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CD  | 167 comments Quisling A Study in Treason
Oddvar K. Hoidal

One of the earliest serious biographies of the WWII era traitor from Norway.

Thought I should do two in a row as this is 'my topic' and 'Q' is always tricky!

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brian tanabe Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath by Michael Norman

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brian tanabe The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys by Stephen E. Ambrose

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brian tanabe I give up on X...

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CD  | 167 comments Xenophon's Retreat Greece, Persia, and the End of the Golden Age
Robin Waterfield and of course

Had that one planned 'just in case'. The wages of classical education is having to know some of these obscure folks. First there was old Xeno and then later was Thucydides.

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CD  | 167 comments Gimme a 'Y'

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brian tanabe One of you must have something up your sleeve ...

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Joseph  (BlueManticore) | 1793 comments Mod
Here's a Y. Let's get a Z so we can get to a new subject. This seems to have been a tough one.
Youth and War: World War I to Vietnam; An Anthology. by Don, Comp. Lawson

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CD  | 167 comments Someone gets an 'A'!

A minor suggested modification. For those difficult letters including 'Q', 'X', and even 'Z' we might want to allow that the title contains a word that begins with one of those letter even if not the first non-article word. Just a thought if all else fails.

I had some backups for various letters in this last topic, just in case. For some topics it might be more difficult.

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Joseph  (BlueManticore) | 1793 comments Mod
Okay, I was going to let someone else pick the next theme, but since no one has, I'll get things rolling again.

Here's the twist this time. You can use any title you want, but as well as beginning with the letter you are at, the title must also include somewhere in it the letter that comes next in order.

For example, if you have A as your letter, your title must also have a B somewhere in it after the A.
So you can use:
The ABominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows
Adam Bede
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The next person has B and must also have a C somewhere in their title after the B. After that, the next person has C and must have D somewhere in the title after the C. To finish when we get to Z, that title must have A somewhere after the Z. Got the idea? Have at it. :-)

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brian tanabe I love it, Joseph!

The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant by Pablo Tusset!! (Double Letter Score!!)

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Kara (akkaraboo) | 9 comments I'm new to this game but thought I would give it a go.

How bout Children of the Serpent Gate by Sarah Ash

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Devi (shimmerpop) | 22 comments "E" is for Evidence by Sue Grafton

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brian tanabe Falling Up by the inimitable Shel Silverstein!

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brian tanabe How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill, a true Double Letter Score!

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CD  | 167 comments I believe we missed G but I want to do I so here's one for each!

Ghost Story by Peter Straub

( skipping the h's)

Imajicaby Clive Barker

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brian tanabe I swear there was a G in there at one point...

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Kara (akkaraboo) | 9 comments The Incredible Journey by Shelia Burnford

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brian tanabe Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

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Kara (akkaraboo) | 9 comments Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by R.D. Blackmore

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brian tanabe Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

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Kara (akkaraboo) | 9 comments Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

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brian tanabe Oxford Book of Aphorisms by John Gross

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Kara (akkaraboo) | 9 comments Pirate Queen by Morgan Llywelyn

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brian tanabe Quarantine by Jim Crace

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Kara (akkaraboo) | 9 comments Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

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brian tanabe Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science by Jeff Meldrum

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Kara (akkaraboo) | 9 comments The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo

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brian tanabe The Universe and the Teacup by K.C. Cole

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Kara (akkaraboo) | 9 comments Voice of Crow by Jeri Smith-Ready

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brian tanabe Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity by David Mura

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Joseph  (BlueManticore) | 1793 comments Mod
Oh sure, I get X-y after you guys just took off with this one, again. ;-)

Xylophones Above Zarundi: A Chaotic Tale of Melody by Geoffrey McSkimming

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CD  | 167 comments The Young Vegetarian's A-Z


Debra Shipley

[ Z - A is easy by the way :]

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brian tanabe Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig!

message 493: by Joseph (last edited Jan 12, 2010 06:18AM) (new)

Joseph  (BlueManticore) | 1793 comments Mod
Need another new theme already? Ok, since I'm having fun with a new book challenge, Around the World in 80 Books, the next group must have a geographical referance somewhere in the title (country name, state name, continent name, etc.) (P.S. You can check out the challenge here: )

message 494: by brian (new)

brian tanabe Aama in America: A Pilgrimage of the Heart by local literary gem Broughton Coburn!

message 495: by CD (new)

CD  | 167 comments A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Neil Sheehan

Two Countries for the price of one.

This could be a very tough topic.

message 496: by brian (new)

brian tanabe Agreed, very tough. But subtitles might save us...

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester

message 497: by CD (new)

CD  | 167 comments Hmm, I think we are suppose to be doing fiction aren't we - I suddenly noticed.

Let's go from here. If non-fiction is 'O.K.' I've got a few more. Otherwise I need to dig for titles.

message 498: by brian (new)

brian tanabe I definitely violated that rule...

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Joseph  (BlueManticore) | 1793 comments Mod
Ok, I ammended the rules. Title only must have a country in it, fiction or nonfiction.

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