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Ten on Tuesday

Should the Weather Veer 30 Degrees in a Single Day? And other questions.

Stefanie at So Many Books tagged me with a meme. Oh, the horror.

Rules: Try to answer the following questions, and leave your answers in the comments section. If you feel like it, create ten questions of your own with multiple choice answers and ask people to see how well they know you. Tag five others to do the same.

Hmm.  I seem to have either made one answer correct, or one answer wrong, somewhat randomly. (Possibly all answers are  wrong or right...and not mine.)

  1. I am currently working…
    a. On an assembly line
    b. as a life coach
    c. as a tax preparer
    d. Working? I'm independently wealthy. That's why I have so many FO's and books.

  2. I was born and raised in…
    a. Birmingham, Michigan
    b. London, England
    c. Oakland, California
    d. Swift Current, Saskatchewan

  3. I have a sibling who occasionally puts in his/her two cents in the comments of this blog. My sibling’s name is…
    a. Timmy Rooch
    b. Ezekial
    c. my sister in law
    d. Justin Timberlake
  4. The bookstore where I spend most of my book budget is…
    a. Clayton Book store
    b. Amazon
    c. Half Price Books
    d. I never buy books
  5. I have …
    a. a stash (of yarn) that you would just die if you saw
    b. a library that will one day topple and crush me
    c. a secret crush on ___________
    d. very little patience
  6. I sometimes read books on a…
    a. crowded highway
    b. whim
    c. Kindle
    d. peaceful ocean voyage 
  7. My favorite food is …
    a. coffee
    b. lima beans
    c. peanut butter
    d. salmon
  8. One of my favorite activities is…
    a. Activity?
    b. knitting
    c. Rearranging books on bookstore shelves
    d. Wandering around in an aimless daze at the mall
  9. I also enjoy…
    a. gardening
    b. racquetball
    c. skateboarding
    d. reading
  10. One of my favorite television shows is…
    a. NCIS
    b. Burn Notice
    c. Supernanny
    d. SG1

I'm tagging Elspeth at KniTV, Purling Dervish, Shut Up & Knit, Latitude 61 Land of the Midnight Sun and Chartroose at Bloody Hell, It's a Book Barrage. (ooh, terrible week to tag Chartroose. As if timeliness mattered. ;)

Unmade bed cover Bridget at The Ravell'd Sleave picked up today's Booking Through Thursday and I had to try it myself. First fifteen, off the top of my head:

  1. The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  2. Loose Change by Sara Davis

  3. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

  4. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

  5. The Cinderella Factor by Barbara Tori

  6. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

  7. The Unmade Bed by Francoise Sagan

  8. Gospel by Wilton Barnhardt

  9. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

  10. Who By Fire by Diana Spechler

  11. Catherine of Aragon by Gerald Mattingly

  12. Benton's Row by Frank Yerby

  13. Hell is too Crowded by Jack Higgins

  14. 1632 by Eric Flint

  15. Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb

You can see that I have a vast and edumacated palate.

Speaking of - Burn Notice is back on tonight! 9m, USA followed by Royal Pains (proceeded by a repeat Bones at 8pm on FOX.) Sadly there are NO repeats of NCIS tonight. I might have to read.



Why do none of those have an "all of the above"? I could see all of 5 being correct... I mean I'm sure of it. :D


What a hoot! I especially like the bit about having

a. a stash (of yarn) that you would just die if you saw
b. a library that will one day topple and crush me

My answer: both A and B


Hmm. I suspect you read my comment on Bridget's blog for some reason. ;)

And for sure a and b on #5 are correct. :)


Hmmm, your q & a list was interesting. I think I know some of the answers ...

Wasn't the BTT list fun? Of course, then I kept thinking of other books I could have/should have listed - good thing we weren't supposed to do it in a leisurely fashion!


Can't speak for your part of the world, but it's not uncommon here to have 30-degree temp changes within 24 hours. Sadly.


The Little Princess is also on my never forget list. I think I know a few answers but the rest are mysteries, though the answers are funny.

Have you read The Strange Files of Fremont Jones by Dianne Day yet? I just finished it and it is set in SF.


I was going to say this was a "pick c" questionnaire, but then I got to Burn Notice! I taped Royal Pains last night but haven't seen it yet.


What does it say about the world today that I read 9.c. as "waterboarding" instead of "skateboarding"? sheesh.

A friend of mine took a graduate seminar from Elie Wiesel. After one session he was flying somewhere, and she gave him Bimbos of the Death Star to read on the place because the mental image of Elie Wiesel reading BotDS cracked her up.


I don't know what to say. My mind started boggling at "lima beans" and completely shut down at "Bimbos".


Do I know you?


I can't wait to see Cookie's quiz. And the temp frequently swings 30 degrees plus in a day here in The Land of Cheese. That, and the fried things on sticks, should get you here quick.


Burn Notice? Really? I haven't seen season 2 yet.


I do think some of those are trick questions with multiple right answers... ;)


Ok.. here i go.

1. C
2. no clue.
3. no idea.
4. A
5. A, B, D :-P
6. A
7. A
8. B
9. D
10. B

so how'd i do?


Where/How do you Readers find these books? I suppose if I read more novels, I'd find these treasure troves, too.


I need to check out some of the books you listed. I love that Harriet the Spy is on there. :)


OK, you sure is edumacated all right!

I'm pretty sure you were raised in Swift Current, SK, and are an avid skateboarder. And as for wandering aimlessly through the mall (in a daze), well, I do that to.


One day last year we had a 70 degree swing in one day, it was 80 degrees in the morning, and by the time we left work it was 30, and that night it got down to 10. It was insane!

Bookfool, aka Nancy

I didn't even think of The Little Princess and I was going to name a daughter Sarah, if I had one (because of the book). My 15 were:

Rebecca - Daphne DuMaurier
The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
The Secret Lives of People in Love - Simon Van Booy
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Desiree - AnneMarie Selinko
Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden
Biography - Benvenuto Cellini
The Cay - Theodore Taylor
Stand Before Your God - Paul Watkins
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austin
About Time - Jack Finney
The Time-Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
1984 - George Orwell
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

I didn't bother posting, though.


Here's my try:

1. c
2. a
3. I want to guess Justin Timberlake but it's probably c
4. b
5. a
6. b
7. c?
8. b
9. d
10. Uhh, c?


No, the weather should NOT veer 30 degrees in a single day. Scary stuff...

Hugs to you and Hez. How is the ole'furball today? Mr. C and Ms. M send their best headbonks. ;<)


PS: I meant "ole furball" in the nicest possible way. No offence intended. Hez is neither old or a furball. LOL.

OK, Mr. C made me write this...


Carrie- Everybody knows Timmie Rooch. Yeesh!

Miss T

A 30 degree swing in one day is a clear indication that one is in Minnesota.

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Wasn't the BTT list fun? Of course, then I kept thinking of other books I could have/should have listed - good thing we weren't supposed to do it in a leisurely fashion!

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The Little Princess is also on my never forget list.

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