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Another Silly Game Part 156

This is a continuation of the topic Another Silly Game Part 156.

Playing games and solving puzzles

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Feb 24, 12:01pm Top

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)

Feb 24, 2:30pm Top

// Tompkins //

Public papers of Daniel d.Tompkins, governor of
New York, 1807-1817
by Daniel D. Tompkins

Edited: Feb 24, 2:39pm Top

>3 Schmerguls:

You're right; my error. I don't remember how to submit a request to correct. Please advise.

Feb 25, 9:53am Top

Feb 25, 12:48pm Top


Late Harvest: Rural American Writing by Edward Abbey

Feb 25, 3:13pm Top

// late //

ʻDonʻt let the Pigeon stay up Lateʻ
BY Mo Willems

Edited: Feb 26, 8:59am Top


745. Late Have I Loved Thee, by Ethel Mannin (read 30 Jul 1963)

Feb 26, 11:21am Top

Feb 26, 12:40pm Top

Feb 26, 5:06pm Top

I am a Cat by Natsume Soseki

Also translated as ʻi am THE catʻ

Feb 27, 11:30am Top

Feb 28, 1:24pm Top

// urban //

Trees in urban Design
by Henry Arnold

Feb 28, 8:18pm Top


parse trees

Edited: Mar 1, 9:37am Top


1866. Beyond the Chestnut Trees, by Maria Bauer (read 8 Sep 1984)

Mar 2, 7:23am Top

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The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker

read prior to 2008

Mar 2, 10:03pm Top

// mysterious//

The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain

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Edited: Mar 4, 9:18am Top

Mar 4, 5:28pm Top

// fine //

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Mar 5, 1:58am Top

A Fine Romance by Candice Bergen

Mar 5, 12:30pm Top

#51 plays off the word "of" in #50.

Mar 5, 4:13pm Top

//myth //

The Cry for Myth by Rollo May
- - reading currently

Edited: Mar 5, 11:10pm Top

// humble //

ʻThe Know-it-all; one Manʻs Humble Quest to
Become the Smartest Person in the World
by A.J. Jacobs

Mar 6, 4:19am Top

// voyage //

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C S Lewis

Mar 6, 7:52am Top

Edited: Mar 6, 9:49am Top

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)

Mar 6, 1:44pm Top

Edited: Mar 6, 5:46pm Top

// stoops //

The Vicar of Wakefield; She stoops
to Conquer; and Poems by Oliver Goldsmith

Mar 7, 8:21am Top


Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Read in March, 2013.

Mar 7, 9:20am Top

#62 is an incorrect play, since it does not play on a word in the title.

Someone should play on #61's title

Mar 7, 9:35am Top

>67 Schmerguls:

Really? I'm new to this game and I interpreted the rules from similar games I've played as they aren't listed here...

Edited: Mar 7, 11:53am Top

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

Mar 7, 3:55pm Top

>69 Schmerguls: Thanks for that Schmerguls! (Can't think of a title off the top of my head).

Edited: Mar 7, 4:14pm Top

playing on last correct post: //she//

And She Was by Cindy Dyson. Read in June, 2007.

Mar 7, 5:26pm Top

>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//

And Then We Moved to Rossenarra; Or, the Art of Emigrating by Richard Condon

Mar 8, 5:10am Top

A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

I read this years ago. (I'm very impressed that Schmerguls can list the precise date!!!!!!!)

Mar 8, 12:52pm Top

// Brooklyn //

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Mar 8, 4:40pm Top

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1086. The President's Plane is Missing, by Robert J. Serling (read 11 Oct 1970)

Mar 9, 12:25pm Top

// unlocking //

Unlocking Harry Potter; five keys
for the Serious Reader by John Granger

Mar 9, 1:49pm Top


Five On Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent - read since last Xmas.

Edited: Mar 9, 1:55pm Top

Mar 9, 2:21pm Top

// balloon //

The Silver Balloon by Susan Bonners

Edited: Mar 9, 6:07pm Top

// north //

By the North Gate By Gwyn Griffin

- - Title also used by Joyce Carol Oates

Mar 9, 11:50pm Top


North and South by by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Mar 10, 9:20am Top

//South// and //Dakota//

4690. Advise & Dissent Memoirs of South Dakota and the U.S. Senate, by James G. Abourezk (read 1 Apr 2010)

Mar 10, 10:55am Top

>96 Schmerguls: I have to ask: how on earth can you supply a reading date that can go right back to (I think) 1970?

Edited: Mar 10, 1:14pm Top

Edited: Mar 10, 1:26pm Top

// stupendous //

ʻStupendous, Miserable City; Pasoliniʻs Romeʻ
by John David Rhodes

Edited: Mar 10, 5:39pm Top

//New// //York//

A trip to New York and a poem by W. J. Turner

Reviewed on my Oct 2015 blog post, A Trip to New York By Way of My Books.

Edited: Mar 10, 11:42pm Top

// politics //

ʻGodʻs politics; why the Right Gets it Wrong and
the Left Doesnʻt Get itʻ by Jim Wallis

Mar 11, 12:27pm Top

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)

Mar 11, 10:11pm Top

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3597. Profiles in Courage for Our Time, introduced and edited by Caroline Kennedy (read 8 Jul 2002)

Mar 13, 3:11pm Top

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1630. Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department, by Dean Acheson (read 3 May 1981) (Pulitzer History prize in 1970)

Mar 13, 6:16pm Top

>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.

Mar 14, 2:00pm Top

// All //

1610. In No Time At All, by Carl Hamilton (read 31 Dec 1980)

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4309. Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (read 5 May 2007)

Mar 15, 10:49pm Top

// deal //

A Deal with a Stranger by Marina Munzittu

Mar 16, 12:04pm Top


752. The Pocket Book of Great Operas, by Henry W. Simon and Abraham Veinus (read 6 Sep 1963)

Mar 16, 12:48pm Top


Future History by Robert Heinlein (unknown to Library Thing, it seems...)

Mar 16, 2:25pm Top

// future //

The Once and Future King by T. H. White

Mar 16, 2:53pm Top

// nineteenth //

Nineteenth Century Art; a Critical History
by Stephen F., with Thomas Crow...

Mar 16, 3:38pm Top


City by Clifford Simak (yet another unknown to Library Thing!!)

Edited: Mar 16, 4:06pm Top

//city// //history//

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.

Mar 17, 2:35pm Top

Edited: Mar 17, 4:09pm Top


5006. John Spellman Politics Never Broke His Heart, by John C. Hughes (read 22 Mar 2013)

Mar 17, 4:21pm Top

Edited: Mar 17, 4:55pm Top

RE: #141

1659 members have the book City, by Clifford Simak. See


Mar 17, 5:23pm Top

// never // --152

Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Edited: Mar 18, 9:11am Top

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)

Mar 18, 1:52pm Top

Edited: Mar 19, 1:04pm Top

Mar 19, 1:56pm Top

// scenes //

Behind the Scenes at the Museum
by Kate Atkinson

Mar 20, 2:33am Top


"Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley" by Peter Guralnik

Mar 20, 1:15pm Top

// justice //

Job; a Comedy of Justice by Robert Heinlein

Mar 20, 6:18pm Top

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Mar 21, 11:06am Top


2365. Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins and Dominique LaPierre (read 3 Mar 1991)

Mar 21, 1:53pm Top

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931. The Save-By-Borrowing Technique: Building Your Fortune - From Loan to Profit, by Carl E. Person (read 19 Nov 1967)

Mar 24, 1:55pm Top

Mar 24, 6:10pm Top

// William //

William of Ockham on Metaphysics; the
Science of Being and God by Jenny Pelletier

Edited: Mar 24, 6:28pm Top

Yesterday, 7:57am Top

Yesterday, 8:04am Top


31 Songs by Nick Hornby

Yesterday, 10:04am Top

Border Songs by Jim Lynch. Read in September, 2009.

Yesterday, 4:39pm Top


2359. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos (read 19 Feb 1991) (Pulitzer fiction prize for 1990)

I did not like this book at all, but it is the only book in my list which has the word 'songs' in the title.

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