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30.1 - Dlmrose's task: But Who's Counting

Book 1: Read a book with a TITLE of at least 2 words where every word in the title has the same number of letters. Numerals, symbols, punctuation marks within words and other characters count as letters, ex. can't = 5 letters, & = 1 letter. Subtitles should be ignored.

Book 2: Using the letter count of a word from Book 1’s title, read a book with that number of words in the TITLE. All words count including articles. Numerals and symbols such as “&” count as words. Spaces determine words. Subtitles should be ignored.

Ex
Book 1 Lilac Girls each word has 5 letters
Book 2- The House at Baker Street - 5 word title

Book 1- Long Time Lost - each word has 4 letters
Book 2 - The Killer Next Door - 4 word title


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Christine | 703 comments Should punctuation marks that do not represent words or parts of words, such as commas and question marks, be ignored? For example, would The Sea, the Sea work for Book 1, or does the comma disqualify it? Thanks!


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Dee (austhokie) | 7514 comments Skin Deep - 2 4 letter words
Ostrich and the 'Roo - 4 word title


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Christine wrote: "Should punctuation marks that do not represent words or parts of words, such as commas and question marks, be ignored? For example, would The Sea, the Sea work for Book 1, or does the ..."

Punctuation that is not part of the word- like your example- does not need to be counted, but apostrophes in contractions (I'll, won't, 'til, etc.), hyphens in hyphenated words, and any other punctuation within the word do need to be counted.


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Dee wrote: "Skin Deep - 2 4 letter words
Ostrich and the 'Roo - 4 word title"


Sure, but those may need paperback page numbers added.


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Nicole wrote: "Just making sure I am correct...

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Yes, that works


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Sally (sallysimply) | 541 comments Could you do a repeated word, like Everything, Everything?


message 12: by Dlmrose (new)

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Sally wrote: "Could you do a repeated word, like Everything, Everything?"

Yes


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Melanie (watermelanie) | 124 comments Would the "451" in Fahrenheit 451 be considered one word or three?


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Melanie Greene (dakimel) | 866 comments I'm taking suggestions if anyone knows of good 9-word titled books!

Universal Harvester is the only thing in my TBR with equal letters. :)

(Probably I should look instead for a shorter number of equal letters title, and pick any number of 2-5 word books off my TBR.)


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Melanie wrote: "Would the "451" in Fahrenheit 451 be considered one word or three?"

Spaces determine words. 451 = one word.


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Melanie wrote: "I'm taking suggestions if anyone knows of good 9-word titled books!

Universal Harvester is the only thing in my TBR with equal letters. :)

(Probably I should look instead for a ..."


There may be some on this list Books with Really Long Titles


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Melanie (watermelanie) | 124 comments Melanie wrote: "I'm taking suggestions if anyone knows of good 9-word titled books!

Universal Harvester is the only thing in my TBR with equal letters. :)

(Probably I should look instead for a ..."


The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3606 comments Melanie wrote: "I'm taking suggestions if anyone knows of good 9-word titled books!
..."


My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry


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Emily | 644 comments Just to double check - for book 1, I go by the title of the version that I read, correct? I was planning on reading The Bat, which is the English translation of the title Flaggermusmannen. So as long as I'm reading it in English, I think this book is okay to use, but I wanted to check to make sure.


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Boston Kate wrote: "Just to double check - for book 1, I go by the title of the version that I read, correct? I was planning on reading The Bat, which is the English translation of the title [book:Flag..."

You are correct.


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Emily | 644 comments Dlmrose wrote: "Boston Kate wrote: "Just to double check - for book 1, I go by the title of the version that I read, correct? I was planning on reading The Bat, which is the English translation of ..."

Awesome. Thanks.


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Melanie Greene (dakimel) | 866 comments Book Concierge wrote:
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry"


Melanie wrote: "The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
"


Dlmrose wrote: "There may be some on this list Books with Really Long Titles "

THANKS everyone!



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