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Reading My Name Challenge Wrap-Up

May 11, 2008

Reading My Name

Thanks to Callista for hosting the challenge!

Rules: Read at least 2 books written by an author, or feature a main character, with your name, be it your first, middle, last, nickname, or online name. Variations are also acceptable. For example, my name is Christina: Christine, Christie, Chris, Kristina, Cristina, etc.

My list (Books in RED are on more than one list/alternate list):

  • Night Life by Elizabeth Guest — Character: Christine Day {9 Feb 08} (REVIEW)
  • The Inconvenient Duchess by Christine Merrill {3 Apr 08} (REVIEW)

I thought this was an interesting challenge. Definitely a challenge in the sense that, if you couldn’t find an author with a similar name, it could be a real chore finding a book with a character with your name. I lucked out in both cases. I already had two Christine Merrill books in my TBR. If I had to, I would have read both. But just before I signed up for the challenge, I purchased a book that just happened to feature a character by the name of Christine.

Of the two books, I liked The Inconvenient Duchess by Christine Merrill best. It’s a Regency, which I enjoy. Night Life by Elizabeth Guest (a paranormal) has some great story concepts, but it’s not a keeper.

I would be interested in joining the challenge next year. Two books is a reasonable, and achievable, goal. I will save the other Christine Merrill book, so I’ll have at least one book on hand, and keep a look out for other “Christinas”.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2008 10:30 pm

    Try Kristina Cook. She writes Regency set historicals. Coincidentally she and Christina Merrill are both friends of mine and I’ve read both their books. If you like CM, I think you’ll like KC too. 🙂 Oh, and Kristina Cook has some books coming out under Kristi Astor too.
    I also recommend Chris Marie Green. She has an urban fantasy vampire series going. I haven’t read it, but I liked her books for Bombshell. She’s still writing romances for Harlequin too–but that might be under Crystal…
    Good Luck!!

  2. misscz permalink
    May 12, 2008 11:44 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations, Lori.

    A co-worker gave me Christine Feehan’s Dark Prince. I haven’t read it yet. The jury’s still out on vampires — which is funny, since I loved ANGEL and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen of MOONLIGHT. I’m partial to shape-shifters, it seems (and I’m not just saying that ;-)). I suppose if Ms. Feehan’s Carpathians don’t work out for me, something else of might.

  3. May 13, 2008 2:29 pm

    This is a cool challenge. I might give this one a try, but first I must find a lead character and or author with my name.

  4. May 13, 2008 2:31 pm

    Oops, I just realized that the challenge was over. Oh well, maybe I do it for fun anyway.

  5. misscz permalink
    May 13, 2008 9:36 pm


    That’s ok. She’ll probably host it again next year. Gives you a chance to do some research. 🙂 .

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