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The Book Title Association Game lives on

3AprilAdamson
Nov 11, 2016, 6:53pm

The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis

6alans
Nov 14, 2016, 9:24pm

I have dreamed about reading that book by Riis for about four decades now.

7SPRankin
Editado: Nov 14, 2016, 9:34pm

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

8lisapeet
Nov 14, 2016, 10:08pm

>6 alans: I have the Dover edition, paperback, nothing fancy but it makes its point. I bought it in the gift shop of the NYC Tenement Museum, which is a place very worth visiting if you happen to be in downtown Manhattan.

9alans
Nov 15, 2016, 2:56pm

Yes lisapeet, that bookstore is wonderful and I think I do remember seeing it there. Didn't actually
get around to the tour because the wait was so long but the book store...wonderful. And has
anyone been to the newish bookstore in the newish Chelsea market near the Highliner. Just a beautiful book store.

10karenwall
Editado: Nov 15, 2016, 3:52pm

{Jacob's Room}- Virginia Woolf

11karenwall
Editado: Nov 15, 2016, 3:58pm

Touchstone not working for me.

12SPRankin
Nov 15, 2016, 4:00pm

(use square brackets, not curly)
Room by Emma Donoghue

13Tid
Nov 16, 2016, 6:33am

// Sorry - not quite sure how this is working? Some posts are repeating a word from a title in the previous post, some aren't. What am I missing?//

14lisapeet
Nov 16, 2016, 7:51am

It's free association—you can use the title, the author, the subject, a pun or idea linking any of the above. Often but not always humorous. So:

Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet by Ryan Mitchell

15cindydavid4
Nov 16, 2016, 9:20am

16cindydavid4
Nov 16, 2016, 9:21am

17cindydavid4
Nov 16, 2016, 9:22am

The Giants House Elizabeth McKracken

18karenwall
Nov 16, 2016, 2:23pm

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

19AprilAdamson
Editado: Nov 16, 2016, 4:06pm

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (I love this book)

20Tid
Nov 16, 2016, 5:59pm

Book of Frome (5th edition) by Michael McGarvie

>14 lisapeet: Gotcha - thanks

21cindydavid4
Nov 16, 2016, 9:25pm

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

22lisapeet
Nov 16, 2016, 9:48pm

Echo Park by Michael Connelly

23SPRankin
Editado: Nov 16, 2016, 9:52pm

24Tid
Nov 17, 2016, 5:12am

25karenwall
Nov 17, 2016, 4:05pm

26LuRits
Nov 28, 2016, 2:59pm

27JulieCarter
Dic 1, 2016, 2:58pm

Mariette in Ecstasy - Ron Hansen

29emccullough
Dic 2, 2016, 10:22am

You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again - Julia Phillips

30SPRankin
Dic 2, 2016, 11:25am

Answered Prayers by Truman Capote

31karenwall
Editado: Dic 2, 2016, 12:02pm

32JulieCarter
Dic 16, 2016, 12:35pm

Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout

33Tid
Dic 16, 2016, 5:09pm

/see, I've lost it completely! I don't see a single word that links >31 karenwall: and >32 JulieCarter: , so I guess I'm a bear of little brain who doesn't "get" this game at all/

34shelleysilva
Dic 16, 2016, 6:22pm

New England and religious themes? Don't overthink it.

Father Melancholy's Daughter ~ Gail Godwin

35cindydavid4
Dic 16, 2016, 8:30pm

Love 27 and 28!

36lisapeet
Dic 16, 2016, 8:46pm

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender

37cindydavid4
Dic 16, 2016, 8:50pm

This is a stretch, but its the first thing that came to my mind

Game of Thrones

38AprilAdamson
Dic 16, 2016, 10:36pm

>33 Tid: Don't feel bad, Tid. I'm really bad at this game, too. You'll get the hang of it.

39Tid
Dic 17, 2016, 6:28am

>38 AprilAdamson:

I'm not getting it at all! There used to be a game I played in LT where you had to follow the previous title with another one, as long as there was at least one word the same in either author or title. I don't know the Elizabeth Strout book at all, so I'd not have a clue how it relates to the John Irving. Sigh.

40lisapeet
Dic 17, 2016, 9:23am

It was more about taking the words in the title separate from the theme—"Abide with Me" being a hymn and prayer ("Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;/The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide./When other helpers fail and comforts flee,/Help of the helpless, O abide with me"), thus playing off of the previous title, Answered Prayers. You can play off of a word in the title, a concept in the title but not necessarily in the book it references, something about the author, or something about the content of the book—it's very freeform and kind of esoteric. So Father Melancholy's Daughter uses the fact that the hymn is quite sad (and also "Father" references the religious aspect) and then The Particular Sadness of the Lemon Cake references melancholy, and honestly I have no idea what Game of Thrones has to do with the previous title but I'll bite anyway:

Winter - Christopher Nicholson (Because while I don't know anything about the series either in book form or on TV, I do know that the big tagline was "Winter is coming"—and LT reinforced this by giving Game of Thrones as the default touchstone! Hah. Also because the book is on my pile and I'm thinking this might be just the right time of year to read it.)

41cindydavid4
Editado: Dic 17, 2016, 10:39am

>39 Tid: Often their is a theme or a link in the books themselves. For example Mariette in Ectasy mirrors the fake orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally. So lots of times you need to know more about the books than just the titles

>40 lisapeet: The Particular Sadness of the Lemon Cake references melancholy, and honestly I have no idea what Game of Thrones has to do with the previous title but I'll bite anyway

Hee, sorry, really need to be a GOT fan - There is a character in the books named Sansa; one of her big things is her love of lemon cakes. Yeah, that one was a little out there :) But the reply of Winter, was perfect! (and yes you should read the books) :)

Winter's Tale

42southernbooklady
Dic 17, 2016, 10:47am

44SPRankin
Dic 17, 2016, 11:56am

Or, the title of one book can be a commentary on the previous book or author. For example, if anyone ever posts a Norman Mailer title, I always have Penis Pokey in the chamber.

As it were.

45gayla.bassham
Editado: Dic 17, 2016, 1:56pm

Bones: Recipes, History, and Lore, Jennifer McLagan

46Tid
Dic 17, 2016, 1:56pm

Ok, let's try...

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

47AprilAdamson
Dic 17, 2016, 10:34pm

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

48shelleysilva
Dic 18, 2016, 11:34am

49southernbooklady
Dic 18, 2016, 12:47pm

Ocean Greens - Explore the world of edible seaweed by Lisette Kresicher

50gayla.bassham
Dic 18, 2016, 3:30pm

Green Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson

51LuRits
Dic 18, 2016, 5:15pm

Red Sky at Morning - Richard Bradford

53LuRits
Dic 20, 2016, 4:02pm

Sailing - Susan Kenney

54Tid
Dic 20, 2016, 4:05pm

55shelleysilva
Dic 20, 2016, 6:30pm

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage ~ Alfred Lansing

56cindydavid4
Editado: Dic 20, 2016, 7:24pm

>54 Tid: By george I think he's got it!

Voyage to the center of the earth Jules Verne

57shelleysilva
Dic 20, 2016, 10:25pm

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life ~ E. O. Wilson

58Tid
Dic 21, 2016, 4:53am

>56 cindydavid4:
It's ok, you can use the original quote - "By George, I think SHE's got it!" :-)

59cindydavid4
Dic 21, 2016, 4:57pm

>58 Tid: hee, wasn't sure which way I should go. Should have just used your screen name in placd of the pronoun. Anyway, its a good day when I am able to quote one of my favorite musicals

60cindydavid4
Dic 21, 2016, 4:58pm

Long Earth Terry Pratchett with Stephen Baxter

61LuRits
Dic 22, 2016, 12:55pm

Dirt Music - Tim Winton

62Tid
Dic 22, 2016, 3:51pm

Of Mice And Men - Steinbeck

63shelleysilva
Dic 22, 2016, 6:33pm

The Grapes of Wrath ~ John Steinbeck

64SPRankin
Dic 22, 2016, 6:46pm

65lisapeet
Dic 22, 2016, 11:09pm

Real Men Don't Eat Quiche - Bruce Feirstein

66Tid
Dic 23, 2016, 5:30am

67JulieCarter
Dic 23, 2016, 3:42pm

Sex Object - Jessica Valenti

68cindydavid4
Dic 23, 2016, 9:02pm

Sharp Objects Gillian Flynn

69Tid
Dic 27, 2016, 4:57am

The Raw Shark Texts - Stephen Hall

70emccullough
Dic 27, 2016, 8:43am

The Raw and the Cooked - Jim Harrison

72cindydavid4
Dic 31, 2016, 3:07pm

75mkunruh
Ene 7, 2017, 10:54pm

Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke

76shelleysilva
Ene 20, 2017, 5:23pm

Dance with Dragons ~ George R. R. Martin

78Tid
Ene 23, 2017, 6:18am

The Owl Service -- Alan Garner

79shelleysilva
Ene 23, 2017, 10:52am

Owls Do Cry ~ Janet Frame

80LuRits
Editado: Ene 27, 2017, 4:37pm

Weep Not, Child - Ngugi wa Thiong'o (and as I recall it was a damn fine book)

81shelleysilva
Feb 4, 2017, 1:34pm

82Tid
Feb 5, 2017, 10:47am

83Pat_D
Editado: Feb 5, 2017, 1:03pm

Notes from the Underground ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

84cindydavid4
Feb 5, 2017, 10:26pm

Neverwhere Neil Gaiman

85shelleysilva
Feb 6, 2017, 5:52pm

Anywhere But Here ~ Mona Simpson

86Tid
Feb 6, 2017, 5:58pm

// >84 cindydavid4: Love love love the book! but don't ever watch the TV series... //

87cindydavid4
Feb 6, 2017, 9:23pm

Aw, really? I was hoping it would be great. Ah well - that was my first Gaiman novel (had read his Smoke and Mirrors short stories first) and was hooked. Will never look at the Gap the same way again (oh I read his book he wrote with Pratchett, Good Omen, which I reread on a regular basis)

88Tid
Feb 7, 2017, 11:39am

// >87 cindydavid4: It MAY be ok if you saw the original series first, then read the book ... but if like me, you read the book and loved it, you would realise how miscast the series was compared to the pictures in your head. Hywel Bennett as Croup?? No way! C&V are shadowy figures, whose faces for me exist in a kind of permanent shadow. Door? Gaiman has her as 'elfin faced, a bit punky, not beautiful apart from her eyes' .. yet in the series she is played by an actress who would have been right for Hunter, not Door. Having seen those You Tube excerpts I vowed never to sit through the whole thing or I'd be so sad. Far better to leave the visuals to your own imagination. //

89JulieCarter
Feb 15, 2017, 10:11am

Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

90cindydavid4
Editado: Feb 15, 2017, 11:44am

91Pat_D
Feb 16, 2017, 9:01am

92shelleysilva
Feb 20, 2017, 6:18pm

Redemption At Hacksaw Ridge ~ Booton Herndon

93Tid
Feb 21, 2017, 4:43am

94JulieCarter
Feb 27, 2017, 3:54pm

Zen Driving by K.T. Berger

95cindydavid4
Feb 27, 2017, 9:03pm

(I admit to using the touchstones to find this but I couldn't resist using the name)

Burger's Daughter by Nadine Gordimer

96Tid
Editado: Feb 28, 2017, 4:10am

The Return of the King - JRR Tolkein

// sorry, couldn't resist! //

97JulieCarter
Mar 1, 2017, 1:08pm

98Nancy_Sirvent
Mar 3, 2017, 10:11pm

The Burger King: Jim McLamore and the Building of an Empire - James McLamore

99lisapeet
Mar 3, 2017, 10:17pm

King: A Street Story - John Berger

101cindydavid4
Mar 4, 2017, 8:37am

Sunne in Splendor Sharon Kay Penman

102shelleysilva
Mar 4, 2017, 6:02pm

103JulieCarter
Mar 13, 2017, 2:48pm

House of Leaves ~ Mark Z. Danielewski

104cindydavid4
Mar 13, 2017, 3:09pm

Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

105SPRankin
Mar 27, 2017, 10:49pm

The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough

106Jjayte
Abr 1, 2017, 11:10pm

Grasshopper Summer by Ann Turner

108shelleysilva
Abr 2, 2017, 7:11pm

Field Notes From A Catastrophe ~ Elizabeth Kolbert

111Jjayte
Abr 5, 2017, 11:14am

Full House by Janet Evanovich

112shelleysilva
Abr 25, 2017, 6:49pm

114Jjayte
Abr 30, 2017, 12:05am

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson .

115cindydavid4
Abr 30, 2017, 11:20am

Twillight Stephanie Myers

116Jjayte
Mayo 1, 2017, 11:30pm

The twilight zone by Rod Serling

PS. I can't stop thinking of The Full Catastrophe ever since Cindy posted it. I am going to have to read it again.

117Tid
Mayo 2, 2017, 2:42pm

The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin

118cindydavid4
Mayo 2, 2017, 6:19pm

Hee Jayte, I only heard about it, never read it. Perhaps I should give it a try?

What's Left?: How the Left Lost its Way Nick Cohen (Interesting that this was published 10 years ago. Wonder if it has some lessons in it)

119lisapeet
Mayo 2, 2017, 8:52pm

Bend Sinister - Vladimir Nabokov

120Tid
Mayo 3, 2017, 3:26pm

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

121shelleysilva
Mayo 7, 2017, 7:14pm

122JulieCarter
Mayo 11, 2017, 10:29am

Not That Sort of Girl - Mary Wesley

123lisapeet
Jul 28, 2017, 10:36pm

The Other Girl - Theodora Keogh

124LuRits
Ago 10, 2017, 7:31pm

The Little Girls - Elizabeth Bowen

125cindydavid4
Ago 11, 2017, 12:21am

Little Women Louisa May Alcott

127Kat.Warren
Editado: Dic 18, 2017, 7:08pm

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

128cindydavid4
Dic 18, 2017, 7:27pm

The color of magic by Terry Pratchett

129Tid
Dic 21, 2017, 5:26pm

Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

130lisapeet
Ene 5, 2018, 2:53pm

Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace - Aaron Cohen

131LuRits
Ene 6, 2018, 8:37pm

Grace Notes—Bernard MacLaverty

132SP_Rankin
Ene 11, 2018, 8:05am

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

133cindydavid4
Ene 11, 2018, 8:24am

?

135cindydavid4
Editado: Ene 12, 2018, 10:34am

Hahahaha! Hee, I think you take home the prize today!

The Looking Glass War John Le Carre

136Tid
Ene 16, 2018, 9:02am

The Glass Bead Game Herman Hesse

137mkunruh
Abr 15, 2018, 6:41pm

The Circle Game - Margaret Atwood

138SP_Rankin
Abr 24, 2018, 10:45pm

The Carousel by Rosamunde Pilcher

139lisapeet
Abr 25, 2018, 7:37pm

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

140karenwall
Editado: Mayo 11, 2018, 4:28pm

142lisapeet
Jun 18, 2018, 5:48am

Tell Me by Kim Addonizio

143mkunruh
Jun 18, 2018, 4:48pm

144cindydavid4
Jun 18, 2018, 11:11pm

That was such a good book

Here I am

145lisapeet
Jun 19, 2018, 5:33am

Ontology Made Easy by Amie L. Thomasson

146LaureneRS
Jun 28, 2018, 4:50pm

Six Easy Pieces by Walter Mosley

147cindydavid4
Jun 28, 2018, 8:52pm

>145 lisapeet: I had to look that up - and laughed!

148lisapeet
Ene 29, 2019, 6:26am

In Pieces by Sally Field

149cindydavid4
Ene 29, 2019, 8:20pm

HEy thanks for waking up this thread! Peace in our Time

150LuRits
Feb 2, 2019, 4:47pm

The Clock Winder —Anne Tyler

151Tid
Feb 3, 2019, 10:30am

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

153Nancy_Sirvent
Editado: Feb 3, 2019, 2:37pm

154Tid
Feb 4, 2019, 6:29am

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

155lisapeet
Mar 5, 2019, 8:51pm

An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States by Nick Middleton (which I won in an early reviewers giveaway and have been meaning to review for ages).

156SPRankin
Mar 6, 2019, 12:49pm

Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre

158LuRits
Editado: Mar 13, 2019, 10:08pm

In the Cafe of Lost Youth by Patrick Modiano

159cindydavid4
Editado: Mar 14, 2019, 11:52am

160SPRankin
Oct 4, 2019, 9:20pm

Class by Jilly Cooper

163TPC_20
Editado: Mar 23, 2020, 11:34pm

Dog of the South — Charles Portis

164karenwall
Editado: Mar 24, 2020, 11:44am

Este mensaje fue borrado por su autor.

165karenwall
Mar 24, 2020, 11:41am

My Dog Tulip - J.R. Ackerley

Will have to refresh myself on links.

166TPC_20
Mar 24, 2020, 2:43pm

167LaureneRS
Oct 7, 2020, 3:05pm

So Big by Edna Ferber

168cindydavid4
Oct 7, 2020, 3:31pm