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FALL CHALLENGE 2015 > 15.5 - Act (on) Your Age!

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15.5 - Act (on) Your Age!
Add the numbers that make up your age until you get a single number (Ex: 47=4+7=11=1+1=2). Read a book with that number of words in the title. All words count, including symbols that take the place of words and could be spelled out (such as &, @, 1, 7th, 1776, etc). Symbols that are used as punctuation should not be counted. For the purposes of this task, spaces will indicate new words. Subtitles may be used or ignored. For those with a birthday during the challenge, Happy Birthday! You may choose either of your ages for this task. Required: You need not reveal your age when you post, but you do need to include the single digit result of your calculations.
Ex: The One & Only = 4 word title; The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change = 7 word title, ignoring the subtitle; The Six-Gun Tarot = 3 word title; 1984 = 1 word title

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Anyone know any books that have 11 word titles?

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Jayme, you add the digits until you get a single digit number. So if you are at 11 that means you add 1+1 to get 2. So you need a 2 word title.

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oh okay

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Some of these are excessively long for our purposes, but I found this list to help those of us who need a 7 or 8 or 9 word title!

Really Long Titles Listopia

Of course there are some that are short or don't meet the SRC criteria, but could be a starting spot if you need a longer title.

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Anyone needing 7 words: You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is Felicia Day's book that just came out.

"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" is really the full title, but looks like GR has the parenthetical as subtitle...but that still counts to the total for the task. (Guessing you could also use it *without* the subtitle for 6 words.)

I was going to start the audible on Monday, but now I'm going to hold it for the task. Figured I would share since I can't be the only one. ;)

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Morgan wrote: "Anyone needing 7 words: You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is Felicia Day's book that just came out.."

No, the (Almost) isn't behind a colon, so we wouldn't count it as a subtitle. It's not a series title either. Everywhere except the linking box the entire title--You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)--is showing up, so it's a 7 word title.

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Tara Jo wrote: "Some of these are excessively long for our purposes, but I found this list to help those of us who need a 7 or 8 or 9 word title!

Really Long Titles Listopia

Of course there are some that are sh..."

Thanks, Tara Jo. That could be helpful.

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My number would be 4 because my age is 31. Can you tell me if Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith will qualify? Maybe this will give me the push I need to complete this book.

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Kristina Simon wrote: "Morgan wrote: "Anyone needing 7 words: You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is Felicia Day's book that just came out.."

No, the (Almost) isn't behind a colon, so we wouldn't..."

gotcha. As long as it's included. :D I kept looking at the editions on here in link version and going...but that's not the whole title!

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Kamara wrote: "My number would be 4 because my age is 31. Can you tell me if Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith will qualify? Maybe this will give me the push I need to complete this book."

Sorry, Kamara. I can't find a book with that exact title. You'll need to link the book you're talking about here so I can look at it. This is always helpful when asking a question in the task help threads. You can find out how to link books and authors here: Add Book/Author & Cover

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I also have to read a book with a seven word title. Planning on On the Night of the Seventh Moon

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Deborah wrote: "I also have to read a book with a seven word title. Planning on On the Night of the Seventh Moon"

Enjoy! I love Victoria Holt.

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My number would be 4 because my age is 31. Can you tell me if Dawn of the Dreadfuls will qualify? Maybe this will give me the push I need to complete this book.

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Kamara wrote: "My number would be 4 because my age is 31. Can you tell me if Dawn of the Dreadfuls will qualify? Maybe this will give me the push I need to complete this book."

No, sorry, Kamara. That appears to be just a sample of the book, chapter 1 to be specific. The book itself is: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls and that title (everything before the colon) is 5 words.

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Kristina Simon wrote: "Kamara wrote: "My number would be 4 because my age is 31. Can you tell me if Dawn of the Dreadfuls will qualify? Maybe this will give me the push I need to complete this book."

No, ..."

Thanks!

Can you tell me if The Big Bad Wolf would qualify?

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Kamara wrote: "Can you tell me if The Big Bad Wolf would qualify?"

Yes, that works.

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Alice 19th, Vol. 3

Probably an odd question, but how many words would you count it as? Please say 3 or 4! lol

EDIT: Nevermind! Reading the task helps. Four words it is :D Yay for having a fall birthday, right? lol

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Megan wrote: "Alice 19th, Vol. 3

Probably an odd question, but how many words would you count it as? Please say 3 or 4! lol

EDIT: Nevermind! Reading the task helps. Four words it is :D Yay for ha..."

Right you are. Happy Birthday! ;-)

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Do words with apostrophes in them count as one or two? Like You're, they're, don't. I've got a possible in mind, but it's got two apostrophised words in it.

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Just to clarify: If I'm 55: 5+5=10= 1 word title?

Thanks!

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Trish wrote: "Do words with apostrophes in them count as one or two? Like You're, they're, don't. I've got a possible in mind, but it's got two apostrophised words in it."

From the task description: For the purposes of this task, spaces will indicate new words. So contractions are one word.

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Pia wrote: "Just to clarify: If I'm 55: 5+5=10= 1 word title?

Thanks!"

Correct.

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Kristina Simon wrote: "Pia wrote: "Just to clarify: If I'm 55: 5+5=10= 1 word title?

Thanks!"

Correct."

Thanks!

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Kristina Simon wrote: "From the task description: For the purposes of this task, spaces will indicate new words. So contractions are one word. "

Thanks for the clarification

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Unfortunately I turned 27 in July which gives me a 9. I found several 8 word titles but I am struggling to find a 9 without it having a subtitle. Anyone have any recommendations?

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Kathryn CA wrote: "Unfortunately I turned 27 in July which gives me a 9. I found several 8 word titles but I am struggling to find a 9 without it having a subtitle. Anyone have any recommendations?"

You know you can use the subtitle if it helps, right? The task says: "Subtitles may be used or ignored"

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Oh, no, I missed that. I will see if it helps. 9 is still a hard number.

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Kathryn CA wrote: "Unfortunately I turned 27 in July which gives me a 9. I found several 8 word titles but I am struggling to find a 9 without it having a subtitle. Anyone have any recommendations?"

I haven't read it but I saw this at the bookstore the other day ... My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

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Does March: Book Two work for a one word title?

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Julia wrote: "Does March: Book Two work for a one word title?"

Yes. Subtitles (in this case, Book Two) can be ignored so this is a one word title.

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Please confirm for a single digit total of 8

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz

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puppitypup wrote: "Please confirm for a single digit total of 8

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by [author:Anthony Horowitz|..."

Yes, using the subtitles, that's 8 words.

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Does 4th Down: A Cassidy James Mystery work for a 2 word title?

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Cindy wrote: "Does 4th Down: A Cassidy James Mystery work for a 2 word title?"

Yep. Two word title without the subtitle (or 6 if you wanted to use the subtitle).

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Can I get If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) approved for a nine word title. GR doesn't show its proper title until you click.

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Allison Ann wrote: "Can I get If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) approved for a nine word title. GR doesn't show its proper title until you click."

The original title is listed as If You Ask Me: And of Course You Won't, which would make And of Course You Won't a subtitle. So, yes, including the subtitle, this book would work for the task even though it's not showing up like subtitles usually do.

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Thank you.

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