Monday, January 27, 2014

Scrabble, Anyone?

So....I decided I was so very close I might as well make my challenge count a nice, even 40.  (Yes, I know I have a problem.  That's why I'm a charter member of the the Reading Challenge Addicts Challenge ...er...support group.)  Found this one on the Crazy Challenge Connection (where the Book Monopoly Challenge originated).




When you sign up for the Scrabble, Anyone? Challenge at GoodReads (click link), Barb (our gracious hostess) will assign you one set of randomly generated letters. Your challenge is to read one book for each of those letters. You may use the first letter of the first word of the book's title (do NOT count A, An or The), or the first or last initial of the author to complete each letter.
NOTE: Everyone's letter sets will be different, and assignments will be based on the order in which you sign up. The first person to sign up will get set #1, the second person will get set #2, and so on. Therefore, it will be up to you to keep track of the letters that have been assigned to you :)

For those who want more of a challenge, in addition to reading a book for each letter, make a word out of the letters you've been given, then read a book with that word in its title (or the author's name). It must be a single word, not a compound word. (Example: If you make the word KING, the word you must match is KING, not KINGLY or KINGDOM) This won't be possible with all letter sets, which is why it's a bonus and not part of the challenge itself :)

When you've completed your first set of letters, post a new message with the letters you were given and the books you read. If you'd like to continue the game, I'll give you another set of 7 letters and you can start all over again!

So ... who wants to play? 

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Okay, just got my letters for Scrabble, Anyone?
Duration: 2/1/14-No official deadline, but my personal goal is two sets of letters per year each year I play.

Letter Set #1: E, E, E, A, N, S, H

E: Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold (2/4/14)
E: Endless Night by Agatha Christie (3/13/14)
E: Ellery Queen's 20th Anniversary Annual by Ellery Queen, ed (2/22/14)
A: After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman (4/6/14)
N: Naked Is the Best Disguise by Samuel Rosenberg (4/8/14)
S: Shelf Life by Douglas Clark (2/5/14)
H: A Hangman's Dozen by Alfred Hitchcock, ed (4/7/14) 


First set complete! Just waiting for my new letters....

Letter Set #2: I, I, N, R, T, L, Z

I: Invisible Green by John Sladek (6/2/14)
I: Introducing C. B. Greenfield by Lucille Kallen (8/6/14)
N: No. 9 Belmont Square by Margaret Erskine (6/21/14)
R: Red Herring by Edward Acheson (5/25/14)
T: Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell (6/5/14)
L: The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi (4/26/14)
Z: Zingers, Quips, & One-Liners by Geoff Tibballs (8/25/14)

Second set complete!

Letter Set #3: A, A, O, R, D, F, V

A: The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Paton Walsh (8/29/14)
A: Appleby's Answer by Michael Innes (10/17/14)
O: Only a Matter of Time by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley (10/13/14)
R: Red Cent by Robert Campbell (9/10/14)
D: Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh (9/6/14)
F: The Footprints on the Ceiling by Clayton Rawson (9/25/14)
V:  Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes (9/5/14)


Third set complete!

Fourth Set: A, O, T, T, T, S, W

A: American Eve by Paula Uruburu (11/11/14)
O: Oxford Knot by Veronica Stallwood (11/20/14)
T: Too Many Doctors by Holly Roth (10/22/14)
T: Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier (11/12/14)
T: Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home by James Tiptree, Jr. (1/2/15)
S: Sick to Death by Douglas Clark (12/17/14)
W: Words for Murder Perhaps by Edward Candy (12/16/14)


Bonus Word: Two Men in Twenty by Maurice Procter (11/14/14)

1 comment:

Peggy Arthurs said...

This one sounds like fun as we are scrabble players. But I might have too many going already. Must think about it.