The I Spy Book Challenge

By now, you probably know that I’m all about books. Well, I am also all about creative challenges, so imagine my surprise when I found this one! It’s sort of like the I Spy books where you have to find the items on the page, but this one is using books on your bookshelf.

The original idea and rules come from Books and Lala. I adore how she has her bookshelves arranged in a rainbow! Click the link to watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.

Because I have some of my books on my NOOKยฎ book-reader/tablet, and because I make good use of my local library, I had to adapt the rules slightly.  Otherwise, I wouldn’t have enough books at home to make this challenge any fun. Therefore, I am including screen shots from my Goodreads account of books I’ve read, as well as actual photos of books from my bookshelves at home.

The challenge: Find a book that you’ve read that contains (either on the cover image or in the title) an example for each category. You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want, and do it within five minutes!

I got 18 out of the following 20. Not bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

1-4: Food, Transportation, Weapon, Animal

  • A cookbook was an easy choice for the food category.
  • I haven’t read a whole lot of books that have anything to do with transportation, so I lucked out with this one.
  • Not only is Prince Caspian holding a sword on the cover, you can also see spears and Susan’s bow and arrow.
  • It’s got the name of an animal in the title, and so according to the rules, it counts.

5-8: Number, Something You Read, Body of Water, Product of Fire

  • This book has the word “number” in the title. It’s written by my favorite author, Sophie Kinsella.
  • A diary is something you read, right?
  • I suppose I could have used this one for the the “transportation” category, but then I wouldn’t have any book for the “body of water” category. (And by the way, this is a really great book and I highly recommend it.)
  • A phoenix is born out of ashes, which is a product of fire.

9-12: Royalty, Architecture, Clothing, Family Member

  • I’ve read a few books that would work for this category, but I went with this one.
  • The “Architecture” category was impossible for me.
  • A favorite from my childhood! Just look at all the clothing that Jimmy’s boa ate!
  • For you dear readers, the word “grandma” in Portuguese is avรณ.

13-16: Time of Day, Music, Paranormal Being, Occupation

  • Maybe no one ever uses the word “twilight” anymore to describe a time of day, but it works for this challenge.
  • Try as I might, I could not find any books relating to music.
  • A phantom is a paranormal being as I far I understand. Right?
  • This was a really neat book! Not many people on Earth will ever have the occupation of “astronaut.”

17-20: Season, Color, Celestial Body, Something That Grows

  • This one has a season in the title. Sadly, I don’t remember what this book was even about.
  • An interesting book, for sure. Redheads are cool. In the summer sunlight, the red in my dark auburn hair gets really visible.
  • It’s got the word “universe” in the title, which I count as the ultimate celestial body. The poems inside this book are written by a famous Portuguese poet.
  • Easy choice. Grass is something that grows.

Needless to say, it took me WAY longer than 5 minutes to do this challenge. As you saw, I couldn’t find a book for either categories of Architecture or Music. So, now I am on a mission to find and read at least one book about each by the year’s end. Any suggestions? Feel free to let me know in a comment below.

As always, thanks for stopping by. โค

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