Thursday, November 01, 2007

Just for Fun

This is a "challenge", but it's not your ordinary type of challenge. There are NO NEW BOOKS required! Actually, I encourage you to use book titles that are already on your lists to read. This is purely just for fun.


Here's how to play:

Use the common words from your book titles to connect the last title and the following title. For example:


Last Days of Summer

Book of a Thousand Days

A Thousand Bones

Winter's Bone


The last title in your list needs to share a word with the first title making it a full circle. You can see my list for this challenge here.


You MAY NOT:

~ change words like midwinter to winter


You MAY:

~ use titles that you already plan to read! However, if you want to use it for the purpose of creating a new list of books . . . go for it! Or you can use a combination of planned books and new books. Whatever works best for you.

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make a word plural or singular (the example shows bone/bones)

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use words like a, as, is, if, of, to, the, etc. whenever needed (although, try not to focus on those)

~ have six or more titles in your circle

~ read the book titles in any order during 2008

~ sign up with Mister Linky so everybody can see your linked books


The main purpose of this challenge is to have fun with words and see how all your books are linked together. Can you do it?


READING FULL CIRCLE PARTICIPANTS:

45 comments:

  1. Guess this one just wasn't meant to be for me. I looked through my planned challenge books and my extended TBR list and just didn't find enough titles with words in common.

    Right now I'm focusing on challenges that allow me to use mostly books that are already on my TBR list.

    Sounds like fun though - enjoy!

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  2. Suzi ~ Thanks for trying to play along with me! I love playing with words and this was a fun way (for me) to pull titles off of all my lists of possibilities to help make final choices.

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  3. This is not so easy to do, but I'm working on it. Let you know what I come up with.

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  4. Booklogged ~ It may be that my books just fell into place. ???

    I'm going to change the rules...go ahead and use the "small" words whenever needed. :)

    Thanks for trying!

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  5. I'll take a look at my bookshelves to see if I have any TBR books that fit. Fun idea!

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  6. Oh, you know this is just irresistible, don't you? If I can do this without adding tooooo many books to the '08 list, I'm in. Off to see what I can come up with.
    (And would you please just lay off with all these great ideas for a while?!!)

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  7. Nyssaneala ~ I hope yours link together. It was fun for me to seek them out. Word geek, I guess! :)

    Debi ~ Well, I don't know how great they are, but they entertain me. LOL Hope you can do it. I'd love to see someone else's list.

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  8. Whew! That was a lot harder than it sounded...and it sounded hard to start with!

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  9. Debi ~ The challenge idea began because I kept noticing common words in many of my book titles. (I honestly wasn't looking to come up with another challenge.) Evidently, it isn't as easy as it was for me. I'm so glad you persevered. Now the challenge ahead is ... reading them! *grin*

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  10. I am forever linking books together but not necessarily in this way. I am sure though that I should be able to come up with something.

    How about

    The Other Side of the Bridge
    One Side or the Other
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    The Midwich Cuckoos
    .... and now I'm stuck

    Speak to you soon.

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  11. I did it! And only used a 'little' word for one of the links. It was challenging, but I enjoyed it. I only added 2 books that I don't already own. Hooray!

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  12. This sounds like a blast! I'll see what I can come up with.

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  13. Lizzy ~ I hope you do! You have a great start there. :)

    Booklogged ~ You did great! I'm so glad you persevered.

    Karen ~ I hope it works out for you. I'd love to see your list. Happy Linking!

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  14. I'm joining up! So much fun. My list is at my challenge blog www.up4achallenge.blogspot.com

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  15. Susan ~ YAY! I've seen your list...what fun!

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  16. I am very excited about this challenge and I was very happy with my list! I will get alot of TBR books read!

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  17. Savannah ~ That's great! I look forward to seeing your list. :)

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  18. you are so creative! i want to play! i'll see what i can come up with ...

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  19. Alison ~ If I remember correctly you are doing the '08 challenge, so you should have plenty of books to choose from. I hope they have common words. :) Happy Linking!

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  20. I'm still working on this.

    Trouble is my lists end up being all males authors and I don't want that.

    But I can get some great lists if you add just one tinsy-winsy rule. Can I use authors' names to link together? So that I can jump from Penelope Lively to Penelope Fitzgerald .....

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  21. Lizzy ~ LOL!!! Go for it...this was meant to be FUN, not cause angst. :)

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  22. This sounds really fun. I will be back (hopefully sooner rather than later) with a list

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  23. Alix ~ I hope you can work it out! I'll be waiting. :)

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  24. Finally got my list sorted. Played a little with the rules though ......

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  25. Lizzy ~ I stopped by your blog. I'm glad you were able to work it out. Congrats!

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  26. kristinsdóttir5:13 PM

    had a blast working out my list. A brilliant concept; thanks!

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  27. joy, I accidentally posted this list also on the YA list...oy. Can you zap it from there?

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  28. This was accidentally posted on another challenge:

    kristinsdóttir said...
    This is a brilliant idea. I love the challenge of constructing the challenge! It was a blast. My list ranges from the sacred to the mundane. :-)

    2:34 PM

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  29. Kristinsdottir ~ You made me smile! I'm so glad you enjoyed this challenge within a challenge. I think it's one of those things that if you like this kind of stuff, then it's really fun...even when it's time consuming.

    I took care of the YA Mister Linky and comment. They are both zapped! :)

    I'm off to see your list.

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  30. I hope I'm not too late to get in on this one. I have linked to my post on the Mister Linky above. Thank you for hosting this one - I had a blast coming up with my full circle! :)

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  31. Susie ~ Nope...you're not too late! I'm glad you had fun with it. :)

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  32. Mandy ~ I can't post on your blog, but wanted to say WELCOME! I look forward to seeing your list. :)

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  33. I hope it's not too late to sign up. Thanks!

    --Annie

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  34. Annie ~ Oh, NO! It's most definitely not too late! You are more than welcome to join us. :) Can't wait to see your list.

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  35. i've finally put my list together - actually three lists. once i got going, it was a bit addictive! :)

    thanks for the fun idea, joy!

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  36. Alisonwonderland ~ I'm so happy that you found it fun. And, I know exactly what you mean about being addictive. I've compiled others lists as well, but held back for the challenge. :)

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  37. This challenge looks like fun. I hope it's not to late to join.

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  38. Bookwormwhit ~ No! It's not too late . . . join us! I look forward to seeing your circle choices. Getting that list is the challenge! :)

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  39. This is one of the ones I will enjoy as I am not tying it in with one of my many Yahoo! book groups. Judy

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  40. Thanks to Judy, I learned about this challenge. I love the idea of it Joy! I'm jumping in and looking at what I am reading to see what my path will be. Thanks bunches!
    Lisa :)

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  41. I.B. ~ This actually is a difficult challenge, so it'll be fun seeing your list.

    Born ~ Oh good! The more the merrier. :)

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  42. It's already November. I'd love to have done this one. It would take some real thinking to make it work. I hope you'll have another when it's over. I'd love to join if you do.

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  43. Sandra ~ Coming up with a list of books for this challenge was difficult, but a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I am not hosting any challenges or participating in any in 2009. I've done so many over the last two years that I would like to just read what I want, when I want, with no pressure from anywhere. I have LOVED the challenges, but this coming year will be challenge-free. You can host this one, if you'd like. You can do it however you'd like (change anything) or you could just do it on your own. Whatever you decide, I hope it works out. :)

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  44. OK I'll give this a try.

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  45. Jenny ~ This challenge was for 2008, so it has already expired. However, it's a lot of fun to create a list. Maybe you can encourage Sandra (above your comment) to host or you could host it yourself! :)

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