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Graphic Novels Quiz – guessing closed

So many books are being retold these days, graphic style.  I went to the library and chose 10 graphic books.  The first 6 are classics (one is not a novel).  I accidentally picked up two copies of the same book, one original text and one quick text, SO #10 is the same book as one of the first 9.  Just give me the title of the book it’s based on.

You have until noon Sunday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling!

This round will last til August.  The person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Have fun and Good Luck!

 

 

  

 

 

Answers to last week’s poetry quiz here.  Leaderboard here.

1. Great Expectations – original text  2. Fahrenheit 451  3. Sense & Sensibility  4. Jane Eyre  5. Dante’s Divine Comedy  6. Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species  7. The Exile (Diana Gabaldon)  8. Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm  9. Troublemaker (Janet & Alex Evanovich) 10. Great Expectations – quick text

April 17, 2012 Posted by | Quizzes | | 13 Comments

Scramble Me An Author Quiz

I like word games and this is one we haven’t tried.  I’ll give you an author and you make as many words as you can using the letters of her name.  No proper words, names or abbreviations.  Make as many words as you can of 4 or more letters - I’ll be awarding points on a curve with the person who submits the most getting 100.  Let’s start with an author who has only penned one novel, but really why risk messing with perfection by writing another?

You have until noon Saturday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling!

This round lasts til the end of March and the person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Have fun and Good Luck!

HARPER LEE

I spent about 5 minutes and came up with 27 words.  Why not give it a try?

Last week’s First & Last quiz here.  Leaderboard and rules here.

March 13, 2012 Posted by | Quizzes | | 14 Comments

First & Last Quiz – guessing closed

I’ve had a lot of books make my way into my house in the past year and I chose 10 for this challenge.  See if you can match the first and last lines with these 10 books.  Give me the title and then the letters of the first and last lines.  4 points for correct first line, 4 points for correct last line and an extra 2 if you get both.  10 points each.

You have until noon Saturday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling!

This round lasts til the end of March and the person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Have fun and Good Luck!

A Discovery of Witches D. The leather-bound volume was nothing remarkable. K. What we’ve always done, Joanna, Bridget replied. Remember the past-and await the future.

State of Wonder  C. The news of Anders Eckman’s death came by way of Aerogram, a piece of bright blue airmail paper that served as both the stationery and, when folded over and sealed along the edges, the envelope.  P. And Marina brought me back, and without a thought that anyone should see her, she told the driver to go on.

Girls in White Dresses   A. Isabella’s sister, Molly, was married with ten bridesmaids in matching tea-length, blue floral Laura Ashley dresses.  N. “You’re right. The worm turned.”

Adrenaline  H. Once my wife asked me: if you knew this was our final day together, what would you say to me?  R. “Ladies and gentlemen, I just acquired this bar.  The drinks are on the house.”

A Scattered Life  G. Skye’s earliest memory of Thomas was linked with smell of beer and the taste of blood.  T. “Why don’t you leave that, Mom, and go sit down? I’ll get to it later.”

Outside the Ordinary World  I. I’m pacing circles in the family therapist’s waiting room, trying to discern what my daughter is saying about me.  S. At the top of the hill, our house still blazes with the light of our argument, unexpectedly bright against the new storm rolling in from the west.

The Hypnotist  J. Time played tricks on him whenever he stood in front of the easel.  O. And then the gap was closed.

The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead  B. The girl who would speak for the dead stood alone on the cobblestone drive after the rain.  L. I went back up the drive feeling like the only living thing for miles, and a very small living thing at that, while the groundhog slept in the earth somewhere nearby, dreaming his old collected dreams.

Neighborhood Watch F. Violence in the suburbs is not accompanied by the sounds we associate it with in cities.  Q. “Let’s go,” Leo says softly.  And we do.

On Folly Beach  E. Emmy awoke to the song of the wind in the bottle tree, to the black night and the winter chill, and knew Ben was gone from her the way the moon knows the ocean’s tide.  M. Then taking a deep breath and closing her eyes, she said good-bye to Ben for the last time.

Last week’s Animal Love Quiz here.  Leaderboard and rules here.

March 6, 2012 Posted by | Quizzes | | 18 Comments

Animal Love Quiz – guessing closed

I love animals, but I don’t read many stories that focus on them, mainly because I think they’ll break my tender heart.  Let’s see how you all do in identifying these real life and fictional animals.  You can give me the animal’s name OR the title of the book for 6.5 points each.

You have until noon Saturday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling!

This round lasts til the end of March and the person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Good luck!

1. Marley, Marly & Me 2. Orson, A Good Dog 3. Georgia, Saddled 4. Dewey 5. Oogy  6. Rinn Tin Tin, Rin Tin Tin:The Life and the Legend  7. Merle, Merle’s Door  8. Miasy, Maisy’s Book of Things That Go  9. Frances, Bread and Jam for Frances  10. The Cat in the Hat  11. Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Doghouse  12. Curious George, A Treasury of Curious George  13. Babar, Babar Loses His Crown  14. Sounder  15. Clifford, Clifford’s First Easter  16. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

February 28, 2012 Posted by | Quizzes | , | 24 Comments

President Who? Quiz- guessing closed

We just celebrated President’s Day so I thought I’d see if you could identify these presidents.  Tell me the president for 6 points and the name of the movie OR actor for another 4 points.

You have until noon Saturday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling!

This round lasts til the end of March and the person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Have fun and Good Luck!

1. Teddy Roosevelt. Night at the Museum. Robin Williams.

2. George Washington. The Crossing. Jeff Daniels.

3. George W. Bush. W. Josh Brolin.

4. Richard Nixon. Frost?Nixon. Frank Langella.

5. John F Kennedy. JFK. Bruce Greenwood.

6. John Quincy Adams. Amistad. Anthony Hopkins.

7. Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson in Paris. Nick Nolte.

8. Franklin D Roosevelt. Pearl Harbor. Jon Voight.

9. Abraham Lincoln. Young Mr. Lincoln. Henry Fonda.

10. Ulysses S Grant. Wild Wild West. Kevin Kline.

Last week’s Agatha Christie Quiz here.  Leaderboard and rules here.

February 21, 2012 Posted by | Quizzes | , | 16 Comments

Agatha Christie Quiz – guessing closed

I’ve seen lots of Agatha Christie reading around the blogosphere lately and thought I’d combine Christie titles with my favorite game on m-w.com, Dictionary Devil.  Each number is a title of a Christie mystery and the word choices will each be used only once.  I’m seeing lots of guessing in your future :)

You have until noon Saturday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling!

This round lasts til the end of March and the person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Have fun and Good Luck!

Five     Pigs     Death     Appointment     Black     Coffee     Murder     Mousetrap     Then     Body     Elephants     Were     None     Easy     Death     Nile     Curtain     Little     Library     There     Remember

1. Black Coffee

2. Death on the Nile

3.  Appointment with Death

4. Murder is Easy

5. Curtain

6. Five Little Pigs

7. The Mousetrap

8. And Then There Were None

9. The Body in the Library

10. Elephants can Remember

Leaderboard here.  Last Week’s A Day Late and a Dollar Short quiz here.

February 14, 2012 Posted by | Quizzes | , | 26 Comments

Scholarly Authors Quiz – guessing closed

Last week’s quiz was just too easy, so this week it’s all about educated guesses.  Match these authors with what they studied in college. 8 points each.

You have until noon Saturday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling!

This round starts today and will last til the end of March.  The person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Have fun and Good Luck!

1. John Grisham        C. Accounting

2. Stephen King          E. English

3. Jean Auel                A. Business Administration

4. David Baldacci       D. Law

5. Michael Connelly    G. Journalism

6. Anne Tyler               K. Russian Studies

7. JK Rowling              I. French

8. Nicholas Sparks     L. Business/Finance

9. Norman Mailer       F. Aeronautical Engineering

10. Barbara Kingsolver    H. Biology

11. Elizabeth Peters      J. Egyptology

12. Danielle Steel           B. Literature & Fashion Design

Details and Leaderboard here.  Last week’s Hero Quiz here.

January 17, 2012 Posted by | Quizzes | , | 21 Comments

Jack Nicholson was in that? Quiz – guessing closed

I don’t consider myself a Jack Nicholson fan but he has been in many iconic films. I’ve seen 13 of his movies and put them in the order that I liked them best.  All you need to do is tell me what movie the images are from.  7.5 points for each right answer and 2.5 points for listing a Nicholson movie not pictured.

Please play along with us.  For everyone who plays an extra $ goes to the winner and the everyone is entered for a special prize.  Just leave a comment with your guesses and don’t google the answers.

Rules & Leaderboard here. Last week’s

1. (1992) A Few Good Men

2. (2003) Something’s Gotta Give

3. (1983) Terms of Endearment

4. (1974) Chinatown

5. (1996) Mars Attacks!

6. (1980) The Shining

7. (1997) As Good As It Gets

8. (1994) Wolf

9. (1989) Batman

10. (2007) The Bucket List

11. (1975) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

12. (1969) Easy Rider

13. (2011) The Pledge

November 8, 2011 Posted by | Quizzes | , | 23 Comments

Head Shot Quiz – guessing closed

Have you ever laid a bestseller down and when you went back to pick it back up hours or days later a big, shiny face was staring up at you?  I admit, I hate it.  I don’t see any reason for it, but some of the biggest names in fiction disagree.  See if you can tell me who these head shots belong to.  5 points each.  Submit your answers as a comment before noon on Saturday.

Please play along with us.  For everyone who plays an extra $ goes to the winner and the everyone is entered for a special prize.  Just leave a comment with your guesses and don’t google the answers.

Rules & Leaderboard here.  Last week’s Beginnings Quiz here.

1. Jodi Picoult

2. Dean Koontz

3. Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz

4. James Patterson

5. Nora Roberts

6. Dennis Lehane

7. Tess Gerritsen

8. Vince Flynn

9. Fern Michaels

10. Daniel Silva

11. Brad Thor

12. Harlan Coben

13. Barbara Delinsky

14. Sherrilyn Kenyon

15. Richard Russo

16. Nicholas Evans

17. Sandra Brown

18. John Sandford

19. Tami Hoag

20. Nicholas Sparks

 

September 27, 2011 Posted by | Quizzes | , | 42 Comments

Beginnings Quiz – guessing closed

Border’s is finally closed and it is a good thing for my overpacked bookshelves.  It became a fun trip for Gage and I to go and browse every few days and I’m embarrassed by how many books I brought home.  All you need to do is tell me which book matches which first lines.  Oh, I added a few extra books for fun :)

Please play along with us.  For everyone who plays an extra $ goes to the winner and the everyone is entered for a special prize.  Just leave a comment with your guesses and don’t google the answers.

Rules & Leaderboard here.  Last week’s Pictured Title Quiz here.

1. Half my life ago, I killed a girl.  Half a Life

2. For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in town.  Practical Magic

3. Alone in the evenings, when the light had drained from the slate roof of her small rural home, and when her husband was working late, Mary Gooch would perform a striptease for the stars at the open bedroom window: shifting out of rumpled bottoms, slipping off a blousy top, liberating breasts, peeling panties, her creamy flesh spilling forth until she was completely, exquisitely nude.  The Wife’s Tale

4. Tonight I’ve been thinking about the mosaic Hope gave me the night she U-hauled ass out of Pineville.  Sloppy Firsts

5. “I suppose the important thing is to make some sort of difference,” she said.  One Day

6. You know, Doc, you’re not the first shrink I’ve seen since I got back.  Still Missing

7. Once my wife asked me: if you knew this was our final day together, what would you say to me?  Adrenaline

8. She hadn’t believed in monsters since she was six years old, back when her mom would check the closet and look beneath her bed at night.  Sworn to Silence

9. Now I am here, in Krakow, where my life began.  Sonata fo Miriam

10. Gracie Lynne Calloway began her small life in Shady Grove, Alabama, fast asleep in a coal bucket on the front porch of 1854 Peachtree Lane.  Salting Roses

11. I wasn’t surprised when Mama askked me to save her life.  The Murderer’s Daughters

12. Why I feel the sudden urge to relate, in pen and ink, a relationship of the most personal nature, which I have never before acknowledged, I cannot say.  The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen

September 20, 2011 Posted by | Quizzes | , | 16 Comments

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