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message 1: by Marie (last edited Aug 17, 2015 11:02PM) (new)

Marie | 295 comments Hi everyone! I’m Marie and I will be hosting the second half of August’s Biweekly Memes. :-)

For this meme, we will be playing a game.

Give two books you can recommend based on a given key word, and give short explanations why they are related to the word. This is a round robin game so the one who had successfully posted before you will be the one to supply the word.

Example:

I'll start with a post with a key word: "Fish"

Whoever will post next should give me two book recommendation that has some connection with the key word, and explanations as to why.

Say, Aaron posts with answers The Old Man and the Sea, and A River Runs Through It. The first one is about an old man who is trying to catch a big fish, while the second one have characters who love fly fishing.

(Note that the plot or the theme must have something to do with the key word. It's not necessary to have it in the title.)

So Aaron gets to choose the next keyword. Say he chooses "Trains".

Then say Angus will be the first to bite the given keyword with Trainspotting and Murder on the Orient Express... and so on and so forth.

Here are some rules:
1. Everyone can reply/post multiple times.

2. In case of multiple answers to a keyword, the first one (as per the timestamp) gets the points.

3. Each post must have the following:
- two book recommendations
- the explanations why these books relate to the keyword
- the next keyword
Any one of the three is missing, will invalidate your post (even if you were the one who've posted first).

4. Every post with acceptable recommendations, explanation, & keyword will get 5 points.

5. Having the keyword just in the title without any connection to the plot or theme will mean minus 2.5 point per wrong book recommendation (so minus 5 points if both recommendation are wrong; but his/her chosen keyword will be the one to be followed next.)

6. Minus 5 points if the keyword he/she gave is too hard (i.e. no replies/post to the given keyword after 24 hours). In this case, I'll intervene & give the next keyword.

7. Yes, non-fiction is ok, so books like Fishing 101: The Essential Guide to Learning How to Fish is allowed. Pero ang corny nyo ha? :-P

8. The one with the highest point wins & gets a prize! :-)

9. You can't answer your own key word. Haller naman noh. -_-

10. No repetition of books and key word that was already given in a previous answer / post.

Questions are very much welcome. Thank you for participating! :-D


message 2: by Marie (new)

Marie | 295 comments You guys ready?

Okay.

The first key word is quite easy.

"Fashion"

:-)


message 3: by Ingrid (last edited Aug 17, 2015 05:12AM) (new)

Ingrid (gridni) | 601 comments The Devil Wears Prada
- Main character works for the editor of a fashion magazine

Confessions of a Shopaholic
- Main character shops for the latest stuff, even if she really can't afford it

Keyword: Letters


message 4: by Marie (last edited Aug 17, 2015 05:06AM) (new)

Marie | 295 comments Hi Ingrid! You need to edit your answer. You need to add explanations as to why these two has either themes or plot that relates to the key word. Kasi if not, you won't get points. :-P

And also, you need to choose a keyword for the next round. :-)


message 5: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Question! Kailangan ba nabasa na yung book? Can we recommend na lang based on others' recommendations (or based on the film adaptations)?


message 6: by Marie (new)

Marie | 295 comments Question! Kailangan ba nabasa na yung book?
--> Nope. Di naman kelangan nabasa.

Can we recommend na lang based on others' recommendations (or based on the film adaptations)?
--> Yes, it can be based on other people's book recommendations. But no, must not be based on the film adaptations (kasi maraming films na super layo sa book plot/themes).


message 7: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid (gridni) | 601 comments Edited! :)


message 8: by Marie (new)

Marie | 295 comments Added something dun sa rule, para mas malinaw...


message 9: by Marie (new)

Marie | 295 comments And Ingrid has the buena mano 5 points! :-)

As per Ingrid, the next keyword is....

"Letters"


message 10: by Angus (last edited Aug 17, 2015 05:23AM) (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Keyword: Letters

1. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff - What starts as a book inquiry between the author and a used books seller turns out to be a tale of enduring friendship manifested through letters traversing the Atlantic Ocean.

2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell - The second part, Letters from Zedelghem, is a series of letters written by Robert Frobisher to his lover.

Next Keyword: musical instruments

(Tama na ba ito? Or keyword as in one word?)


message 11: by Marie (new)

Marie | 295 comments That is correct!

Ingrid: 5 points
Angus: 5 points

As per Angus, the next keyword is...

"musical instruments"


message 12: by Ingrid (last edited Aug 17, 2015 05:26AM) (new)

Ingrid (gridni) | 601 comments Guitarista
- Main character, well, is a guitar virtuoso

Stargirl
- Plays the ukelele and sings happy birthday, haha

Keyword: Fairytales


message 13: by Beatrice (last edited Aug 17, 2015 05:29AM) (new)

Beatrice Masaluñga (beatricemasalunga) | 191 comments Fairytales

Beastly by Alex Flinn
- Fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
- Tells about Peter Pan's love story before Wendy.

Keyword: Forbidden


message 14: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid (gridni) | 601 comments Buzzerbeater, haha
Marie, Beatrice edited her post and answered related to Fairytales


message 15: by Beatrice (last edited Aug 17, 2015 05:41AM) (new)

Beatrice Masaluñga (beatricemasalunga) | 191 comments sorry I have to edit. nagkasabay :D hahaha! peace lol I take Ingrid's keyword.


message 16: by Marie (new)

Marie | 295 comments Ay honga. Cool! So she gets 5 points then.

Ingrid: 10
Angus: 5
Beatrice: 5

Next keyword (by Beatrice): Forbidden


message 17: by Monique (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Clarification: is the next keyword "fairy tales" or "forbidden"? :)


message 18: by Marie (new)

Marie | 295 comments It's "Forbidden". Beatrice changed her post just in time!


message 19: by Aaron Vincent (last edited Aug 17, 2015 07:01AM) (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments Forbidden

The City & The City
- Takes place in two cities that occupy the same space in which it is forbidden to acknowledge, see or hear the other side.

The Book Thief
- Tells about a girl who collects books which was forbidden during her time.

Keyword: memory


message 20: by Aaron Vincent (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments QUESTION! Pwede ulitin yung book na namention na?


message 21: by Bennard (new)

Bennard | 730 comments Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Stevens, the protagonist of the novel, recalls his working relationship with his past employer and his personal relationship with his former coworker, Miss Kenton.

Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar
- A former Israeli soldier remembers the day when he was part of a group that expelled Palestinian residents from their village and then reevaluates his actions.

Keyword: Religion


message 22: by Marie (last edited Aug 17, 2015 07:18AM) (new)

Marie | 295 comments Aaron Vincent wrote: "QUESTION! Pwede ulitin yung book na namention na?"

Oh gosh, wag naman. Ang daming books sa mundo eh.

Teka nga, I'll add that to the rules above.

(Continue lang ng continue ha? Kahit di ko na ireiterate yung next keyword (kasi if di ako makarespond kaagad like if I'm not online or if nasa work ako), especially kung malinaw naman which is the next keyword... :-))


message 23: by Beatrice (last edited Aug 17, 2015 07:18AM) (new)

Beatrice Masaluñga (beatricemasalunga) | 191 comments Religion

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
- The female MC believes in faith.

Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom
- Mitch was requested by the reb to deliver a eulogy. He learns religious teachings while making a eulogy. The other story is about a man restored his faith despite of doing bad things.

Keyword: Virus


message 24: by Bennard (last edited Aug 17, 2015 07:21AM) (new)

Bennard | 730 comments World War Z by Max Brooks
- The world is engulfed in a zombie apocalypse after a virus that resembles rabies and is transferred through bites spread all over the world.

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
- Traces the origin and history of Ebola.

Keyword: Politics


message 25: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (fanarchist) | 489 comments All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
- The rise to power by a governor in 1940s Louisiana as his morals are corrupted by his political choices.

Bolivar: American Liberator by Marie Arana
- A monumental biography of the man who pushed the dominoes that led the the Spanish empire's expulsion from South America.


Keyword: Jealousy


message 26: by Aaron Vincent (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments Politics

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
-Dragons and riders saving the world from killer meteors while navigating through the complicated politics between dragonrider clans

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
-A large cast of characters try to outwit and outmaneuver one another for power and glory.

Keyword: porn


message 27: by Aaron Vincent (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments naunaaaahaaaaan akooooo. kainis. hahahaha


message 28: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (fanarchist) | 489 comments Ahahaha sorryyyy


message 29: by Bennard (new)

Bennard | 730 comments The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
- Tells the story of a love triangle between three people. One of the main characters is a jealous husband.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
- George Smiley, in the novel, is jealous with Bill Haydon because the latter is having an affair with Smiley's wife.

Keyword: Russia


message 30: by Bennard (new)

Bennard | 730 comments Interesting sana yung porn! Hahaha


message 31: by Aaron Vincent (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments Jealousy

A Midsummer Night's Dream
- A chaotic and wild night occurs after a scheme made my a jealous woman.

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
- One man's jealousy led to a revolution that dethroned a mad king.

Keyword: porn


message 32: by Aaron Vincent (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments WTF! Ang bilis niyo magtype!!


message 33: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Russia

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - It's basically about the start of Napoleon's fall when he captured and burned Moscow.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - It's about Russian aristocrats having scandalous affairs. And about Russian farmers doing agricultural stuff. Like farming. And farming.

Next: Porn (ayan na, Aaron)


message 34: by Aaron Vincent (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments Russia

The Master and The Margarita
- the Devil visits the Soviet Union

Anna Karenina
- set in Russia

Keyword: stars


message 35: by Aaron Vincent (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments AYOKOOO NAAAAAAA. LAGI NA LANG. T_T


message 36: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments ^Slow. :P


message 37: by Bennard (new)

Bennard | 730 comments The Juliette Society by Sasha Grey
- The book is about sexual exploration and is written by a porn star.

Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
- The book is about a porn star who wants to break the world record for most men to have sex with on camera.

Keyword: death


message 38: by Beatrice (new)

Beatrice Masaluñga (beatricemasalunga) | 191 comments Porn

Grey by E.L. James
- Christian Grey's point of view in the entire FSoG trilogy. Lol

Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts
- Female lead was kidnapped to be a sex slave and pawn for a revenge. but fell in love with her captor.

Keyword: Abuse


message 39: by Beatrice (new)

Beatrice Masaluñga (beatricemasalunga) | 191 comments naunahan ako. :)))


message 40: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (fanarchist) | 489 comments Death

My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk - A postmodern whodunnit revolving around the death of a miniaturists in Ottoman Empire-era Istanbul.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare - Hamlet is haunted by his father who wants him to enact vengeance over his murderer.

Keyword Umbrella


message 41: by Bennard (new)

Bennard | 730 comments Mary Poppins by PL Travers
- Mary Poppins owns a magical umbrella.

The Umbrella Man and Other Stories by Roald Dahl
- The title story heavily involves the trading of an umbrella in exchange for a favor during a time of heavy rain in London.

Keyword: Espionage


message 42: by Beatrice (new)

Beatrice Masaluñga (beatricemasalunga) | 191 comments Umbrella

The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
- Umbrella on the cover.

Resident Evil: Genesis by Keith R.A. DeCandido
- Umbrella Corporation. responsible for the deadly virus and make people infected which turns them to zombies

Keyword: Steampunk


message 43: by Aaron Vincent (last edited Aug 17, 2015 07:47AM) (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments Espionage

Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming
- one of the adventures of the world's most famous spy, Bond, James Bond.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
- junior spy novel

Keyword: ghost


message 44: by Bennard (new)

Bennard | 730 comments The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
- A group of four people look for evidence of ghost hauntings inside an old house.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas eve by three ghosts.

Keyword: Technology


message 45: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (fanarchist) | 489 comments The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
- In a future nanotechnology infested world an intelligent digital book changes the life of a ragamuffin and turns her into a lady.

Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson
- Nonfiction about how the internet is changing our thinking patterns.

Keyword: Shame


message 46: by Aaron Vincent (last edited Aug 17, 2015 07:59AM) (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments Shame

TIGANA by Guy Gavriel Kay
- narrates the revolution of the people who came from the shamed province of Tigana.

Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
- one of the powerful female characters takes the walk of shame.

Keyword: donuts


message 47: by Aaron Vincent (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments ang babaw na ng pinagsasabi ko, makauna lang. lols


message 48: by Beatrice (new)

Beatrice Masaluñga (beatricemasalunga) | 191 comments Donuts :The Ultimate Recipe Guide by Danielle Caples
- Donut recipe book

Evil Eclairs by Jessica Beck
- Donut on cover

Keyword: Steampunk


message 49: by Kristel (last edited Aug 17, 2015 08:07AM) (new)

Kristel (fanarchist) | 489 comments Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
- Historical steampunk novel set in post-Civil War Pacific Northwest, where an experiment gone wrong releases a gas from the depths of the world turning people into zombies.

The Difference Engine by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson
- Widely considered as one of the very first steampunk novels.

Keyword: Bazaar


message 50: by Bennard (new)

Bennard | 730 comments The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
- A travel memoir in which markets on the side of railways are featured.

Reinventing the Bazaar by John McMillan
- Offers a history of the marketplace, bazaars included.

Keyword: Journalism


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