So my post today was going to be about the ‘new’ books I added to my TBR pile in April, but when I signed in here this morning, I came across this fun game/meme on my blogging and goodsreads friend Paula’s blog, Book Jotter . The meme and picture are from the blog Fictionophile, who came up with these.

This was such a fun thing to do that I decided to do the other post later and this one now. This is also the first time I picked something like this up! So the rules are:

The Rules:

  1. Spell out your blog’s name in book titles.
  2. Find the books on your TBR shelf. However, to complete this challenge, you are not permitted to add additional titles (i.e. ones that weren’t already on your TBR list when you started).
  3. Have fun looking through your shelves to find matching titles.


This blog of course has a long long name- seventeen letters but with my gigantic TBR, I figured it wouldn’t be too hard. Well, it wasn’t as easy as I thought either with some letters–‘u’ in particular–making me wonder if I’ll simply have to spell Eustace Diamonds wrong and hope nobody notices (but finally I did find one as you will see). The letter ‘R’ , which occurs four times in my blog ‘s name was no trouble at all, on the other hand, and I could have added a couple more were it needed. So here’s my list:


L:  Love Lies Bleeding by Edmund Crispin

love lies bleeding.jpg

I: India: A History by John Keay

India keay.jpg

T: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tender is the Night

E: Exodus by Leon Uris


R: Ruler of the World by Alex Rutherford

Rule of teh world.jpg

A: All Butter Short Dead by H.Y. Hanna

All butter short dead

R: The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

Ruby in teh smoke.jpg

I: The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte by Daphne Du Maurier

Branwell Bronte.jpg

P: Poland by James Michener


O: Oswald Bastable and Others by E. Nesbit

Oswald Bastable.jpg

T: Twice Shy by Dick Francis

Twice Shy

P: Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell

Pomfret Towers.jpg

O: Over the Gate by Miss Read

Over the gate

U: The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Ultimate hitch

R: Revelation by C.J. Sansom


R: The Republic by Plato


I: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Caged Bird



14 thoughts on “My Blog’s Name in Books

    1. Well I did get the idea from you 🙂 Hope the link works (I’m still a little clumsy at these things). Glad you like the list:) Some of these Poland and Plato (I have The Republic in common with your list) have been on the pile for years – must tackle them this year 🙂

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  1. What a fabulous and diverse list! And well done on the ‘U’! I never thought I’d see Plato in the same list as the Oxford Tea Room Mystery… and now I want to read that series!

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    1. Ha ha- Well, Plato has been on my list for centuries (well ages anyway) since I first read bits for a college course – I haven’t still gotten to him or Aristotle (except said bits and pieces). The Oxford Tearooms are fun- I got the first one free on kindle (and really enjoyed it) and then this by signing up to the author’s newsletter.


    2. I have some ‘u’s’ in books I’ve already read Ukridge (Wodehouse), Unlawful Occasions (Henry Cecil), and Unnatural cause (PD James) but finding one on the TBR was hard.


      1. I couldn’t help but look to see what I might have used. On my tbr I found Upstream by Mary Oliver, Ulverton by Adam Thorpe – and Utopia by Thomas Moore. I can’t see me getting to that any time soon! 😀

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  2. Thanks 🙂 I’d read the Psammead books and enjoyed them (again as a ‘grown up’), but it was a book friend from Shelfari (now goodreads) who introduced me to the Bastables- I keep forgetting how funny they are till I pick one of the books up.


    1. I’ve read another Uris title (Mitla Pass) and another Michener (Alaska) which I enjoyed but these are still on the TBR. I enjoy Michener when I read him, but the doorstoppers that they are, I need some motivation to get started 🙂

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    1. 🙂 Francis is very popular around my house. I’ve always seen my parents reading him since I was a child–and while I didn’t pick him up for some years, I started reading his books since college, and really enjoy them as well.

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