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message 1: by Cynthia (last edited May 26, 2010 04:14PM) (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments 25.10 - Belinda's Task - Let's Play The Name Game
A. For the first half of the task, read any book you like of at least 100 pages.
AND
B. For the second half of the task read another book (of at least 100 pages) whose author’s first or last name, is the same as the last name of the author of the book you read for the first half of the task.

EXAMPLES
Anita Shreve & Susan Richards Shreve
OR
Alice Walker & Walker Percy

If you need suggestions OR have suggestions for books to read for this task post them here.


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Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3007 comments Can it be two separate books by the same author?


message 3: by Belinda (new)

Belinda (bindyb) | 253 comments Sorry, it has to be two different authors.


message 5: by Bluemoon (last edited May 26, 2010 04:41PM) (new)

Bluemoon (bluemoon286) | 1839 comments Does it have to be an exact match or could I read something by Nora Roberts and Robert Lewis Stevenson or is the "s" on Roberts a deal breaker?


message 8: by Cait (last edited May 26, 2010 05:24PM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments Liz wrote: "some ideas that I found from my own tbr:

Kate Morton & Lauren Kate
Douglas Adams & Richard Adams
Brunonia Barry & [aut..."


Deleted b/c I read more closely, lol. :o)


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Sandy | 16267 comments Mod
And then there's

J.R.R. Tolkien
Simon Tolkien


message 10: by Liz (new)

Liz Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Elizabeth Berg
Elizabeth Flock
Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Strout

Lots more Elizabeth's, but I have Strout and Berg on my shelf, s..."


One of the names needs to match a last name. If you read a book by someone named Elizabeth, you need to read another book of an author who's LAST name is also Elizabeth.


Elizabeth (Alaska) Cait wrote: "Liz wrote: "some ideas that I found from my own tbr:

Kate Morton & Lauren Kate
Douglas Adams & Richard Adams
[author:Brunonia Barry|886869..."



LOL, I did the same thing.


message 12: by Cait (last edited May 26, 2010 05:34PM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments You have to match it to the first author's last name only. For example, if you read Elizabeth Strout, the second book would need to be by an author with a first or last name of Strout.

That's right, right? I'm easily confused. :o)

Edited for thread clarity


message 13: by Liz (new)

Liz Cait & Elizabeth, I'm confused. Cait, what did you delete? :)


message 14: by Liz (new)

Liz Funny, there are too many of us posting at the same time-LOL


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Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments It's a thread party! *dances*


Elizabeth (Alaska) I deleted my list of Elizabeth's, because I immediately realized I need to match a last name. :-(


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Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments Liz wrote: "Cait & Elizabeth, I'm confused. Cait, what did you delete? :)"

Haha, sorry. I initially wrote that your George Eliot/George Orwell example wouldn't work, but then I saw that you had written "or", not "and".


Elizabeth (Alaska) Ok, maybe I can help this way: this is a fabulous site for several reasons, not the least of which there is a list of authors listed alphabetically.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/


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Belinda (bindyb) | 253 comments Stephanie wrote: "Does it have to be an exact match or could I read something by Nora Roberts and Robert Lewis Stevenson or is the "s" on Roberts a deal breaker?"

It needs to be an exact match.


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Belinda (bindyb) | 253 comments Ms Anderson wrote: "~Authors I Can Think of Who Could Work and May or May Not Be Made of Win~

Peter David
David Almond
David Eddings
David Levithan
[author:D..."


I don't see a problem with two authors, as long as one of them is a match.


message 25: by Belinda (new)

Belinda (bindyb) | 253 comments Cait wrote: "You have to match it to the first author's last name only. For example, if you read Elizabeth Strout, the second book would need to be by an author with a first or last name of Strout.

That's ri..."


You got it!


message 27: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments Belinda wrote: "Ms Anderson wrote: "~Authors I Can Think of Who Could Work and May or May Not Be Made of Win~

Peter David
David Almond
David Eddings
David ..."</i>

Thank you! I got really excited at the prospect of reading [book:Sir Apropos of Nothing
for the first time in about 5 years~ And then Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which is just about the only Levithan I haven't read yet lol



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Dlmrose | 17943 comments Mod
Just checking to make sure I'm doing this correctly, From my TBR:

Kate Bryan...Bryan Gruley
Mary Stewart...Stewart O'Nan


message 29: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments I am thinking of something from this mini list-

Sarah Addison Allen
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Zadoff


message 30: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 2124 comments Would this count?
Frank Herbert and
H. G. Wells, short for Herbert George Wells

Wells's real name is Herbert George Wells, even though most books list his name as H. G. Wells.


message 31: by Belinda (last edited May 27, 2010 07:33PM) (new)

Belinda (bindyb) | 253 comments Deedee wrote: "Would this count?
Frank Herbert and
H. G. Wells, short for Herbert George Wells

Wells's real name is Herbert George Wells, even though most books list his name as H. G. Wells."


Sorry, I'm going to require the use of the name they used as a published author.


message 32: by Belinda (last edited May 27, 2010 10:58AM) (new)

Belinda (bindyb) | 253 comments I've decided on my books for this task I'm going to read the The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl and Baby Brother's Blues by Pearl Cleage. I had been looking for somewhere to put these two.


message 33: by Usako (last edited May 27, 2010 07:27AM) (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments Jessica Day George (ya/fairy tales) ->
George Orwell (classics) or
George Bernard Shaw (classics) or
Margaret George (memoirs of cleopatra) or
George R.R. Martin (fantasy) or
George Lucas (star wars) or
George Eliot (classics) ... and more options to go!


Elizabeth (Alaska) Lawrence is another with a multitude of possibilites.


message 35: by Jennifer (last edited May 27, 2010 07:45AM) (new)

Jennifer  (jml_417) Belinda wrote: "If decided on my books for this task I'm going to read the The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl and Baby Brother's Blues by Pearl Cleage. I h..."

Oh, Pearl is a good one! Pearl S. Buck and Matthew Pearl is another combo that would work.

Too many choices! ;)


message 36: by Liz (last edited May 27, 2010 09:40AM) (new)


message 37: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments Liz wrote: "Trying to decide between these three:

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton AND Fallen by Lauren Kate

Uglies by [aut..."


Uglies is amazing, and my students say that The Alchemyst is great, so that'd be my vote!


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Emily | 131 comments I'm thinking The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There with Lewis being the connector.

OR can the two authors be related? i.e. can I read two books by the Bronte sisters? Has everyone seen this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NKXNT...


message 40: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments I...am kind of a fan of the Brontësaurus...


message 41: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3007 comments I have a question, someone suggested Chiristopher Paolini and John Christopher as a author combo. I thought the author's last name of the first book had to be either the first or the last name of the author in the second book. So I don't know if Christopher Paolini and John Christopher would work.


message 42: by Liz (last edited May 28, 2010 09:55AM) (new)

Liz Jayme wrote: "I have a question, someone suggested Chiristopher Paolini and John Christopher as a author combo. I thought the author's last name of the first book had to be either the first or the last name of ..."

You're correct. The first or last name of one author has to match the last name of the other author. Since Christopher Paolini's first name is "Christopher" & his last name is "Paolini," that would mean in order for him to match with another author, the other author's last name would either have to be Christopher or Paolini. John Christopher's last name is also Christopher, so they're a match.


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Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments Jayme wrote: "I have a question, someone suggested Chiristopher Paolini and John Christopher as a author combo. I thought the author's last name of the first book had to be either the first or the last name of ..."

Yeah, just switch it around and make John Christopher the first book and it works. :o)


message 44: by Sara Grace (last edited May 28, 2010 03:47PM) (new)

Sara Grace  (saragrace34) I think I'm going with Raymond Chandler (specific book undecided) and Chandler Burr (The Perfect Scent).

Any favorite Raymond Chandler novels?


message 45: by Belinda (new)

Belinda (bindyb) | 253 comments I don't see any problem with related authors.

Emily wrote: "I'm thinking The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There with Lewis being the connector.

OR can the two authors be related? ..."



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Aleksandra (aleksandrakonwa) | 777 comments I thought about Maggie O`Farrell and John O`Farrell but already I used John O`Farrell in task 25.5 (May contain nuts). Is there possibility to use the same author (in all challenge) but different book?


message 47: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Aleksandra wrote: "I thought about Maggie O`Farrell and John O`Farrell but already I used John O`Farrell in task 25.5 (May contain nuts). Is there possibility to use the same author (in all challenge) but different b..."

Yes. Many people manage to fit 4-5 series books, all by the same author, into a challenge.


message 48: by Belinda (new)

Belinda (bindyb) | 253 comments I do it all the time!


message 49: by Katie (new)

Katie (katieisallbooked) | 263 comments I think I'm going to use these:

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde & Thyme Out by Katie Fforde


message 50: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (aleksandrakonwa) | 777 comments Liz thanks :) now everything look more easy.


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