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1. The title of the book cited must have one word, at least, which is the same as a word in the previous title.
2. The repeated word in the new title must be other than an article ("a", "an", or "the").
3. The repeated word must be spelled exactly as the word was spelled in the previous title. E.g., "prune" is not the same word as "prunes", and "loyal" is not the same word as "loyalty."
4. The repeated word must be in the title as shown on the title page of the book--not, e.g., part of the series name unless such is part of the title as shown on the title page.
5. If you have read the book it would be informative that you so indicate and tell when you read it, if you can.
6. Try to use Touchstones (put brackets around the title and around the author) although they often don't work.
7. A hyphenated word is one word, not two: e.g., "thunder-clouds"; and if used must be repeated in full, not in part only.
moibibliomaniac hath written:
>3. The repeated word must be spelled exactly as the word was spelled in the previous title. E.g., "prune" is not the same word as "prunes", and "loyal" is not the same word as "loyalty."
does this mean that English words spelled differently in different English-speaking countries, e.g. 'honour' and 'honor', 'color' and 'colour', 'theater' and 'theatre' are likewise not interchangeable?
>3 mirrordrum: I would say the repeated word needs to be spelled the same as it is spelled in the title. Hence "honor" and "honour" are not interchangeable.
The rules, or "suggestions for rules" date back to Nov. 18, 2008.
originally read it many years ago during a brief james agee period.
#6 thanks for the info moibibliomaniac
finished it yesterday
sorry 'bout that.
High Five by Janet Evanovich
Not read: I lower my blood pressure unnaturally!
I'm willing (eager) to follow the rules, but would argue that "color" and "colour" are the same word, despite the difference in spelling. They mean the same thing and it's conceivable that the same book could be published in the UK and the US with only the spelling difference.
read some time in the last 10 years.
a wonderful book if you're into this kind of thing.
had for the kids when they had the pox
one of my favorite authors as a late teenager and very young adult.
not a book I've read cover-to-cover but a book originally of my father's and one that we shared as we explored the area between the tides in southern California 50 years ago.
Anyway, read in 1993 for my degree in International Relations
Achhh...All that and it didn't get posted before jennieg's book.
The Secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene. Read decades ago...
Old childhood favourite.
read a couple of years ago
started last year and still reading slowly. amazing.
Read about two years ago to my daughter.
# 137 (Cariola) does not correctly respond to #136 and so was correctly ignored by #138, which did respond to #136, albeit with the word "in" which I know some of you do not think approriate--I used it once and was questioned as to its appropriateness
Cariola, you are right about #138--it did respond to your post. My error in not noting 'great.' If To the Lighthouse had been used, could a response have been to "To"? Have we decided negatively on that? I am not sure....
The rules only mention articles, not short prepositions, though they feel like "cheating" to me. But when the same word is an adverb . . .
Freelance Writing for Magazines and Newspapers: Breaking In Without Selling Out by Marcia Yudkin.
i read, or rather listened to, this book some years ago and can't remember it at all so it's back on my TBR list.
Just to confuse you, Shakespeare's name is spelled "Shakspeare" in the title. It is not a misprint. That is how it was spelled when the book was published in 1806, and that is how the word must be spelled if it is selected as the repeated word in our game.
(With all that to choose from, I wonder which word will be selected?)
read numerous times over the past, 40 years.
Can't see an edit button to change my last post.
Like some of this series, others I think are dumb. This one was o.k.
Ohh, there it is. lol
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Touchstone only works when I put the end bracket in the wrong place. Weird.
marvelous book. read it some years ago.
i edited to put in a book that might be easier to work with. also one I've read, in part, much more recently than donovan's brain, which i read as a kid.
Life Is a Dream by Pedro Calderon de la Barca. Read in a Renaissance Drama course years ago.
(I would have loved to have gotten us away from dark, but couldn't do it)
Read for a subject at university on history and memory
moibibliomaniac playing as Samuel Johnson.
This is the shortened version of the title. Read the review to see the extended title.
read aeons ago.
this is the only one i remember because for dinner one night the girls fixed creamed tuna or creamed peas or something on toast. blech!
Trixie Belden and the Secret of the Mansion by Julie Campbell.
The appellation given means that it was the book most appreciated read in 1979, out of the 46 books I read that year)
303> Thank goodness there's a subtitle!
Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840-1870 by Lisa Picard. (Her English period books are a delight.)
I'm not sure i didn't use this in part 21 but, I'm embarrassed to say, i don't know how to find part 21 to check. i rather think i didn't. just can't be certain.
by the time i finished this, i was seriously over both de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre! ;)
I would love to own this one!
My favorite book in the world! Read this a few years ago.
A collection of religious verse published in 1862
listened to this several years ago and would love to find time to read it again.