Tag #96: “Do I Have That Other Book Challenge”

This is my bookshelf in my office!

I saw this on Lori’s blog, All Things Momma Blog, and decided to make my own post! It’s not a traditional tag, but a fun challenge!


Here’s what Lori writes: “The original of this challenge was fun and stressful and now there is another one. Hooray. Part two was created by Keeping Tabs and Current Chapter on youtube. It is a scavenger hunt type challenge with 20 prompts. You’re supposed to time yourself and see how fast you can find all of the books, but I’ll just be picking at the prompts over a couple of days when I have time to do so.”

I had a lot of fun with this. I was able to look at my entire bookshelf in a new light.


1. Do you have a book with a fox on the cover or part of the plot?

No.


2. Do you have a book that was published the year you were born, or within a 3 year radius?

Meet Kirsten was published in 1986. I was born in 1988.


3. Do you have a book with music as a weapon or magic?

No.


4. Do you have a series with mismatched covers?

No.


5. Do you have a book with a shapeshifter?

Fallible Justice, Laura Laakso (ARC).


6. Do you have a book signed by the author?

Columbine, Dave Cullen. Cullen came to my school, Longwood University, in the spring of 2010 to speak and promote his book. I was lucky enough to interview him for Longwood’s student newspaper, The Rotunda.


7. Do you have a book with a mostly red cover?

Finale, Thomas Mallon.


8. Do you have a book between 287 – 306 pages?

True Stories of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Kevin Dwyer and Jure Fiorillo – 249 pages.


9. Do you have a book with a main character who wears glasses?

More Than Enough: Claiming Space For Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), Elaine Welteroth


10. Do you have a book with a title that has the same number of letters as your first name?

No. Since I go by Laura Beth, apparently nine-letter titles are difficult.


11. Do you have a book with cybercrime/technology as a plot point?

The Alpha Drive, Kristen Martin.


12. Do you have book written in another language or translated to English?

No.


13. Do you have a book written by an Asian author?

Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng.


14. Do you have a book with a moon on the cover?

No.


15. Do you have an illustrated children’s book?

Thank You, Mr. Falker, Patricia Polacco.


16. Do you have a collection of fairy tales or myths?

No.


17. Do you have a sci-fi/fantasy with an alliance between races?

No.


18. Do you have a book with a narrow front cover? (paperback with a front cover that is slightly trimmed shorter/narrower than the rest of the book)

No.


19. Do you have a book that includes the first chapter of the sequel?

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins.


20. Do you have a book with a broken spine?

The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank. I’ve had my copy since middle school, I think.


I’m not tagging anyone for this challenge, but feel free to participate!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

3 thoughts on “Tag #96: “Do I Have That Other Book Challenge”

  1. This looks interesting…

  2. I spent way too much time on a work night on this…

    1. Do you have a book with a fox on the cover or part of the plot?
    I couldn’t think of one off the top of my head. I did some Googling, and there was a fox named Slinkey mentioned briefly in The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis.

    2. Do you have a book that was published the year you were born, or within a 3 year radius?
    The original novelization of Star Wars was published in 1976, based on the screenplay but published several months before the movie was finished. I was born in 1976. (I also found The Shining and Ender’s Game, both from 1977.)

    3. Do you have a book with music as a weapon or magic?
    The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. The Lady of the Green Kirtle plays music to try to brainwash Eustace and Jill.

    4. Do you have a series with mismatched covers?
    I have Harry Potter 1-4 in paperback and 5-7 in hardcover, does that count?

    5. Do you have a book with a shapeshifter?
    Several of the Harry Potter books have Polyjuice Potion, which essentially does the same thing.

    6. Do you have a book signed by the author?
    A Newfoundlander in Canada by Alan Doyle, autographed and numbered. Copy number 447 out of 700 signed. And somewhere back at my parents’ house I have an autographed copy of Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Forever.

    7. Do you have a book with a mostly red cover?
    Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

    8. Do you have a book between 287 – 306 pages?
    The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book, Chuck Norris and Todd Dubord. I got this from a coworker at my previous job as a semi-gag gift; it’s actually pretty good.

    9. Do you have a book with a main character who wears glasses?
    Any of the Harry Potters

    10. Do you have a book with a title that has the same number of letters as your first name?
    I could not find a book with a six letter title. That didn’t seem like it was going to be too hard. If you don’t include “The” among the six letters, I have The Hobbit by Tolkein, The Plague by Camus, and The Fat Kid by Jamie Iredell.

    11. Do you have a book with cybercrime/technology as a plot point?
    Hmmmmm……. I don’t think I do… Timeline by Michael Crichton is about time travel, does that count as technology? It isn’t cybercrime, though.

    12. Do you have book written in another language or translated to English?
    The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho (Portuguese)

    13. Do you have a book written by an Asian author?
    How to Love, by Thich Nhat Hanh. It was recommended to me by a therapist several years ago.

    14. Do you have a book with a moon on the cover?
    To Kill a Mockingbird. There is a very thin crescent moon on the 1962 Warner Books cover art.

    15. Do you have an illustrated children’s book?
    Not exactly. The Harry Potter series and the Narnia series have illustrations, but not like a children’s book where the illustrations are bigger than the text.

    16. Do you have a collection of fairy tales or myths?
    The Book of Virtues by William Bennett is the closest I have.

    17. Do you have a sci-fi/fantasy with an alliance between races?
    The titular group of The Fellowship of the Ring is an alliance between races, of sorts.

    18. Do you have a book with a narrow front cover? (paperback with a front cover that is slightly trimmed shorter/narrower than the rest of the book)
    I couldn’t find one. I found some paperbacks with front covers that were slightly longer than the rest of the book, including my copies of The Grapes of Wrath, The Hobbit, and The Screwtape Letters.

    19. Do you have a book that includes the first chapter of the sequel?
    I thought I did. I couldn’t find one, but my copy of Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn (a Star Wars book) has an excerpt from the next book in the series. Not the first chapter in its entirety, though.

    20. Do you have a book with a broken spine?
    My calculus textbook from freshman year of college (Calculus and Analytic Geometry, Sherman Stein and Anthony Barcellos).

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