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Subject: Playing with Random Words
Date Posted: 2/20/2010 4:59 PM ET
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Anyone in the mood for a game that's just for fun? No prizes.

I borrowed this idea from another forum and tweaked it for HF. The idea is to go to the Random Word Generator and post the word it provides. The next poster will provide the first HF title that comes to mind and why. S/he will then visit the RWG and post the next random word. Like this:

OP: East

2nd: Genghis Khan: Birth of an Empire because it takes place in the East. Next random word is ...

Lost

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 5:11 PM ET
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Okay..

"Lost" makes me think of "The Legion of the Mists" by Amanda Cockrell, which is about the Roman legion that mysteriously disappeared in Britain...the 9th Hispana.

 

Next word:

Eleven

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 5:43 PM ET
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The best I could come up with for eleven is our eleventh month, November which put me in mind of this book on my TBR,

Another November by Roger Grenier, set in WWII

Next word:

 

smash

 

 

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 6:07 PM ET
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"Smash" for some reason makes me think of Colleen McCullough's "First Man In Rome"....not sure why, maybe because I envision Roman warriors smashing each other in battle.

Next word:

FLEW

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 6:08 PM ET
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Makes me think of the book Cathy is reading now Through The Glass Darkly.

 

Next word  is PAT

Michelle  beat me so does that mean I am ejected?



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Okay Flew  Reminds me of the book I am rereading Wolf and the Dove

 

Next word IS POLISH

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 6:16 PM ET
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No ejecting players! LOL!

My TBR is growing ...

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 6:17 PM ET
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Whew!:P

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 7:29 PM ET
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Polish can only bring to mind James Michener's Poland; which, incidentally I did read - cover to painful cover!

Next word is SUBSET.

P.S. to Michelle - reading throught this thread, when I came to the word "smash," what popped into my mind was First Man in Rome. !!! Honest! I couldn't believe it when I scrolled down & saw your post !!!

Kelly

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 8:50 PM ET
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SUBSET  Okay bare with me,  the subset of a book would be binding, pages, chapters,........  Which brings me to The Illuminator by Brenda Vantrease

 

Next word

RENDERING

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 9:03 PM ET
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Oh...easy!  Rendering brings to mind "Caesar" by McCullough.  Or "Caesar's Women" by her as well. (Render unto Caesar...)

Next word is:

Forever

*Smut title coming up in 3...2....1....:P



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Date Posted: 2/20/2010 9:13 PM ET
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Has to be Forever Amber. I need to get a copy of that book.

Next word  is ARE

Alice

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 9:43 PM ET
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I immediately thought the phrase, "Are we there yet?" which made me think of How Far To Bethlehem by Norah Lofts. I can imagine Mary riding on that doneky all preggers and uncomfortable and whining to Joseph every five minutes, "Are we there yet?" 

The next word is - IMPLEMENTATION.

Let's see who can do what with that baby! 

This is fun, Genie!  We could go on forever with this!



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Implementation  Of treaties remind me of the Magna Carta, so this could be one of many books but I will say Scarlet Lion By Elizabeth Chadwick because of William Marshalls role in that.

 

OOPs  the next word is WORDING



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Wording = word= books   Thus the Book Thief by Markus Zukus. My book club book for April

Next word  is Verb

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 7:36 AM ET
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Well, a  verb is an action word, which brings to mind our favorite man of action, Uhtred of Bebbanberg!  Any one of Cornwell's books come to mind, but The Burning Land was the most recent so . . .

Next word is - PRICING.

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You ladies are good!

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Well if you are pricing you are selling things. So I came up with Sold Down the River by Barbara Hambly. It is book 4 of her Benjamin January series. It is one of my favorite historical mystery series, set in New Orleans 1850s. HIghly recommend the series

Belive it or not our next word is colon   someone else can come up with a book for that.

Alice

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 8:05 AM ET
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LOL!  Colon made me think of "Love in the Time of Cholera".....because it makes me think of sickness.

Next word is Paranoid

Kelly - that is funny!  Great minds.....

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 8:56 AM ET
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Paranoid puts me in mind of Ian Rutledge, the main character in A Test of Wills by Charles Todd. He suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, so it's not like he's paranoid all the time. But he does have his moments.

Next word:

connotation

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 9:35 AM ET
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"Connotation" reminds me little notes on the side of a paper, like a speechwriter might make, so that immediately brings to mind Cicero. Ergo, any of the Masters in Rome by Colleen McCullough from The Grass Crown onward. Let's say, Fortune's Favorites.

Next word is PITFALL

(Btw, did anyone else LOL at the URL for  the generator? watchout4snakes! Any MST3K fans here? Eegah? Hello?)

LOL, I'm thinking of ANNOTATION. Nevermind. It's still early. After reacquainting myself with what the word means, I'll stick with Cicero.



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Linda (who is visiting me this week-end) says the obvious choice for pitfall would be The Pit & the Pendulum, Edgar Allen Poe.

But in thinking about our heroes, I'm going with Francis Crawford of Lymond (Dorothy Dunnet's Lymond Chronicles) who had such pitfalls in Pawn in Frankincense.

New word is ... oh, boy, what a softball ... DESIRE !!!

Kelly



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Desire makes me think of Love   so Elizabeth Chadwicks Love knot.  Next word Punctuation

Off to teach Sunday School

Alice

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 10:04 AM ET
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Punctuation makes me think of commas, and periods...and Period leads to Time Period..which leaves it wide open!  I'll go with the Tudor period, and say "Green Darkness" by Anya Seton.

 

Next word is: Popping

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Popping reminds me of the buttons flying off the heroine's bodice at the hands of Devil Prince Rupert in The Cavalier's Woman. LOL

Oh, here's a challenge: the word is CAR

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