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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Nov 20, 2010 05:55AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10974 comments 30.2 -- Cheryl TX’s task -- Alphabetically Speaking
For this task you will need to read two books.
Book A. Read a book by an author who has two initials that are consecutive from A to Z. You must use the author's name as it appears on Goodreads. Examples: Ann Beattie -- consecutive initials AB, Lynn Morris -- consecutive initials LM, Linda Lael Miller -- consecutive initials LM, J.K. Rowling -- consecutive initials JK, Melissa Fay Greene -- consecutive initials FG.

Book B. Read a book by an author who has two initials that are consecutive from Z to A. You must use the author's name as it appears on Goodreads. Examples: Norman Mailer -- consecutive initials NM, Lisa Kleypas -- consecutive initials LK, Perri O'Shaughnessy -- consecutive initials PO, Laurell K. Hamilton -- consecutive initials LK, H.G. Wells -- consecutive initials HG, T.C. Boyle -- consecutive initials CB

NOTE: The alphabet wraps, so an author whose initials are ZA will work for Book A and an author whose initials are AZ will work for Book B. Authors with initials that are not consecutive will not work. Example: E.L. Doctorow -- initials ELD, will not work.


message 2: by Kristina Simon (last edited Nov 24, 2010 01:08PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10974 comments Approved authors:

If one of the authors of a co-authored book fits the task, the book will work. Ex. The Black Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon would work for Book B.


message 3: by Kristina Simon (last edited Nov 24, 2010 01:10PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10974 comments Authors that will NOT work:

Melissa de la Cruz -- initials MDLC will not work


message 4: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7793 comments just double checking for my sanity:

A - Z. A. Maxfield

B - B. A. Tortuga


message 5: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (stacita) | 241 comments I'm thinking of a book co-authored by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey. Can that one squeeze in here for part B since one of the authors fits, or do I need to fit in a single-author book here?


message 6: by Beth (last edited Nov 20, 2010 10:18PM) (new)

Beth | 665 comments Petty Magic: Being the Memoirs and Confessions of Miss Evelyn Harbinger, Temptress and Troublemaker, written by Camille Deangelis would fit this task and you can enter to win a free copy from http://read-it-forward.crownpublishin...

Somebody sent me a link to that site a couple months ago and I won both the drawings I've entered. Since it is run by a publisher, there are usually a lot more copies up for grabs than the firstreads contests done on GR. Pretty fun.

Also want to add that when you sign up they ask for your email address but they only emails I have received from them have been notifications that they have more books to give away. Um, yes please! :)


message 8: by Inez (new)

Inez Would Melissa Da La Cruz work for Z to A?


message 9: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (eagle1964) | 271 comments Delicious Dee Challenge Addict wrote: "just double checking for my sanity:

A - Z. A. Maxfield

B - B. A. Tortuga"


Yes Dee Those will work just fine


message 10: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (eagle1964) | 271 comments Stacey wrote: "I'm thinking of a book co-authored by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey. Can that one squeeze in here for part B since one of the authors fits, or do I need to fit in a single-auth..."

I believe that co-author's names can be used without having to use both authors


message 11: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (eagle1964) | 271 comments Jennifer N. wrote: "Some authors from my TBR shelf

A-Z
Alessandro Baricco, Aphra Behn, Arnold Bennett, Andre Breton, Anthony Burgess, [autho..."


Thank you very much Jennifer


message 12: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (eagle1964) | 271 comments Inez wrote: "Would Melissa Da La Cruz work for Z to A?"

I'm Sorry Inez but the names have to be consecutive. The de la in the middle throws this one out.


message 13: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7793 comments a few others that I found while looking:

Ally Blue - romance
Bryce courtenay - historical fiction


message 14: by Fran (new)

Fran | 736 comments Also-

Ann Brashares
Bella Andre


message 15: by Robin (new)

Robin (rgage) | 192 comments Earlene Fowler also works


message 18: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (eagle1964) | 271 comments Boy y'all have sure been busy over the Thanksgiving Break! Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. Enjoy your books.


message 20: by Casey (new)

Casey | 71 comments I just want to double-check - for part Z-A, David Clement-Davies works, right?


message 21: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (eagle1964) | 271 comments Casey wrote: "I just want to double-check - for part Z-A, David Clement-Davies works, right?"

Yes Casey that book fits


message 22: by Lynda (new)

Lynda | 49 comments Just wanted to double check if you would accept The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows for Book A.


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