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August 23, 2010

weekly geeks — quiz update
posted by soe 8:21 pm

So last I left you, we had ten quotes from books I love.

You have correctly identified six of them:

2. “Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.” The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

4. “Dear Sidney, Susan Scott is a wonder.” The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

5. “When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.” To Kill a Mockingbird

6. “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

8. “Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow…” Anne of Green Gables

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.” Horton Hears a Who

Well done, Jenn, raidergirl3, RandomRanter, and Allegra!

This leaves us with four quotes, at least three of which I bet many of you have read. These are the four I expected there would be the most challenging, so let’s see if anyone can get them if I offer a clue:

1. “My father had a face that could stop a clock.”
You’ll think about this quote the Next time you get sucked into a good book.

3. “The year began with lunch.”
Spend some time with Annie and Peter near the Mediterranean. The food is excellent. The house is a bit of a mess. Watch out for the pastis.

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.”
When driving across the country to Tucson, you want to be very careful about picking up reptiles at rest stops. It just might change your life.

9. “It was a dark and stormy night.”
There is a thin line between religion and science, and another between life and poetry.

Category: books. There is/are 6 Comments.

9 might be A Wrinkle in Time. I know this because the book I am reading, When You Reach Me, just mentioned that the first line in the book she was reading was this one, and her book, not mentioned by title, involves time travel and Meg. Don’t you love when ideas collide like this?

1. The Eyre Affair. Ooh, I just got that clue, Next time, awesome clue, even awesomer book.

I love this game!

Comment by raidergirl3 08.23.10 @ 8:31 pm

I think I know 3 from the clue as well, but I’ll leave it for someone else.

Comment by raidergirl3 08.23.10 @ 8:32 pm

ah ha – I just got #1 as well, from the clue!

Comment by Jenn 08.24.10 @ 5:23 am

Number 3 is A Year In Provence.

Comment by Rudi 08.24.10 @ 4:43 pm

@raidergirl3: Right on both counts!

@Jenn: I suspected you might.

@Rudi: Go you!

Would it help if I capitalized Reptile in the first clue?

Comment by soe 08.24.10 @ 10:27 pm

Is 9 wrinkly?

Comment by Grey Kitten 08.28.10 @ 5:52 pm

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