Book Theme Game

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    This is a good one for time travel too:

    Time and Again


    I'm still thinking about the dictators one.  That's a good challenge, Walking!


     
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    Mein Kampf, Hitler


    The Little Red Book, Mao 

    Guest of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam, Mark Bowden




    next:  occupations



     
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    Life On The Mississippi,   Samuel Clemens

    Dancing On My Grave,  Gelsey Kirkland

    The Last Report  On The Miracles At Little No House, Louise Erdrich

    The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

    Scruples, Judith Krantz

     

    Next: shopping

     
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    Shopaholic
    Maisy Goes Shopping
    Llama Llama Mad at Mama
    How to SuperCoupon
    Shopgirl

    Of these, the Llama Llama book is the most realistic.  :)  I'm not kidding.


    Next:  Books set in Egypt

     
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    I'm going for the collaborative approach here.  

    Death on the Nile

    The English Patient - it's set all over the place, but the desert scene is Egypt (google is good for cheat ... I mean fact checking)

    That's all I could come up with!




     
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    In Response to Re: Book Theme Game:
    [QUOTE]I'm going for the collaborative approach here.   Death on the Nile The English Patient - it's set all over the place, but the desert scene is Egypt (google is good for cheat ... I mean fact checking) That's all I could come up with!
    Posted by -callie[/QUOTE]

    A toughie. How 'bout:

    In The Valley Of The Kings: Howard Carter And The mystery of King Tut’s Tomb

    Cleopatra: A Life  (i'm plodding through this now)

    Book Of Deuteronomy :-)

    Next: Books that went on to inspire a popular song or instrumental (usually thanks to the movie version).  

     



     
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    You guys are good! I'm not sure I could keep up, but I'm getting some great ideas for new authors to check out.

    I will offer:

    for books written like correspondence: 84 Charing Cross Road, a correspondance between a book buyer in NY (I think) and a vintage book store owner in London.

    for books that are at least partly set in Egypt: The Alexandria Quartet, The Red Tent
     
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    Good category Elkke...

    Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
    Yertle the Turtle - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Leaving Las Vegas - Sheryl Crow

    Next: Books on eating
     
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    Morning, Walking.  You're good!  I would've struggled!

    on eating :-) :

    Eat, Pray, Love
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Chocolat
    Grapes of Wrath
    Tortilla Curtain


    I'm going to leave eating open because there's a ton more!


    btw, loved The Red Tent, GMV.  I may have to pick that up again!

     
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    More food books:

    Under the Tuscan Sun (couldn't make it through it, but I remember it had a ton of recipes)

    There's Cake in my Future (more fluffy beach reading!)
     
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    Kitchen Confidential
    Fast Food Nation
    The Jungle  (Upton Sinclair's classic)
    A Year in Provence

    eat, food, carry on ...
     
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    Like Water For Chocolate
    Babette's Feast (was originally a story by Karen Blixen :)
    Hansel and Gretel (Dom Deluise version:)

    And weirdly speaking:
    The String Of Pearls: A Romance (publication that spawned Sweeney Todd)
    Red Dragon, Thomas Harris

    Next: cross-dressers 




     
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    on Egypt:  THere are tons of books by ELizabeth Peters set in Egypt,  The Mummy Case, Laughter of Dead Kings, etc.  Her detective is an archeologist.  (SHe also writes under another pen name about British topics -- mysteries that delve into British history, for example.)
     
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    [QUOTE]Morning, Walking.  You're good!  I would've struggled! on eating :-) : Eat, Pray, Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Chocolat Grapes of Wrath Tortilla Curtain I'm going to leave eating open because there's a ton more! btw, loved The Red Tent, GMV.  I may have to pick that up again!
    Posted by -callie[/QUOTE]

    Repeat after me Callie: Food is out friend. Food is our friend. Cool
     
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    Cross dressing:


    The Crying Game  -- Neil Jordan
    Seduced  -- Virginia Henley
    What an Earl Wants -- SHirley Carr
    The Corinthian -- Georgette Heyer
    A Rose in WInter -- Kathleen Woodiwiss

    I think P.S. Your Cat Is Dead  (James Kirkwood) has an element of cross dressing in it too, but I can't remember for sure and the synopsis I read didn't mention it. 

    Mea culpa:  I had to do some research to pick these up -- I know I've read books in this category, but I couldn't remember the names. 



    Next:  Monsters
     
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    Hey, good one Sandwich.  I was thinking Silence of the Lambs, but couldn't remember any others.  This is tough!


    Monsters:

    It - Stephen King
    Where the Wild Things Are-Maurice Sendak
    The Watchers- Dean Koontz

    There most be a ton more.....If not, did we do the death of a main character?
     
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    Still on monsters.  How about:

    Frankenstein
    Dracula
    Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
    Hannibal
    Harry Potter 


    back to death of a main character
     
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    more monsters (great category!): 
    Beowulf; Grendel; Christine; Jaws

    death of a main character:
    Love Story; Laura (sorta kinda); Terms Of Endearment; Little Women; Go Ask Alice; Rabbit At Rest

    Next: let's take this a little further: a main character is a ghost or apparition
     
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    The Christmas Carol - of course!

    The Graveyard Book - by Neil Gaiman.  I was surprised by how much I liked it.

    Lovely Bones - I actually never read this because I found the plot too disturbing.

    The Shining

    Harry Potter again (this book may fit into an awful lot of categories!); Nearly Headless Nick, Moaning Myrtle, Bloody Baron :-)


    next: rite of passage
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Book Theme Game : Repeat after me Callie: Food is out friend. Food is our friend.
    Posted by WalkingTheWalk[/QUOTE]


    Ha Walking!  Food is good.  Food is our friend, except for the damned stress 10 I put on this winter and now have to get motivated enough about to take off Frown
     
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    S.E. Hinton was as good as anyone with these types of "Rite of Passage" novels.

    Tex
    The Outsiders
    Rumblefish
     
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    I'll add to rite of passage:

    Catcher in the Rye
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  (Betty Smith)
    The Chosen (Chaim Potok)
    Blue Willow (Doris Gates)

    and I could throw in the ever popular Harry Potter series ;)


    Next topic:  Swapping lives


     
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    Maybe we could collaborate on this one too.....
    Swapping Lives

    Prince and the Pauper
    Man in the Iron Mask
    Harry Potter could come in again....wasn't someone Mad- Eye Mooney that wasn't really him?
    was Parent Trap just a movie?

    any more?....

    maybe some book settings in Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket?
     
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    I'm itching to post my own "swapping lives" book list:

    Tale of Two Cities -- Dickens
    The Prince and the Pauper -- Twain
    The Prisoner of Zenda -- Anthony Hope
    Deceptions -- Judith Michael  (twins swap lives for a weekend, then one
                          breaks her leg, meaning they can't swap back for 6 weeks).
    Tara Road -- Maeve Binchy  (heroines swap houses and lifestyles)

    There was another book I was trying to remember the name of, about a maid who's on the Titanic -- or maybe it's not the Titanic, it might be a different ship that goes down -- with her mistress, an heiress who's going to be married to some cash poor nobleman.  Anyway, the rich girl and her mom perish, and the maid, who is wearing some of the rich girl's jewelry (to save it from going down with the ship) ends up being mistake for the fiancee.   I can picture the book cover except (naturally) for the title -- and now it's bugging me that I can't remember it!  See, that's the danger of this lil game!

    Anyway, I love this theme, so if anyone has others, please post them!  :)


    next theme:  Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket setting
     
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    Chazz, The Parent Trap was a German children's novelette published in 1949.  I stumbled upon it (in English) several years ago. 

     TPT director Nancy Meyers has made a living from swapping-lives-themed movies. 

     Some more “swap” treatments:  

    Me Two (The movie is "All Of Me")

    Freaky Friday (yup, it was a novel first)

    The Importance of Being Earnest 

    **************

     For M's V and Nantucket--

    Part of Moby Dick is set in Nantucket,

    Nightbirds On Nantucket, Joan Aiken

    the new historical novel by Geraldine Brooks entitled Caleb’s Crossing sounds very interesting. 
    I've got nothing else :(

     

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