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Bestseller to Box Office Quiz – guessing closed

quizSo many great books have become movies so far this year.  Let’s see wht you can figure out from Goodreads description of the book – no cheating!

Take your best guesses, be entered to win a prize – you only need one correct answer to be eligible for a prize.  No cheating (using the web to help find answers) or copying.  All extra details can be found here.

Leave your guesses in the comment section by Tuesday afternoon.

1. Is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they’ve taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world.   The Best of Me

2. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.   The Fault in Our Stars

3. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.   Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.  The Maze Runner

4. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.    Gone Girl

5. The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family—including Judd’s mother, brothers, and sister—have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judd’s radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public.  Simultaneously mourning the death of his father and the demise of his marriage, Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch’s dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together.   This is Where I Leave You

6. Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?  Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.   If I Stay

7. Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training.  The Giver

8. In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both.   Divergent

9. New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake, orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side.  Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying.   Winter’s Tale

10. St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .   Vampire Academy

 

October 22, 2014 Posted by | Quizzes | | 10 Comments

Actors Lost in 2013 Quiz – guessing closed

With the death of Paul Walker over the weekend, I thought for this possibly last quiz of the year I’d have you remember the other actors that were lost this year.  I’m giving you their names I want you to put them in order of their age at death.  This would be an easy one to cheat one, RESIST the temptation 🙂  Leaderboard here.

Paul Walker (famous for Fast & Furious movies), Cory Monteith (played the popular Finn on television’s Glee), James Gandolfini (made his mark as The Sopranos mob boss), Annette Funicello (of Mickey Mouse Club fame), Jean Stapleton (the long suffering Edith Bunker on All in the Family), Jonathan Winters (a comedian who I’ll always remember as baby Mearth on TV’s Mork and Mindy), Dennis Farina (was in lots of films, but also spent a few years as a detective Law & Order), Eileen Brennan (this funny actress got around but I loved her as Goldie Hawn’s foil in Private Benjamin), Esther Williams (known as the Million Dollar Mermaid), Lee Thompson Young (first role on Disney’s The Famous Jett Jackson his last role as Rizzoli’s partner on TNTs Rizzoli & Isles)

29  Lee Thompson Young

31  Cory Monteith

40  Paul Walker

51  James Gandolfini

69  Dennis Farina

70  Annette Funicello

80  Eileen Brennan

87  Jonathan Winters

90  Jean Stapleton

91  Esther Williams

December 3, 2013 Posted by | Quizzes | , | 20 Comments

Eiffel Tower Quiz – guessing closed

(courtesy of Bookbath)

France 139She looks majestic even on a gloomy day, doesn’t she?  Let’s see if you can guess the titles of these books with this beauty on their covers.  This will begin a new round of quizzes (details here) open to everyone!

For Paris in July I will also be giving away a few things, so if you participate you’ll also be entered in my giveaway at the end of the month!

Just leave your guesses (you only need to guess one to be entered for the prize) in the comment section.  I will periodically hide the answers so you can’t copy off your fellow bloggers 😉  You have until Sunday night.

eiffel11.Paris by Rutherford  2.Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Izner  3.Madeline by Bemelmans  4.Three Weeks in Paris by Bradford  5.The Paris Enigma by DeSantis  6.Paris Versus New York by Muratyan  7.We’ll Always Have Paris by Bradbury  8.Paris My Sweet by Thomas  9.Paris in Love by James  10.The Last Time I Saw Paris

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July 2, 2013 Posted by | Quizzes | , , | 20 Comments

Shape Quiz – guessing closed

 I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend.  We stayed busy here, but I managed a few minutes to come up with a fun quiz for you all.  Just fill in the blanks of these titles with a shape.  Each shape is only used once.  You’ll get more points if you can tell me the author too.  Good luck!

I hope that you’ll try your hand at my (mostly) bookish quizzes every week, but it’s okay if you just want to play when the quiz interests you.  If you play you are eligible for a prize at the end of the round (sometime in June).  For all of the details, click here.  Submit your answers in the comment section – I will stop by and hide them throughout the week but try not to copy off anyone else :)   You have til Sunday to guess.

No need to know all the answers, one guess and you’ll be eligible for a prize. 

No Googling:)

1. Washington Square by Henry James

2. Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy

3. The Fourth Side of the Triangle by Ellery Queen

4. Star Island by Carl Hiassen

5. Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler

6. Murder at the Pentagon by Margaret Truman

7. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

8. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

9. I, Alex Cross by James Patterson

10. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Answers to Children’s Book Week Quiz here.   Leaderboard here.

May 28, 2013 Posted by | Quizzes | | 16 Comments

N is for the Name Game Quiz – guessing closed

Blogging from A-Z

For some authors, two names are just not enough.  Good luck giving me the first and last names of these authors from the past and present.

I hope that you’ll try your hand at my (mostly) bookish quizzes every week, but it’s okay if you just want to play when the quiz interests you.  If you play you are eligible for a prize at the end of the round (sometime in June).  For all of the details, click here.  Submit your answers in the comment section – I will stop by and hide them throughout the week but try not to copy off anyone else :)   You have til Sunday to guess.

No need to know all the answers, one guess and you’ll be eligible for a prize.  No Googling:)

The past

1. Harriet Beecher Stowe

2. Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. Laura Ingalls Wilder

4. Zora Neale Hurston

5. Edgar Allan Poe

6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

7. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

8. Louisa May Alcott

The present

9. Sarah Addison Allen

10. Mary/Carol Higgins Clark

11. George R.R. Martin

12. Joyce Carol Oates

13. Randy Wayne White

14. Orson Scott Card

15. Carlos Ruiz Zafon

16. Alexander McCall Smith

Answer’s to last week’s H Quiz here and to my Book Problem Quiz here.  Leaderboard here.

April 16, 2013 Posted by | Quizzes | | 27 Comments

Women History Month Quiz – guessing closed

In honor of Women’s History Month this quiz is all about the heroines we find in classic literature.  All you need to do is unscramble their names.  To help you out I’ve even included the scrambled title of the book, if different from the name,  but that’s not part of the answer.

I hope that you’ll try your hand at my (mostly) bookish quizzes every week, but it’s okay if you just want to play when the quiz interests you.  If you play you are eligible for a prize at the end of the round (sometime in June).  For all of the details, click here.  Submit your answers in the comment section – I will stop by and hide them throughout the week but try not to copy off anyone else :)   You have til Sunday to guess.

1. EJNA EERY Jane Eyre

2. OHSJEEPNI HCRAM (ILLETT MWENO) Josephine March (Little Women)

3. NNAA ENNAKIAR  Anna Karenina

4. HTZBLEIAE TETENBN (DEPRI NDA RDPEUCEJI)  Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice)

5. NNEA HIRSYEL (ENNA FO ENGRE ABLGES)  Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)

6. LETRCTAS H’RAOA (NOEG TIHW ETH NDIW)  Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind)

7. GRTEMARA HEAL (THRON NAD UOSTH)  Margaret Hale (North and South)

8. LMOL ALFSREDN  Moll Flanders

9. ETSERH NNEYRP (ETH TLSCARE TERLET)  Hester Prynne  (The Scarlet Letter)

10. TUOSC NFICH (OT LIKL A KCIMOGNDRBI)  Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Answers to last week’s Bookish Oscar Quiz here.  Leaderboard here.

March 5, 2013 Posted by | Quizzes | | 21 Comments

Cinderella Quiz – guessing closed

I am currently giving away the book Cinder on audio (here to enter) and thought we’d take a look at some other adaptations of the popular fairy tale.

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!  Last week’s Dropout Quiz here.  Leaderboard and rules here.

I just need the name of the movie for the first five.  Some of are were very loose adaptations of Cinderella 😉

1.     Ever After  2.   Ella Enchanted/Princess Diaries 3.  A Cinderella Story  4.   Enchanted   5. Maid in Manhattan

6. Gregory Maguire took on the Wizard of Oz in his first book and Cinderella in his second.  Do you know the title?  Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

7. Lil is the fallen godmother of Cinderella in this unique take on the Cinderella story written by Carolyn Turgeon.  Godmother:The Secret Cinderella Story

8. Mercedes Lackey rewrote the Cinderella story in this book, the first of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series.  The Fairy Godmother

9. A modern and fresh take on the fairy tale by Malinda Lo.  Ash

10. In Cinder by Marissa Meyer, what is it that makes her so unique?  (there are a few right answers here so don’t be afraid to guess)  There are many things but the most obvious is that she’s a cyborg.

June 26, 2012 Posted by | Quizzes | , | 17 Comments

Which is Older? Quiz – guessing closed

This week I thought I’d see if you can figure out the order in which these books were published.  Please list them from oldest publication date to newest.

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!  Last week’s What Book is That? Quiz here .  Leaderboard and rules here.

1 C. Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 1859

  A. White Fang by Jack London 1906

  B. The White Plague by Frank Herbert 1982

   C. Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 1859

2  B. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 1969

   C. High Five by Janet Eveanovch 1999

  A. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom 2003

3 B. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison 1977

   A. The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer 1980

   C. Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt  1983

4 A. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende  1982

   B. A Painted House by John Grisham  2001

   C. Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman  2004

5 C. These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder  1943

   B. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing  1962

   A. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman  1995

6  C. The Hours by Michael Cunningham  1998

   B. Odd Hours by Dean Koontz  2008

   A. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton  2010

7 A. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott  1871

   C. Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck  1937

   B. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren  1946

8 C. Einstein’s Monsters by Martin Amis  1987

   B. Monster by Walter Dean Myers  1999

   A. Monsters of Men by Pateick Ness  2010

9 A. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding  1996

   C. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson  2001

   B.The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie  2007

10 B. The Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon  1988

    A. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III  1999

    C. Sand in My Eyes by Christine Lemmon  2010

June 12, 2012 Posted by | Quizzes | | 26 Comments

What Book Is That? Quiz w/ a Special Armchair BEA Giveaway – CLOSED

Welcome to another Tuesday quiz.  You have until noon Saturday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  For more details and the leaderboard, go here.

This week will still be a part of the current round of quizzes, so you will be adding $ for the round winner and be eligible for a prize BUT today, for Armchair BEA, one lucky recipient will win a $15 Barnes & Noble giftcard. On Saturday, Gage will randomly choose one quiz participant to win.  To be eligible, you only need to guess, you don’t have to get any right 😉  The guessing is the fun part!

For all of you bookish people stopping by today, see if you can identify these books.  Just tell me the title (and author for extra points) in a comment.  And for one extra entry in today’s giveaway tell me what they all have in common.  Good luck!

You can click on the photo to enlarge.

ANSWERS-1.The Chosen by Chaim Potok   2.How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson   3.Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble   4.Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez   5.The Writing Circle by Corinne Demas   6.Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett   7.The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett   8.The Reader by Bernhard Schlink   9.This Book is Overdue by MArilyn Johnson  10. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield   11.Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding   12.Villette by Charolotte Bronte

What do they all have in common?  They all have books on the cover!

June 5, 2012 Posted by | FREE, Quizzes | , | 74 Comments

Mark Ruffalo was in that? Quiz

We saw The Avengers last weekend and really liked it.  It had a great cast, including a few of my favorite actors, like Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L Jackson, and Mark Ruffalo.   I’ve listed Ruffalo’s characters in the order that I like the movies best with the name of a co-star or two. These are only movies I’ve seen.  Can you identify the movie?

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!  Last week’s Mom Quiz here.  Leaderboard and rules here.

 1. Paul (2010)- Annette Bening and Julianne Moore couldn’t have had their 2 kids without him. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

2. Fanning (2004)- Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx are the leads of this thriller. Collateral (2004)

3. Matt Flamhaff (2004) – Jennifer Garner was the timeless love interest. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

4. Brad Sullivan (2010)- Tina Fey and Steve Carrell were having a bad night. Date Night (2010)

5. Chuck Aule (2010)- Leo DiCaprio helped make this movie based on a Dennis Lehane novel a good one. Shutter Island (2010)

6. Inspector David Toschl (2007)- Based on a non-fiction book by Robert Graysmith about the hunt for a serial killer.  Also starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr.  Zodiac (2007)

7. Bruce Banner/The Hulk (2012) – no description necessary. The Avengers (2012)

8. David (2005) – a very unreal/real Reese Witherspoon played his love interest. Just Like Heaven (2005)

9. Yates (2001) – Robert Redford goes to prison. The Last Castle (2001)

10. Stan (2004) – Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet had a few problems.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

May 22, 2012 Posted by | Quizzes | , | 16 Comments