Another Silly Game Part 156
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This should be part 157. Can the number be changed?
5413. The Big Roads The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways, by Earl Swift (read 12 Oct 2016)
// Tompkins //
Public papers of Daniel d.Tompkins, governor of
New York, 1807-1817
by Daniel D. Tompkins
You're right; my error. I don't remember how to submit a request to correct. Please advise.
Public Bonehead, Private Hero: The Real Legacy of Baseball's Fred Merkle by Mike Cameron
Klondike Lost: A Decade of Photographs by Kinsey and Kinsey by Norm Bolotin
3675. A Bountiful Harvest The Midwestern Farm Photographs of Pete Wettach, 1925-1965, by Leslie A. Loveless (read 5 Jan 2003)
Remembering America: A Sampler of the WPA American Guide Series by Archie Hobson
2381. Before Endeavours Fade A Guide to Battlefields of the First World War by Rose E.B. Coombs, MBE (read 4 May 1991)
A philosophical treatise of husbandry and gardening : being a new method of cultivating and increasing all sorts of trees, shrubs, and flowers. A very curious work, containing many useful secrets in nature for helping the vegetation of trees and plants, and for fertilizing the most stubborn soils by Georg Andreas Agricola
5175. The Road From Spink A Retrospective on Growing Up in the Rural Midwest During the Great Depression and World War II, by Marjorie Klemme Flados (read 26 Jun 2014)
2509. July 2, 1903 The Mysterious Death of Hall-of-Famer Big Ed Delahanty, by Mike Sowell (read 30 May 1993)
4608. Turning Point A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age, by Jimmy Carter (read 19 Aug 2009)
The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth by Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
// humble //
ʻThe Know-it-all; one Manʻs Humble Quest to
Become the Smartest Person in the World
by A.J. Jacobs
Re #51 and #52: Thank you Moibib. I am not sure how that happened but apparently I disobeyed the rule which says one should be sure that one is responding to the most recent post. I apologize.
5192. Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, by Martin Goldsmith (read 28 Aug 2014)
// stoops //
The Vicar of Wakefield; She stoops
to Conquer; and Poems by Oliver Goldsmith
#62 is an incorrect play, since it does not play on a word in the title.
Someone should play on #61's title
Really? I'm new to this game and I interpreted the rules from similar games I've played as they aren't listed here...
Tid, sometimes the rules don't get posted but this game has been going on since about 2008 or so. Here are the rules as listed on, I think, part 155 of this game:
1. Please play on the most recent correct post.
2 Please verify that no one else has posted while you were preparing your post.
3. The title of the book cited must have one word, at least, which is the same as a word in the previous title.
4. The repeated word in the new title must be other than an article ("a," "an," or "the").
5. The repeated word must be spelled exactly as the word was spelled in the previous title, e.g., "prune" is not the same word as "prunes," and "loyal" is not the same word as "loyalty" and "color" is not the same word as "colour".
6. The repeated word must be in the title as shown in a LT library listing, or on the title page of the book. A sub-title or a series name can be included if the sub-title or series name is included in the title of a LT library listing, or is printed on the title page of the book.
7. A hyphenated word is one word, not two, e.g., "thunder-clouds," and if used must be repeated in full, not in part only.
8. No repeats on current thread.
9. If you have read the book it would be informative that you so indicate and tell when you read it, if you can.
10. Try to use Touchstones. Put brackets around the title and double brackets around the author. If Touchstones don't work, try using an HTML link.
Rule 3 is the rule that says the word must be in the title. But we are glad to have you in the game and hope you will play on the title shown in #61
>71 LynnB: The most recent correct post was #61 and not #62 so "she" is not a word in the title of #61. But the word "and" is in the title, and we are back on track.
And Then We Moved to Rossenarra; Or, the Art of Emigrating by Richard Condon
4831. Then Everything Changed Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan, by Jeff Greenfield (read 11 Jun 2011)
4867. Everything We Had An Oral history of the Vietnam War by Thirty-three American Soldiers Who Fought It, by Al Santoli (read 3 Oct 2011)
This Side of Cooperstown: An Oral History of Major League Baseball in the 1950s by Lary Moffi
// unlocking //
Unlocking Harry Potter; five keys
for the Serious Reader by John Granger
//South// and //Dakota//
4690. Advise & Dissent Memoirs of South Dakota and the U.S. Senate, by James G. Abourezk (read 1 Apr 2010)
>96 Schmerguls: I have to ask: how on earth can you supply a reading date that can go right back to (I think) 1970?
// south //
History of the Johnstown Flood Including all the Fearful Record; the Breaking of the South Fork Dam; the Sweeping Out of the Conemaugh Valley; the Over-Throw of Johnstown; the Massing of the Wreck at the Railroad Bridge; Escapes, Rescues, Searches for Survivors and the Dead; Refief Organizations; Stupendous Charities, etc., etc. by Willis Fletcher Johnson
// stupendous //
ʻStupendous, Miserable City; Pasoliniʻs Romeʻ
by John David Rhodes
// politics //
ʻGodʻs politics; why the Right Gets it Wrong and
the Left Doesnʻt Get itʻ by Jim Wallis
Answer to Tid's question at #97:
When I finish reading a book I record the name and title and since November 1943 I have also recorded the day I finished. For the books I read before that I figure what grade I was in when I read the book--I usually can recall that--and fill in the approximate time I read the book. But it was not till about 1963 that I did post-reading notes when I finished reading a book, and not till 1969 when I did such a note on every book when I finished reading it. The rationale for that, of course, is that it is wasteful and silly to spend hours reading a book and then not remember what I thought of the book a few years later--by doing a post-reading note I can always get at least some idea of the book and what I thought of it. All my book comments are now on my LibraryThing site, so i don't even have to find the original note made when I read the book. That is why the $25 I spent to join LibraryThing (back in 2007, I think) is the best $25 I have ever spent.
But back to the game:
4672. Profiles in Folly History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong, by Alan Axelrod (read 13 Feb 2010)
Walker and Webster Combined in a Dictionary of the English Language; in Which the Definition of Webster and the Pronunciation of Walker are United and Brought Into Conformity to the Usage of the Present Time; Many New Words Are Introduced With an Appendix Containing Walker's Key to the Pronunciation of the Proper Names of Scriptures &c by John Longmuir
Small Town America: A Narrative History, 1620 to the Present by Richard R. Lingerman
1630. Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department, by Dean Acheson (read 3 May 1981) (Pulitzer History prize in 1970)
>107 Schmerguls: Wow. I wasn't born until the 1950s, but while I have a rough (and hazy) idea of what I've read, I usually forget books after a few years, so it's quite nice to rediscover them without preconceptions. Thanks for your insights.
The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union by Peter Savodnik. Read last May.
A Directory of London Stationers and Book Artisans, 1300-1500 by C. Paul Christianson
Tallis's Illustrated London; in Commemoration of The Great Exhibition of All Nations in 1851, Forming a Complete Guide to the British Metropolis and its Environs; Illustrated by Upwards of Two Hundred Steel Engravings from Original Drawings and Daguerreotypes; With Historical and Descriptive Letter-press by William Gaspey, Esq.; In Two Volumes. by William Gaspey
Fourth Planet from the Sun: Tales of Mars from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction by Gordon Van Gelder
A Pocket Encyclopedia; Or Library of General Knowledge: Being a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Polite Literature. by Edward Augustus Kendal
An early pocket encyclopedia published in London in 1802
// nineteenth //
Nineteenth Century Art; a Critical History
by Stephen F., with Thomas Crow...
Playing on #s 142, 143, 144. See explanation below
The illustrated history of the Centennial exhibition held in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of American independence : with a full description of the great buildings and all the objects of interest exhibited in them : embracing also a concise history of the origin and success of the exhibition and biographies of the leading members of the Centennial Commission : to which is added a complete description of the city of Philadelphia by James Dabney McCabe
Technically, "nineteenth-century" in #143 is a hyphenated word (rule 7), whereas "nineteenth century" in #142 are two words. But the only difference in usage in #142 "nineteenth century art" and #143 "nineteenth-century Florida" is that a hyphen has been added in the title.
1659 members have the book City, by Clifford Simak. See
THE MOST ANCIENT AND FAMOVS HISTORY OF THE RENOWNED PRINCE ARTHVR King of Britaine, Wherein is declared his Life and Death, with all his glorious Battailes against the Saxons, Saracens and Pagans, which (for the honour of his Country) he most worthily atchieued. As also, all the Noble Acts, and Heroicke Deeds of his Valiant Knights of the Rovnd Table. Newly refined, and published for the delight, and profit of the Reader. by Thomas Malory
288 books to choose from!
391. In the Midst of Life Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, by Ambrose Bierce (read 23 Apr 1951) (Book of the Year)
5364. Dark Money The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, by Jane Mayer (read 1 Apr 2016)
"Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley" by Peter Guralnik
5387. Breaking In The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, by Joan Biskupic (read 28 June 2016)
Fears in Solitude, written in 1798, during the alarm of an invasion. To which are added, France, an ode; and Frost at Midnight. by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
moibibliomaniac playing as Charles Lamb
430. Oedipus Myth and Complex: A Review of Psychoanalytic Theory, by Patrick Mullahy (read 4 May 1952)
// William //
William of Ockham on Metaphysics; the
Science of Being and God by Jenny Pelletier
Creation : a philosophical poem, demonstrating the existence and providence of a God, in seven books by Sir Richard Blackmore
moibibliomaniac playing as SamuelJohnsonLibrary
3977. My Old Man and the Sea A Father and Son Sail around Cape Horn, by David Hays and Daniel Hays (read 22 Jan 2005)
The wonderfull discouerie of witches in the countie of Lancaster. : With the arraignement and triall of nineteene notorious witches, at the assizes and general gaole deliuerie, holden at the castle of Lancaster, vpon Munday, the seuenteenth of August last, 1612. Before Sir Iames Altham, and Sir Edward Bromley, Knights; barons of his Maiesties Court of Exchequer: and iustices of assize, oyer and terminor, and generall gaole deliuerie in the circuit of the north parts. Together with the arraignement and trial by Thomas Potts
4286. When the Dancing Stopped The Real Story of the Morro Castle Disaster and Its Deadly Wake, by Brian Hicks (read 18 Mar 2007)
// tourist //
Grace Marion Sparkes; Matriarch of the
Early Arizona Tourist Industry
by Mona Lange McCroskey
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