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FALL CHALLENGE 2015 > 15.6 - The Name Game

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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Aug 26, 2015 05:05PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
15.6 - The Name Game
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Read a book written by an author* whose first, middle, or last name contains a NOUN of 4 or more letters intact within the name. Ex: Katherine Applegate (Apple or Gate), Walter Lord (Lord), Frank Beddor (Rank), Lauren Oliver (Olive). Not sure if the word in question is a noun? This site may help: Dictionary Proper nouns (someone's name or the name of a place, for example) will not work. If the entire first, middle, or last name can be used as a noun (ex: Walter Lord (lord) or Mary Beard (beard)) that will work. Books written by multiple authors may be used only if all authors' names fit the task. Required: Identify the word you are using when you post.

*Only authors that are identified as authors (or a default blank in the author role field), co-authors, or contributors may be used for tasks involving author information. Other roles or functions such as editor, illustrator, artist, translator, introduction, designed by, foreword, preface, assistant or afterword may not be used for author-sourced tasks. Ask about other roles identified in a Goodreads record in the season's General Questions help thread.


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Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3403 comments Can the name itself be used? i.e., Parnell Hall hall is a noun


message 6: by Kristina Simon (new)

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Andy wrote: "Can the name itself be used? i.e., Parnell Hall hall is a noun"

Yes, the name can be used in it's entirety. Hall works.


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Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3403 comments Thanks


message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura (laurajay86) | 76 comments What if a word, such as ward, is a noun and a verb in different context?


message 9: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Laura wrote: "What if a word, such as ward, is a noun and a verb in different context?"

That's fine. As long as it's possible to use it as a noun, it'll work.


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3655 comments Author: Haywood Smith (noun is "wood")


message 11: by Laura (new)

Laura (laurajay86) | 76 comments Thank you


message 12: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "Author: Haywood Smith (noun is "wood")"

That works.


message 13: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments Debbie Macomber should work: Noun COMB


message 14: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments Pompeii : The Life of a Roman Town by Mary Beard - Last name: BEARD

It works if it's the entire name right?


message 15: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 2463 comments So would the name Rosemary be okay, as it's the name of a herb?


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3655 comments Trish wrote: "So would the name Rosemary be okay, as it's the name of a herb?"

And also has the noun "Rose" in it


message 17: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "Trish wrote: "So would the name Rosemary be okay, as it's the name of a herb?"

And also has the noun "Rose" in it"


Yep, Rosemary works either way--as rosemary, the shrub, or rose, the flower.

BEARD works and, yes, it's OK if it's the entire name. COMB from Macomber works, too.


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Jonquil | 1059 comments Kristina- This looks a lot like the riddles my Logic professor used to put on our exams: technically every author's name is a Proper Noun, so I'm assuming Proper Nouns like Paris Hilton won't work and we're looking for Common nouns such as hilt (whatever happened to Paris Hilton?)


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Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Jonquil wrote: "Kristina- This looks a lot like the riddles my Logic professor used to put on our exams: technically every author's name is a Proper Noun, so I'm assuming Proper Nouns like Paris Hilton won't work ..."

Correct. A proper name wouldn't work, but hilt works. Thanks for bring that up, it's not very clear. ;-) Paris Hilton did just kind of vanish didn't she? Eaten by the Kardashians, maybe?


message 20: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments will plural work

Walk on Earth a Stranger by rae carson

Cars as the plural noun.


message 21: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Kristina Simon wrote: "Paris Hilton did just kind of vanish didn't she? Eaten by the Kardashians, maybe? "

LOL You should pitch that as a new reality show, there just aren't enough of them.


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Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
JennRenee wrote: "will plural work

Walk on Earth a Stranger by rae carson

Cars as the plural noun."


As long as it's a plural found within the name, like CARS in Carson, yes.


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3655 comments Kristina Simon wrote: "As long as it's a plural found within the name, like CARS in Carson, yes."

ARSON is also a noun found in Rae Carson


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Kelly Marianne | 110 comments Oliver Sacks with OLIVE is ok?


message 25: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "Kristina Simon wrote: "As long as it's a plural found within the name, like CARS in Carson, yes."

ARSON is also a noun found in Rae Carson"


True! I didn't even notice that.


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Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Kelly wrote: "Oliver Sacks with OLIVE is ok?"

Yep, I even used Oliver = Olive in the task description. Different Oliver, though. ;-)


message 27: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Marianne | 110 comments That's true! Sorry! I missed that. Thanks! :)


message 28: by Denise (new)

Denise | 445 comments Charles Bukowski

"char" is a noun of chiefly British use--is it acceptable? Thanks.


message 29: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
D wrote: "Charles Bukowski

"char" is a noun of chiefly British use--is it acceptable? Thanks."


It's coming up as a noun in the dictionary linked in the task description, so sure, it works.


message 30: by Tineke (new)

Tineke (dutch-book) Does 'reich' for Kathy Reichs work? I don't know if it's being used in the English language.


message 31: by Kristina Simon (new)

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Tineke wrote: "Does 'reich' for Kathy Reichs work? I don't know if it's being used in the English language."

Yes, that works.


message 32: by puppitypup (last edited Sep 19, 2015 01:01AM) (new)

puppitypup | 272 comments Please confirm, two options

Warrior by Zoe Archer
"archer" is noun of over 4 letters

The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale
"sale" is noun of 4 or more letters


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Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
puppitypup wrote: "Please confirm, two options

Warrior by Zoe Archer
"archer" is noun of over 4 letters

The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale
"sale" is n..."


Dictionary.com has both listed as nouns and they both have 4 or more letters. So, yes, they work.


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MiA (mirhershelf) | 118 comments Can I use The Help by Kathryn Stockett (STOCK)?


message 35: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Marwa wrote: "Can I use The Help by Kathryn Stockett (STOCK)?"

Yes, that works.


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Sandra (sandra72) | 726 comments Pending approval in the e-book verification thread, would Mrs. John Doe by Tom Savage work?

Savage as noun: http://dictionary.reference.com/brows...


message 37: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Sandra wrote: "Pending approval in the e-book verification thread, would Mrs. John Doe by Tom Savage work?

Savage as noun: http://dictionary.reference.com/brows..."


Sure. Savage is a noun.


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