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message 35: by Lahni (new)

Lahni | 314 comments Ok thanks.


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Lahni | 314 comments Could I use The curious incident of the dog in the night-time for "triple time" even though it's hyphenated?


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Susan Storz | 498 comments Would "Skipping a Beat", count, as a "beat" can be a musical term?


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Lisa (lbhick) | 595 comments Amanda, would you accept the word "ballad" as a musical term? I'd like to use the book The Ballad of Tom Dooley A Novel (Appalachian Ballad) by Sharyn McCrumb The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Novel


message 31: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 191 comments Thanks!


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Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 191 comments Would Crescendo work for a musical term?


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Terri FL (Territhemuse) | 438 comments Amanda wrote: "Terri UK wrote: "Would clapping work as a musical term? I was looking to fit this book in Little Hands Clapping."

You know, I wasn't going to accept it but then I did a quick You T..."


Cool, thanks, and thanks for the video link!


message 28: by Jennifer W (new)

Jennifer W | 449 comments Great! Thanks!


message 27: by mstan (new)

mstan | 876 comments Hello Amanda, would the word 'notes' work? I am thinking of reading Notes on a Scandal.


message 26: by Jennifer W (new)

Jennifer W | 449 comments Will you take Bel Canto? Wikipedia lists bel canto as an Italian style of opera singing, and one of the characters is, in fact, an Italian opera singer.


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Cindie Harp | 1250 comments 5.2 I live in the US, and I read a book set in Iran: Rooftops of TehranMahbod Seraji is a *** Goodreads author ***

total points: 35
books read: 4
GR authors: 2
pages read: 1648
Tasks completed: 3


message 24: by Terri FL (new)

Terri FL (Territhemuse) | 438 comments Would clapping work as a musical term? I was looking to fit this book in Little Hands Clapping.


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Paul (metshaft) | 104 comments yay, thanks.


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Paul (metshaft) | 104 comments ...or Jazz? Blue Like Jazz Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller ?


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Paul (metshaft) | 104 comments does the musical term have to appear on the list? I want to use a book with "bridge" in the title.


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Terri (TerriSA-UK) | 232 comments How about an unfinished violin?

The Auschwitz Violin by Maria ?ngels Anglada


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Hettie | 131 comments How about Second Term at Trebizon (Puffin Books) by Anne Digby for b


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Laurie Martin | 793 comments Is Stella Cameron's book - A Grave Mistake acceptable? (Grave is on the list)


message 17: by Liora (new)

Liora (chinquapin) Would The Bells: A Novel The Bells A Novel by Richard Harvell work for a title with a musical instrument.


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Kathy G. | 1970 comments Does the word music work? Musicology is on the list.

Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark.

Thanks


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Katy | 506 comments Does A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan work for part B?


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Randi (MrsRandiMoulton) | 256 comments Amanda wrote: "Meghan- yep!

Randi- plurals are cool, that works"


Thank you!


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Randi (MrsRandiMoulton) | 256 comments Would The Nymphos of Rocky Flats work for Option A, the word "flat"? Just want to make sure. :) Thanks!


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★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments I think I will use Lock and Key for KEY?


message 11: by Amanda B. (new)

Amanda B. | 115 comments Nevermind I think I'll plug in The Mozart Conspiracy (Ben Hope #2) by Scott Mariani for option B instead.


message 10: by Amanda B. (new)

Amanda B. | 115 comments This might be stretching it but what about The Chamber using the glossery term "Chamber Music"


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Fran | 736 comments Amanda wrote: "Fran wrote: "Does Lips Touch: Three Times work for "time"?"

Yep"


great, thanks!


message 8: by Fran (new)

Fran | 736 comments Does Lips Touch: Three Times work for "time"?


message 7: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary The word "and" appears in "Relative major and minor" but I'm guessing that doesn't count...?


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Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 736 comments Will My New American Life A Novel by Francine Prose work for option B?


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Christine US (ChristineUS) | 569 comments Would a partial instrument work? The Musician's Daughter by Susanne Dunlap

I'd say that's about 3/4 of the violin


message 4: by Lahni (new)

Lahni | 314 comments Thanks!


message 3: by Lahni (new)

Lahni | 314 comments So I could use Love in the Time of Cholera for the musical phrase triple time?

BTW I love this task!


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Dlmrose | 13489 comments Mod
20.3 Best Review - Amanda VA's task: Music Around the Fire

One of my favorite childhood memories is of my dad hanging out with his friends around a bonfire on cool autumn nights, playing his guitar. I would stay outside as late as they would let me, slapping mosquitoes and listening to him strum. In keeping with this special musical memory,

Read one book from option A OR one book from option B.

Option A. Read a book with a musical instrument or a musical term in the title and/or subtitle. This list may help: Music Glossary Examples: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Song of Solomon, Player Piano.
Multi-word phrases like "song cycle" can be used as the word "song" or "cycle". Terms derived from foreign languages: "a cappella" and "da capo" must be used whole. Plurals and possessives are okay, but no other variations or compound words.
or
Option B. Read a book with a musical instrument or an image of musical performance (playing an instrument, singing, musical conducting, etc.) on the cover. For this task, dancing does NOT count. Examples:

Air Guitar Essays on Art & Democracy by Dave Hickey Fender Benders by Bill Fitzhugh Shoot the Piano Player by David Goodis Frank Sinatra An American Legend by Nancy Sinatra


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Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy (other topics)
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (other topics)
Song of Solomon (other topics)
Fender Benders (other topics)
Shoot the Piano Player (other topics)
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Mahbod Seraji (other topics)