it would be fun to hunt for books that would fit into more than one challenge. I'm assuming that would be fine. ;)

bethany (dreadlock girl) said...

thanks for this challenge. I would like to join. I have a question about one of my books though. Would Portrait of a Lady count or is that not what you are looking for in descriptions? I have the other three, just curious about that one.

Thanks for doing this challenge!!


bethany (dreadlock girl) said...

I want to do this too. I tried to use mr. linky but it did not work. let me know what to do.

raidergirl3 said...

Hi, I caved. Here's my post/list:

Linky wasn't here anymore, now that it's doing reviews.

bethany (dreadlock girl) said...

Yay! Thanks covergirl for getting that fixed!! I am so excited to join this group!

my list will be posted today!

Ramya said...

hey.. thanks for the challenge. I completed reading my four books for the challenge today and i totally enjoyed myself!

Anonymous said...

I finished the challenge! Thanks for hosting - this was fun!

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