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message 1: by Kara, TBR Twins (last edited Mar 18, 2013 04:08PM) (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3965 comments THE WORD PLAY CHALLENGE
Duration: April 1 - April 30, 2013


Our theme for April is poetry, so we thought we should have some fun with words for this challenge.

1. Palindrome. Read a book with a palindrome in its title, subtitle, or series name (a word that can be read both backwards and forward like “sagas” or “mom”) OR a character or author with a palindromic name (like Ana, Anna, or Hannah). Examples: High Noon, Anna Karenina, and author Kristin Hannah

2. Onomatopoeia. Read a book with an onomatopoeia in its title (a word that imitates the sound made like “pop” or “meow”). Examples: Thud!, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

3. Alliteration. Read a book whose title contains alliteration of some sort (words that begin with the same or similar sounds). Examples: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Pride and Prejudice

4. Anagram. Read a book that you can, using the first letters of the title, spell a word from. You do not need to use all of the letters, and they do not need to be in order. Examples: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (DEAD), In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin (HALF or LOAF or FLAT, etc.)

5. Homophone. Read a book with a title containing a homophone (a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning) Examples: Cannery Row (row a boat versus a row of chairs), The Handmaid's Tale (tale versus tail)

6. Pidgin. Read a book in which the characters speak in some sort of slang. Examples: Honolulu (Hawaiian creole pidgin), Ender's Game (Battle School slang), The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

7. Pseudonym. Read a book by an author who has assumed a pen name under which the book was published. Examples: Ayn Rand (Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum), George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)

8. Translations. Read a book originally published in a language that is not your native tongue.

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Zara will be our leader for this challenge.


message 2: by Lilac (new)

Lilac  (lilac_wales) | 815 comments Ohh, I like this challenge! I'm in for 3, but might up my goal. :)


message 3: by Alison (new)

Alison G. (agriff22) | 1083 comments Ill try it!! It looks difficult. Put me down for 1 for sure. Hopefully I can find a few more


message 4: by Robyn (new)

Robyn | -15 comments i will try for 2! reading all of these took me back to high school english lol


message 5: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Hi Kara. I would be happy to lead this challenge.


message 6: by Kara, TBR Twins (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3965 comments Sounds great, Zara! Thank you. :)


message 7: by ZaraS (last edited May 11, 2013 01:19AM) (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments PARTICIPANTS


Alison 1/4
April Lyn 2/4
Ashley 0/2
Deedee 5/5 - CONGRATULATIONS Deedee!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Jessica 2/2 - CONGRATULATIONS Jessica!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Erika 3/4
Fairlee 0/3
Heather 0/8(message 23)
Heather 4/4(message 35) - CONGRATULATIONS Heather!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Jessica 2/2 - CONGRATULATIONS Jessica!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Juana "Darkness" 0/?
Kaitlin 5/5 - CONGRATULATIONS Kaitlin!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Kelsi 4/4 - CONGRATULATIONS Kelsi!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Lesley 4/4 - CONGRATULATIONS Lesley!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Lianne 4/4 - CONGRATULATIONS Lianne!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Lilac 3/3 - CONGRATULATIONS Lilac!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Lindy 1/2-3
Liza 4/4 - CONGRATULATIONS Liza!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Londa 2/6
Meghan 0/2
Melanie 8/8 - CONGRATULATIONS Melanie!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Quenby 0/2
Robyn 2/2 - CONGRATULATIONS Robyn!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Sarah 4/8
Sarah 3/3 (message 64) - CONGRATULATIONS Sarah!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
ScarlettMi 0/3
Sharon 5/5 - CONGRATULATIONS Sharon!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Shelly 4/8
Sibyl 4/4 - CONGRATULATIONS Sibyl!!! Well done on achieving your goal.
Susie 1/3


message 8: by Lesley (last edited Apr 22, 2013 02:54PM) (new)

Lesley (laparks) Ooh, this one looks fun. I'm in for 4!

2/4

1. Palindrome.Be Good by Dakota Madison Main character is Anna finished 4/18/13

4. Anagram A Cutthroat Business by Jenna Bennett Anagram = CAB finished 4/22/13

5. Homophone. See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson SEE vs SEA finished 4/19/13


message 9: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Lesley wrote: "Ooh, this one looks fun. I'm in for 4!"

Lesley, Robyn, Lilac and Alison I've added you all. Thanks for participating. Good luck.


message 10: by Alison (new)

Alison G. (agriff22) | 1083 comments Zara put me down for 4 instead of 1!


message 11: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Alison wrote: "Zara put me down for 4 instead of 1!"

Not a problem and done. Thanks


message 12: by Kaitlin (last edited Apr 24, 2013 05:25PM) (new)

Kaitlin (kait-k) | 513 comments I'm in! I'll go for 5.

Completed! 5/5

1. Palindrome. Read a book with a palindrome in its title, subtitle, or series name (a word that can be read both backwards and forward like “sagas” or “mom”) OR a character or author with a palindromic name (like Ana, Anna, or Hannah). Examples: High Noon, Anna Karenina, and author Kristin Hannah
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

2. Onomatopoeia. Read a book with an onomatopoeia in its title (a word that imitates the sound made like “pop” or “meow”). Examples: Thud!, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

3. Alliteration. Read a book whose title contains alliteration of some sort (words that begin with the same or similar sounds). Examples: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Pride and Prejudice
When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

4. Anagram. Read a book that you can, using the first letters of the title, spell a word from. You do not need to use all of the letters, and they do not need to be in order. Examples: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (DEAD), In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin (HALF or LOAF or FLAT, etc.)
The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman TAT - Completed 4/7/2013

5. Homophone. Read a book with a title containing a homophone (a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning) Examples: Cannery Row (row a boat versus a row of chairs), The Handmaid's Tale (tale versus tail)
The Pearl by John Steinbeck PURL - Completed 4/11/2013

6. Pidgin. Read a book in which the characters speak in some sort of slang. Examples: Honolulu (Hawaiian creole pidgin), Ender's Game (Battle School slang), The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

7. Pseudonym. Read a book by an author who has assumed a pen name under which the book was published. Examples: Ayn Rand (Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum), George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Lemony Snicket, George Eliot, Brontes

8. Translations. Read a book originally published in a language that is not your native tongue.
Seeing by José Saramago - Portugese 4/24/2013


message 13: by Kara, TBR Twins (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3965 comments Haha, awesome! I tried to pick a wide variety of books.


message 14: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 177 comments I'm in for 2.


message 15: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Kaitlin and Jessica I have added you both. Good luck to you both.


message 16: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi  (essentiallybooked) | 750 comments I think I will aim for 3


message 17: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Kelsi wrote: "I think I will aim for 3"

Kelsi I have added your goal. Good luck.


message 18: by SibylM (new)

SibylM (sibyldiane) | 223 comments I want to do this, sign me up for three!


message 19: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Sibyl wrote: "I want to do this, sign me up for three!"

I have added you Sibyl. Good luck


message 20: by Lianne (new)

Lianne (liannevanroekel) | 245 comments I will try to read 4.

3. Alliteration - A Thousand Splendid Suns

4. Anagram - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PaW)

6. Pidgin - Ender's Game
(Thanks for the example, Kara! This book has been on my TBR for a long time, so this is a good motivation to finally read it)

7. Pseudonym - The Bad Beginning
(Idea stolen from Kaitlin!)


message 21: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Lianne wrote: "I will try to read 4.

3. Alliteration - A Thousand Splendid Suns

4. Anagram - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PaW)

6. Pidgin - Ender's Game
(Thanks for the example, Kara! This book has been on ..."


Welcome aboard Lianne. I have added you. Good luck with your goal.


message 22: by Heather (last edited Mar 19, 2013 09:57AM) (new)

Heather (MamaDun) | 3 comments Ok I'm in put me down for 3. Now to find them!

1. (3) Alliteration: Pride and Prejudice
2. (4) Anagram: The Big Four (Both Figure)
3. (7) Pseudonym: A Daughter's a Daughter


message 23: by Deedee (last edited Apr 29, 2013 01:23PM) (new)

Deedee | 49 comments THE WORD PLAY CHALLENGE
Duration: April 1 - April 30, 2013

5/8


1. Palindrome.
Anna
Bellfield Hall (A Dido Kent Mystery, #1) by Anna Dean
Bellfield Hall (Dido Kent #1) (2008) by Anna Dean (Hardcover, 304 pages)

2. Onomatopoeia.
Boom!
Boom! by Mark Haddon
Boom! (2009) by Mark Haddon

3. Alliteration.

4. Anagram.
POUT - THOU - TOFU
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (04/29/13)

5. Homophone.
Two homophones: NO (know); WAY (WEIGH)
No Way to Treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley
No Way to Treat a First Lady (2002) by Christopher Buckley


6. Pidgin.

7. Pseudonym.

8. Translations.
A Wild Sheep Chase (The Rat, #3) by Haruki Murakami
A Wild Sheep Chase (1982) by Haruki Murakami (translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum)


message 24: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Sarah, Heather and Deedee I have added you all to the list. Good luck with your goals.


message 25: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) count me in


message 26: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Lindy wrote: "count me in"

Hi Lindy,

How many do you want me to put you down for?


message 27: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Zara, I will go for 2. :)


message 28: by Londa (new)

Londa (londalocs) | 117 comments I will try for all 8

1. Anna Dressed in Blood ANNA
2 & 6 Krik? Krak!Don't know if I can count same book twice. If not then I guess I will be going for 7 :0)
3. Beholding Bee
4. Good Omens GO
5. Native Son son.sun
7. Animal Farm
8. Crime and Punishment or The House of the Spirits or One Hundred Years of Solitude or Love in the Time of Cholera


message 29: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Ashley and Londa I have added you both the list. Good luck.


message 30: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) 2-3


message 31: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Lindy I have added you. Good luck.


message 32: by Londa (new)

Londa (londalocs) | 117 comments Zara

I was looking around at other challenges and noticed that (1) book can't be used for two categories... so I think I will change my goal to (6) in that case. Sorry, I'm still a bit new at these. :0)


message 33: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Londa wrote: "Zara

I was looking around at other challenges and noticed that (1) book can't be used for two categories... so I think I will change my goal to (6) in that case. Sorry, I'm still a bit new at the..."


Fixed for you Londa. Thanks for letting me know.


message 34: by Heather (new)

Heather | 125 comments I am going to attempt to do 4 for this challenge.


message 35: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Heather (message 35) I have added you. Godd luck.


message 36: by Kaitlin (new)

Kaitlin (kait-k) | 513 comments I'm revising my goal to 5. I'm already overcommitted for next month. If I can get to them all, great! But I doubt it :-)

I revised my original post too.


message 37: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Hi Kaitlin.

I've fixed your tally.


message 38: by Quenby (new)

Quenby (quenby23) | 35 comments Sign me up for two, please!


message 39: by Erika (new)

Erika  (readingbutterfly) | 424 comments I'm in for four!


message 40: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Hi Erika, I have added you and your goal to the list. Thanks and good luck.


message 41: by susie (new)

susie (mnphotochic) | 8 comments I'd like to try for two at least - hopefully three books.


message 42: by Shelly (last edited May 01, 2013 10:41AM) (new)

Shelly Bretheim (shellybre) I will try for all 8

THE WORD PLAY CHALLENGE
Duration: April 1 - April 30, 2013
4/8


1. Palindrome.

2. Onomatopoeia. A Howl in the Night April 28

3. Alliteration. Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia April 20

4. Anagram. A Study in Revenge April 30

5. Homophone. stages A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages April 7

6. Pidgin.

7. Pseudonym.

8. Translations.


message 43: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Shelly wrote: "I will try for all 8

THE WORD PLAY CHALLENGE
Duration: April 1 - April 30, 2013
0/8


1. Palindrome.

2. Onomatopoeia.

3. Alliteration.

4. Anagram.

5. Homophone.

6. Pidgin.

7. Pseudonym..."


Hi Shelly. I just added you to the list. Good luck with your goal.


message 44: by Robyn (new)

Robyn | -15 comments im going to use Blindness by José Saramagofor translations and For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander for Anagram making the word TURF wich i am now questioning if that is even a word (im a bit tired), if not then TOUR is definately a word and will work.


message 45: by April Lyn (new)

April Lyn (aprilallyear) Sign me up for four!!


message 46: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments April Lyn wrote: "Sign me up for four!!"

I've added you April Lyn. Good luck on your goal.


message 47: by Fairlee (new)

Fairlee Corkran | 12 comments sign me up for 3 please


message 48: by Liza (new)

Liza  (lizashaw) Can this include non-fiction too?

Put me in for 1 if not, or 2 if NF ok.

Its ok to up it later right?


message 49: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Fairlee I've added you to the list. Good luck with your goal.

Liza I've added you to the list. I don't see why you couldn't use non-fiction for this. Perhaps Kara can answer it.

Kara is it OK to use non-fiction for this challenge?


message 50: by Liza (new)

Liza  (lizashaw) K thanks, should be fun


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