The Answers Please

Thanks to all for playing along (those who commented and those who didn't) I appreciate it. I believe that Nemesis (whose newly designed blog is more fabulous than ever--go check it out) is the winner. If you haven't had the chance to play and still want to get in on the action you need to go to the previous post here without reading this post.

I think you actually all did quite well--as I was putting it together I kept thinking that I wouldn't be able to guess correctly even though these quotes were coming from books that I own--and have sometimes read several times. Anyway, without any further ado here are the answers:

1. The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld

2. It was a dark and stormy night. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle

3. When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. Ellen Foster, Kaye Gibbons

4. Before Batsheva moved to Memphis, our community was the safest place on earth, close, small, held together like a carefully crocheted sweater. The Ladies Auxiliary, Tova Mirvis

5. The boy's name was Santiago. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

6. Ugh. The last thing on earth I feel physically, emotionally or mentally equipped to do is drive to Una and Geoffrey Alconbury's New Year's Day Turkey Curry Buffet in Grafton Underwood. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding

7. My Father had a face that could stop a clock. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde

8. Holly held the blue cotton sweater to her face and the familiar smell immediately struck her, an overwhelming grief knotting her stomach and pulling at her heart. PS, I Love You, Cecelia Ahern

9. The little old kitchen had quieted down from the bustle and confusion of midday, and now, with its afternoon manners on, presented a holiday aspect that, as the principal room in the brown house, it was eminently proper it should have. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, Margaret Sidney

10. Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J K Rowling


Jenny said...

Wow... I thought I knew my literature... I've actually only read #s 2, 5 and 10. Now you must give them the star ratings... are they worth putting on (the ever growing) must-read list?

Nemesis said...

Yay, I won something! I actually decided FOR SURE that #2 was Wrinkle in Time after I posted but then I forgot to come back and say so.

But thank you for choosing me.

Yankee Girl said...

Jenny, I loved every single one of these books so I would recommend them all.