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Gah, October? Where did the year go? I'm suddenly realizing we are entering the busiest season of the year and there's going to be tons to do for the next three months. It is unseasonably warmer right now, which makes it harder to believe that it's October. The colors have started changing but it's almost like the trees don't care and aren't even trying to put up a show.  Renovation updates At this point, we have completed two weeks in our house while under renovation. Yes, it's every bit as irritating, annoying, frustrating, dusty, and allergy-triggering as they say a renovation can be. But it's also oddly fascinating seeing your house ripped down to the subfloor and peeking inside walls at the things that are typically hidden inside one. It was also satisfying seeing progress made - there's a wall one day, no wall the next day, and then all openings patched up the third day. This coming week is going to see the most progress - the hardwood flooring

What's in a Name? 3 Challenge (2010)



This is going to be a fun challenge to do. Since it will be interesting to see how I can fit a title into a challenge or vice versa. This is being hosted by Beth F at What's in a Name? 3 Challenge. The categories are:

1. A book with a food in the title
Chocolat by Joanne Harris

2. A book with a body of water in the title
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

4. A book with a plant in the title
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

6. A book with a music term in the title
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Challenge Guidelines:
1. Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
2. Books may overlap other challenges.
3. Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
4. Creativity for matching the categories is allowed.
5. You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
6. You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.
7. There will be a single prize at the end of the challenge. Readers who complete the challenge and write up a wrap-up post (or wrap-up comment) are eligible.

Visit this post to sign-up.

Update (Jan 22, 2011): Abandoned this challenge.

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