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Humiliation

Postby Marianne » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:11 pm

Humiliation is a literary parlor game where you win by admitting your embarrassing lapses in Bookworm Street Cred. Players go around in a circle; each names a book he/she hasn't read, and gets a point for everyone else in the circle who has read it. Whoever has the most points wins. Apparently it comes from a book (which, fittingly enough, I've never read) wherein a bunch of college professors are playing it, until finally one of them shouts "Hamlet!" and wins the game but loses his job.

Here's the way it works as a forum game:

1. There is a list of books, in the format [originator's name]: [title] ([author)] - [number of people so far who HAVE read it]
2. When you reply, copy and paste the list into your post, and add a book you've never read to the bottom of the list with a zero next to it.
3. Add one to the number next to all the books you've read.
(If you've already replied and you're taking another turn, only add to the tally of the books you haven't marked yet.)

So, I will go first and get the humiliation over with:

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 0
[Dieu] entend ta voix, ô fille des hommes! aussi bien que celle des constellations; car rien n'est petit pour celui devant lequel rien n'est grand.
- George Sand, Les sept cordes de la lyre

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Re: Humiliation

Postby MusicalTwin » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:27 pm

This sounds fun! I hope that I got it right:

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 0
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 0
~*Last' inn tegitha!*~
(Listen, your instinct will lead you!)


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Re: Humiliation

Postby MmeBahorel » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:18 pm

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 1
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 1
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 0
What kind of literature and what kind of life is the same question. - Tom Stoppard

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Re: Humiliation

Postby merlin_emrys » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:53 pm

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 2
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 1
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 0
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 0

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Re: Humiliation

Postby Frédérique » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:54 pm

Oooh, this is delightful! (Merlin, you stole the book I was going to pick :P)

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 3
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 2
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 0
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 0

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Re: Humiliation

Postby MusicalTwin » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:24 pm

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 3
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 2
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 0
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 0
6. MusicalTwin: War and Peace (Leo Tolstoi) - 0
~*Last' inn tegitha!*~
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Re: Humiliation

Postby Euphrasie » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:59 pm

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 4
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 3
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 1
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 1
6. MusicalTwin: War and Peace (Leo Tolstoi) - 0
7. Euphrasie: (Hamlet-I kid) Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) - 0
I'm pretty sure my cat's been reading my diary.

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Re: Humiliation

Postby MmeJavert » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:10 am

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 5
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 3
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 2
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 2
6. MusicalTwin: War and Peace (Leo Tolstoi) - 0
7. Euphrasie: Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) - 0
8. MmeJavert: Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien) - 0
and to this day, she's glided on
always home but so far away
like a word misplaced
nothing said, what a waste

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Re: Humiliation

Postby sophiedegrouchy » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:19 am

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 5
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 3
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 3
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 4
6. MusicalTwin: War and Peace (Leo Tolstoi) - 0
7. Euphrasie: Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) - 0
8. MmeJavert: Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien) - 1
9. TheHighestPie: Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) - 0

It hasn't come up yet for me at least, but how do we count things that we started and liked but haven't had the chance to finish yet?

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Re: Humiliation

Postby MusicalTwin » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:13 am

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 5
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 3
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 3
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 4
6. MusicalTwin: War and Peace (Leo Tolstoi) - 0
7. Euphrasie: Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) - 0
8. MmeJavert: Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien) - 1
9. TheHighestPie: Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) - 0
10. MusicalTwin: Macbeth (William Shakespeare) - 0
~*Last' inn tegitha!*~
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~*What makes us special makes us strong!*~

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Re: Humiliation

Postby lesmisloony » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:00 pm

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 6
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 4
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 4
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 4
6. MusicalTwin: War and Peace (Leo Tolstoi) - 0
7. Euphrasie: Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) - 0
8. MmeJavert: Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien) - 2
9. TheHighestPie: Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) - 0
10. MusicalTwin: Macbeth (William Shakespeare) - 1
11. lesmisloony: Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens) - 0
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Re: Humiliation

Postby Marianne » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:10 pm

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 6
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 5
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 5
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 5
6. MusicalTwin: War and Peace (Leo Tolstoi) - 0
7. Euphrasie: Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) - 0
8. MmeJavert: Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien) - 3
9. TheHighestPie: Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) - 1
10. MusicalTwin: Macbeth (William Shakespeare) - 1
11. lesmisloony: Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens) - 0
12. Marianne: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy) - 0
[Dieu] entend ta voix, ô fille des hommes! aussi bien que celle des constellations; car rien n'est petit pour celui devant lequel rien n'est grand.

- George Sand, Les sept cordes de la lyre

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Re: Humiliation

Postby Capitally Drunk » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:07 pm

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 6
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 6
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 6
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 6
6. MusicalTwin: War and Peace (Leo Tolstoi) - 1
7. Euphrasie: Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) - 0
8. MmeJavert: Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien) - 3
9. TheHighestPie: Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) - 2
10. MusicalTwin: Macbeth (William Shakespeare) - 1
11. lesmisloony: Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens) - 1
12. Marianne: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy) - 1
13. Capitally Drunk: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) - 0

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Re: Humiliation

Postby MmeBahorel » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:13 pm

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 6
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 6
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 7
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 7
6. MusicalTwin: War and Peace (Leo Tolstoi) - 1
7. Euphrasie: Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) - 1
8. MmeJavert: Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien) - 3
9. TheHighestPie: Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) - 3
10. MusicalTwin: Macbeth (William Shakespeare) - 1
11. lesmisloony: Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens) - 2
12. Marianne: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy) - 2
13. Capitally Drunk: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) - 1
14. MmeBahorel: Animal Farm (George Orwell) - 0

(if we've seen a play but never read it, does it count for a point or not, since they were never really meant to be read in the first place? Because somehow I think more Shakespeare is going to come up, and I've seen far more than I've read.)
What kind of literature and what kind of life is the same question. - Tom Stoppard

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Re: Humiliation

Postby Mamselle Miss » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:49 pm

1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 7
2. MusicalTwin: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - 6
3. MmeBahorel: The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky) - 1
4. Merlin_Emrys: Notre-Dame de Paris (or any translation thereof, by Victor Hugo) - 7
5. Frédérique: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - 8
6. MusicalTwin: War and Peace (Leo Tolstoi) - 1
7. Euphrasie: Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) - 2
8. MmeJavert: Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien) - 3
9. TheHighestPie: Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) - 4
10. MusicalTwin: Macbeth (William Shakespeare) - 1
11. lesmisloony: Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens) - 2
12. Marianne: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy) - 3
13. Capitally Drunk: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) - 1
14. MmeBahorel: Animal Farm (George Orwell) - 0
15. Mamselle Miss: Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert) - 0
Last edited by Mamselle Miss on Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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