Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tuesday Teaser and Trivia


Hi all! I took a long weekend off from posting as we had visitors and I was simply too busy. I could have scheduled posts but I needed a mini blog break. I'm off home this weekend for a long weekend and undecided still whether I will post or not; normal service will resume after that, if I do take another break. Sorry for not announcing it in advance but I temporarily lost my motivation. I'll also try and catch up on my Google Reader but I can't make any promises - especially next week! Anyway, you know how it is.

Today is another mish-mash of a post but I want to share this site for anybody seeking out literary-themed gifts, either to give or to add to their own Christmas wish-list. I am coveting the literary cats notecards.


Today marks the beginning of a new mini meme from me to combine with Teaser Tuesdays. A few Christmases ago my boyfriend bought me the Book Lovers Edition of Trivial Pursuit and I thought I could virtually play with my fellow book lovers, or at least ask you a weekly literary question. So here goes (if you win then please treat yourself to a slice of pie/cake/pizza/delete where appropriate)...

From the Beloved Children's Books section:

What animal does the Little Prince first ask the pilot to draw for him?



Quote a couple of spoiler-free sentences from the book you’re reading to tempt others.

"She covered the plastic with her palm, to retain the glue's power. Sniffing it would kill my hunger in case Maisha did not return with an Ex-mas feast for us."
From "An Ex-mas Feast" in Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan



24 comments:

verity said...

Ooh, that's wonderful! I want to have a go at that game :)

farmlanebooks said...

It is great to see you back! I was worried you'd stoped blogging. Don't worry about taking a break - take as many as you like (I'll be taking a few over Christmas) Have a great weekend!

Mrs. B. said...

I know the answer.. it's a boa constrictor! Am I right?

Kals said...

Wow that game is wonderful! Have fun. Glad you're back =)

Laura said...

Je crois que c'etait un renard, non?

savidgereads said...

Oh I havent a clue of the answer as its one of the many books I still have left to read (that depressing figure of how many I will manage in a lifetime always pops in my head) but I love the idea of the game. Glad you're back too.

JoAnn said...

Enjoy some time away. I'll be wrapping up today or tomorrow, too, and taking a long weekend off. Look forward to your thought on Say You're One Of Them. The story I read this week wasn't quite as brutal as the one you've quoted from.

Steph said...

There's a book version of Trivial Pursuit? Now there's a version of that game I might finally win!

I was going to say that the answer was a sheep, but I think Mrs. B is actually right and the answer is a boa constrictor... the "mouton" doesn't come until later!

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Jenny said...

I really am pretty sure it's a sheep he asks for in the first place. Also, kind of in love with this Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers thing. My very-hard-to-shop-for mother might really like this...

novelinsights said...

I know there was a boa constrictor inside an elephant, but I don't know if he drew one of them first! And his drawing looked like a hat :) I love that book.

Book Psmith said...

I had this edition of Trivial Pursuit but I was the only one who ever wanted to play it, so I passed it on. I am so excited you will be doing this...that way I can still play:) Don't know the answer to this week's though. Enjoy your time with your family!

Vivienne said...

have a good break. I know what it is like at the moment. I am struggling with time, as Christmas approaches fast.

Darlene said...

Terrific game and a thoughtful gift! Hope you had a lovely time with your visitors.

Laura said...

My daughter says it's a sheep, and she read The Little Prince far more recently than me. So I'll retract my guess and go with hers!

Karen said...

I didn't even know this version of TP existed!!! I will have to look out for it.

Diane said...

I hope to read Say You're One Of Them. Have read some excellent reviews.

Paperback Reader said...

Verity, I wish we could play it in person!

Thanks, Jackie. No, I doubt that I'll stop blogging for some time but I will step back for a little and take a few more breaks over the coming month (especially at Christmas).

Mrs. B. No, the boa constrictor is the first drawing in the book but not the first on the Little Prince asks the Pilot to draw.

Thanks, Kals! The game is a lot of fun.

Laura, non, c'├ętait un mouton.

Simon, this book would take you less than half an hour to read so I recommend you schedule it in some day! I'm glad that you're all glad I'm back :D.

JoAnn, I'm glad that the stories aren't all as brutal as "The Ex-Mas Feast". Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend.

Steph, there is indeed! I'm pretty good at original TP but Book Lover's TP is my forte!
As I said to Mrs. B, the boa constrictor drawing is the first but that's when the Pilot is recalling drawing as a child and frightening the adults; the first drawing the Prince requests is of a sheep.

Jenny, you were right! It would make a great gift and this way you get to play!

Paperback Reader said...

Polly, the hat drawing cracked me up! I am very fond of the book.

Book Psmith, that's the problem with loving books as much as we do - the people in our lives usually aren't as enthused, which is what is great about blogging. I'm glad that I can share this and we can all play!

Thanks, Vivienne. Christmas really crept up on me this year and I haven't bought a think/nor do I feel at all Christmassy. I also haven't packed yet for my trip tomorrow :s

Darlene, my boyfriend buys the best gifts and a lot of the time they are bookish! We had a lovely weekend, thanks.

Laura, your daughter was right!

Karen, it's fairly rare but as soon as I came across it, I knew that I HAD to have it!

Diane, I have only read the first story so far; I'm pacing myself through them.

claire said...

Not looking at the previous comments, I'll say a sheep! Love The Little Prince and have probably read it more than ten times.

Haven't visited the Google Reader myself but just thought I'd pop in on you. :)

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dolcebellezza said...

I know it's a boa constrictor, but my favorite is when the boa constrictor has swallowed an elephant and changes shape. Such a lovely children's, no, adult book. It takes an adult to really grasp all St. Exupery is saying, and even then I suspect we miss a few things.

Carl V. said...

A book lover's Trivial Pursuit?!?! Say it ain't so, I've got to get that...NOW!!! I love that game anyway, but a book related one would be the best!

Paperback Reader said...

Claire, sorry for the delayed response (I've been away/ill). My Google Reader is now sitting at 1000 items unread :S. I need to pop in on you and some of my other favourite posters before I catch up properly.

You were right with sheep! I love The Little Prince.

bellezza, I agree that it is more of an adult book. We undoubtedly appreciate it more than children.

Carl, um, it IS so! BUY IT! It's so much fun.