Sunday, October 19, 2014

Books On Books Mini-Challenge


And the winner is . . . 
Ellie from Book Addicted Blonde
Congratulations Ellie, I will be contacting you about your prize.
Thanks to everyone who entered.

The mini-challenge is now closed.  The winner will be announced shortly.  
Thank you all for playing along.

Hello, Readathoners!  Welcome to Just One More Thing . . .  You've been reading for 20 hours, your head is bobbing, your eyes are drooping . . . so we're going to give your brain a wake-up workout.  

Fourteen books about books are represented in the picture puzzle below.  All you have to do is name as many of them as you can. 



 Since your brain may not be at it's best at this point, I'm going to make it a little easier:

1.  Cheating is encouraged.  Use the internet, scour your TBR pile, phone a friend - - whatever means you need to correctly name the books.

2.  Author is not required - just the title of the book. 

3.  I'll give you hints.  One to start you off, one at Hour 22, and one more at Hour 23.  However - the earlier you enter, the better your chances of winning. (see Rule 5)

4.  The challenge will close at the start of Hour 24 so I have time to announce the winner before the readathon ends.  Comments will not be visible till the winner is announced.

5.  The person who gets the most correct will be the winner.  If there is a tie, the winner will be selected by random drawing among those entrants.  HOWEVER, the earlier you enter the better your chances:

Entries received during:                Your name goes in the drawing:
         Hour 21                                                  5 times
         Hour 22                                                  3 times
         Hour 23                                                  1 time

What will you win?  New copies of Ex Libris and Rereadings by Anne Fadiman




Get yourself one more cup/glass of your caffeine of choice, shake your head a few times to wake up your brain, and have fun.  

     HINT #1:  The following words appear in the title of at least one book:

  • Read
  • Reader
  • Literary
  • Story
  • Book 
  • Diary
  • Bookmobile
  • Library
UPDATE:  HINT 2

Still trying to identify some of those book covers?  Here are a few more hints:

1.  There are three books that do not contain any literary reference in the title - but the story is largely about books.

2.  One book is a graphic novel.


3.  One book is written entirely as letters between the characters.


4.  One book was originally written in German.


UPDATE:  HINT 3

Still wondering about a few of the tough ones?  Your final hint is the author's last names.
  •  Brown
  •  Ende
  •  Bradbury
  •  Ahern
  •  Seuss
  •  Shaffer
  •  Kenney
  •  Bennet
  •  Niffenegger
  •  Zusak
  •  Christie
  •  King
  •  Sloan
  •  Myron

25 comments:

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the World, The Body in the Library, The Neverending Story.

    And... that's no "cheating!" I'm surprised I knew so many just from the cover.

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  2. The Weird Sisters
    The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society
    The Uncommon Reader
    The Never-Ending Story
    The Night Bookmobile
    Fahrenheit 451
    The Book Thief
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    The Book of Tomorrow
    The Body in the Library
    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
    I Can Read With My Eyes Shut
    Misery
    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

    Maria @ ABookGeek.blogspot.com (maria.elmvang at gmail dot com)

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  3. I got them all!!!! yeiiiii. Here is my post with the answers :http://greenmushroom1up.blogspot.com/2014/10/dewey-read-thon-hour-21.html

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  4. Okay, LET'S DO THIS.

    1) The Weird Sisters
    2) Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
    3) Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
    4) Misery
    5) The Body in the Library
    6) The Uncommon Reader
    7) The Book Thief
    8) Fahrenheit 451
    9) The Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    10) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    11) The Book of Tomorrow
    12) The Neverending Story
    13) I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
    14) The Night Bookmobile

    YESSSSS! FULL HOUSE! I'm quite proud of myself actually. Such a fun challenge, thank you! :)
    Ellie @ Book Addicted Blonde
    emp501 (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

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  5. The Book Thief
    The Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    The Night Bookmobile (awesome graphic novel!)
    I Can Read With My Eyes Shut
    The Body in the Library
    Misery

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  6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Misery, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, The Book Thief, The Night Bookmobile, Diary of a Whimpy Kid, The Weird Sisters, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, The Book of Tomorrow

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  7. The Body in the Library
    The Book Thief
    Fahrenheit 451
    Misery
    The Reader


    Yeah, I got nothing.

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  8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society , Fahrenheit 451 , The Book Thief , The Neverending Story , Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore , The Night Bookmobile, The Book of Tomorrow, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Misery, The Uncommon Reader, The Body in the Library , I can read with my eyes shut, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World and The Weird Sisters

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  9. I think I have them all. Mail in case I win sth and you need contact: stanic007(at)gmail(dot)com

    Misery (Stephen King), The Book of Tomorrow (Cecelia Ahern), The Body in the Library (Agatha Christie), The Weird Sisters (Eleanor Brown), Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (Robin Sloan), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows), The Uncommon Reader: A Novella (Alan Bennett), The Neverending Story (Michael Ende), he Night Bookmobile (Audrey Niffenegger), I Can Read With My Eyes Shut (Dr. Seuss), Dewey: A Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (Vicki Myron, Bret Witter), The Book Thief (Markus Zusak), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Novel in Cartoons (Jeff Kinney), Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury).

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  10. The Weird Sisters, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Book Thief, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Book of Tomorrow, Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore, Misery, The Neverending Story, The Night Bookmobile, The Uncommon Reader, The Body in the Library, Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat that Touched the World, I Can Read With My Eyes Closed?, and I know the last one but I can't think of it and it's killing me! 1445 is my final answer.
    https://twitter.com/ebpnd17

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  11. The Weird Sisters
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    The Uncommon Reader
    The Neverending Story
    The Night Bookmobile
    ?
    The Book Thief
    The Book of Tomorrow
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    The Body in the Library
    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
    The Cat in the Hat
    Misery
    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World



    kandake (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. The Weird Sisters, The Book Thief, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Fahrenheit 451, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Neverending Story, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Uncommon Reader, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Misery, The Body in the Library, The Night Bookmobile, The Book of Tomorrow, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

    These are my favorite kinds of mini-challenges! Great "stay awake" activity. Thanks!

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  13. The Uncommon Reader
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    The Weird Sisters
    Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

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  14. Aaah! It's Fahrenheit 451! Ha...just came to me after I submitted my earlier comment. I hope it still counts :)

    erinreadsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

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  15. Whew - that was fun and woke me up!!! I am short one book!
    Never ending story
    The weird sisters
    The book of tomorrow
    Misery
    The book thief.
    The night bookmobile
    The uncommon reader
    The body in the library
    Fahrenheit 451
    I can read w my eyes shut
    Diary of a wimpy kid
    The guernsey literary and potato peel pie
    Dewey the library cat

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  16. So I don't know whether the internet ate my last comment or not. I'm going to repost just in case. The book puzzle challenge is my favorite mini-challenge every readathon, so thanks for hosting! It has been fun. I only got eleven and a half:

    1. The Neverending Story
    2. Fahrenheit 451
    3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    4. The Uncommon Reader
    5. The Cat in the Hat
    6. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
    7. The Book Thief
    8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    9. The Night Bookmobile
    10. Misery
    11. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
    12. An Agatha Christie Novel, probably a Miss Marple one?

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  17. the book thief,
    the book of tomorrow
    i can read with my eyes shut
    diary of a wimpy kid
    the body in the library - agatha christie
    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
    mystery - Stephen king
    Mr penumbra's 24 hour bookstore
    The never ending story
    The weird sisters

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  18. I'm really hoping this is the right place to post these:

    The Weird Sisters
    The Neverending Story
    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    The Book Thief
    Misery
    The Body in the Library
    The Book of Tomorrow
    The Uncommon Reader
    Fahrenheit 451
    Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
    The Night Bookmobile

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  19. Mr. Penumbra's 24hour bookstore
    The Cat in the Hat
    The Book Thief
    The neverending story
    Fahrenheit 451
    Diary of a wimpy kid
    The uncommon reader
    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
    Misery
    The Book of Tomorrow
    The Night Bookmobile

    ireneejensen@hotmail.com

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  20. The Weird Sisters
    The Body In The Library
    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
    The Book Thief
    The Book Of Tomorrow
    Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
    Misery
    The Hesse-Mann Letters: The Correspondence of Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann
    The Cat In The Hat
    Fahrenheit 451
    The Night Bookmobile
    Will update if I get the other 2.

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  21. I figured these out at Hour 1, but I didn't want to comment to see if anyone else would haha. Well, here are the ones I got. ^w^

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore, The Weird Sisters, The Book Thief, Misery, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, The Book of Tomorrow, and The Body in the Library.

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  22. 1. The Book Thief
    2. Mr. Penubra 24-hour Bookstore
    3. Farenheit 451
    4. The Neverending Story
    5. The Book of Tomorrow
    6.The Diary of a Whimpy Kid
    7. The Night Bookmobile
    8. Misery
    9. Not sure about the dr. Seuss one, maybe The Cat in the Hat?

    That's all I have

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  23. I'm sorry I missed this Tami! Love it! Without cheating I would have only gotten 5 :)

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