On Completing What’s In A Name? 3 Challenge

The What’s In a Name? 3 Reading Challenge was quite a challenge.  But finding titles that met the requirements was a lot of fun.  The music term has been stumped for a while till I realized that “loud” is a musical term and therefore the book by Hrabal qualifies for the challenge :).  Thanks to Beth Fish for hosting this challenge.  I’m looking forward to the 2011 installment.  I read the following books:

  1. Food in title: Sugar by Bernice McFadden
  2. Body of water in title: God Dies by the Nile by Nawal el Saadawi
  3. Place name in title: The Purple Violet of Oshaantu by Neshani Andreas
  4. Plant in the title: Flower Children by Maxine Swann
  5. Title in title: Counselor Ayres’ Memorial by Machado de Assis
  6. Music term in title: Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
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    • I completely agree that finding the books and being creative with the requirement is a big part of the fun. It’s my favorite challenge so far. I do hope that you read the books 🙂

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  1. Saw you mentioned over at Life Is A Patchwork Quilt and thought I’d stop by to say hello. Nice to have met you, I’ve enjoyed visiting. Oh and well done on completing this challenge – you chose some interesting books.

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  2. I think I would find that challenge difficult as well, especially the music. It’s always a good feeling when you finish a challenge though, so congrats!

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    • The music category was very difficult. Had to rack my brains because I had nothing in my pile that I thought would count. But Too Loud A Solitude counted. It was really fun.

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  3. Ha, I like the sound of this challenge. I wonder if I could complete it for this year?
    Food: Oranges are not the only fruit, by Jeanette Winterson;
    Body of water in title: Between sky and sea, by Hanz Bergner;
    Place name in title: The enchantress of Florence, by Salman Rushdie;
    Plant in title: Gabriela, clove and cinnamon, by Jorge Amado;
    Title in title: Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel (does title of a house count?);
    Music term in titles; The children’s Bach, by Helen Garner (does composer count?)
    Hmm… a bit of a stretch but a bit of fun nonetheless.

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    • You have a great list here. Although I don’t think that Wolf hall will count. They are looking for a person’s title. But you can complete it in time. I urge you to sign up 🙂

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