Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Tuesday Teaser and Trivia

I have finally caught up with the 1200+ blog posts in my Google Reader. Apologies for commenting less and writing less but now normal service really should resume. I have a few reviews pending and they will begin appearing from tomorrow as I have been somewhat lax in that area of late. After being away for a long weekend, ill and then busy, I have also been having a mini reading slump but I'm hoping that will be taken in hand today.

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 poem from Through the Looking Glass inspires Alice's remark: "It seems very pretty, but it's rather hard to understand"?

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

"It was on our birth certificates that way. The one named Cassandra was two ounces heavier and eleven minutes that the one named Judith."
From Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker p. 8


verity said...

Nice to see you back and I hope you're enjoying Cassandra!

farmlanebooks said...

I'm still way behind on google reader, so I know how you feel. Hopefully I'll catch up soon.

I'm afraid I haven't read Through the Looking Glass, so I won't make a fool of myself by trying to guess!

Jenny said...

It's Jabberwocky, isn't it?

Seriously, I want this game; except I know that nobody in my family except my mother would play it with me, and none of my friends would play with me either. Except my friend tim, and she thoughtlessly lives far away in California.

Anonymous said...

I want this game too!

I don't know which it is... The Walrus and The Carpenter perhaps?

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Anonymous said...

Hope you are enjoying Casssandra at the wedding and glad you are feeling better.

Stefanie said...

I've got that Trivial Pursuit game! My husband and I don;t have any friends who read as much as we do so we keep some of the cards out and randomly ask each other questions from time to time :)

In the case of your question, Is it Jaberwocky?

Paperback Reader said...

Thanks, Verity. I did enjoy Cassandra.

Jackie, I caught up and left it for a few hours and had accrued another 12o posts! Sigh.

You could never make a fool of yourself here.

Jenny, correct!

Hence why I am playing with you - not enough bookish people in my life or at least not to the extent of my bookishness :(.

Polly, I can see you and Simon playing this game! Or book group!

It was The Jabberwocky.

Thanks, Danielle! I did enjoy it (the book, not the illness).

Stefanie, which is exactly what I'm doing with you all! Just as much fun and crucial when we sadly don't have the numbers to play.

It as indeed The Jabberwocky.

Jeanne said...

I like your idea of playing it here every week!

Paperback Reader said...

Jeanne, it seemed like the perfect mini-meme!