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August 20, 2010

weekly geeks
posted by soe 6:52 am

I don’t usually participate in the literary-themed Weekly Geeks meme/carnival, but for a change I thought I would this week. Not coincidentally, this week’s challenge invites you to go back through the archives and pick a previous challenge to fulfill.

I have chosen Trivia Time, which asks participants to:

So take a moment, don’t stress about it all, and write down five to ten questions that pop into your mind. You could center all your questions around a particular theme or genre, maybe something in which you specialize. Or ask questions about one certain book. Or teach us about your favorite author through your questions.

You could do really easy ones that you know we’ll all get or really hard ones that will challenge even the best of us.

Once you post your questions and add your link here, be sure to go around and answer the questions posted by everyone else. Remember, no fair Googling! At the end of the week, don’t forget to do another post with the answers to your questions.

And most importantly, have fun!

Below you’ll find the first lines of ten novels books [one of these, while fiction, is not a novel] I particularly like. Some are quite easy, but I think others may pose more of a challenge. Your job is to guess the books (without Googling, remember!) and leave your thoughts in the comments:

  1. “My father had a face that could stop a clock.”
  2. “Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.”
  3. “The year began with lunch.”
  4. “Dear Sidney, Susan Scott is a wonder.”
  5. “When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.”
  6. “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”
  7. “I have been afraid of putting air in a tire ever since I saw a tractor tire blow up and throw Newt Hardbine’s father over the top of the Standard Oil sign.”
  8. “Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies’ eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back int he woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through the woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde’s Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde’s door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof.”
  9. “It was a dark and stormy night.”
  10. “On the fifteenth of May, in the Jungle of Nool, in the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, he was splashing … enjoying the jungle’s great joys … when Horton the elephant heard a small noise.”

Good luck!

Category: books. There is/are 7 Comments.

2) The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
5)To Kill a Mockingbird
6) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
8) Anne of Green Gables

Here’s hoping I didn’t screw up the easy ones! 🙂

Comment by Jenn 08.20.10 @ 8:42 am

Hahah! I like how it made my #8 into a smiley!!

Comment by Jenn 08.20.10 @ 8:47 am

I think #4 is the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie book.

Comment by raidergirl3 08.20.10 @ 8:51 am

Someone needs to get #1, because it’s driving me crazy – it sounds SO familiar!!

Comment by Jenn 08.20.10 @ 8:55 am

5 is “To Kill a Mockingbird” and I recognized 4 after it was pointed out. And well, 10 is “Horton Hears a Who”. Hoo? I can’t remember how it’s spelled.

Comment by RandomRanter 08.20.10 @ 2:58 pm

Let’s see…number 2 is from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, number 6 is Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, number 8 is Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, and number 10 is from Horton Heres A Who by Dr. Seuss. Those were the only ones I recognized!

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