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Another Silly Game Part 156

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Playing games and solving puzzles

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3Schmerguls
Feb 24, 12:01pm Top

This should be part 157. Can the number be changed?

//Who//

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)

6rolandperkins
Feb 24, 2:30pm Top

// Tompkins //

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

7Diane-bpcb
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.

10ghr4
Feb 25, 9:53am Top

12ghr4
Feb 25, 12:48pm Top

//harvest//

Late Harvest: Rural American Writing by Edward Abbey

13rolandperkins
Feb 25, 3:13pm Top

// late //

ʻDonʻt let the Pigeon stay up Lateʻ
BY Mo Willems

15Schmerguls
Edited: Feb 26, 8:59am Top

//Late//

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

16ghr4
Feb 26, 11:21am Top

17Diane-bpcb
Feb 26, 12:40pm Top

20rolandperkins
Feb 26, 5:06pm Top

I am a Cat by Natsume Soseki

Also translated as ʻi am THE catʻ

21Schmerguls
Feb 27, 11:30am Top

29rolandperkins
Feb 28, 1:24pm Top

// urban //

Trees in urban Design
by Henry Arnold

31Diane-bpcb
Feb 28, 8:18pm Top

//trees//

parse trees

33Schmerguls
Edited: Mar 1, 9:37am Top

//Trees//

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

36ghr4
Mar 2, 7:23am Top

38LisaMorr
Mar 2, 6:25pm Top

-great-

The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker

read prior to 2008

40rolandperkins
Mar 2, 10:03pm Top

// mysterious//

The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain

41ghr4
Mar 3, 6:57am Top

42Schmerguls
Mar 3, 12:57pm Top

44Schmerguls
Edited: Mar 4, 9:18am Top

47rolandperkins
Mar 4, 5:28pm Top

// fine //

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

48Diane-bpcb
Mar 5, 1:58am Top

A Fine Romance by Candice Bergen

52moibibliomaniac
Mar 5, 12:30pm Top

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

55rolandperkins
Mar 5, 4:13pm Top

//myth //

The Cry for Myth by Rollo May
- - reading currently

57rolandperkins
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

59Tid
Mar 6, 4:19am Top

// voyage //

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C S Lewis

60ghr4
Mar 6, 7:52am Top

61Schmerguls
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.

//voyage//

5192. Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, by Martin Goldsmith (read 28 Aug 2014)

62Tid
Mar 6, 1:44pm Top

63rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 6, 5:46pm Top

// stoops //

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

66LynnB
Mar 7, 8:21am Top

//slow//

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

67Schmerguls
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

68Tid
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...

69Schmerguls
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:

ame:

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

70Tid
Mar 7, 3:55pm Top

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

71LynnB
Edited: Mar 7, 4:14pm Top

playing on last correct post: //she//

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

73moibibliomaniac
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

75Tid
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!!!!!!!)

79rolandperkins
Mar 8, 12:52pm Top

// Brooklyn //

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

81Tid
Mar 8, 4:40pm Top

85Schmerguls
Mar 9, 10:16am Top

//Missing//

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

88rolandperkins
Mar 9, 12:25pm Top

// unlocking //

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

89Tid
Mar 9, 1:49pm Top

//five//

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

90ghr4
Edited: Mar 9, 1:55pm Top

91rolandperkins
Mar 9, 2:21pm Top

// balloon //

The Silver Balloon by Susan Bonners

93rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 9, 6:07pm Top

// north //

By the North Gate By Gwyn Griffin

- - Title also used by Joyce Carol Oates

94Diane-bpcb
Mar 9, 11:50pm Top

//North//

North and South by by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

96Schmerguls
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)

97Tid
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?

99rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 10, 1:14pm Top

101rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 10, 1:26pm Top

// stupendous //

ʻStupendous, Miserable City; Pasoliniʻs Romeʻ
by John David Rhodes

103moibibliomaniac
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.

105rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 10, 11:42pm Top

// politics //

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

107Schmerguls
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:

//Wrong//

4672. Profiles in Folly History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong, by Alan Axelrod (read 13 Feb 2010)

108ghr4
Mar 11, 10:11pm Top

109Schmerguls
Edited: Mar 12, 1:09pm Top

//Profiles//

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

111ghr4
Mar 13, 3:11pm Top

112Schmerguls
Mar 13, 4:06pm Top

//Present//

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

113Tid
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.

120Schmerguls
Mar 14, 2:00pm Top

// All //

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

127Tid
Mar 15, 5:59am Top

128ghr4
Mar 15, 9:36am Top

130Schmerguls
Mar 15, 2:46pm Top

//Half//

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

134rolandperkins
Mar 15, 10:49pm Top

// deal //

A Deal with a Stranger by Marina Munzittu

137Schmerguls
Mar 16, 12:04pm Top

//Pocket//

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

139Tid
Mar 16, 12:48pm Top

//history//

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

140rolandperkins
Mar 16, 2:25pm Top

// future //

The Once and Future King by T. H. White

142rolandperkins
Mar 16, 2:53pm Top

// nineteenth //

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

144Tid
Mar 16, 3:38pm Top

//city//

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

145moibibliomaniac
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.

149ghr4
Mar 17, 2:35pm Top

151Schmerguls
Edited: Mar 17, 4:09pm Top

//heart//

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

152ghr4
Mar 17, 4:21pm Top

153Schmerguls
Edited: Mar 17, 4:55pm Top

RE: #141

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

http://www.librarything.com/work/18582

154rolandperkins
Mar 17, 5:23pm Top

// never // --152

Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

161Schmerguls
Edited: Mar 18, 9:11am Top

288 books to choose from!

//Life//

391. In the Midst of Life Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, by Ambrose Bierce (read 23 Apr 1951) (Book of the Year)

163rolandperkins
Mar 18, 1:52pm Top

166LynnB
Edited: Mar 19, 1:04pm Top

167rolandperkins
Mar 19, 1:56pm Top

// scenes //

Behind the Scenes at the Museum
by Kate Atkinson

170Diane-bpcb
Mar 20, 2:33am Top

//rise//

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

172rolandperkins
Mar 20, 1:15pm Top

// justice //

Job; a Comedy of Justice by Robert Heinlein

174Tid
Mar 20, 6:18pm Top

177Tid
Mar 21, 5:51am Top

179Schmerguls
Mar 21, 11:06am Top

//Midnight//

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

180LisaMorr
Mar 21, 1:53pm Top

184rolandperkins
Mar 21, 11:51pm Top

185Tid
Mar 22, 7:09am Top

187Schmerguls
Mar 23, 12:38pm Top

//Loan//

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

190rolandperkins
Mar 24, 1:55pm Top

192rolandperkins
Mar 24, 6:10pm Top

// William //

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

193Tid
Edited: Mar 24, 6:28pm Top

197ghr4
Mar 25, 7:57am Top

198Tid
Mar 25, 8:04am Top

//songs//

31 Songs by Nick Hornby

199LynnB
Mar 25, 10:04am Top

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

200Schmerguls
Mar 25, 4:39pm Top

//Songs//

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.

206Diane-bpcb
Mar 26, 1:07pm Top

This Old Man by Roger Angell

208starbox
Mar 26, 1:41pm Top

//old//

An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope - read 2003

209rolandperkins
Mar 26, 2:05pm Top

// manʻs//

Manʻs Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

212starbox
Mar 26, 2:29pm Top

215LisaMorr
Mar 26, 4:10pm Top

-my-

Nothing...Except My Genius by Oscar Wilde read in 2011

216rolandperkins
Mar 26, 11:28pm Top

217starbox
Edited: Mar 27, 6:09am Top

218Tid
Edited: Mar 27, 8:17am Top

219starbox
Mar 27, 10:02am Top

//castle//

In the Castle of my Skin by George Lamming - read 2014

221ghr4
Mar 27, 10:58am Top

//castle//

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. DIick

225moibibliomaniac
Edited: Mar 27, 11:42pm Top

227ghr4
Mar 28, 6:02am Top

//strange//

Strange Air by Tom Brown

228Schmerguls
Edited: Mar 28, 12:06pm Top

//Strange//

5353. The Strange Death of President Harding From the Diaries of Gaston B. Means as told to May Dixon Thacker (read 25 Feb 2016)

230starbox
Edited: Mar 29, 4:18am Top

234starbox
Mar 29, 12:04pm Top

235rolandperkins
Mar 29, 1:44pm Top

// walked //

When Moutains Walked by Kate Wheeler

236ghr4
Mar 29, 2:19pm Top

237rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 29, 7:49pm Top

// worlds //

Between Two Worlds by Nandor Fodor

- - title also used by Upton Sinclair and
several other writers.

240rolandperkins
Mar 29, 7:50pm Top

243rolandperkins
Mar 30, 12:14am Top

// tourist //

Grace Marion Sparkes; Matriarch of the
Early Arizona Tourist Industry
by Mona Lange McCroskey

244starbox
Edited: Mar 30, 4:51am Top

245Tid
Mar 30, 7:15am Top

//grace//

A Year Of Grace by Victor Gollancz

(for some ludicrous reason, this amazing and famous anthology which was published in the early 50s, doesn't come up as a touchstone)

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