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message 1: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 6164 comments 20.7 U.S. (Rebekah's Task)

Read a book whose author has initials that exactly match US State Abbreviations. We will be including DC for Washington, D.C, but not the US territories. Authors who use more than 2 names in their published work will not work for this task.

Here is a link to the State Abbreviations.
http://www.50states.com/abbreviations...

For example Anne Rice would work for AR (Arkansas), Mark Twain for MT (Montana), David Eddings for DE (Delaware), Sandra Dallas for SD (South Dakota) or Paul Auster for PA(Pennsylvania).

Please post any questions about this task here.


message 2: by Katy (new)

Katy | 941 comments Do middle initials count as a third name -- so they don't work?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 12448 comments Katy wrote: "Do middle initials count as a third name -- so they don't work?"

Correct. Just a first and last name - no middle initial/name or two initials and last name. A first initial and last name *could* work, though I'm not able to come up with one. (Thinking E. Nesbit, who doesn't have the right initials, but has the format that could qualify.)


message 4: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 08, 2016 05:31PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments I went through the other tasks and found all the authors that would fit both those tasks and this one for combos plus a few I thought of off the top of my head while typing. If you can think of any more I can add them here or post them please.
AL (Alabama)
Andrew Lang, Astrid Lindgren, Aimee Laine, Ann Leary, Attica Locke
AK (Alaska)
Allie Kohn
AR (Arkansas)
Anne Rice, Ann Rule, Ayn Rand, Alyson Richman, Arundhati Roy, Adam Roberts, Angela Roquet, Armand Rosamilia, Alan Russell
AZ (Arizona)
Alejandro Zambra, Arnold Zable
CA (California)
Christine Arigo, Cecelia Ahern, Catherine Arnold, Charles Allen, Chinua Achebe, Cesar Aira, Carolyn Arnold
CO (Colorado)
Chioma Okereke
CT (Connecticut)
Colm Toibin, Christos Tsiolkas, Craig Taylor, Carolyn Turgeon
DC (District of Columbia)
David Cannadine, Dixie Cash, Deepak Chopra, Dave Cullen
DE (Delaware)
David Eddings, David Estes, Dave Eggers
FL (Florida)

GA (Georgia)
George Anderson, Gil Adamson, Gaynor Arnold
HI (Hawaii)
Henrick Ibsen
ID (Idaho)
India Drummond
IL (Illinois)
Iamb Lawrence
IN (Indiana)
Irene Nemirovsky

IA (Iowa)
Isabelle Allende, Isaac Asimov, Izzeldin Abuelaish
KS (Kansas)
Kathryn Sackett, Karin Slaughter, Katherine Sinclair, Kim Scott
KY (Kentucky)
Keith Yatsuhashi
LA (Louisiana)
Lisa Appignanesi, Lewis Aleman
ME (Maine)
Martha Emms, Modris Eksteins, Martin Ewans, Maria Edgeworth
MD (Maryland)
Matthew Desmond, Monica Drake, Margaret Daley, Mahmoud Darwish, Mark Dawson, Mike Dennis
MA (Massachusetts)
Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Monica Ali, Martin Amis, Marcel Allain
MI (Michigan)
Michelle Isenhoff
MN (Minnesota)
Mary Norton, Matthew Norman
MS (Mississippi)
Muriel Spark, Melissa Senate, Maggie Stiefvater, Mary Shelley,
Mary Stewart, Mikhail Sholokhov, Marcela Serrano, Monica Sanz, Mary Salyers, Marshall Saunders
MO (Missouri)
Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Oliphant
MT (Montana)
Mark Twain, Mark Thompson
NE (Nebraska)
Nicholas Evans, Nora Ephron
NV (Nevada)

NH (New Hampshire)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nick Hornby, Neil Harris, Ninni Holmqvist, Noel Hynd, Nancy Horan
NJ (New Jersey)

NM (New Mexico)
Norman Mailer, Nicholas Monserrat, Naguib Mahfouz, Niccola Machiavelli
NY (New York)

NC (North Carolina)
Norman Collins
ND (North Dakota)
Noel Daniel
OH (Ohio)
O. Henry, Oscar Hijuelos
OK (Oklahoma)

OR (Oregon)

PA (Pennsylvania)
Paul Aster, Peter Ackroyd, Perry Anderson, Paul Alexander, Patricia Anthony
RI (Rhode Island)
Robin Ince
SC (South Carolina)
Sarah Churchill, Stephen Chbosky, Suzanne Collins, Susan Coolidge, Stephen Crane, Serena Clarke,Stacy Carlson, Saros Cowsajee
SD (South Dakota)
Stella Duffy, Sarah Dunant, Sandra Dallas, Sarah Dessen,Sharon
Doger, Sharlee Dieguez, Susanna Daniel, Siddhartha Deb, Sara Douglass, Sherrie Dillard
TN (Tennessee)
Toby Neal
TX (Texas)
Tianna Xander
UT (Utah)

VT (Vermont)
Victoria Thompson
VA (Virginia)
Victoria Avilan
WA (Washington)
William Alexander, William Archer
WV (West Virginia)

WI (Wisconsin)
Washington Irving, Walter Isaacson
WY (Wyoming)


message 5: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 2474 comments Isaac Asimov


message 9: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments Good ones!


message 10: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments If anyone finds a match for Texas, I'll give them a gold star!


message 12: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 05, 2016 10:54AM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Tianna Xander"
I gave you a bunch if gold stars, confetti, a 100, happy face and a gold trophy with emojis but they aren't showing up in post!


message 13: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 05, 2016 11:01AM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Tianna Xander"
This is the best I can do!
http://www.manifestingmindset.com/wp-...


message 16: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4617 comments Dave Eggers works.


message 17: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Jun 06, 2016 05:57AM) (new)


message 18: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments Karen Michele wrote: "Dave Eggers works."

I thought I had him, but it was Eddings!


message 19: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Peter Ackroyd
Marcel Allain"


Got Peter will add Allain


message 20: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 06, 2016 03:18PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments Tien wrote: "Arnold Zable
Sara Douglass"


Connie wrote: "Nancy Horan
Gaynor Arnold
Patricia Anthony"


Thanks for the authors, and Tien thanks for Australian ones! Coral i.e. Had given me Zable but I gave him the wrong last name on list. Thanks for making me look again.


message 21: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 06, 2016 03:41PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments Added Nora Ephron too and more


message 22: by Tien (last edited Jul 14, 2016 03:21PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2594 comments Just checking if I could use Åsa Larsson for AL noting the ring on Åsa?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 12448 comments Tien wrote: "Just checking if I could use Åsa Larsson for AL noting the ring on Åsa?"

Yes!


message 24: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2594 comments Terrific! Thanks, Elizabeth.


message 25: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4617 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Tien wrote: "Just checking if I could use Åsa Larsson for AL noting the ring on Åsa?"

Yes!"


Phew! I just finished one by her as well.


message 26: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4617 comments Is this one disqualified because of the nature of the last name(for IA, Iowa)?

The Bleeding of the Stone by Ibrahim al-Koni


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 12448 comments Karen Michele wrote: "Is this one disqualified because of the nature of the last name(for IA, Iowa)?

The Bleeding of the Stone by Ibrahim al-Koni"


Yes, we will accept him for this task.


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