Monday, August 25, 2014

Challenge Complete: Scrabble

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 :)

My personal goal was two sets of letters per year each year I play. I just completed my second set--which included the difficult letter "Z" and have fulfilled my stated goal for the year. But I'm not done. Oh, no. I've asked Barb to dish me out another set of seven.

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! And 2014 goal fulfilled.


Yvette said...

SO confusing, Bev. How do you manage to keep track of all these things? I'm laughing at myself - I can just see me trying to do this. HAHA!!

Haven't read any of the books on your list except ENDLESS NIGHT and truth be told, I have no memory of it even if it is an Agatha Christie. So I can't add anything useful or interesting.

I just wanted you to know that I do check in on your blog and try to keep abreast of the millions of books you read. I do.

Bev Hankins said...

Hi, Yvette!

I'm just crazy...that's all. :-)

I check on you too...don't seem to have much time for commenting, though. (don't know where the time went...)