Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Trivia Question Week 3

How many books are in the Old Testament?

Trivia Answer Week 2

The correct answer is Agatha Christie. Congratulations mom!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Trivia Question Week 2

Who is the bestselling author of all time? This person also ranks third on the list of most widely published  works, being outdone only by Shakespeare and the Bible.

Trivia Answer Week 1

Great answers everyone! The answer is, as Cami disocovered, Michael Crichton. His #1 book was Disclosure, his #1 movie was Jurassic Park, and his #1 TV show was ER. I discovered this tidbit while reading the jacket of Pirate Latitudes, a manuscript found after Crichton's death and published posthumously.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Jungle Book (1894) by Rudyard Kipling - Mom's Review


I will admit, I was never a "reader" as a child even though I had the fastest reading and comprehension scores in 6th grade. Being a child of Television and Movies does have it's drawbacks. One is - you never know the real story. TV and Movie writers and directors always put their own twist on things, not that it's bad (sometimes it's an improvement), but I still don't know what the original author was trying to tell me. Last Wednesday I read THE JUNGLE BOOK for the first time while riding home from Beijing. I loved it! I loved Kipling's style of writing and in my mind I could see him as the little boy Teddy in Riki-Tiki-Tavi, or listening to stories of the boy raised by wolves. And who knew that Kaa was a good guy? Anyway, take time this summer and read these stories to your children. They will thank you later.  
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Trivia Question Week 1

Which acclaimed author is the only individual to simultaneously have a #1 book, #1 movie, and #1 TV show?

Prize Drawing

Hello friends! Summer is in full swing and I think we should celebrate. Every week for the next 8 weeks I will post a literary trivia question. Leave your answer in the comments section and for every correct answer submitted your name will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize! Some questions will be easy while others might be more challenging, so take heart if you fail to answer or answer incorrectly because a new opportunity presents itself every week. Have fun and happy reading!