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The book title game

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The book title game

#1 Post by Jem » July 4th, 2007, 10:39 am

Just like the song title name but with books instead of songs and I'll let someone else start.

1. The OP will have the title of a book, with the author tacked on.

2. The next post will have the title of a different book, but with at least one word in common with the title of the book in the previous post.

3. Only words from book titles are allowed to make the connection, not words from the names of the authors. For instance, Dude, Where's My Country by Michael Moore could lead to Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, where "Country" is the connecting link. But you cannot make a connection between authors, such as linking Michael Moore to Alan Moore.

4. You cannot use articles such as a, an, and the, to make a connection.

5. You can make a connection between a simple word and the same word appearing in a compound word (such as "high" and "highbrow").

6. You can make a connection between a simple word and a complex word by either adding or dropping a prefix or suffix (such as "hand" and "handed.") It is also acceptable to change the form of a word to create an adverbial/adjective form (such as "heavy" and "heavily"), or to alter number or tense (such as "man" and "men.")

7. You cannot make a connection between a simple word and a longer word that superficially contains the simple word ("man" and "manditory" would not be permitted).

8. You cannot make a connection between two words that are spelled the same but have unrelated meanings ("lead" as in the opposite of follow, and "lead" as in the metal would not be permitted).

The next post will contain the first title and author. In order to avoid confusion, it would be best to keep the book title and author in the same order, and to somehow set off the title by italics or underline [the acceptable way to offset book titles in both APA and MLA manuscript styles).

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Re: The book title game

#2 Post by Moonbeam » July 4th, 2007, 11:17 am

Jemmac wrote:
The next post will contain the first title and author.
What happened...did you forget? LOL!

OK, I'll start:

The Thinkers Guide to Life - Marilyn Mason

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#3 Post by Bryn » July 4th, 2007, 11:43 am

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#4 Post by Noggin » July 4th, 2007, 1:38 pm

Dangerous Liaisons (sorry don't know author but I'm sure you recognise it).

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Re: The book title game

#5 Post by Jem » July 4th, 2007, 1:49 pm

Moonbeam wrote: What happened...did you forget? LOL!
Yes, I did. Dammit! And I had a really good one lined up. Ah well...


Dangerous Kiss by Jackie Collins

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#6 Post by kbell » July 4th, 2007, 5:38 pm

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

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#7 Post by Zoe » July 4th, 2007, 8:11 pm

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#8 Post by Alan C. » July 4th, 2007, 9:23 pm

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#9 Post by Alan H » July 4th, 2007, 11:12 pm

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#10 Post by Alan C. » July 5th, 2007, 1:03 am

Alan Henness wrote:The Power and the Glory
Err,we need an author here Alan! (So we can google) it or else you could have just made that up.
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#11 Post by lewist » July 5th, 2007, 8:53 am

Graham Greene of course! (apologies, Alan; I saw this before you, evidently)

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#12 Post by Alan H » July 5th, 2007, 9:08 am

Thanks, Lewist!

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#13 Post by Maria Mac » July 5th, 2007, 9:52 am

Alan Henness wrote:The Power and the Glory
The Weight of Glory - C S Lewis

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#14 Post by Nick » July 5th, 2007, 10:39 am

Weight Watchers Book of Recipes by Becky Et Al Johnson :grin:

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#15 Post by Alan C. » July 5th, 2007, 1:07 pm

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#18 Post by Alan C. » July 5th, 2007, 7:21 pm

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#19 Post by Alan H » July 5th, 2007, 10:29 pm

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#20 Post by Maria Mac » July 5th, 2007, 10:31 pm

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