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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Feb 17, 2012 09:15PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
15.8 - International Worker’s Day
May 1st an international holiday known as International Worker’s Day. Read a book with a type of job or profession in the title. Emperor, Empress, King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Duke, Duchess, and Knight will be considered professions for the purposes of this task. Examples: The Surgeon, Shall We Tell the President?, Doctor Zhivago, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The Lincoln Lawyer


message 2: by Kristina Simon (last edited Feb 22, 2012 07:46AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
These jobs/occupations/professions will work:
sexton
magician
housewife
cellist
cowboy
captain
assassin
messenger
servant
fishing guide (or hunting guide) - both "fishing" or "hunting" and "guide" should appear in the title
fisherman


message 3: by Kristina Simon (last edited Feb 28, 2012 09:49AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
These won't work:
hunter
warlock/wizard
The Monstrumologist


message 4: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4091 comments Would sexton work as in The Mourning Sexton?


message 5: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Bea wrote: "Would sexton work as in The Mourning Sexton?"

Yes, that works.


message 6: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Would a Magician work?
The Magician's Nephew


message 7: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Kathy G. wrote: "Would a Magician work?
The Magician's Nephew"


There are professional magicians so, sure, that'll work.


message 8: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4091 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Bea wrote: "Would sexton work as in The Mourning Sexton?"

Yes, that works."


Thanks!


message 9: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments I am assuming plurals work?


message 10: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (aleksandrakonwa) | 777 comments what about "housewife"? would this job work for this task?
because I think about How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway for this task?


message 11: by Jody (new)

Jody | 124 comments How about cellist or cowboy?
Sometimes is just so obvious how diverse my reading selections tend to be.


message 12: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
★Meghan★ wrote: "I am assuming plurals work?"

Yep, plurals and possessives will work.


message 13: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Aleksandra wrote: "what about "housewife"? would this job work for this task?
because I think about How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway for this task?"


I'd consider being a housewife a job (often an overwhelming one!). Yes, it'll work.


message 14: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Jody wrote: "How about cellist or cowboy?
Sometimes is just so obvious how diverse my reading selections tend to be."


LOL. They both work.


message 15: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments would Spell Hunter work for the word hunter as a profession?


message 16: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
JennRenee wrote: "would Spell Hunter work for the word hunter as a profession?"

I wouldn't generally think of hunting as a profession, more a hobby. But if you have some sort of resource that says hunting is a profession, I'd be willing to revisit it.


message 17: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments will warlock work?


message 18: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 896 comments what about a captain like in Captain Jack's Woman?


message 19: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
JennRenee wrote: "will warlock work?"

Nope. Looking for a real-life job/profession/occupation.


message 20: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Sassafrass wrote: "what about a captain like in Captain Jack's Woman?"

Captain works.


message 21: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Hi Kristi, Will any of these work as a profession?

Assassin

Messenger

Servant


message 22: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Sheila wrote: "Hi Kristi, Will any of these work as a profession?

Assassin

Messenger

Servant"


Any of those would work.


message 23: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (sureshot26) | 771 comments Feel pretty sure I can use The Poet, but wanted to confirm.


message 24: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Jessica wrote: "Feel pretty sure I can use The Poet, but wanted to confirm."

Yep, that works.


message 25: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer  (jml_417) I'd like to use either The Postmistress or The Glassblower of Murano and would just like to confirm these would work.

If not, I've got a few other options. :)


message 26: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Jennifer L. wrote: "I'd like to use either The Postmistress or The Glassblower of Murano and would just like to confirm these would work."

Either one would work.


message 27: by Sam (new)

Sam | 175 comments Just wanted to check that this works Shakespeare's Counselor


message 28: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Sam wrote: "Just wanted to check that this works Shakespeare's Counselor"

Yes, a counselor works.


message 29: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7692 comments would you take a hunting/fishing guide...like The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing or do the words need to be sequential


message 30: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "would you take a hunting/fishing guide...like The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing or do the words need to be sequential"

A fishing guide (or hunting guide) works. The words don't need to be sequential, but both words should appear in the title. So, you're good! ;-)


message 31: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7692 comments thanks!


message 32: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments How about "apprentice" or "star"? Or would "star" need to be "rockstar" or "superstar" or something like that?


message 33: by Kristina Simon (last edited Feb 25, 2012 06:08PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Ms Anderson wrote: "How about "apprentice" or "star"? Or would "star" need to be "rockstar" or "superstar" or something like that?"

Apprentice will work. They often do the same job as the master, they just don't get paid as much for it (or at all in some cases, I guess).

The word "star" would need to be modified. So, as you've suggested, "rockstar" or "superstar" would work. Something like "movie star" would also work. Like the hunting guide in the above example, the words "movie" and "star" don't necessarily need to be sequential but they must both appear in the title or subtitle.


message 34: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1049 comments Do these have to be real jobs? Would The Monstrumologist work?


message 35: by Foxy Grandma (new)

Foxy Grandma (foxygrandma) | 997 comments Would The Dollmaker work?


message 37: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Kathryn CA wrote: "Do these have to be real jobs? Would The Monstrumologist work?"

Yes, it needs to be a real-life job/profession/occupation. So, no, The Monstrumologist won't work.


message 38: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Beth NC wrote: "Would The Dollmaker work?"

Yes, it would.


message 39: by Kristina Simon (last edited Feb 28, 2012 09:51AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Angie wrote: "Ushers, Inc.?"

That'll work.

ETA - make sure you get it approved for length first.


message 41: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Poisoner won't work, but hangman or policeman will.


message 42: by Coco Kimura (new)

Coco Kimura What if the book just says wife and not housewife? I was hoping to read this book:

American Wife


message 43: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Monica wrote: "What if the book just says wife and not housewife? I was hoping to read this book:

American Wife"


No, sorry, that won't work. The intent of the task is for there to be a job in the title.


message 44: by Coco Kimura (new)

Coco Kimura Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Monica wrote: "What if the book just says wife and not housewife? I was hoping to read this book:

American Wife"

No, sorry, that won't work. The intent of the task is for there to ..."


Thanks. I'll keep looking :)


message 45: by Coco Kimura (new)

Coco Kimura How about Memoirs of a Geisha?


message 46: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Monica wrote: "How about Memoirs of a Geisha?"

Yes, Geisha will work.


message 47: by Coco Kimura (new)

Coco Kimura Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Monica wrote: "How about Memoirs of a Geisha?"

Yes, Geisha will work."


Great! Thanks :)


message 48: by Liora (new)

Liora (chinquapin) | 0 comments Will The Restorer work for this task? The main character restores old cemeteries for a living.


message 49: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Liora wrote: "Will The Restorer work for this task? The main character restores old cemeteries for a living."

Sure. There are restorers in real life (maybe not of cemeteries, but that's OK ;-)).


message 50: by Fran (new)

Fran | 736 comments Just making sure this is ok-

Misunderstanding Mason


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