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message 1: by Liz M (last edited Feb 26, 2012 05:53PM) (new)

Liz M 20.8 - Kate S's task - It's alphabetic
Read a book whose title or author has three consecutive letters in alphabetical order (i.e. fiRST; DEFoe; lAB Coat).


message 2: by Kate S (last edited Feb 26, 2012 05:59PM) (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments Some suggestions:

Authors:
Dante Alighieri
Oscar Hijuelos
Simon Vestdijk
Alan Furst
E. M. Forster
Zora Neale Hurston
Alan Hollinghurst
Wendy Wasserstein


Titles:
The First Circle
The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
The Worst Hard Time
Doctor Faustus
Nop's Trials


message 3: by Liz M (last edited Feb 26, 2012 05:55PM) (new)

Liz M Options from my to-read lists:

Dante Alighieri
Oscar Hijuelos
Simon Vestdijk
Agamemnon
E. M. Forster
Zora Neale Hurston
Alan Hollinghurst
Wendy Wasserstein
The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
The Worst Hard Time
Borstal Boy
The Day I Began My Studies In Philosophy: And Other Stories
Doctor Faustus


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11840 comments Not as many as Kate and Liz, but

Thunderstruck
Alan Furst
I'm Not Scared
Liberty's Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the World


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2261 comments Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
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Deedee | 1853 comments Science fiction writer Jack McDevitt
more later


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Christin (lunaratu) | 267 comments Can the book have the three letters in sequence but one of them repeats? For example: She Nailed a Stake Through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror which has "gh hi" in "through his" so it repeats the h but has the appropriate letters around it.


message 8: by Rosemary (last edited Feb 28, 2012 01:07AM) (new)

Rosemary | 2824 comments Any book with 'and other stories' in the title would be good for this task and would qualify for 10 not-a-novel style points too :-)

I also have:
Author Val McDermid (crime)
The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams


message 9: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments Christin wrote: "Can the book have the three letters in sequence but one of them repeats? For example: She Nailed a Stake Through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror which has "gh hi" in "through his..."

Sorry Christin, no variations on this one. The book looks interesting, though. Thanks.


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Christin (lunaratu) | 267 comments Kate S wrote: "Christin wrote: "Can the book have the three letters in sequence but one of them repeats? For example: She Nailed a Stake Through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror which has "gh hi..."

Sounds good ^_^ Yeah, it looks like a fun read so I was interested to see if it worked ^_~


message 11: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4227 comments Lots of words start with def like define, defiance,definition etc..


message 12: by Christin (new)

Christin (lunaratu) | 267 comments ooh, good catch!


message 13: by Rebekah (last edited Mar 01, 2012 03:59PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4227 comments No P lace Like Home
There are piles of books with this title. No anything that starts with "p" works too like No Pain,No People, etc..


message 14: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4227 comments Can we wrap around when we get to the end of the alphabet?
Ex YZA, ZAB?


message 15: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments Rebekah wrote: "Can we wrap around when we get to the end of the alphabet?
Ex YZA, ZAB?"


Sorry Rebekah, only A->Z on this one.


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Joanna (walker) | 1364 comments Also Afghanistan


message 17: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4227 comments Joanna wrote: "Also Afghanistan"

Good one!


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