Bookish Oscars Quiz/Ballot – voting closed

The Oscars have come and gone but that doesn’t mean that we can’t do some voting of our own.  I want you to vote for who you think will win (who everyone else will be voting for!).  More same votes = more points.  You have until Sunday noon to submit your ‘ballot’.

Here’s how I tallied the votes. 11 points for answer, 9 points, for second, etc. No points if there was only one vote.

When you are heading to the ceremony, who would be the Best Arm Candy?

1. Sebastian Junger (photo from his website). 5 votes   2.Jasper FfordeJasper Fforde (photo from Goodreads profile).  2 votes  3.Author Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks (photo from his website).  4. John GrishamJohn Grisham (photo from his website). 4 votes   5.Michael ChabonMichael Chabon (photo from his Goodreads profile). 2 votes


Best Arm Candy for the guys

1.040Chelsea Cain (the photo quality is bad because I took it with my iPhone). 1 vote   2.Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri (photo from Goodreads profile). 2 votes   3.Kristin HannahKristin Hannah (photo from Goodreads profile). 4 votes  4.Danielle SteelDanielle Steel (photo from her website).  5.Gillian FlynnGillian Flynn (photo from Goodreads profile). 6 votes


Best Song

1. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. 4 votes

2. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. 1 vote

3. Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt

4. A New Song by Jan Karon. 2 votes

5. The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer. 6 votes


Best Villain

1. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho). 3 votes

2. Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs and all the rest). 9 votes

3. Tom Ripley (The Talented Mr. Ripley). 1 vote

4. Sauron (The Lord of the Rings)

5. Count Dracula (Dracula)


Best Character Named Daniel (in honor of much deserved Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis)

1. Daniel (The Shadow of the Wind-Carlos Ruiz Zafon). 9 votes

2. Daniel (Butcher’s Theater-Jonathan Kellerman)

3. Daniel Waterhouse (Quicksilver-Neal Stephenson). 1 vote

4. Daniel (The Tenth Circle-Jodi Picoult). 1 vote

5. Daniel Ames (The Associate-Phillip Margolin). 1 vote


Best Author Named Jennifer (in honor of adorable Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence)

1. Jennifer Weiner. 3 votes

2. Jennifer Crusie. 1 vote

3. Jennifer Donnelly. 6 votes

4. Jennifer Ashley

5. Jennifer Haigh. 3 votes


Best Book to Movie Adaptation

1. Lord of the Rings series. 4 votes

2. Harry Potter series. 3 votes

3. Hunger Games

4. To Kill a Mockingbird. 5 votes

5. The Silence of the Lambs. 1 vote


Best Title of 2012

1. Tell the Wolves I’m Home. 3 votes

2. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. 4 votes

3. New Ways to Kill Your Mother. 2 votes

4. I Suck at Girls. 4 votes

5. No One is Here Except All of Us


Best Cover of 2012

1.Bloodland: A Novel2.5 votes  2.Telegraph Avenue  3.Misfit.5 votes  4.Shadow and Bone2 votes  5. The Shoemaker's Wife8 votes


29 thoughts on “Bookish Oscars Quiz/Ballot – voting closed

  1. Word Lily says:

    1. Michael Chabon
    2. Kristin Hannah
    Song: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
    Villain: Hannibal Lecter
    Daniel: Sempere, The Shadow of the Wind-Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Jennifer: Jennifer Weiner
    Adaptation: Lord of the Rings series
    Title: I Suck at Girls
    Cover: Shadow and Bone

  2. bermudaonion(Kathy) says:

    Fun contest! I’m going with:

    Sebastian Junger
    Gillian Flynn
    The Executioner’s Song
    Patrick Bateman
    Daniel from The Shadow of the Wind
    Jennifer Haigh
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    I Suck at Girls
    The Shoemaker’s Wife

  3. Tami says:

    Much more interesting than the real Oscars – because I’ve actually read some of these books. I hadn’t seen any of the nominated movies. 🙂

    1. John Grisham – eye candy AND brains
    2. Kristin Hannah
    3. A New Song by Jan Karon
    4. Hannibal Lecter – though I haven’t read the books or seen the movies. He just looks creepy!
    5. Daniel from The Tenth Circle
    6. Jennifer Weiner
    7. To Kill a Mockingbird – In this one instance, the book wasn’t better
    8. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
    9. The Shoemaker’s Wife

  4. Sandy says:

    Here are my picks!

    The Executioner’s Song
    Shadow of the Wind Daniel
    Haigh (that was a tough one…love Donnelly!)
    Harry Potter series
    Lots of Candles
    Shoemaker’s Wife

  5. Kay says:

    OK, I think I get it.

    John Grisham
    Gillian Flynn
    The Executioner’s Song
    Hannibal Lecter
    Daniel in Shadow of the Wind
    Jennifer Haigh
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
    The Shoemaker’s Wife

  6. Jenners says:

    I’d want to talk to Michael Chabon but look at Sebastian Junger so maybe a compromise is Jasper Fforde!

    Jhumpa Lahiri (she is GORGEOUS!)

    The Executioner’s Song

    Patrick Bateman

    The first Daniel (Shadow of the Wind)

    Jennifer Donnelly

    Lord of the Rings (better than the books!)

    I Suck At Girls


    How fun and creative!

  7. Teddyree says:

    Fun, fun Stacy

    Sebastian Junger
    Kristin Hannah
    The Last Song
    Hannibal Lecter
    Daniel Shadow of the Wind
    Jennifer Weiner
    Harry! Harry! Harry!
    I Suck At Girls
    The Shoemaker’s Wife

  8. Vasilly says:

    Sebastian Junger is just beautiful! Lahiri is another beauty. Sing of Solomon, Tom Ripley, Jennifer Donnolly, Lord of the Rings, Tell the Wolves I’m Home (reminds me of Little Red), Bloodland and Misfit tie.

  9. Gage's grandma says:

    Great contest.
    John Grisham
    Kristin Hannah
    A New Song
    Hannibal Lecter
    Daniel Ames
    Jennifer Crusie
    To Kill A Mocking Bird
    Lots of. handles Plenty of Cake
    The Shoemakers Wife

  10. thetruebookaddict says:

    I LOVE this one! Woot!

    Best arm candy: Michael Chabon
    Best arm candy for the guys: Gillian Flynn
    Best song: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
    Best Villain: Hannibal Lecter
    Best character named Daniel: Daniel (The Shadow of the Wind)
    Best author named Jennifer: Jennifer Donnelly
    Best Book to Movie: The Silence of the Lambs
    Best title of 2012: Tell the Wolves I’m Home
    Best cover of 2012: The Shoemaker’s Wife

  11. softdrink says:

    Guy candy = Junger
    Gal candy = Flynn
    Song = Song of Solomon
    Villain = Bateman!
    Daniel = Shadow of the Wind Daniel
    Jennifer = Donnelly
    Book to Movie = Harry Potter
    Title = New Ways to Kill Your Mother
    Cover = Shadow and Bone

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