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message 1: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited Dec 30, 2012 02:51PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
This is a thread where you can reserve the letters which you are reading to knock that block off. I will keep track on the master list which letters people are working on.

Here are the rules:

Scripts Tower
To read a total of 104 books with the following categories:
a. First name of author starting with the letter… (A-Z)
b. Last name of author starting with the letter … (A-Z)
c. First word in title starting with the letter… (A-Z) (ignoring the, a, & an)
d. Name (of a person / character) in title starting with the letter… (A-Z)

For the hard letters (Q, X, Z) an exception is being made for the word / name to contain the letter (rather than starting with).

Clarification on 'd' - the intent is for the name in title to refer to a person's name. For example, The Winter Rose may not count as it references to a flower whilst Rose by Any Other Name counts as the Rose here is actually a character in the book. It still counts if Rose is not really a character in the book but only if you can justify that it is a name of a person rather than a flower. Only First Names and ignore series name (subtitle okay)
There is no limitation to page numbers / editions.

Further clarification of item d from Tien - My apologies to all as it seems I have not been able to explain coherently what I'm looking for with the 'name in title' issue. As I said previously, the intention is for a person's name however I'll provide you all with a rule of thumb instead (which may prompt some of you to review your choices) and that is...

"Is it a name which you would name your child by? If yes, then by all means..."

Please only reserve 3 at a time.


message 2: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited Apr 22, 2013 02:02PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
First Name

A - Alice Clayton read by Karen Booklover
B - Bess Streeter Aldrichread by Lynn B
C - Craig Russell read by Karen bookworm
D - Daniel Woodrell read by Susan
E - Ekaterina Sediaread by Candiss
F - Frank Nappi read by Bea
G - Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez read by Bea
H - Hugh Howeyread by Darci
I - reserved by Amy
J - Jenny Milchman read by Lyn M.
K - Kristin Hannah read by Jean
L - Laura Esquivel read by Ebony
M - Margi Preus read by LynnB
N - Nicholas Sparks read by Jean
O - Orson Scott Card read by Susan
P - Patrick Ness read by D.G. - Shameless Hussy
Q - Quentin Bates read by Karen bookworm

R - Richard Adams Reserved by Jane
S - Steven Erikson read by Vi
T -Thaisa Frank read by Jo-ann
U - Ursula K. Le Guin read by Coralie
V -Victoria Dahl read by Dee
W - Wallace Stegner read by Jean
X - Alex Sanchez read by Sophia
Y
Z - Zlata Filipović read by LynnB


message 3: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited Apr 14, 2013 02:26PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Last Name

A - Susan Anderson read by Karen booklover
B - Robin Benwayread by Vi
C - Agatha Christie read by Bea
D - Jonathan Dee read by Lyn M
E - David Eddings read by Sam
F - Jasper Fforde read by Darci Darci
G - Neil Gaiman read by Sam
H - Charlaine Harris read by Sam
I - Joseph Iorillo read by Sam
J - Lorelei James Read by Dee
K - - Sophie Kinsella read by Jane
L - Nella Larsen read by Jane
M - Sarah McLean read by Karen Booklover
N - Grant Naylor read by Sam
O - Doreen Orsini read by D.G.-Shameless Hussy
P - Samuel Park read by Jean
Q - Anna Quindlen read by Amy
R - J.A. Redmerski read by Vi
S - James L. Swanson read by Amy
T -Gail Tsukiyama read by Susan
U - reserved by D.G. Shameless Hussy
V - Vernor Vinge read by Coralie
W - Heather Webber Read by Dee
X - Garth Nix read by Coralie
Y - Samantha Young read by D.G. - Shameless Hussy
Z - Carlos Ruiz Zafón read by Karen of the bookworm


message 4: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited Mar 12, 2013 11:43AM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Title

A - Anna and the French Kiss read by Karen Booklover
B - Bitterblue read by Coralie
C - Can Love Happen Twice? read by Karen Booklover
D - The Darkest Hour read by Karen bookworm
E - Every Move She Makes read by Amy>
F - Flowers In The Rain reserved by Jean
G - Good Omens reserved by Vi
H - Hannah's Dream read by Amy
I - I am America read by D.G. Shameless Hussy
J - The Jezebel read by D.G. - Shameless Hussy
K - Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins read by Vi
L - Locomotion read by Amy
M - Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill: A Novel read by Bea
N - Notes from a Small Island read by LynnB
O - Oranges and Sunshine: Empty Cradlesread by LynnB
P - Private Gamesread by Amy
Q - The Quiet Game read by Amy
R reserved by Amy
S -Smokeless Fire read by D.G. Shameless Hussy
T - Trans-Sister Radio read by Susan
U - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer read by Minttu
V - Viva Jacquelina! Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away read by Amy
W - The Wedding Dress read by Jo-Ann
X - Fixing Freddie Reserved by Lahni
Y - Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone read by Sherri
Z - The Zookeeper's Wife Reserved by Lahni


message 5: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited May 02, 2013 03:48PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Name in Title

A - Aaron Bradley: Closet Detective read by Dee
B - Brody read by Dee
C - The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate read by Dee
D - Double Dexter read by Amy
E - Ella Enchanted read by Vi
F - The Hand of Fatima read by Karen
G - Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations read by Lynn B
H - Harold and the Purple Crayon: Big, Bigger, Biggest! read by Amy
I
J -A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter read by LynnB
K - reserved by Kay
L - reserved by Sophia
M - Maisie Dobbs read by Vi
N - reserved by Sherri
O - reserved by Sherri
P - Penelope & Prince Charming read by Dee
Q - Reserved by D.G. Shameless Hussy
R - Amy and Roger's Epic Detour read by Vi
S - The Life of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd: Containing His Letters from Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas Island read by Dee
T - Tom's First Spy Adventure read by Susan
U
V - Citizen Vince read by Amy
W - reserved by LynnB
X
Y - Ysabel read by Susan
Z - Zahrah the Windseeker read by Susan


message 6: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited Dec 28, 2012 03:21PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Reserve away everyone. Have fun!

First name J - I will start with Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman and Last name D - The Lion's Game by Nelson DeMille and Character name R Rebecca.


message 8: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments i'll grab a character name - C - The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate


message 10: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3405 comments Mod
Character in Title - Y & Z
Ysabel, Z for Zachariah

I'll save my 3rd reservation for a bit.


message 12: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments So I thought I didn't have many books with characters names in the title...but when I checked my TBR, 6 of the first 10 books have the name of a person! I couldn't believe it!

Not that I think I'll get all of them. I mean, there's a reason Don Quijote has been in my TBR for like a million years.


message 13: by Amy (last edited Dec 28, 2012 06:57AM) (new)

Amy | 2125 comments I'll grab 2 for Character Name in Title:

S: Skippy Dies
V: Citizen Vince


message 14: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3405 comments Mod
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "So I thought I didn't have many books with characters names in the title...but when I checked my TBR, 6 of the first 10 books have the name of a person! I couldn't believe it!

Not that I think I'll get all of them. I mean, there's a reason Don Quijote has been in my TBR for like a million years. "


But it would be great to get that "Q" taken care of (Which is the appropriate letter), wouldn't it?


message 15: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments LOL, Susan! I thought the same thing!

If this challenge makes me finally read Don Quijote, it will be a huge accomplishment!


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "LOL, Susan! I thought the same thing!

If this challenge makes me finally read Don Quijote, it will be a huge accomplishment!"


I don't think this even this challenge would get me to read that one, lol. I would love to someday, but not when others are relying on me. HOWEVER......If one of you two wanted to tackle it, I would be more than happy to reserve it for you. ;P


message 17: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1589 comments If I read it correctly, I can claim X for last name for Garth Nix.
I would also like to reserve character name in title for
A - Le Morte d'Arthur, Vol 2 and
B - Bitterblue


message 18: by Lahni (last edited Dec 28, 2012 08:21PM) (new)

Lahni | 638 comments I'll take "z" for titles with The Zookeeper's Wife

I'll also do "x" for titles with Fixing Freddie


message 19: by Karen (last edited Dec 29, 2012 05:26AM) (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) I'll take "F" for character name in title with The Hand of Fatima. by Ildefonso Falcones

I'll also have "Q" for author's first name with Frozen Assets by Quentin Bates


message 21: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Lyn M wrote: "I don't think this even this challenge would get me to read that one, lol. I would love to someday, but not when others are relying on me. HOWEVER......If one of you two wanted to tackle it, I would be more than happy to reserve it for you. ;P "

You're tempting me Lynn! Maybe I could try to read a chapter a week and see if I can finish it by the end of the year. But because I don't want to let anybody down, I'll see if I find another book with Q I can read and if I find one, I'll reserve it! ;)


message 22: by Amy (new)

Amy | 2125 comments I'll do the dreaded "Q" in title: The Quiet Game


message 23: by D.G. (last edited Dec 29, 2012 06:30AM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments I'll reserve the "S" in Last Name, the "S" in Title and the "Q" in name! I'll try to read Don Quijote (what an undertaking!) but if I cannot, I found several replacements (Quinn is a popular name!)


message 24: by Jean (new)

Jean | 26 comments I'd like to do:

Title: "W" for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

First Name: "W" for Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Last Name: "P" for This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park


message 25: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3405 comments Mod
Jean wrote: "I'd like to do:

Title: "W" for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle"


Jo Ann already asked for this -- it just hasn't been posted in the lists yet. See message 20 above.


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Jean wrote: "I'd like to do:

Title: "W" for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

First Name: "W" for Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Last Name: "P" for This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park"


As Susan said, Jean, Title beginning with W has already been reserved by Jo-Ann in post number 20 above. The list should now be updated if you want to pick another one.


message 27: by Darci (new)

Darci (luminique) | 32 comments I'd like to reserve character's name for "T": One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde (Thursday is the actual first name of at least two characters).


message 28: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8459 comments Mod
This is a double up to the discussion in the Battle Plan thread (Lyn, sorry, I haven't draw your attention to it)

My apologies to all as it seems I have not been able to explain coherently what I'm looking for with the 'name in title' issue. As I said previously, the intention is for a person's name however I'll provide you all with a rule of thumb instead (which may prompt some of you to review your choices) and that is...

"Is it a name which you would name your child by? If yes, then by all means..."



message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

A:First name of author and
P:last name of author
A:title


message 30: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1589 comments Well, I certainly wouldn't name my child Bitterblue, so could I change my reservation from name in title B, to title of book B for Bitterblue?


message 31: by D.G. (last edited Dec 30, 2012 05:06AM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Tien wrote: Is it a name which you would name your child by? If yes, then by all means..."

I definitely wouldn't name my kid 'Quijote' but that is the name of the character. Does that mean that I couldn't use it for the challenge?

Sorry, Tien. I don't mean to be a pest about this issue. I just think that if the book has the name/nickname of the main character in the title, then it must be an important clue about the character and I don't see why we couldn't use it.

(I get the ban on last names but not on weird names.)

Here are some listopia lists with names in titles (I wouldn't name my kid most of those.)

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/47...

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/31...

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/25...

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/40...


message 32: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3405 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "A:First name of author and
P:last name of author
A:title"


Jean already asked for last name "P" in message 24.


message 33: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3405 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "This is a double up to the discussion in the Battle Plan thread (Lyn, sorry, I haven't draw your attention to it)
A:title"


Please see my protest in the Battle Plan thread.


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

Susan wrote: "Karen wrote: "A:First name of author and
P:last name of author
A:title"

Jean already asked for last name "P" in message 24."


Ok sorry so I will change to


A:First name :
M:Last Name
A:book title



Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "Karen wrote: "A:First name of author and
P:last name of author
A:title"

Jean already asked for last name "P" in message 24."


Thanks for letting her know, Susan, but please wait for me to let people know of conflicts as there are some extenuating circumstances that may come into play.

Thanks :)


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Just a couple of housekeeping issues

1. I apologize that I am not on line as much as some people, but I promise to log in at least once each day to check the thread. As of this time, I will post a message telling you what the last post I have updated for is.

2. Please check the master list at the beginning of this thread to see what choices have already been reserved before making your choices. It might be good to also check any posts made after my post telling you what the last post I have updated for is as I will be reserving items in the order that they are posted.

3. The only exception to #2 is in the case of the LAST Snakes & Ladders winner, who has yet to make their initial choices. Their initial 5 choices supersede all others, so once that person has made their choices, I will let you know if it changes any of the choices that have already been reserved.

Thanks


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Darci wrote: "I'd like to reserve character's name for "T": One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde (Thursday is the actual first name of at least two characters)."

Darcy - I love the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde. Unfortunately, we are still deciding on the rules for the character name in title, but as it stands now, the rule is:

Tien said.. My apologies to all as it seems I have not been able to explain coherently what I'm looking for with the 'name in title' issue. As I said previously, the intention is for a person's name however I'll provide you all with a rule of thumb instead (which may prompt some of you to review your choices) and that is...

"Is it a name which you would name your child by? If yes, then by all means..."


As I read this, the name Thursday is not a valid person's name even though it is the character's name.


message 38: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited Dec 30, 2012 03:02PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "Tien wrote: Is it a name which you would name your child by? If yes, then by all means..."

I definitely wouldn't name my kid 'Quijote' but that is the name of the character. Does that mean that I ..."


Coralie wrote: "Well, I certainly wouldn't name my child Bitterblue, so could I change my reservation from name in title B, to title of book B for Bitterblue?"

Actually, I think you are off the hook on this one, lol. As I re-read the rule, last names are not allowed, and the character's name is actually Don Juan Quixote, right? So Quixote is his last name. I admit, this is becoming much harder than I originally thought it would be. :)

that said, I am leaving you with the character's name Q as you said that you found others that fit. Is that still the case?


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Amy wrote: "I'll grab 2 for Character Name in Title:

S: Skippy Dies
V: Citizen Vince"


So - I read your comment in the Battle Plan thread. Are you withdrawing Skippy Dies since Skippy is a nickname?


message 40: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited Jan 01, 2013 12:44PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Updated through message 39


message 41: by Vi (new)

Vi | 123 comments Can I reserve S for the first name and B for the Last name?


message 42: by Amy (new)

Amy | 2125 comments Lyn M wrote: "Amy wrote: "I'll grab 2 for Character Name in Title:

S: Skippy Dies
V: Citizen Vince"

So - I read your comment in the Battle Plan thread. Are you withdrawing Skippy Dies since Skippy is a nickn..."


Based on the ruling, I think I have to.


message 43: by Darci (new)

Darci (luminique) | 32 comments OK, I'll switch that book to "F" for last name. I'd also like "H" for first name, please.


message 44: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4418 comments Mod
Lyn M wrote: "Updated through message 46"

? My computer screen says your update post is 40. In fact, we do not yet have 46 posts in this thread. Need more coffee? or sleep?


message 45: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Lyn M wrote: "Actually, I think you are off the hook on this one, lol. As I re-read the rule, last names are not allowed, and the character's name is actually Don Juan Quixote, right? So Quixote is his last name. I admit, this is becoming much harder than I originally thought it would be. :)"

Actually, you're wrong. The character's name is Don Quijote de la Mancha. Quijote is his first name and de la Mancha is his last name. Don is an honorific title meaning Sir, so that's not his first name either.

Don Juan is another character altogether.


message 46: by D.G. (last edited Dec 31, 2012 05:33AM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments I think I'll stay away from the names in titles then. It's weird to me that I couldn't read "Othello" or "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" for the challenge just because I wouldn't name my kid that. It's still the characters' name and how they are known.

So please Lyn, can you please remove me from the 'Q'? The whole point of that was that I was trying to read Don Quijote but if I cannot, then I won't bother.


message 47: by Susan (last edited Dec 31, 2012 05:56AM) (new)

Susan | 3405 comments Mod
Lyn M wrote: "Thanks for letting her know, Susan, but please wait for me to let people know of conflicts as there are some extenuating circumstances that may come into play. "

OK, sure.


message 48: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments I might have to remove my name one as well - I wouldn't name a kid Calpurnia - but that is the name of the mc in the book...i think this ruling needs to be revisited


message 49: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1602 comments Dee wrote: "I might have to remove my name one as well - I wouldn't name a kid Calpurnia - but that is the name of the mc in the book...i think this ruling needs to be revisited"

I read the rule to mean a name that someone would actually name their child - the "you" not being exactingly personal.


message 50: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments i'm so confused right now that i don't know what the policy is - at first I understood it to be name as long as it matched a character in a book (hence Bitterblue for example would work because that was a mc's name), but then it was clarified to something that you would name a kid (ruling BB out, even though, in that world it is a name)...thus my confusion


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