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Jung's Revenge: Word Association #6

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1starbox
Edited: Sep 22, 2015, 11:41am Top

NEXT: FIVE Books containing a word from
a title by Sinclair Lewis or Ernest Hemingway

2starbox
Sep 22, 2015, 11:50am Top

The Children at GREEN Knowe ---------------the green hills of africa
A SEA Change------------------------------------the old man & the sea
The SUN in Splendour---------------------------the sun also rises
ARMS and the Man------------------------------a farewell to arms
Chimes from a Wooden BELL-----------------for whom the bell tolls

(all by Hemingway

NEXT: 5 books containing a word from a title by John Steinbeck

3rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 22, 2015, 7:09pm Top

Cup of Fury by Upton Sinclair (Cup of Gold)

East River by SHolem Asch (East of Eden)

Wrath of Mulgarath by Holly Black (Gr. of Wrath)

Flat Broke: the Theory, Practice and Destructive
Properties of Greed by Gary Paulsen (Tortilla Flat)

Thursday's Children" by Rumer Godden (Sweet Thursday)

NEXT: FIVE book titles containing at least one word
of a Stephen King title.

4EMS_24
Edited: Sep 23, 2015, 5:18pm Top

5rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 24, 2015, 1:58am Top

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6rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 24, 2015, 2:05am Top

Strangers in the Universe
by Clifford Simak

On the Beach by Nevil Shute

Cement by Fyodor V. Gladkov

Saturday Morning
by Laraine Snelling

The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

NEXT: FIVE titles containing a word of
either a John Dos Passos or a
James Gould Cozzens title.

7EMS_24
Edited: Sep 30, 2015, 5:36pm Top

Murder on the Orient Express .......... Orient Express
The Body in the Library.......The Body of an American
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side ....The Crack-Up
Rule of three ......................................Three soldiers
The Mysterious Mr. Quin ..................Mr. Wilson's war

Agatha Christie...............................John Dos Passos

Next:
five fiction books titles with a dog's name or a dog breed

8rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 30, 2015, 9:09pm Top

The Great Dane Thor by Walter Farley

The German Shepherd by Diane Morgan

In Cuba, I was a German Shepherd
by Ana Menendez

The Labrador Fiasco by Margaret Atwood

The Spitz Master: a Parisian
Book of Hours
by Gregory Clark

NEXT: 5 FICTIONS or popular* non-fictions
with a title containing the name or breed
of a feline (cat, tiger etc.), marsupial or
elephant.

*no zoology or other text books allowed

9EMS_24
Edited: Oct 1, 2015, 4:43am Top

Jennie by Paul Gallico
Minoes = The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie M. G. Schmidt
Felix by Pamela Allen
Garfield by Jim Davis
Hello Kitty: Ice Skating Princess by Maria S. Barbo

bonus
Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest by A. A. Milne

Next: Five authors who share their surnames with a president

10rolandperkins
Edited: Oct 1, 2015, 11:44pm Top

Denzel Washington

Sloan Wilson

Parker Fillmore

Joseph C. Lincoln

Ford Madox Ford

NEXT 5 authors who share a FOREname
or MIDDLE name with the SURNAME of
a president, or the forename of
a UK monarch.
e.g. TRUMAN Nelson

11EMS_24
Edited: Oct 2, 2015, 3:00pm Top

Pierce Askegren
George Wilson Wilson
Carter Ratcliff
Truman Capote
Jackson Pearce

Next, five authors who share surnames with forenames of UK-monarchs, a 's' or 'son' may be added

12rolandperkins
Edited: Oct 2, 2015, 4:41pm Top

Elizabeth GEORGE

Teuira HENRY

Robert HENRYSON

John EDWARD

Leslie STEPHEN

NEXT: FIVE forenames of UK monarchs or U.S.
presidents, skipping at least two letter
between names. E.g. if HERBERT Hoover
is # 3, then #4 must begin no earlier
in the alphabet than K. (Skipping i, j).

13EMS_24
Edited: Oct 2, 2015, 5:13pm Top

Barack-Franklin-James-Martin-Thomas

next:
Five authors who share their surname with a current Head of State, anywhere in the world.

14rolandperkins
Edited: Oct 6, 2015, 4:35pm Top

shared w/ ______ʻs chief of state

Inge MERKEL Germany

Tara Harper Canada

Shana Abeʻ Japan

Ann Cameron U. K.

Adil Hashem Jordan*

NEXT: FIVE writers of Fiction, or popular
non-fiction whose surname indicates
a job, trade, or profession.

*"Hashemite" is the dynastic name of the once-powerful
allies of Lawrence of Arabia. The only surviving Hashemite
monarch is Abdullah of Jordan. His cousin, Faisal of Iraq, was deposed in 1958.

15EMS_24
Edited: Oct 7, 2015, 2:26am Top

Gerbrand Bakker baker
Eduard Douwes Dekker** roofer
Carolijn Visser fisher(wo)man
Herman Pieter de Boer farmer
Robbert Dijkgraaf* , ( popular non-fiction)

*A typical dutch profession. lit: Earl of the Dikes.
(we have an 'administrative level' for water management, divided in regions, the Dijkgraaf is the chairman of the Executive Committee of such a region )

Real name of Multatulli

Next: The same , now in English

16rolandperkins
Edited: Oct 7, 2015, 1:26am Top

Roger Fisher

Novella (sic) Carpenter--(her books, however seem
not to be fiction.)

Robert H. Doktor

Carlos Baker

Shannon Butcher

NEXT: Five authors whose initials
(fore- and sur-) have only even numbered*
letters of the alphabet. E.g. A is odd, B is even, C is odd, D is even, etc.

17EMS_24
Edited: Oct 7, 2015, 2:57am Top

Tonke Dragt
Nina Bowden
Paula Danziger
Thea Beckman
Drew Daywalt

(also five woman, children's books writers)

next:Five authors with eponymic names (sur- or for-)
(if it is possible in one category e.g. town/cities, rivers, countries, )

18rolandperkins
Edited: Oct 8, 2015, 12:51am Top

Category: place names
/
Edward De Vere, Earl of OXFORD

Grover CLEVELAND

Janet RENO

Basil LUBBOCK

Nadia de SAO PAOLO

NEXT 5 authors from 5 different
countries, with the names
of the countries skipping at least
2 letters before the next one.
E.g. If Ireland is country #3,
the 4th country initial must skip
at least J and K.

19EMS_24
Oct 13, 2015, 2:07pm Top

Pablo Neruda - Chile
Albert Camus - (La) France
Halldor Laxness - Ísland
Sigrid Undset - Norge
Orhan Pamuk - Türkiye

(only Nobel Prize winners)

next:
Five Nobel Prize winner for Literaure, in a row af the alphabet,
e.g. B-F or J-N

20rolandperkins
Edited: Oct 18, 2015, 10:16pm Top

J -- N

1. Eyvind Johnson* Sweden

2. Selma Lagerlof Sweden

3. Frederic Mistral France; Provencal Language

4. Gabriela Mistral Chile; Spanish Language

5. Theodor Mommsen Germany

*A co-winner with Harry Martinson

NEXT: A total of 5 favorite awards# (any field)
OR favorite historic* team-sport games (anywhere in the world)
#Nobel awards are excluded from this list.

*e.g. Colts vs. Giants, 1958

21rolandperkins
Dec 13, 2015, 5:49pm Top

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22rolandperkins
Edited: Jan 22, 2016, 2:40pm Top

20 appears too hard to play on;
so, changing it to:

NEXT: FIVE book titles from 5 different
countries, first word beginning with
one of the 5 vowels: A, E, I, O, and U.

23starbox
Jan 25, 2016, 10:44am Top

Alberta Alone by Cora Sandel - NORWAY
Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane - GERMANY
The Iron King by Maurice Druon - FRANCE
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn - RUSSIA
Under the Yoke by Ivan Vazov - BULGARIA

next: 5 fiction titles from different countries starting with one of first 5 consonants BCDFG

24rolandperkins
Edited: Jan 25, 2016, 1:24pm Top

Billard am halb zehn / Billiards at 9:30
by Heinrich Boll GERMANY

Challenge to Venus
by Charles Morgan UK

Divinas Palabras: Tragicomedia de Aldea
by Ramon de Valle Inclan MEXICO

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway U S

The Girl with the Golden Eyes
by Honore de Balzac FRANCE

NEXT: FIVE fiction or popular non-fiction
from 5 different countries, with first title word
beginning with: A, Z, B, Y, C

25starbox
Jan 25, 2016, 6:34pm Top

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - RUSSIA
Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm - UK
The Blue Sky by Galsan Tschinag - MONGOLIA
Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - USA
The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont - POLAND

Next: 5 works of fiction with a numeral in the title

26rolandperkins
Edited: Jan 26, 2016, 1:52pm Top

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27starbox
Jan 26, 2016, 10:44am Top

two more!

28rolandperkins
Edited: Jan 26, 2016, 1:51pm Top

Three Comrades
by Erich Maria Remarque

Five by Doris Lessing

Seventeen by Booth Tarkington

Eight Days by Gabriel Fielding

Eleven by Patricia Highsmith

NEXT: Five book titles, from 5 different
countries, the first words beginning
with the letters: H, W, J, G, V

29starbox
Edited: Jan 26, 2016, 3:46pm Top

The Heptameron by Marguerite de Navarre - FRANCE
The Wayward Wife by Alberto Moravia - ITALY
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - UK
The Good Soldier Schweik by Jaroslav Hasek - CZECH REP
The Villagers by Jorge Icaza - ECUADOR

Next: as above using letters : K, L, M, N, P

30rolandperkins
Edited: Jan 26, 2016, 9:08pm Top

Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez U. S.

Lost Illusions by Honoreʻ de Balzac FRANCE

Monsieur, or: the Prince of Darkness
by Lawrence Durrell U. K.

Nicht nur zur Weihnachtszeit / Not Only
in Christmas Season by Heinrich Boll GERMANY

Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo MEXICO

NEXT: FIVE book titles containing an ORDINAL number:

e.g. The THIRD Man (no need for different
countries, this time)

31rolandperkins
Mar 1, 2016, 1:26am Top

< > > > >

33rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 16, 2016, 11:09pm Top

Vinegars and Catsup
by Ralph Ordway Brooks

Ketchup is a Vegetable and other Lies
Moms tell themselves by Robin OʻBryant

Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at
Noon: a Guide . . . by Mark DiVicenzo

The Herb Basket: Marjoram, Mint & Marigold
by Hazel Evans

Mint Julep Murder by Carolyn Hart

NEXT: 5 titles which each contain at least one
word of the titles in #33.
The key words are:
Basket Ketchup
Buy
Catsup Lies
Fly
Guide
Herb Marjoram
Julep Marigold
May
Mint
Murder
Noon
Vegetable
Vinegar

35rolandperkins
Mar 19, 2016, 12:16am Top

"...containing a proverb or saying"
Does that mean that the title has to
contain the entire proverb? Or only
key words from the proverb?

36EMS_24
Mar 19, 2016, 4:26am Top

You can do a part of the proverb, saying, as long it 's clear to what saying that belongs. But maybe it"s too difficult, see how far you' will come ?

37rolandperkins
Mar 19, 2016, 2:52pm Top

Okay; thanks; My list of
proverbs is in my mind only; Iʻll try.

38EMS_24
Mar 19, 2016, 8:39pm Top

Say when it's too difficult, the game is for pleasure, not for hard work!

39rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 19, 2016, 11:10pm Top

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (a)

Jack of all Trades, Master of None: the
Shipping Corporation of New Zealand
Ltd. 1973-1988 (b)

Just how far from the Apple Tree? a Son in
Relation to his Famous Father
by John Peale (c)

Distilled spirits: Getting High, then Sober . . .
by Don Lattin (d)

A Penny Saved is Impossible by Ogden Nash (e)

The Proverbs
a. A shlekhter shalom is besser vie a guter krieg/
A BAD peace is better than a GOOD war.

b. Jack of all Trades, Master of None

c. The Apple Never falls far from the Tree

d. Whatʻs "in" when youʻre sober, comes "out" when
youʻre drunk.

e. A Penny Saved is a penny Earned

NEXT: 5 Books containing a title word taken from a
work of Shakespeare, Vondel, or Milton*

*or, in place of one of these 3, taken from another
writer of your choice.

40starbox
Edited: Mar 20, 2016, 11:38am Top

A Village Romeo and Juliet by Gottfried Keller - - Romeo and Juliet
Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski -- Paradise Lost
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake --Titus Andronicus
As I walked out one Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee --A Midsummer Night's Dream
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann --The Merchant of Venice

Next: as above, using books by Robert Graves or Elizabeth Gaskell (the 'G' section of my bookshelf is facing me!)

41rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 21, 2016, 4:24pm Top

Greek Myths, Western Style
by Barbara McBride-SMith a.

White Lotus by John Hersey b.

Gallleoʻs Daughter . . . by Dava Sobel c.

Charlotte & Emily Bronte: the Complete Novels d.
by Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte

Yorkshire Coast and Moorland Scenes
by Gordon Home e.

The Books

a. The Greek Myths (2 v.) by RG

b. The White Goddess by RG

c. "Homerʻs Daughter" by RG

d. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by EG

e. The Moorland Cottage by EG

NEXT: FIVE book titles with at least one word taken
from a place name in 5 different continents

42tess_schoolmarm
Edited: Mar 23, 2016, 8:15am Top

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44rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 23, 2016, 10:59pm Top

War within a War by Carlton Beals a.

A Bell for Adano by John Hersey b.

Go to the Widow Maker by James Jones c.

Mother Courage and her Children by Bertolt Brecht d.

Rebellion in the Backlands (Os Sertoes)
by Euclides da Cunha e.
The Wars and Countries
/
a. Civil War; U. S.
b. WW II; Italy
c. WWII; Pacific Islands
d. 30 Years War, W. Europe
e. Civil War; Brazil

NEXT: 5 Book titles, all with first word
beginning with the same vowel --
vowel of your choice. "a" and "an"
are excluded.

45starbox
Edited: Mar 24, 2016, 11:29am Top

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Olivia by Dorothy Strachey
Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson
October Sky by Homer Hickam * although this is shown as a movie, with the book called 'Rocket Boys', I definitely read an edition called October Sky

Next: as above with any other vowel

46rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 24, 2016, 5:04pm Top

Alyson Almanac by Alyson Publications

Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington

Alec: the King Canute Crowd
by Eddie Campbell

NEXT: 5 FICTION titles, all starting with
the same consonant: your choice of B, C, or D.

47rolandperkins
Apr 10, 2016, 10:27pm Top

< > > > >

48EMS_24
Edited: Apr 11, 2016, 1:27pm Top

Het dansende licht by Tonke Dragt - the Dancing light
Dina's Book by Herbjorg Wassmo
Dit zijn de namen by Tommy Wieringa - These are the names
Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel
Dorsvloer vol confetti by Franca Treur - Threshing floor full of confetti

next: five book titles containing exactly five words, with a preposition in it/ among them

49rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 17, 2016, 12:59am Top

The Battle of Groton Heights
by Norman Burnham

The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James

"A Glimpse of Sionʻs Glory"
by Isabel Colegate

Chimes from a Wooden Bell
by Taqui ALtounyan

The Green Hills of Africa
by Ernest Hemingway

NEXT: 5 book titles with the titleʻs 1st letter beginning
with !: A; 2: B; 3: C 4: D; and 5: E

51rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 18, 2016, 11:51pm Top

1. The Christmas Holiday by W. Somerset Maugham

2. A Son of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland

3. King David by Kyle Baker

4. The Life and Times of the Ant by Charles Micucci

5. Barnaby by Claudia Bailey

from Dickensians: 1. A Christmas Carol
2. Dombey and Son 3. David Copperfield
4. Hard Times 5. Barnaby Rudge

NEXT: Five titles, fiction or non-fiction, with exactly* SIX words

*long sub-titles may be omitted, to make a count of six words.

53rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 20, 2016, 3:20pm Top

Blue by Abigail Padgett

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,
Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

The Purple Land by W. H. Hudson

The Heliotrope wall and other Stories
by Ana Maria Matute

NEXT: FIVE books with a weight, size, or amount*
in the title

* "amounts" of human beings not allowed

55rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 21, 2016, 7:42pm Top

Macbeth the King by Nigel Tranter*

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare

The Prince by Niccolo' Machiavelli

Pericles, Prince of Tyre BY William Shakespeare

Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas

*fiction, but not Shakespeare-derived; in fact
its blurb says "Forget Shakespeare's villain".

NEXT: FIVE ficitions with a fruit or vegetable
in the title.

56ghr4
Apr 21, 2016, 8:17pm Top

Orange Crush by Tim Dorsey

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

NEXT: Five works of fiction that have a word in the title that is a National League baseball team nickname; e.g. Giant(s), Dodger(s), etc...

57rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 22, 2016, 2:23pm Top

58ghr4
Apr 22, 2016, 3:13pm Top

59rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 23, 2016, 3:08pm Top

Cubs & COLTS & Calves & Kittens
by Allan Fowler

Harness Horses, Bucking BRONCOS, &
Pit Ponies: a History of Horse Breeds
by Jeff Crosby

PATRIOTSʻ Gold by Virginia Frances Voight

GIANTS in the Earth by O. E. Rolvaag

Dieter RAMS: as Little Design as Possible
by Sophie Lovell

NEXT: FIVE different* book titles containing the name of
a national capital.

*no repeats

61EMS_24
Apr 24, 2016, 12:55pm Top

Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne
Raket naar de maan by Hergé ( rocket to the/Destination Moon)
Led Zeppelin: 1968-1980 by Keith Shadwick
The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
Cadillac Jukebox by James Lee Burke

NEXT: five book titles with a time indication in the title

62rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 24, 2016, 1:29pm Top

63ghr4
Apr 24, 2016, 1:28pm Top

Pictorial Half-Hours of London Topography by Charles Knight

The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

3:10 to Yuma and Other Stories by Elmore Leonard

Twelve O'Clock High by Beirne Lay, Jr.

10:56:20 PM EDT 7/20/69: The Historic Conquest of the Moon As Reported to the American People by CBS News Over the CBS Television Network by Robert Wussler

NEXT: FIVE book titles containing an ordinal number (e.g. first, second, third... ).

64rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 24, 2016, 5:37pm Top

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65EMS_24
Edited: Apr 24, 2016, 1:35pm Top

Let both your solutions >62 rolandperkins:, >63 ghr4: stay there, they are so different, that's my opinion

66rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 24, 2016, 1:44pm Top

69rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 24, 2016, 5:47pm Top

The Medusa and the Snail: more Notes
of a Biology Watcher
by Lewis Thomas

The Centaur by John Updike

Day of the Minotaur
by Thomas Burnett Swann

The Dragon of Og by Rumer Godden

The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London

NEXT: FIVE book titles with a nation or national
capital in the title, excluding Europe and
North America.

70rolandperkins
May 18, 2016, 2:34pm Top

<>>>>

71rolandperkins
Aug 20, 2016, 10:38pm Top

changing the "NEXT":

NEXT: FIVE books with a national
or State capital in the title

73rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 21, 2016, 7:50pm Top

Lou Gehrig: Pride of the Yankees
by Keith Brandt

Asterix at the Olympic Games
by Reneʻ Goscinny

The Babe Ruth Story by Babe Ruth

Dash by Kirby Larson

"Beginnerʻs Guide to Long Distance
Running" by Sean Fishpool

NEXT: FIVE book titles with a SPORTS
term or attribute, excluding personal
or team names

74EMS_24
Edited: Aug 27, 2016, 8:28am Top

76rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 27, 2016, 3:08pm Top

"S" by John Updike*

Samantha by Andrea Kane

Samantha by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

Stephanie by Winston Graham

NEXT: FIVE titles with womenʻs names
starting with T


*"S": the S of the title comes from
the protagonistʻs name: Sarah P. Worth

77rolandperkins
Sep 12, 2016, 12:42am Top

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78EMS_24
Edited: Sep 12, 2016, 2:08pm Top

79rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 12, 2016, 2:28pm Top

80rolandperkins
Oct 28, 2016, 12:36am Top

< > >>>

81rolandperkins
Edited: Dec 8, 2016, 2:17pm Top

Changing* 79 to:

NEXT: FIVE titles with a city, town, state or
province name: any proper place name
except countries and continents.

(Not sure whether 79 was too difficult
or too little of a challenge!)

82EMS_24
Dec 8, 2016, 3:08pm Top

last ;)

Segu by Maryse Condé
Florence Nightingale by Cecil Woodham-Smith
Paris Hilton (Blue Banner Biographies) by Jennifer Torres
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
Chelsea Clinton's Freshman Notebook: A Parody by Jason Eaton

Next: book titles with streets, lanes or ways, the names (nice!) or just these words.

83rolandperkins
Edited: Dec 8, 2016, 5:38pm Top

Ten North Frederick by John OʻHara

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

NEXT: FIVE titles with a city or town name
in at least 3 different continents

84EMS_24
Edited: Dec 9, 2016, 10:05am Top

Ik was nooit in Isfahaan by Tommy Wieringa , I never was in Isphahan - Asia
Timbuktu by Paul Auster - Africa
West of Eden by Harry Harrison - America (NC)
Vrede op Ithaca by Sándor Márai , peace on Ithaca - America (NY)
Salem's Lot by Stephen King - a.o. America (OR)

next five song titles with towns or cities

85rolandperkins
Edited: Dec 9, 2016, 1:37pm Top

San Antonio Rose

Buffalo Gals

New York, New York

For Boston

Sioux City Sue

NEXT: FIVE Fiction titles with
an animal name in the title,
excluding domestic animals

87rolandperkins
Edited: Dec 27, 2016, 1:10pm Top

The Bedbug and Selected poetry
by Vladimir Mayakovsky

Kiss of the Spider* Woman by Manuel Puig

An Antʻs Day Off by Bonny Becker

The Glass Bees by Ernst Junger

Leo Cockroach: Toy Tester

by Kevin OʻMalley

NEXT: FIVE fiction titles with names of animals
native to Africa or South America.

*not an insect, but admitted under the category "Bug"

88rolandperkins
Jan 29, 2017, 6:06pm Top

<> > > >

90rolandperkins
Edited: Jan 30, 2017, 1:27pm Top

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91rolandperkins
Jan 30, 2017, 11:47pm Top

I hope somebody will be able to
continue this. I couldn ʻt think of
more than one* that was a book
first and a play later. Arthur Miller
wrote one novel, Focus (1945),
but I donʻt think their is a play
version of it. I donʻt think any of
OʻNeillʻs or Wililamsʻs plays were
ever a novel. Christieʻs Mousetrap
may have a novel version (done later?)

*The Caine Mutiny / The Caine Mutiny Court Maratial

92amanda4242
Jan 31, 2017, 12:12am Top

Musicals would also count.

93EMS_24
Jan 31, 2017, 4:57am Top

94rolandperkins
Edited: Jan 31, 2017, 2:35pm Top

95amanda4242
Edited: Jan 31, 2017, 5:29pm Top

96rolandperkins
Edited: Feb 3, 2017, 12:48pm Top

The Centaur by John Updike

Kaz The Minotaur by Richard Knaak

The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle

The Tommyknockers by Stephen Kiing

Looking for Leprechauns by Sheila Keenan

NEXT: FIVE ficitons or popular non-fictions
with a historical figure of the 20th or 21st century
in the title.

98rolandperkins
Edited: Feb 2, 2017, 11:08am Top

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99rolandperkins
Edited: Feb 5, 2017, 9:46pm Top

Elizabeth Barrett Browing
by Mary Jane Lupton - - 19th

James Russell Lowell and his Friends
by Edward Everett Hale - - 19th

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD
by James Boswell - - 18th

John Adams by David McCullough
- -18th, and into the 19th (d.1826)

John Keats by W. Jackson Bate* - - 19th

*Met author

NEXT As above (96-97), but for centuries 1-13

100EMS_24
Feb 6, 2017, 6:28pm Top

Hadrian And The Moonbiscuit by Andrew Kilgariff 2nd
Oom Dagobert : De limonadekoning by Walt Disney 7th
= (Scrooge McDuck : The lemonade king)
Son of Charlemagne by Barbara Willard 7th/8th
St. Patrick's Gargoyle by Katherine Kurtz 8th
Stockholm Marco Polo Guide by Tatjana Reiff 13th

Next:
Five books with a historical woman in the title

101rolandperkins
Edited: Feb 7, 2017, 6:42pm Top

Empress Josephine by Clara Mundt

Maria Theresa by Petra Matthews

Who was Susan B. Anthony? by Pamela Pollack

The Worldʻs First Love: Mary, Mother of God
by Fulton Sheen

Lise Meitner: had the Right Vision
about Nuclear Fission by Mike Venezia

NEXT: FIVE titles containing a word from
a title by Shakespeare or Miklton

102EMS_24
Edited: Feb 8, 2017, 5:59am Top

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard (Love's Labour's Lost)
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute (As You Like It)
Common Errors in English Usage by Paul Brians (Comedy of Errors ) ;)
101 redenen om van ADO Den Haag te houden by F. Duivis. 101 reasons to love ADO Den Haag ( Our local soccer club that plays in the national competition)
Rembrandts Nachtwacht : het vendel van Frans Banning Cocq, de geschiedenis van een schilderij by Willem Hijmans
Rembrandt's Night Watch : The company of Frans Banning Cocq, the history of a painting

Next: Five titles containing a word from a title of a poem.

103rolandperkins
Edited: Feb 8, 2017, 6:19pm Top

Who is OZYMANDIAS? and Other Puzzles
in Poetry by John Fuller
(Shelley)

This Side of PARADISE by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Milton)

GRECIAN Plate by St. Barbaraʻs Orthodox Church
(Keats)

Eternity BRIGADE by Stephen Goldin
(Tennyson)

WASTELAND Gods by Jonathan Woodrow
(Eliot)

NEXT: Five books the titles of which contain
the first or last name of a U. S. President,
or British monarch.

105rolandperkins
Edited: Feb 9, 2017, 1:54pm Top

initials: R. P.

Reynolds Price

Richard Price

Robert S. Porter

Raymond P. Perry

Roger Priddy

NEXT: 5 authors with P as the
1st initial and R as the 2nd.

106EMS_24
Edited: Feb 10, 2017, 4:47pm Top

Paul Rodenko
P. Roth
Piers Paul Read
Pattiann Rogers
Panteleimon Romanov

very hard to find these...

Next: five books with at least one digit 2, 4, four or two in the title.

107rolandperkins
Edited: Feb 10, 2017, 4:52pm Top

The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis

The Four Agreements: a Practical Guide
to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A House with Four Rooms by Rumer Godden

NEXT: FIVE titles with three (3), Five (5)
or seven (7) in them

109rolandperkins
Edited: Feb 25, 2017, 10:18pm Top

ʻBarnaby Rudgeʻ - - Dickens

ʻBrutusʻ - - Shakespeare

ʻAnn Vickersʻ - - S. Lewis

ʻIsabel Archerʻ - - H. James

ʻMnesilochusʻ - - Aristophanes

NEXT Five characters from American, British, or
French fiction that you would like to have
dinner with.

110rolandperkins
Apr 28, 2017, 6:28pm Top

///// /////

111starbox
Edited: May 12, 2017, 12:47pm Top

Difficult question: going through my reading of last couple of years, I'd have to go with:

1) Pomeroy (in Call me Pomeroy by James Hanna ) - he'd keep me in stitches without trying!

2) Augustus Carp Esq(in novel of same name by H.H. Bashford) - you'd laugh ABOUT his priggishness rather than with him, but he'd be a topic of conversation

3) Forget his name, but character in one of Rudyard Kipling's Plain Tales from the Hills - when cheated over a horse he exacted wonderful revenge on the government employee involved by bombarding him for endless detailed information on a purported scheme to breed pigs.

4) Felicite, the servant in Gustave Flaubert's A Simple Soul - lovely peasant woman who conflated her beloved pet parrot with the Holy Ghost

5) Miss Mole by E.H. Young - for her positive attitude

If we could have foreign characters, I'm thinking Yeong-Hye from (Korean) The Vegetarian as anyone wanting to turn into a tree would be interesting. Or anyone from Varlam Shalamov's Kolyma Tales - bring them home for a good feed and they wouldnt criticise my cooking!

NEXT: If next person playing is Roland Perkins, I'll ask you the same question. If it's anyone else who doesnt feel up to question: 5 fictions including a negative word with prefix 'un'.

112rolandperkins
Edited: May 26, 2017, 11:30pm Top

ʻsame question . . .ʻ (as in 109?)

ok,
(counting drama as fiction):

ʻOliviaʻ (Shakespeare)

Portiaʻ Julius Caesar, Shakespeare

ʻPortiaʻ The Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare

ʻIshmaelʻ, Melville

Henry D. Thoreau The Maine Woods,
Walden, etc.

NEXT: FIVE titles of a 19t or 20th century
work that are 3 WORDS or less.

114EMS_24
Edited: May 27, 2017, 4:28am Top

Gulliver's Travels, (Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships) by Jonathan Swift - 1726
The Story of the Stone by Cao Xueqin - 1760
Die Leiden des jungen Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1774
Les liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos - 1782
The Italian by Ann Radcliffe - 1798

NEXT: Five Gothic Novels

116rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 9, 2017, 12:01am Top

Wise Blood by Flannery OʻConnor

As I Lay Dyng by William Faulkner

Other Voices, Other Rooms
by Truman Capote

A Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews

End as a Man by Calder Willingham

NEXT: FIVE works by 5 U. S. Southern authors
from at least 3 different states

117rolandperkins
Jul 18, 2017, 6:35pm Top

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118EMS_24
Edited: Jul 19, 2017, 5:19am Top

Serena by Ron Rash (SC)
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (MS)
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (TN)
Edisto by Padgett Powell (FL)
I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett (GA, SC)

next:
Five poems from five different American poets from the 20th or 21st century, bonus if you could post the first lines :)

119amanda4242
Edited: Jul 19, 2017, 9:23pm Top

1. Robert Frost "Mending Wall"

Something there is that doesn't love a wall

2. Allen Ginsburg "Howl"

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness

3. e.e. cummings "i carry your heart with me"

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)

4. Hart Crane "Episode of Hands"

The unexpected interest made him flush.

5. Shel Silverstein "Invitation"

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

NEXT: 5 books you hope are never made into movies.

120rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 2, 2017, 11:16pm Top

(N. B. No disparagement of Kafka, Seneca, or Melville,
as writers, is implied in the following.)

Kalki by Gore Vidal

Hercules on Mount Oeta by Seneca

Israel Potter; his fifty years of exile
by Herman Melville

To the Last Man by Zane Grey

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
(One or two of these may, for all I know, have
been made into a movie; if so, glad I missed it.)

Bonus entry: the reverse of the above: one that I always figured was practically made FOR the movies, and yet could
not conceivably ever be touched by Hollywood:
The Public Burning by Robert Coover

NEXT: FIVE* fiims in which the movie is better than the book or at least as good. If you can only think of 3 or 4
such, go ahead and post.

121amanda4242
Edited: Aug 2, 2017, 11:31pm Top

L.A. Confidential--I thought the movie was far superior to the book

The Princess Bride--the film and book are both excellent in slightly different ways

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day--charming adaptation of a charming book

Stardust--wonderful adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel

La Reine Margot--the book was too slow moving for my taste

122rolandperkins
Aug 2, 2017, 11:20pm Top

Interesting selection, it seems, though I
haven't read or seen any of them.

Give us a "NEXT" ?

123amanda4242
Edited: Aug 2, 2017, 11:27pm Top

Never seen The Princess Bride?! Inconceivable!*

Let's stick with the same topic: FIVE films in which the movie is better than the book or at least as good.

*This is actually funny if you've seen the movie or read the book.

124rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 8, 2017, 6:45pm Top

1. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

2. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

3. Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara

4. Ben Hur by Lew Wallace (1959 version)

5. Scalp Hunters* by Mayne Reid

NEXT: Five fictions with at least 3 of the 5
taking place in 3 different continents

*Not sure that (5) is actually based on the
Mayne Reid novel.

125EMS_24
Edited: Aug 11, 2017, 11:58am Top

Ségu by Maryse Condé (Mali, Africa)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (Antarctica & North America)
Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company by Multatuli (Indonesia, Asia)
Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener (Solomon Islands, Oceania)
Hoe duur was de suiker? by Cynthia McLeod (Suriname, South-America)
(The Price of Sugar)

NEXT: five books that take place a in (at least) two different countries, which both have an important role/ amount of pages.

126rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 13, 2017, 11:14pm Top

Key to the Door by Alan Sillitoe
(UK; Malaysia

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
(UK; France)

Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis
(U. S.; France; Germany)

Barry Lyndon by William M. Thackeray
(Ireland; Western Europe)

The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw
(U. S.; Germany; Italy)

NEXT: FIVE fictions taking place BEFORE 1817

128rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 15, 2017, 3:07pm Top

Scalp Hunters by Mayne Reid

Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand

'There's not much 'jack' for a jack-of-all-trades"
by Billy Rose (article)

Satire VI by Juvenal

Penrod Jashber* by Booth Tarkington

*mainly for one obnoxious chapter; the whole book
wasn't bad, although disappointing compared with
his other two "Penrod" books.

129EMS_24
Aug 15, 2017, 3:42pm Top

Do you have a continuation question in mind? :)

130rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 19, 2017, 9:08pm Top

Yes; sorry, there was a breakdown
before I finished the post (128):

NEXT: SIX novels or movies of which 3 have
a city setting and 3 a rural setting

131rolandperkins
Sep 8, 2017, 6:21pm Top

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132ahef1963
Sep 30, 2017, 10:35pm Top

133rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 30, 2017, 11:36pm Top

Rabbit Run
by John Updike (The Tale of Peter R.)

Treasury by Daphne Princess
(A Treasury of P. Rabbit and other stories

Pigling: a Cinderella Story (a Korean Tale)
by Dan Jolley
(Pigling Bland)

The Book of Samuel by Bible O. T.
(The Tale of Samuel Whiskers)

The Star Fisher by Laurence Yap
(The Story of Mr. Jeremy Fisher)

NEXT: Five books that share a title word with a
William Faukner or a Truman Capote book.

135rolandperkins
Edited: Oct 3, 2017, 8:44pm Top

CRIBBAGE: a New Concept by John Chambers

READING I've Liked by Clifton Radioman

WALKING by Henry David Thoreau

Addie Joss on BASEBALL: Collected NEWSPAPER Columns . . . . .

All Roads Lead to HOCKEY: REPORTS from Northern Canada
to the Mexican Border by Bil Boyd

NEXT: FIVE titles that contain words/ a word from a title
by John Steinbeck or Theodore Dreiser

136rolandperkins
Oct 27, 2017, 4:53pm Top

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137ahef1963
Nov 2, 2017, 8:41pm Top

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (Steinbeck's The Pearl)
Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene (Steinbeck's Travels with Charley)
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (Steinbeck's The Red Pony)
The Sister by Louise Jensen (Dreiser's Sister Carrie)
In the Heart of the Sea: the Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick (Dreiser's An American Tragedy)

Three books that contain a month of the year and
Three books that contain the name of a season of the year.

138rolandperkins
Edited: Nov 3, 2017, 1:40am Top

December Secrets
by Patricia Reilly Giff

Captain January by Laura Richards

The Adventures of Augie March
by Saul Bellow

Winter Solstice
by Gerald Warner Brace*

Summer by Edith Wharton

A Dance to the Music Of Time: First
Movement: Spring by Anthony Powell

* Knew author.

NEXT: FIVE book titles with the name of
a mammal, other than a human being.

139EMS_24
Nov 3, 2017, 12:15pm Top

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Muriel Spark: The Biography by Martin Stannard
Mostly in Clover by Harry J. Boyle
The Bluebell Wood by Kayrin McMillan
Life of Napoleón by Stendhal

(respectively the Donkey, Goat, Mare, Dog and Pig from Animal Farm )

NEXT: FIVE book titles with the name of an animal other than a mammal.

140rolandperkins
Edited: Nov 3, 2017, 2:12pm Top

Kiss of the Spider Woman
by Manuel Puig

The Glass Bees by Ernst Junger

Mackerel by Moonlight
by William Weld

The Reptile Room
by Lemony Snicker

Haddock 'n' Chips (Racers)
by Linda Hoy

NEXT: A list of 6 books of which the title show:
2 mammals; 2 birds;
and 2 reptiles

141rolandperkins
Dec 16, 2017, 10:24pm Top

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143rolandperkins
Edited: Dec 17, 2017, 1:33pm Top

Sweet Marjoram: Essential Oil, the #1 Pain
Relief Oil . . . by K. G. Stiles

Harpy Thyme by Piers Anthony

Cannabis: a History by Martin Booth

The Celery Stalks at Midnight by James Howe

Tycho's Nova: a Tomato Project
by Graham Wood

NEXT: Five Fiction titles with a geographical
name, other than a city or town, in the title.

145rolandperkins
Edited: Dec 31, 2017, 7:37pm Top

Green Mansions by W.. H. Hudson

The Purple Land by W.. H. Hudson

The* Crimson Pirate (1952 Film) by Robert Siodmak

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Hard Times by Charles Dickens**

*I'm assuming the 2-word rule
(144) allows for articles to
be ignored

** This is in a tie with Oliver Twist as my favorite Dickens.

NEXT: FIVE 4-word titles, fiction or non-fiction. Articles
count.

146EMS_24
Jan 1, 2018, 1:45pm Top

Ga niet naar zee by Tommy Wieringa
Ireland: the Rough Guide
Nijntje in het museum by Dick Bruna
The way things work by David Macaulay
Het uurwerk van Floor by Leon Gommers

Don't go to the sea, Miffy in the museum, Floor's clockwork

NEXT: five books with a month in the title

147rolandperkins
Edited: Jan 1, 2018, 2:32pm Top

Captain January
by Laura Richards

A February Face by M. J. Adamson

Invention of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917
by T. S. Eliot

Broken April by Ismail Kadare

June 30th, June 30th
by Richard Brautigan

NEXT: FIVE fictions with either a year or a day of the week in the title.

148EMS_24
Jan 1, 2018, 3:43pm Top

Blue Mondays by Arnon Grunberg
Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss
Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
Short Friday by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Saturday by Ian McEwan

NEXT: titles of the best books you know by the five authors you would have met.

149rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 11, 2018, 7:32pm Top

Tales of the Tikongs
by Epeli Hauʻofa

"Lord Wearyʻs Castle"
by Robert Lowell

Cyclone Country: Poems of the Pacific by Leialoha A. Perkins

Elegiac Feelings American
by Gregory Corso

Billard um Halb Zehn by Heinrich Boll

NEXT: FIVE fiction or non-fiction titles that
contain the name of a U. S. state or large city.

150rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 11, 2018, 7:26pm Top

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151rolandperkins
Mar 11, 2018, 7:33pm Top

The "NEXT" of 149 has been changed. Please play on 149.

152EMS_24
Edited: Mar 12, 2018, 7:10am Top

InLine SKATING in Greater Boston by Andy Barlow
Milwaukee by Bernice Rubens
The Bridges of MADISON County by Robert James Waller
The Unofficial Guide to San Francisco by Joe Surkiewicz
Salt Lake City,: A pictorial study by Josef Muench

I 've just watched the WC Ice Skating, among 24.000 others, Eric Heiden was there.
He had lived in Madison, near San Francisco and does now in Park City near Salt Lake City, where the world's speedest rink is. In Milwaukee is a fast speed skating rink too.

Next: Five books with winter sports in the title

153rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 12, 2018, 11:46pm Top

Sidney Crosby, 2nd edition: a Hockey Story
by Paul Arsenault

Where Basketball is King - - or is it Knight? Confessions of an Indiana Hoosier Fan
by Louis Lemburger

The Track Trophy (her Summer Fun / Winter Fun) by Vivian Dubrovin

The Curling Companion by W. H. Murray

Norman Plays ice Hockey by Clare Gault

NEXT: FIVE titles, fiction or popular* non-fiction that have the name of a SCIENCE in the title.

*No text books or in depth scientific treatises allowed.

154rolandperkins
Mar 30, 2018, 3:23pm Top

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155rolandperkins
Jun 17, 2018, 6:37pm Top

Changing the "NEXT" of 153 to:

FIVE Books, fiction or popular non fiction, with a SUMMER SPORT in the title

156Jim53
Jul 13, 2018, 9:42pm Top

Baseball by Ken Burns
Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar
Javelin Rain by Mike Cole
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by J Knapp & B Kowitz
Rowing to Eden: collected stories by Amy Bloom

Next: five books with alliterative titles

159starbox
Jul 17, 2018, 6:31am Top

~145: Re Dickens, I would have to pick Dombey and Son as favourite!

160EMS_24
Edited: Jul 27, 2018, 10:10am Top

161rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 27, 2018, 7:58pm Top

The Fox and the Flag
by Dan Parkinson (Dahl)

Queen of the Conqueror: the Life of Matilda, Wife of William I
by Tracy Joanne Borman (Dahl)

The Skin by Curzio Malaparte (Ondaatje)

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
(1947 Film) by Joseph Mankiewicz (Ondaatje)

The Atomic Bazaar: the Rise of the Nuclear Poor
by William Langewiesche (Theroux)*

NEXT: Five titles with a word from a title by at least one of the following autors:

Mark Twain Flannery OʻConnor W. H. Hudson
Agatha Christie Marjorie Allingham

*Met author.

162EMS_24
Edited: Jul 28, 2018, 2:44pm Top

FLOWERS in the Mauritshuis by Royal Picture Gallery
Philadelphia EAGLES by Loren Stanley
The OAKEN Throne by Robin Jarvis
The Hare with Amber EYES by Edmund De Waal
Failures of the presidents : from the Whiskey Rebellion and War of 1812 to the Bay of PIGs and war in Iraq by Thomas J. Craughwell

(all 'biology' by Margery Allingham)

NEXT: Five films with alliterative titles

* Nice! I enjoy reading his books, we have his son's documentaries on the national TV last years

163rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 29, 2018, 7:18pm Top

The Keys to the Kingdom
by Joseph Mankiewicz (dir.)

D-Day: ils ont Inventeʻ le Débarquement by Marc Jampolsky

Mr. Majestic by* Joe Casey

Bad Bascom

*LT doesnʻt note this as a film, but Iʻm sure it was one -- 2 or 3 decades ago.

164Jim53
Jul 29, 2018, 8:25pm Top

>163 rolandperkins: What's next?

165rolandperkins
Jul 30, 2018, 12:14am Top

163-164 "Whatʻs next?"

Sorry, I forgot.
NEXT: (163) FIVE fiction or
popular non-fiction books with alliterative titles.

166Jim53
Jul 30, 2018, 1:12pm Top

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
The Tower Treasure by "Franklin W. Dixon"
The Masquerading Magician by Gigi Pandian
Simon Said by Sarah Shaber
The Bordeaux Betrayal by Ellen Crosby*

* Ellen's series of mysteries featuring winemaker Lucie Montgomery features seven books (so far) with alliterative titles, but I didn't want to just use five of hers ;-)

NEXT: five books that deal somehow with the topic of race.

167rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 28, 2018, 8:04pm Top

Native Son by Richard Wright

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Tempo di Occidere = The Short Cut by Ennio Flaiano

The Complete Stories of Erskine Caldwell by Erskine Caldwell

Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton
>changing the "NEXT" of 167 to:
NEXT: FIVE books dealing somehow with the theme of RACE, from at least TWO different continents

168Johannanas
Sep 1, 2018, 6:18am Top

Beminde by Tori Morrison (Dutch) - Beloved

De kleur paars by Alice Walker (Dutch) - The Color Purple

Mensen met rood bloed by Erskine Caldwell (Dutch) - In search of Bisco

Het zingende gras by Doris Lessing (Dutch) - The grass is singing

De Z-Town trilogie by Achmat Dangor (Dutch) - The Z Town trilogy

Next: Five books refering to the sense: taste, and from at least two different continents

169EMS_24
Edited: Sep 1, 2018, 3:50pm Top

Touch by Charlotte Watson Sherman - US
Niet aanraken s.v.p. by Tijn Snoodijk Don't Touch if you please - Europe
Ireland: the Rough Guide
The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales by Oliver Sacks - UK
De kus van Esau by Meir Shalev Esau('s Kiss) - Near East Asia

Next: Five books referring to the sense: 'smell' and from at least two different continents
>168 Johannanas: good idea, hoe 'Jung' wil je het hebben... (how Jung-ish do you wanna have)

170rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 1, 2018, 8:45pm Top

The Smell of Hay
by Giorgio Bassani (Europe)

A Whiff of Death by Isaac Asimov* (North America)

The Nose by Nikolai Gogol (Europe)

The Nose Book by Al Perkins (North America)#

The Fume of Poppies by Jonathan Kozol (North America)

NEXT: FIVE book titles, Fiction or Popular Non-Fiction, whose title has a word referring to Botany, or Body Parts.

NEXT: Five books, fiction or popular non-fiction that refer, in the title, to Botany or Body Parts.

*Knew author.

#North America--probably,
but Iʻm not sure. In LT, Iʻm hearing of Al Perkins (no relation) for the first time.

171Johannanas
Sep 2, 2018, 4:24am Top

De lange arm van Gil Hamilton by Larry Niven (Dutch) The long arm of Gil Hamilton - (North America)

Lijmen ; Het been by Willem Elsschot (Dutch) To glue ; The leg - (Europe)

Een afgehouwen hoofd by Iris Murdoch (Dutch) A severed head - (Europe)

De generaal met de zes vingers by Yasmine Allas (Dutch) The general with the six fingers - (Africa)

Het oog aan de hemel by Philip K. Dick (Dutch) Eye in the sky - (North America)

Next: Five books that suggest / refers to Melancholy

172EMS_24
Edited: Sep 2, 2018, 10:48am Top

The lost gardens of Heligan*
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Van de koele meren des doods by Frederik van Eeden About the Cool Lakes of Death
Van oude mensen de dingen die voorbijgaan by Louis Couperus = Old People and The Things That Pass
Ik wilde dat ergens iemand op me wachtte by Anna Gavalda = Someone I Loved, litt.: I would/wanted Someone to Wait for Me Somewhere

* Only the title is melancholic, the book, in contrary, is about rediscovering and the restoring of an overgrown garden

Next: Five books that suggest / refers to Regret

173rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 2, 2018, 1:18pm Top

"Buyerʻs Remorse" by Traci Tyne Hilton

Regret by Charity Santiago

Regret by Michael Robertson, Jr.

"The Assassinʻs Remorse" by J. M. D. Reid

The Sorrows of Young Werther by {Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

NEXT: FIVE book titles with a word evoking Happiness, joy, beatitude, etc.

174Johannanas
Sep 3, 2018, 3:13am Top

Een glimlach kwam voorbij by Marina San Giorgi - A Smile was passing by

Eeuwige schoonheid by E.H. Gombrich - Eternal beauty

Oud geluk by Plato - Ancient happiness

Verrukking by Katherine Mansfield Bliss

Het dansfeest van de murenen by Nina Bouraoui - The Dance of the Moray

Next: same as the previous, there's so much choice, always nice to find some joy and beauty!

NEXT: FIVE book titles with a word evoking Happiness, joy, beatitude, etc.

175EMS_24
Edited: Sep 3, 2018, 11:55am Top

De olijke tweeling naar het zonnige zuiden by Arja Peters - The Frolic Twins (are going) to the Sunny South
Allegro by Felix Leclerc - Cheerful
De wereld een dansfeest by Arthur van Schendel - The world a dance party
Turkish Delight by Jan Wolkers
De vrolijke verrijzenis van Arago by Tomas Lieske - The happy resurrection of Arago

NEXT: FIVE book titles with a word evoking Expectation, with only max. once using the word expectation.

176Jim53
Sep 3, 2018, 11:39am Top

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd
Wait and Hope by Horatio Alger
The World to Come by Dara Horn
and of course Great Expectations by the Chuckster

Next: five book titles that contain a reference to a Shakespeare work or character

177rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 8, 2018, 12:39pm Top

"Hal Spacejock" by Simon Haynes

Antonio Gramsci, 1894-1937 by Antonio Santucci

Portia Coughlan by Marina Carr

Henry V War Criminal? and other Shakespearean Puzzles by John Sutherland

Life of Pericles by Plutarch

*Hal: (later Henry V) Nickname of Henry IVʻs delinquent son

NEXT: FIVE novels or popular non fiction whose title contain a word from
a:
MILTON, POPE, KEATS,
DICKENS, or THACKERAY title

179EMS_24
Sep 8, 2018, 10:28am Top

Specht en zoon by Willem Jan Otten - Woodpecker and Son
Baltimore Orioles Official Farewell Commemorative Cal Ripken Jr. 2001 by Jessica Fisher
De gans en zijn broer by Bart Moeyaert - The Goose and his Brother (Flemish)
Het perspectief van de arend en de kip metafoor voor het menselijk bestaan by Leonardo Boff - The perspective of the eagle and the chicken metaphor for human existence
Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes

Next: Five fiction books with a rodent in the title, from min. three different continents (Asia and Europe counting as two different ones)

180rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 8, 2018, 7:24pm Top

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181Johannanas
Edited: Sep 10, 2018, 4:45am Top

De rat van Arras by Adriaan van Dis - The rat from Arras (Europe)

Muizen en mensen by Jonh Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men (USA)

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by BeatrixPotter (Europe)

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford (Europe)

The Porcupine by Julian Barnes (Europe)

I didnt reach the 3 different continents but at least 3 different country's.

Next: 5 x a tilte that suggest/refers to heritage or roots and from at least 3 different continents

183Jim53
Sep 11, 2018, 11:12am Top

East West by Salman Rushdie
Southern Discomfort by Margaret maron
West from Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder
North Carolina Wonder and Light
QPB Treasury of North American Folktales

Nest: five books whose titles begin with a preposition

184rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 12, 2018, 12:41pm Top

Without Feathers by Woody Allen

Without: Poems by Donald Hall*

Into the Blue by Robert Goddard

Toward the Morning by Hervey Allen

With our own Eyes by Don Mosley

NEXT: Five book titles that have a verb
in either the past (-ed, etc.) or the progressive (-ing)

*Donald Hall Passed away recently. His work dates back to the 1950s. R. I. P.

185Johannanas
Sep 14, 2018, 2:43pm Top

Het zingen, het water, de peen by Vonne van der Meer - The Singing, the water, the carrot (About Sinterklaas, a Dutch celebration)

Rising of the Ashes by Tahar Ben Jelloun

De voorstad groeit by Louis Paul Boon - The Suburb is growing

De huilende libertijn by Andreas Burnier - The crying Libertine

De vrijheid gaat in't rood gekleed by Theun de Vries - Freedom's dressed in Red

next: five Books that have a Nationality in it's Titel from five different Country's

187EMS_24
Edited: Sep 15, 2018, 4:02pm Top

Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours = Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
UK-Egypt-India/Hong Kong-US-UK
Travesuras de la niña mala by Mario Vargas Llosa = The Bad Girl
Peru-France-Japan
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Czechoslovakia-US-Antarctica
Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann = The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Sweden/France/Russia-US-China/Nepal/Iran
La tresse by Laetitia Colombani The braid
India-Italy-Canada

Next: Five fiction books where the biggest part of the story take place in a mountain area in at least three different continents. (one continent a book is OK). It will be nice if you give the name of the mountain area as possible.

188rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 18, 2018, 9:04pm Top

Tales and Lore of the Mountaineers
by William B. Price

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Huasipungo by Jorge Icaza

The Mountains of the Moon
by Katherine Duey

Milpam: a Tibetan Love Story
by Lama Yongden

NEXT: 5 FICTIONS that have both a womanʻs name and a manʻs name in the title.

190EMS_24
Edited: Sep 26, 2018, 4:52am Top

Autumn/fall not to close to the pole or equator:

September Sky by John A. Heldt
Hurricane! by Jonathan London
Red Leaves by Paullina Simons
The Mushroom Picker by David Robinson
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy

NEXT: Five fiction books with a word in the title that appeals to harvest

192rolandperkins
Edited: Jan 22, 9:13pm Top

Changing the "NEXT of 191 to:

FIVE Fictions or popular non-fictions with a word in the title pertaining to Summer or Autumn

194rolandperkins
Edited: May 13, 9:26pm Top

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola (Africa)

Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton (Africa)

Huasipungo by Jorge icaza (South America

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(South America

A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe (Asia)

NEXT: FIVE fictions or popular non-fictions from Europe, Oceania*, or Asia

*Oceania: defined here as Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga

195kittycatpurr
Edited: Feb 25, 11:11pm Top

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara (Australia, Oceania)
The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield (New Zealand, Oceania)
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (Norway, Europe)
The Blue Sky by Galsan Tschinag (Mongolia, Asia)
The Wounded Sea by Satendra Nandan (Fiji, Oceania)

NEXT: Five fictions with an article of clothing in the title.

196rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 4, 4:08pm Top

197kittycatpurr
Apr 12, 1:27am Top

The Black Violin: A Novel by Maxence Fermine

Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx

Andy and His Yellow Frisbee by Mary Thompson

Davita's Harp by Chaim Potok

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

NEXT: Five fictions that take place (or almost completely take place) off of planet Earth.

198rolandperkins
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200rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 15, 6:30pm Top

"Pinocchio and Aesop's Fables" by C. Collodi

"Seriously Snow White was so Forgetful: the Story of Snow White
as Told by the Dwarves (the Other Side of the Story"
by Nancy Loewen

How Fairy Tales Live Happily Ever After (Analyzing) the Art of
Adapting Fairy Tales by Connie Eisfeld

Folklore and Fable: Aesop, Grimm, Anderson
by Charles William Eliot

"Hans in Luck Retold from Grimm and with Pictures by David McKee"
by David McKee

NEXT: FIVE HISTORICAL fictions that take place in either the Ancient World
or the 20th Century.

201amaranthe
Jun 17, 1:01am Top

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

A Murder on the Appian Way by Steven Saylor

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

The Catch Trap by Marion Zimmer Bradley

NEXT: Five works of fiction concerning opera or musical theater, or that have related terms in their titles.

202EMS_24
Edited: Jun 17, 10:07am Top

All the World's a Stage - Lee Bennett Hopkins
- The changing seven roles we play on the stage of life before taking our final curtain call. These poems, explores those ages, offering voices and perspectives that are as varied as they are sage.
The Bald Soprano by Eugène Ionesco
- The play is about two English couples who come to visit each other. In the fourth scene, a couple suddenly discovers that they are married to each other. This is followed by a series of absurd dialogues.
Hoogste tijd by Harry Mulisch
- A retired variety and revue artist will play the lead role in the new play of the Amsterdam Theater Group.
Cool Cats Play Jazz by Josephine Page
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

NEXT: Five works of fiction that take place in Asia, west of India, or is by an author from that region.

203rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 17, 6:25pm Top

Hill of Evil Counsel by Amos Oz R I P

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk

Tobit by Bible. Apocrypha

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

NEXT: Five fictions, or popular* non-fictions taking place in
ASIA EAST of India, or by authors from that area.

*No textbook or specialist titles allowed

204amaranthe
Edited: Jun 17, 9:18pm Top

The Vegetarian by Han Kang (S. Korea)

Dream of the Red Chamber, or, The Story of the Stone by Cao Xueqin (China)

The Story of the Stone by Barry Hughart (fantasy China)

The Lotus and the Storm by Lan Cao (Vietnamese author)

Reef by Romesh Gunesekera (Sri Lanka)

NEXT: Five post-apocalyptic stories, any format other than film.

205EMS_24
Edited: Jul 3, 5:32am Top

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Also after a flood)
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (After a nuclear apocalypse)
The Postman by David Brin (After a nuclear apocalypse)
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (After a nuclear war)

NEXT: Five (favorite) non-fictions about five different subjects that interest you.

206rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 18, 3:46pm Top

Judaism; an introduction to the Beliefs and Practices
of the Jews by Michael Maher Religion: - - Judaism

Chasing King's Killer; the Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr.'s
Assassin by James L. Swanson -- Crime; Politics,
Assassinations

Chinese Mythology by Michael Uschan China; Mythology

Abraham Fornander; a biography by {Eleanor Harmon Davis
-- Hawai'i; Research

The Neanderthals Rediscovered; how Modern science is Rewriting
their Story by Dimitra Papagianni & Michael Morse

NEXT: FIVE (to be favorite, one hopes) non-fictions that have thus
far remained on your TBR List

207amaranthe
Jun 18, 8:34pm Top

Japanese Court Poetry by Robert H. Brower & Earl Miner

The T. E. Lawrence Puzzle by Stephen Ely Tabachnick, editor

The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family by Andrew Himes

Wade in the Water: The Wisdom of the Spirituals by Arthur C. Jones

London Labor and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew

NEXT: FIVE non-fictions on the SAME subject of your choice, all from different authors. Not necessary to have read them, but (like this entry) you should have already knowledge of them.

208rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 18, 9:26pm Top

The Progress of the Seasons . . . by George V. Higgins
-- (Baseball; Boston Red Sox)

Tiki of Hawai'i; a history of gods and dreams
by Sophie Schweitzer -- Religion; Hawaiiana

"The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird; the sicovery
and Death of the Po'ouli by Alvin Powell
-- Hawaiiana; Zoology--Research

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft,
and the Golden age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
- - Politics; Journalism

The 5 Unanswered Questions about 9/11; what the 9/11 Commission
failed to Tell us by James Ridgeway
- - Government commissions; 9/11; Foreign Relations; War

NEXT: FIVE fictions that take place either in the Western Hemisphere outside
of North America, OR, elsewhere, in an island country/

209EMS_24
Edited: Jun 19, 7:10am Top

De ingewijden = The Initiated by Hella S. Haasse (Crete)
(not a real island state, but Greece has so many islands)
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg (Iceland)
Trinity by Leon Uris (Ireland)
Bezonken rood = Sunken Red by Jeroen Brouwers (Indonesia)
Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener (Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island)

NEXT: Five favorite writers and very short reason/description why you like them.

210rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 20, 4:30pm Top

George V. Higgins mainly for his dialogue: he may be the
best U. S. writer of dialogue since Ring Lardner

Vergil (1st c. B. C.) For his lyricism within an epic, which is also
classic story-telling.

John Milton -- for some of the same reasons as with Vergil, but,
important as his theme is, I don't think he's as good a story-teller
as Vergil. (Samuel Johnson said of JM's Paradise Lost that it's
"a book that no one has ever wished were longer"!

William M. Thackeray mainly for Pendennis and Vanity Fair
which I think, in their time, broght new depth to the novel

F. Scott Fitzgerald, though think his othjer novels are good
but not GREAT -- not quite up to his The Great Gatsby, though
{Tender is the Night is VERY good.

211EMS_24
Jun 20, 8:46am Top

And the next?

212rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 20, 4:54pm Top

"And the next?" (209, 210)

Sorry to have forgotten it!

NEXT: FIVE of your favorites in any literary
field except the novel -- drama, long poetry,
verse collections, essays, biographies, etc.

213amaranthe
Edited: Jun 25, 2:07am Top

"Literary" fairy tales or fantastic stories, original and/or retold in a distinctive manner:

The Faithless Lollybird and Other Stories by Joan Aiken (and other books; no comprehensive collection of her work exists to my knowledge)

The fairy tales of Frank Stockton by Frank Stockton

The complete fairy tales of Mary de Morgan by Mary de Morgan

The short stories of Saki by H. H. Munro

Tongues of Jade by Laurence Yep (and other books; again, there is no comprehensive collection)

NEXT: FIVE works of literature you find especially funny/humorous.

214EMS_24
Edited: Jun 25, 4:04am Top

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne The out of the box ideas and language.
The way things work by David Macaulay Funny way to explain with and an elephant in drawings how products, machines, work
The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion Hilarious, I smiled each page. Young adult with Asperger's Syndrome in search for a girlfriend
Le Petit Nicolas = Nicholas by Jean-Jacques Sempé Schoolboy and his friends, the drawings are funny too.
The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovannino Guareschi
The daily 'struggle' of a priest with his villagers, himself and voice of God.

encore, a Dutch one:
Dorrestijns vogelgids D's Birdguide by Hans Dorrestijn Middle aged man starts birding, descriptions, situations are funny

NEXT: Five of your finest, best read detectives

//>213 amaranthe: nice specialization, thanks! //

215rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 25, 7:45pm Top

1. "Foley" and the other sleuths* of George V. Higgins's
crime novels.

2. "Hercule Poirot" -- (Agatha Christie

3. Sherlock Holmes -- (A. Conan Doyle)

4. "Perry Mason" -- (Erle Stanley Gardiner)

5. "Sunny Randall" - - Robert B. Parker

NEXT: 3 fictional FEMALE and 2 fictional MALE detectives
(OR 3 fictional male and 2 fictional female detectives --
police, private or just amateur detectives --whether you consider
them "finest"and "best read" or not.

216amaranthe
Edited: Jun 25, 8:13pm Top

1. Kate Kane: Iron & Velvet by Alexis Hall. London-based lesbian PI ("paranormal investigator") with supernatural heritage. A bit like "Dresden Files" but arguably better written and less sexist. Only two books out so far.

2. Cordelia Gray: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P. D. James. A private investigator who is an acquaintance of the author's more popular male police detective Adam Dalgleish. Unfortunately, only two books feature this character.

3. Thursday Next: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. A detective/special operative in an alternate version of England. Investigates literary crimes, such as the disappearance of Jane Eyre.

Bonus female detective (because I put Alexis Hall already): Shaharazad Haas, in The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall. Written in the style of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, where Haas is a "consulting sorceress" and the setting contains fantasy elements drawn from Lovecraft and similar authors.

4. Nicolas Rathe & Philip Eslingen: Point of Hopes by Melissa Scott. Rathe is an officer of the law in the city of Astreiant, a European-Renaissance fantasy setting. Philip is his lover, who begins the series as a recently separated soldier.

5. Don Strachey: Death Trick by Richard Stevenson (1981) to Killer Reunion (2019). Entertaining and long-running series (16 books over 38 years) with a gay PI.

NEXT: Five works of literature that are an homage, parody, etc. of another work of literature.

>214 EMS_24: glad you liked it, & I will have to check out some of your list. :)

217rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 25, 9:41pm Top

1. The Life of Samue lJohnson by James Boswell
(Homage To Sj'S opinions, both the published and un-publshed.

2. " Batrakhomyomakhia" / "The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice"
(parody on Homer

3. The Booting of Dan MacStew by Unknown)* (comic strip episode)
(Parody on Robert Service)

4. Bored of the Rings by Henry Beard (parody on J. R. R. Tolkien

5. Lend me yiour Ears; great speeches in history ed. by William Safire
(Homage to orators, worldwide, but mostly U. S.)

NEXT: Yor FIVE FAVORITE novels that5 can be classed as "HUMOR" (not necessasrily parody)

*I'd rather say "Unknown" than say :"author forgotten" or "Anonymous"

218amaranthe
Edited: Jun 26, 2:34am Top

Most of my favorite humorous novels are part of humorous series, so these choices are representative.

Absolute Zero by Helen Cresswell (series: The Bagthorpe Saga)

Thank You, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse (series: Jeeves and Wooster)

The Mouse on the Moon by Leonard Wibberley (series: Grand Fenwick)

Three Men in a Boat, to say nothing of the dog by Jerome K. Jerome (with one followup, Three Men on the Bummel)

Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (series: Discworld)

NEXT: Five works of fiction in any format (novel, play, etc.) with "Doctor" or "Dr." or a non-English equivalent in their titles, and/or with a main character who is a doctor, medical or otherwise.

219EMS_24
Edited: Jun 26, 5:08am Top

Dr. No by Ian Fleming
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Doctor Sally by P.G. Wodehouse*

bonus
Dokter Deen by Edwin de Vries Dutch Tv-series, (female) gp on an island

* How could I forget PG.. was this the inspiration for this question?
>216 amaranthe: :)

NEXT: Five fictions with other titles than dr. , like: mr, prof, PhD, ir, .. in any language.

220rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 26, 8:10pm Top

El Maestro Cartografo by Pasacale Rey

Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian

"Company Commander: the Classic Infantry Memoir of World
War II" by Charles B. MacDonald

"The Sergeant Major's Daughter" by Sheila Walsh

"The Professor's House" by Willa Cather

NEXT: FIVE professions, other than military that are mentioned
in a novel title.

221amaranthe
Jun 27, 3:51am Top

I am defining "profession" rather liberally here...

Song of the Navigator by Astrid Amara (SF profession, in this story navigators enable efficient faster-than-light travel.)

My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville

The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie (maybe more of a trade...)

Mairelon the Magician by Patricia C. Wrede (it's low fantasy, he's a professional magician.)

Preacher, Prophet, Beast by Harper Fox

>219 EMS_24: No, I had forgotten about that one :) I was staring at my shelves and thinking of Doctor Thorne.

NEXT: Five novels, each with a different royal or noble title in its, er, title.

222EMS_24
Edited: Jun 27, 5:52am Top

Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino (I could have used this in the humor category)
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin (Detective set in the 19th century)
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

bonus
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali'i by Leah Pualaha‘ole Caldeira
(I just discovered: Amongst the Polynesians of the Pacific the Ali'i occupied the traditional place of an Aristocratic class. The Kingdoms of Hawaii, Tahiti and presently the Kingdom of Tonga were all ruled by a ruling class known as the Ali'i - source:wp)

NEXT: Five books you have in your LT collection with a Beautiful Title (to your taste), independent of whether you liked the book or not.

223amaranthe
Edited: Jun 27, 7:27pm Top

I am very susceptible to beautiful titles...

Landscape Painted with Tea by Milorad Pavić (Haven't read it, it has been kept around purely for beauty value so far.)

The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke (Short stories, rather good)

Eight Skilled Gentlemen by Barry Hughart (part of one of my favorite Beautiful--and entertaining--Series. I like the number eight.)

Twittering Birds Never Fly by Kou Yoneda (manga series, these often have weird and beautiful titles that make little or no sense in English. I think it's meant to be "songbirds".)

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett (bonus: also its sequel The Shepherd's Crown)

~~~~~~~

Bonus 2: Sand and Ruin and Gold by Alexis Hall, which is an ebook novella that is sadly unavailable at present.

>222 EMS_24: I nearly put The Goblin Emperor in 221, but thought it would work better in a different topic, thanks! :D

NEXT: Five books with the same title as a song or other musical composition.

224rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 28, 8:26pm Top

The Moonlight Sonata by Yannis Ritsos

The Star-spangled Banner by Peter Spier

The First Rose of Tralee by Patricia O'Reilly

The Hound Dog by Nancy Hoag

God Save the Queen by Kate Locke

NEXT: FIVE book titles with word(s) that suggest
being derived from a sport or indoor game.

225amaranthe
Jun 29, 3:30am Top

The Gold Bat, and other school stories by P. G. Wodehouse (refers to cricket)

Pelota! by Sarah Black (refers to a Basque ball game)

Baton Rouge Bingo by Greg Herren (I don't think the story contains any bingo playing at all)

Double Blind by Heidi Cullinan (refers to poker, literally and probably also metaphorically)

Third Man Out by Richard Stevenson (title derived from sport but refers to something else in the story)

NEXT: Five novels intended for adults but with child main characters.

226EMS_24
Edited: Jun 29, 9:54am Top

Feest van het begin by Joke van Leeuwen (Feast of the beginning) - Paris during the French Revolution, the story starts with a foundling who grows up in an orphanage.
Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer When a 9-year-old boy in New York is gonna look for information about his father, who died in the attack on 9-11, he finds something different from what he expected.
I'm Not Scared by Niccolò Ammaniti When a 9-year-old boy in southern Italy discovers a naked chained boy in a pit, for him a confusing time begins.

Fairy Tales as Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Ridinghood and even The little Mermaid are originally more cruel than the versions that are best known nowadays and therefore written/told (at least also) for/to grown-ups.

I don't always distinguish books for children's and books for grown-ups. Sometimes I couldn't choose between these categories, see The Zig-Zag Kid for example. For my answers I looked in my municipal library catalogue in which section the books were put down.

NEXT: Pick a category/question from this page that you would have answered but didnt/couldn't

227rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 29, 5:45pm Top

... from this page . . . (226)

5 professions other than military that are mentioned
in a novel title
The Sheet Metal Worker's Instructor by Reuben Henry Warn

Census by Jeff Ball

"The Organ-grinder in McSweeney's 3 --EGGERS"
by Chris Sorrentino

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall

The Case of the Ghostwriter by James Preller

NEXT: Five Fictions or popular non-fictions the title of which
mentions an ACADEMIC word other than the name of a
profession. E.g. "professor" and "instructor" are taboo.

229EMS_24
Edited: Jun 30, 12:57pm Top

Spring Fever by P. G. Wodehouse assuming half of W's titles will fit.
Het houden van mannen by Myrthe Van der Meer
Pun in Dutch meaning both: Loving men. and: The keeping of men.
Wouter Toeval by Jörn-Peter Dirx
Dutch, written as a name. In English literally: 'Walter Coincidence'. Sounds as the saying: Louter toeval = Mere coincidence
Alice in Quantumland : an allegory of quantum physics by Robert Gilmore
Painting by Numbers by Jasper Fforde fiction, not a colouring book

NEXT: Five titles with imagery or irony

230amaranthe
Edited: Jun 30, 7:59pm Top

Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism by John Shelby Spong. (Ironic as, for many people, the Bible is positively associated with Christian Fundamentalism to the point of being blamed for fundamentalist excesses by critics and used as all-sufficient rationale for said excesses by fundamentalists.)

The Little Nugget by P. G. Wodehouse. (Ironically cute(?) nickname for repulsive child.)

Simple Justice by John Morgan Wilson. (Ironic as neither the case, nor the main character, whose surname is Justice, nor the concept of Justice itself, are especially simple).

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. (Imagery evocative of English riparian countryside; strong appeal to nostalgia.)

The Roar of the Butterflies by Reginald Hill. (Odd imagery. Title is a quote from a Wodehouse golf story. Possible ironic appeal to nostalgia.)

Next: Five books titled with phrases out of the Bible or another holy text.

231rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 1, 7:36pm Top

232amaranthe
Jul 2, 4:17am Top

Helen Oyeyemi (Europe--British, lives in Prague)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Africa--Nigerian)

Elizabeth Knox (New Zealand)

Mel Keegan (Australia)

Aviaq Johnston (North America--Inuk)

NEXT: Five books with warlike terms in their titles (war, battle, soldier, etc.) that have nothing to do with actual war.

233EMS_24
Edited: Jul 2, 6:39am Top

The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen
Love is a Battlefield by Vivian Arend
True Brit: The Story of Singing Sensation Britney SPEARS by Beth Peters
The World of the Old-Growth DOUGLAS Fir by Barbara Bash
Douglas, both a tree (named after David Douglas, a Scottish botanist), also known as Oregon pine and an a type of attack aircraft (last: wiki knowledge..)
Surrender by Sonya Hartnett

bonus
Iedereen is in de war by Youp van 't Hek = Everyone is confused (in Dutch 'oorlog' means war..)

NEXT:
Five books you 've read that were standing on (one of your) parent's (or other family member's ) bookshelves. (Preferably that copies).

234amaranthe
Edited: Jul 2, 5:34pm Top

The Bar Sinister by Richard Harding Davis (parents)

Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James (uncle)

Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana (grandparents, until they noticed I had been reading it and either hid it very well or got rid of it)

Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe (parents)

MAD's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions by Al Jaffee (grandparents, probably belonged to my mom or an uncle when they were living there)

NEXT: five books with titles that contain two "women's names" or two "men's names".*

*According to common usage. People sometimes bear commonly gendered names while identifying with another gender or no gender, but for this topic the names should refer to people of the same gender.

235EMS_24
Edited: Jul 2, 7:01pm Top

Inge and Mira by Marianne Fredriksson Friendship between Swedish and Chilean woman.
Rolien en Ralien by Josepha Mendels Ralien is Rolien's alter ego. Coming of age story with a female protagonist.
Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter by Susan Nagel
Van Bob, Bep en Brammetje by W. G. van de Hulst English title: Through the Thunderstorm. Bep is female (derived from Elisabeth or Alberta), Brammetje = little Abraham. They are siblings.
Young Joseph by Thomas Mann

Next: Five works you didn't finish. You can think beyond novella's.

236amaranthe
Jul 3, 2:19am Top

A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones: Read the first four books and then partially lost interest while waiting for book 5 and never read it when it came out. Did not watch the television series because I objected to the extra rape they apparently included in season 1, and furthermore, I do not like the character who seems to have become the hero.*

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: Tried to read it as a teenager, but since I wasn't being forced to read it (homeschooled), I stopped because it was boring.

The Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Doniger. Not really boring, but very long, so I eventually got distracted, didn't finish, and had to return it to the library.

The Bible. I tried to read it all the way through multiple times when I was younger, since it's what you are supposed to do as a young fundamentalist Christian, but always stalled out partway through the Old Testament. I've probably read most of it in pieces, but I'm sure there are any number of less popular bits I never got to.

'Til Darkness Falls by Pearl Love. A gay romance involving magic and reincarnation and tragedy and ancient Egyptian gods, or something. Unfortunately I found the writing excruciatingly bad so I didn't finish it. (The three people who have rated it on LibraryThing seem to think it's anywhere from okay to excellent.)

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NEXT: Same as >226 EMS_24: -- pick a topic from this thread you wanted to answer but weren't able to.
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*I did read spoilers for the TV show, obviously, but that isn't the same as finishing the work, and the spoilers I read were written by Alexis Hall on his blog, and he is a favorite author, so that's why I read them.

237EMS_24
Edited: Jul 3, 5:12pm Top

>222 EMS_24: Five books you have in your LT collection with a Beautiful Title

The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima
Een vlinder achterna by An Rutgers van der Loeff 'Following (chasing but not for catching) a Butterfly': light, dreamy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Original, imaginative. I like 'old' descriptive titles
The Mountain that loved a bird by Alice McLerran /Eric Carle - Original, we expect the other way around and what an amount of love will that be!

Next: Which five protaginists should meet (would you like to introduce to) a character (and which?) from an other book?

238rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 9, 5:10pm Top

Would like: a meeting between:

1. Turnus Vergil's Aeneid & Hector (Homer's Iliad

2. David (Bible. O.T) & Macbeth (The Shakespearean, not the
historical Macbeth.)

3. Dido (Vergil's Aeneid} & Cleopatra VII (the Shakespearean OR the
historical)

4. Nicholas Nickleby (Dickens) & Pendennis (Thackeray)

5. El Cid (Anonymous, legendary, though of course he and David
(and, probably Dido) are also historical, but have become better known
as protagonists).

NEXT: FIVE protagonists in well known literature that
you would like to have a meal with -- fictional, legendary,
or historical.

239amaranthe
Jul 14, 4:18pm Top

So I don't like to eat meals with other people unless we already know each other pretty well, and I tend to be very literal, which means that looking at this question I think that I would not like to have a meal with any fictional characters, which makes it difficult to answer. I managed to think of some who might be tolerable.

1. Miss Manners (a persona of Judith Martin). My table manners doubtless could use some refining, for occasions when dining in company is unavoidable, and she has such a nice way of correcting people.

2. Any of the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey, assuming I were a small or medium-sized animal who behaves like a human, such as they are. Their feasts always sound very delicious, and mostly vegetarian (some fish).

3. Bertie Wooster; he is conceited and would talk idiotically the entire time but then I would not have to do any talking. And he is generally a nice person and rather amusing.

4. An actual dog, like Lassie, or the Kid in The Bar Sinister. Dogs are good company.

5. Katisha from The Mikado. Probably a stressful interaction to begin with, but she seems a bit socially awkward in her own way, and we might actually have some things in common if we got over the awkwardness.

NEXT: Five works of fiction (any format) that have as a major element religion other than Christianity. Bonus if five different religions. Define 'religion' however you wish.

240EMS_24
Edited: Jul 15, 5:50am Top

The house of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah The book follows the life of an Iranian family from 1969 on through the regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Iranian revolution of 1979 and the installment of the Khomeini government, and ends after Khomeini's death. The book portrays struggles between the leaders of the bazaar and the religious rule of the imams—and between family members who are traditionalists and those who are caught up in revolutionary ideas and do not follow the old rules of the house.
My name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok Boy in/from a Hasidic family wants to make 'western', art
Kim by Rudyard Kipling Hinduism - The only one in this summary I haven't read.
The Bone People by Keri Hulme Maori
De Tuin der Goden by A.G. van Hamel The Garden of the Gods : myths of the Egyptians, Near Eastern, people of India, Greek, Scandinavian and Celts

film:
Avatar by James Cameron The Na'vi live in harmony with nature and worship a mother goddess named Eywa. Humans want to explore the richest deposit of 'unobtanium' therefore they want to destroy a sacred Na'vi site.

NEXT: Five First Lines you like

241amaranthe
Jul 15, 4:04am Top

Several centuries (or so) ago, in a country whose name doesn't matter, there was a tall, skinny, straggly-bearded old wizard named Prospero, and not the one you are thinking of, either. From The Face in the Frost by John Bellairs.

One-Eyed Wong and his beloved wife, Fat Fu, have worked very hard to earn the reputation of running the worst wineshop in all China. From The Story of the Stone by Barry Hughart.

The rumor spread through the city like wildfire (which had quite often spread through Ankh-Morpork since its citizens had learned the words "fire insurance"). From The Truth by Terry Pratchett.

One day Trurl the constructor put together a machine that could create anything starting with n. From "How the World was Saved", first story in The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem.

The Great Bagthorpe Daisy Chain was two weeks old and still the Bagthorpes were not assured of immortality. From Bagthorpes V. the World by Helen Cresswell.

NEXT: Five more first lines YOU like.

242EMS_24
Edited: Jul 15, 7:31am Top

>241 amaranthe: That lines make me smile

The Primroses were over. Watership Down by Richard Adams
With this simple line I instantly know exactly what point in the season it is, not that I don't like Primroses.

"Ce matin nous sommes tous arrivés à l'ecole bien contents, parce qu'on va prendre une photo de la classe qui sera pour nous un souvenir que nous allons chérir toute notre vie, comme nous l'a dit la maîtresse"
Le Petit Nicolas by René Goscinny This morning we all arrived happy at school, because a picture of the class will be made which will be a memory for us that we will cherish all our lives, as the mistress told us"
It's irony and one know that things won't happen like was planned. e.g. It's curious that little boys are happy to go to school...

It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not. City of Glass by Paul Auster
I like the line in Dutch more. I get curious. The coincidence of it; The possibility that something important (why should the narrator have told this story otherwise?) seemingly happened by accident.

This is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child. The Magican's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
When reading/hearing this as a child, this must have happened very long ago indeed.

"It was seven minutes after midnight. (The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears' house. Its eyes were closed.)" The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
That SEVEN MINUTES does it.

// I know i like a lot of first lines of creative children's books, i forgot them. I borrow most books from the library.
Most of the Woodehouses's first lines are funny, but when you separate them from the context of the books you wouldn't notice. Same for the Dutch Bommel-books by Marten Toonder. //

NEXT: Five novels intended for adults but with child main characters.
(Yes i copy your good idea... )

243amaranthe
Edited: Jul 15, 6:24pm Top

Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. Protagonist is around 10-12.
The Carnivorous Lamb by Agustin Gomez-Arcos. Protagonist is around 7 to begin with (or younger) but grows up; most of the story takes place before he is grown up iirc.
Winter Birds by Jim Grimsley. Protagonist is around 8.

I would say all of the above are intended for adults, based on their subject matter. The following don't seem to be unsuitable for older children, but are generally shelved in adult fiction.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Protagonist is a child, I forget his age.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Protagonist is 14. (I haven't read this one.)

Lots of other books have the protagonist begin as a child, but most of the story is about the person after they grow up, so I don't count them.

NEXT: Five works that have titles (and/or cover art) that are misleading, inappropriate, clichéd, or otherwise bad in your opinion, BUT that you enjoyed anyway.

244rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 15, 6:52pm Top

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245EMS_24
Edited: Jul 16, 7:56am Top

Waarom de hel naar zwavel stinkt by Salomon Kroonenberg. Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur : Mythology and Geology of the Underworld.
Nowhere in the book the answer to the "why" is explained. It's a search for the gaps/cracks in the surface of the earth; where, in theory, one can descend to the middle of the earth.

The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt.
I love (the creativity of) the book! But why always this brand of crayons? It's not the best quality of crayons. I always feel sorry for all the children that have their first, (only?), experience with these 'plasticlike' crayons*. They give not much pigment on the paper, one had to push hard to get any, colors barely mix. The users don't experience the many nice possibilities and results of better crayons.
* (maybe I am wrong and in the US are good crayons that look similar to our bad ones)

The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera
What unbearable? And lightness is not for everyone. When problems with a light life: Try to make something out of it, or don't whine! The title is unbearable heavy for a common story.

De mannen van Raan by Martine De Jong (The men of Raan)
In Dutch 'van' can mean 'of' and 'from'. I thought the last was meant, that Raan was a planet or other unknown place, that sounded mysterious. But Raan turned out to be the First name of a girl. I love Martine as blogger and vlogger, but her full book was a disappointing love story. .. (Raan is derived from Adria(a)n(a).)

Blue and yellow don't make green by Michael Wilcox
"Well, actually, they do (make green). A look at the color wheel and how you can improve color mixing by using six primary colors instead of three." (ems: cold and warm variations of blue, yellow and red) Interesting information, but doesn't exactly destroy the color wheel concept. ( ) by maryanntherese. ems: The goal gained: attention attracted. - it's talking about paint, light (eg pixels) has other rules. -

With films I often would prefer another poster: depicted more about the content or atmosphere of the movie instead of the most popular actors.

NEXT: The opposite: Five covers you like
(for uploading covers/pictures see: https://www.librarything.com/topic/177029)

246amaranthe
Jul 16, 3:56pm Top


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor, 2016 edition with cover by Kadir Nelson. The book is a classic of African-American children's literature, and this is an improvement over a previous cover that showed three children fleeing a fire and was mostly in shades of brown and rather dark and generally unappealing.


Cloudy Climes and Starless Skies by Alexis Hall. This cover is for an ebook-only novella, possibly now out of "print" and only available as part of Liberty & Other Stories). Picture by Simoné, who has done beautiful covers for many of Hall's books and stories. The person depicted on this one is of nonbinary gender.


Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken, cover by Robin Jacques. It is a very interesting picture and you cannot tell what is actually supposed to be happening unless you have read the book. The picture wraps around to the back cover, thus, to show the pink whale and two more characters:



The Hollow History of Professor Perfectus by Ginn Hale, art by Dawn Kimberling. This is a chapbook version of a short story that appears in The Long Past: & Other Stories. For some reason, authors seem to commission the best cover art for short stories and novellas that are not in general release as stand-alones, so almost nobody gets to see it.


This is a book by Miako Tadano, no idea who made the picture. It is in Japanese which I mostly can't read, but I liked the weird and beautiful cover, so I bought it from the library book sale anyway. (The title information I put in LibraryThing is based on what somebody wrote inside, which may or may not be a translation of the actual title. The author name is written in text I can read.)

I like covers with words and minimal imagery too, but I admit I am drawn to the ones with pretty pictures.

NEXT: Five more covers you like. We could do a few rounds of art... :)

247EMS_24
Edited: Jul 17, 5:49pm Top

1. .2. .3. .4. .5.

1. Le livre du coeur d’amour épris - Roi René d' Anjou by Franz Unterkircher King Renes: Book of Love. ill: unknown, some monks? Looks like a Medieval Illuminated manuscript, King René lived from 1409–1480. ..It's on my wishlist...

2. Psyche - Louis Couperus = Ill. Jan Toorop I love the art nouveau. The story is an elegant fairy tale. Some years ago there was a big exhibition with works of the painter in The Hague that I visited several times.

3. De kleine Johannes by Frederik van Eeden In English: The Quest. ill: Jan Veth

4. Hazenpad, of de kunst van het verdwijnen by Moniek Spaans Path of the hare, or the art of disappearing. You see illustrated, the hare has gone. I can't find the artist, (also disappearred? ;) maybe it is Moniek herself. - picture of wooden panel where they used a fretsaw -

5. De muren van Samaris by Benoît Peeters, ill:François Schuiten muren = walls. It's a graphic novel. I like the Finesse, color scheme, composition.

I limited myself to the covers I have in my collection, this series without photographs.
>246 amaranthe: Thank for your uploading your beautiful ones!

Next: (iI won't forget art, but first) : Five reads (or seen plays, acts, movies) that were disappointing.

248rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 19, 7:15pm Top

1. Henry VIII by William Shakespeare

2. Glover by Francis Pollini

3. As you Like it by William Shakespeare

4. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens

5. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

249amaranthe
Jul 19, 2:15am Top

>248 rolandperkins: are you going to finish your entry?

>245 EMS_24: I think in USA those crayons are also in wide use. Probably because they are cheap.
>247 EMS_24: thank you for more beautiful covers, all new to me! the hare is especially intriguing.

250rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 19, 8:53pm Top

On the "disappointments" of 248:

1. As WS's play that was closest to his own era, this
aroused interest, but I could've lived without it.
2. A Cold War yarn about U.S. Air Force backing up NATO:
Good, but I think nothing could compete with his "Night"
(Korean War, U.S. prisoners) terrible title, but
excellent novel.
3. Expected it to be as good as Twelfth Night -- not to my
mind (and it is just as famous.)
4. Expected CD's non-fiction to be as good as his fiction; it
was not, to me, but adequate.
5. Amazing, if you can cope with little action or dialogue.
Not quite my style.

NEXT: (Jung's Revenge) FIVE fictions the title of which contains
a well-known COLOR or SEASON

251amaranthe
Jul 20, 1:30am Top

The Curse of the Blue Figurine by John Bellairs

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Sketches in Lavender, Blue, and Green by Jerome K. Jerome (May be essays, but I think some short fictions... or fictional elements in essays... I forget exactly)

King of the Golden River by John Ruskin

Champion of the Scarlet Wolf by Ginn Hale

NEXT: Five works of fiction with titles that allude to time, or units thereof. (A season may count as a unit of time, especially if it is a specific season referred to in lieu of a date.)

252EMS_24
Edited: Jul 20, 4:57pm Top

Het Uurwerk van Floor Floor's Watch (alarm clock with double bells) by Leon Gommers . (the name Floor is related to flora). I love the playful language and thoughts of the boy.
En Attendant Godot by Samuel Beckett Time passes while waiting
Een heer in de kracht van zijn leven lit: 'A gentleman in the power of his life' by Marten Toonder
Don't know if this is a saying in English as well; The period in life that one has the force to do most (physical) things the best.
Full Moon by P. G. Wodehouse
The post-birthday world by Lionel Shriver kind of parallel time; What would have happened if she had taken the other decision each new crossroad /'chapter in time' Two possible stories with the same events at the same places.

Extra, as being officially non fiction but does read as an expedition.
The lost gardens of Heligan by Tim Smit 'Until World War I, the estate gardens of Heligan were one of the glories of Cornwall. This book tells the story of the restoration of these gardens after 70 years of neglect, against the backdrop of local opposition and a lack of funding. ' quoting review by Heaven-Ali . Such a nice read, in your mind you are working with them and discover all the old glory. Nowadays 'Heligan' is open for visitors.
photograph from: www.visitcornwall.com

NEXT: same question as >251 amaranthe:

253rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 20, 3:32pm Top

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255EMS_24
Edited: Jul 21, 7:18am Top

La Dentelliere= The Lacemaker by Pascal Lainé (fr)
De pianostemmer= Der Klavierstimmer Pascal Mercier (means: The piano tuner) (swiss)
De meisjes van de suikerwerkfabriek by Tessa de Loo (means: The girls of the confectionery factory) (nl)
Sue Barton, Neighborhood Nurse by Helen Dore Boylston (us)
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist by Arthur Conan Doyle (uk)

NEXT: Five fictions (or fiction titles) that have to do with space travel

256amaranthe
Jul 22, 3:36am Top

Northwest of Earth by C. L. Moore. (Anthology of stories about Catherine Moore's spacer character, Northwest Smith, who hails from Earth.)

The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett. (Several Discworld characters venture into space by going over the edge in an appropriate vehicle.)

Song of the Navigator by Astrid Amara. (Navigator has special ability to facilitate efficient long-range space travel).

The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem. (In the voice of spacer character Ijon Tichy, who chronicles his extensive travels in space and--often ridiculously--through time, on various errands.)

The Merro Tree by Katie Waitman. (Concerning a master performer and several other people who do a lot of interstellar travel. Only one memorable character is human, and he's relatively unimportant. Most other space travel stories written by humans tend to center humans for some reason....)

NEXT: Five imaginative works in which the author does not share their main characters' background or identity, especially in such areas as race, culture, religion, gender, or sexuality (that is, five works that are NOT#OwnVoices), and if possible also whether or not you think the author did a good job.

257rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 22, 7:54pm Top

1. Richard III by William Shakespare

2. Othello by William Shakespeare

3. The Jugurthine War and the Conspiracy
of Catiline by Sallust

4. Fire and Fury Inside the Trump
White House by Michael Wolff

5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

258rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 23, 4:32pm Top

Othello by William Shakespeare

Richard III by William Shakespeare

3. The Jugurthine War and the Conspiracy
of Catiline by Sallust

4. Fire and Fury inside the Trump White House
by Michael Wolff

5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

1, and 2 are listed on the assumption that WS made
the bad guys -- Richard and Iago -- the real protagonists
On 3: some historians might disagree with me that Sallust
was NOT a supporter of Catiline. but publically at
least, he wanted to show Catline at his worst.
4: Wolff's Fire and Fury was disappointing in some
ways, though I agreed with 80 or 90% of it. It has no
real protagonist -- except the attempt to make DJT
himself the protagonist.
5: The "Scrooge" of the short novel's early part is
definitely not Dickens's type of person -- to the reader's
amazement --- and even to the incredulut of some at
the later Scrooge.

NEXT: FIVE "lovable" (?!) villains in literature.

259amaranthe
Edited: Jul 25, 1:57am Top

"Milady" de Winter in The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. I read it once a long time ago but I remember liking her better than the other characters, even though I don't remember much about the rest of the story. (Antoinette de Mauban in The Prisoner of Zenda is a similar "femme fatale" type of character whom I also like.)

Jadis/the White Witch/Lady of the Green Kirtle in The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. Representative of Satan, of course, which is probably why she is rather interesting. One wonders why "Satan" is represented as female throughout the series, anyway; probably sheer sexism.

Steerpike in Titus Groan and Ghormenghast by Mervyn Peake. Very resourceful person.

Aunt Agatha in P. G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster stories. She isn't especially malevolent, just strong-minded and thinks she knows what is best for everyone. Of course she isn't nice to servants, which is rather bad of her.

Lord Vetinari in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. I don't think he is really a villain as far as any of the stories are concerned (because the actual villains of any particular story usually die), but he has some of the superficial characteristics of a stereotypical villain, such as being a trained assassin and a "tyrant", so Wikipedia seems to have him categorized as such, for what that is worth. He is one of my favorite characters.

NEXT: Five horrible heroes in literature!

260rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 25, 6:49pm Top

1. Henry II (by William Shakespeare seems to me more
like an unabashed conqueror than a national hero,

Joshua (Bible. O. T.) --for much the same reason as # 1.

Satan (Milton's Paradise Lost). Some critics have claimed that Satan is
"the real hero". Wish JM were alive to refute them, as I think this was
the opposite of the poet's true intention.

Guy Mannering by Walter Scott. I just couldn't get interested in
Guy as a "hero" or even as an interesting anti-hero.

261amaranthe
Jul 28, 1:15am Top

>260 rolandperkins: any more? and/or next topic?

btw if the critics want to read Satan as the hero, I think that's their prerogative. If they are saying that Milton wrote it with Satan as the hero on purpose, rather than that the story can be read that way regardless of authorial intent, I am inclined to agree with you that Milton probably meant Satan to be the villain. I am obviously not an expert on Milton or Paradise Lost but I know fanfiction is a thing. :)

262EMS_24
Edited: Aug 2, 9:50am Top

I shall finish >260 rolandperkins:

Anansi. -> Characteristic of the Anansi stories is that Anansi always outwits its opponents. In his character he has elements of the villain as well as the egoist: he has no problem in cheating his wife Akuba or one of his many children, when he himself takes advantage of/benefits from it. (source: Dutch WP).
I've never really read or heard a complete Anansi-story myself and I am not very familiar with that culture so my understanding can be wrong, but at first sight I can't like such kind of hero.

NEXT: five fictions or non-fictions that has illustrations inside the book.

264amaranthe
Edited: Aug 5, 12:07am Top

I shall finish >263 rolandperkins:. And add four extra.

Bill the Minder written & illustrated by W. Heath Robinson, who is more famous for illustrating other people's work.

The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable written by Terry Pratchett & illustrated by Paul Kidby. A team effort.

The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with illustrations from The Strand magazine by Sidney Paget. I assume, after looking at the illustrator's photograph on LibraryThing, that he drew Holmes as a self-portrait, because all his drawings of Holmes look just like the person in that picture.

Collins Tree Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Trees of Britain and Europe written by Owen Johnson, all trees & tree parts meticulously illustrated by David More.

the lives and times of archy & mehitabel by don marquis with pictures by george herriman
which is a book of poems ostensibly
written by archy the cockroach jumping on typewriter keys
and he can't operate the shift to make capitals
or punctuation
there is no indication of why don and george also avoid
capitals as they are both human

NEXT: Five books with pictures of fish on the cover. Nonfiction is fine if it isn't a book specifically about fish. No fish identification guides or marine biology texts or cookbooks about cooking fish or tropical fish-keeping hobby books please.

265EMS_24
Edited: Aug 5, 6:56pm Top

1. .2. .3. .4. .5.

1. In het museum by Joost van Driel (novella)
2. Swimmy by Leo Lionni (children's book)
3. Een goudvis by Arjen Duinker (poetry)
4. Requiem voor een vis by Christine Adamo (thriller)
5. Adriaen Coenen's Visboek by Adriaen Coenen (Dutch non fiction from 1580*)

* Maybe this doesn't exactly fit in your asked category and I couldn't find the cover but I think it's too beautiful not to show....
There is a copy in our National Library. for more pictures: https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/adriaen-coenens-fish-book-1580/ or https://www.kb.nl/en/themes/middle-ages/adriaen-coenens-visboek
The sketches in the fish are ships.

NEXT: Five covers with a Insect on the cover, (quoting) : Nonfiction is fine if it isn't a book specifically about insects. No insect identification guides or insect biology texts. (You do know, spiders aren't insects ;)

>264 amaranthe: Holmes :D

266amaranthe
Edited: Aug 7, 4:19am Top


Performing Flea by P. G. Wodehouse. A collection of Wodehouse's letters.
.

Armitage, Armitage, fly away home by Joan Aiken. In one story, the Armitage parents get turned into ladybugs, hence the title.
.

Butterflies by KJ Charles. This one is a common Cabbage White, for story reasons. Another electronic-only cover.
.

Donald and the ... by Peter F. Neumeyer, illus. by Edward Gorey. It may be hard to see, but each corner has a little housefly.
.

A girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter. Many editions have one or more moths on the cover, because the main character catches moths and sells them to fund her education. I like this one, but I don't own it.

NEXT: FIVE book covers (or representative illustrations) containing SPIDERS, OCTOPI, or other creatures with EIGHT OR MORE limbs, excluding the usual boring specific nonfiction texts. Imaginary creatures are permitted.

>265 EMS_24: the Visboek is lovely, thank you for showing it! I certainly don't want to exclude old books from the lists just because marketable cover illustrations didn't become customary until more recently.

267amaranthe
Edited: Aug 7, 4:24am Top

On second thought, modified new topic of >266 amaranthe: to be more expansive.

268EMS_24
Edited: Aug 11, 5:51am Top

1. .2. .3. .4. .5.

1. Dit is de spin Sebastiaan by Annie M. G. Schmidt
famous nursery rhyme about a spider who built a web inside a house, despite the warnings of other spiders, and yes, the tale badly ends for Sebastiaan.

2. The amazing Spiderman by Marvel Comics - retro cover of the original

3. Wachten op Apollo : hoe Arachne in een spin veranderde en andere mythen… by Lida Dijkstra Waiting for Apollo: how Arachne changed into a spider and other myths, based on Ovid. Titles in Dutch and Frisian are different. I like the Dutch magpie cover better. Wolken fan wol = clouds of wool

4. De moeder van een duizendpoot by S. Abramsz the centipede's mother
Note that in Dutch the CENTipede is called 'THOUSANDleg' we even have 'billionlegs'.

5. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
(another nice version)

bonus: book illustration from 1802

NEXT: Five titles of retellings of Greek myths

// I Like the color continuation in >265 EMS_24: >266 amaranthe:, the fifth looks nostalgic, I have cabbage whites in my flower garden :) //

269amaranthe
Edited: Aug 12, 2:05am Top

1. Cupid and Psyche by Mari Eckstein Gower (external link). I saw it in the University of Washington Special Collections. A bit too expensive for me but pretty and rather clever. There are pictures of a few pages at the link.

2. Ilium & Olympos by Dan Simmons (two-volume novel). I read these about 15 years ago, it is a science fiction story involving a lot of characters from Greek myths and some of the events from Homer's epics.

3. Labyrinth by Alex Beecroft. This one is a queer romance and also a story about how the legend of the Minotaur might have come into being. I have a few more queer romances that are based on Greek myths, but this one is actually pretty good, while the others I've read are sort of rubbish.

4. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I haven't actually read this, but it won a prize. (Bonus: Circe by the same author, which I also haven't read.)

5. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, which I haven't read either. All of the ones I haven't read look pretty good.

NEXT: Five editions in translation of books that you have read, particularly if the title or cover is different in an interesting way. Familiarity with both languages is optional.

>268 EMS_24: at least my colors in 266 were sort of an accident, but I see it does complement 265, now that you mention it. I like your notes about Dutch language. :)

270EMS_24
Edited: Aug 13, 1:43pm Top

I mostly choose the cover of the book I've read or have in my physical library for my LT library. Sometimes I choose another because it's far more beautiful (like 'Psyche') or far more suitable for the content ànd when i can't remember the exact cover.
I have read a lot of English books in Dutch translation. Mostly because that was easier. Now I think it's worth to read the English, or French version because something get lost in translation. Although, ... at the moment my French is 'dormant'... reading in French won't give me the complete detailed story.
Other reasons: I have a Dutch copy myself, There was only a translated copy in the library available.
NB: More than once, the title changes with the language.

The solitaire mystery by Jostein Gaarder
1a. .1b.
1a. Modern Norwegian cover. card related. The narrative seems to rely on a playing card sequence.
1b. Specific content related.
The Dutch title is: 'The game of the cards'. English title is like the Norwegian.
I can't read Norwegian

Blindness by José Saramago
2a. .2b. .2c.
2a. Covers for me the content the best - 'City of the blind' (Like the Portuguese title)
2b. Portuguese copy, detail of 2c
2c. Interesting, could be this painting of Breughel Saramago's inspiration?
I can't read Portuguese

The Loves of Judith by Meir Shalev
3a, .3b.
3a. The copy I read. Face of Judith. Dutch title: De vier maaltijden (The four meals, each meal for a different love, literally and metaphorical)
3b. in Hebrew כימים אחדים (For several days), no people depicted
I can't read Hebrew

By a Slow River by Philippe Claudel
4a. .4b. .4c.
4a:Dutch version, read, Grey Souls, same as the French title. The title is description, meaning of the story.
4b: other Dutch version, listed, more suitable for the atmosphere
4c: The French copy. WWI, need I say more?
English Title: Location of the story of that one day. - Never thought of reading this in French

City of Marvels by Eduardo Mendoza
5a. .5b. .5c.
5a. Second Spanish edition. A sketch: Characteristic, during the book the city is growing.
5b. Depicts the best where Barcelona for us stood for during reading. We read the book around our trip to the city of Gaudí
5c.Illustrative: Dutch, the book takes place during and in between the two World Fairs in Barcelona, this is a photograph of the second one in 1929
Habla solamente un poquita Español

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