Saturday, April 21, 2012

First Lines Quiz


In this game we are visiting the library, which is in my humble opinion one of the best places on earth! Let's take a look at some of those famous opening lines of classic books.


To Play: Read the first lines below and try to guess which classic novel and author they come from without looking up the answer. If you get stuck you can use the Titles Bank below for help (keep in mind there are 10 extra titles listed just to keep you guessing!). Leave your guesses in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Guess as many times as you like.

Scoring: Two points for each correctly guessed book title and author. A total of 100 points can be earned.


Classic First Lines:

#1. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

#2. "One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it - it was the black kitten's fault entirely."

#3. "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that situation will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."

#4. "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day."

#5. "The weather door of the smoking-room had been left open to the North Atlantic fog, as the big liner rolled and lifted, whistling to warn the fishing-fleet."

#6. "When Farmer Oak smiled, the corners of his mouth spread till they were within an unimportant distance from his ears, his eyes were reduced to chinks, and diverging wrinkles appeared round them, extending upon his countenance like the rays in a rudimentary sketch of the rising sun."

#7. "Call me Ishmael."

#8. "It's time to go to the station, Tom."

#9. "A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of being that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate."

#10. "To begin with the old rigmarole of childhood."

#11. "About thirty years ago, Miss Maria Ward, of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas..."

#12. "The house in the hollow was "a mile from anywhere" - so Maywood people said. It was situated in a grassy little dale, looking as if it had never been built like other houses but had grown up there like a big, brown mushroom."

#13. "I will begin the story of my adventures with a certain morning early in the month of June, the year of grace 1751, when I took the key for the last time out of the door of my father's house."

#14. "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."

#15. "Mr Salteena was an elderly man of 42 and was fond of asking people to stay with him."

#16. "Cedric himself knew nothing whatever about it. It had never been even mentioned to him."

#17. "1801 - I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbor that I shall be troubled with."

#18. "Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse; and in this workhouse was born; on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of the business at all events; the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter."

#19. "Miss Polly Harrington entered her kitchen a little hurriedly this June morning. Miss Polly did not usually make hurried movements; she specially prided herself on her repose of manner. But to-day she was hurrying - actually hurrying."

#20. "In these times of ours, though concerning the exact year there is no need to be precise, a boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with two figures in it, floated on the Thames, between Southwark bridge which is of iron, and London Bridge which is of stone, as an autumn evening was closing in."

#21. "If anybody cares to read a simple tale told simply, I, John ____, of the parish of Oare, in the county of Somerset, yeoman and churchwarden, have seen and had a share in some doings of this neighborhood, which I will try to set down in order, God sparing my life and memory."

#22. "All children, except one, grow up."

#23. “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

#24. "Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress."

#25. "'Edith!' said Margaret, gently, 'Edith!' But, as Margaret half suspected, Edith had fallen asleep.


Titles Bank: (you can use this for a little help but keep in mind there are 10 extra titles listed)
A Little Princess ~ Alice in Wonderland ~ An Old-Fashioned Girl ~ Anne of Green Gables ~ Bleak House ~ Captains Courageous ~ David Copperfield ~ Emily of New Moon ~ Far From The Madding Crowd ~ Ivanhoe ~ Jane Eyre ~ Kidnapped ~ Les Misérables ~ Little Lord Fauntleroy ~ Little Women ~ Lorna Doone ~ Mansfield Park ~ Middlemarch ~ Moby Dick ~ North and South ~ Northanger Abbey ~ Oliver Twist ~ Our Mutual Friend ~ Peter Pan ~ Pollyanna ~ Pride and Prejudice ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ~ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe ~ The Scarlet Pimpernel ~ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader ~ The Young Visiters ~ Through The Looking-Glass ~ Treasure Island ~ Wives and Daughters ~ Wuthering Heights


Answers will be posted next week.

Enjoy!


Very Truly Your's,

42 comments:

Hayden said...

all right, let's see...

1 is Pride and Prejudice. by Jane Austen Of course.

2 sounds Alice in Wonderland-ish- but i think it's through the looking glass. Lewis Carrol

3 sounds like Charles Dickens...maybe...

4 is Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

7 is Moby Dick, Herman Melville

8 is An old-fashioned Girl, Louisa May Alcott i can recire that entire first chapter from memory! :)

9 is the Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness orczy

11 is Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

14 is Voyage of the Dawn Treader, CS Lewis! Hah! love that one...

15 pollyanna!

20 sounds like Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens

22, Peter Pan, JM Barrie

23 Little Women, without a doubt. Louisa May alcott

25- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Ella said...

Oh,fun!
#1-Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen.
#8-An Old fashioned Girl bY lousia M.Alcott.
#11-Mansfiled park by Jane Austen.
#14-Voyage of the dawn treader by C.S.Lewis.
#23-Little Women by Lousia M.Alcott.
#25-North And South by Elizabeth Gaskell.
Thanks Miss Laurie!

Melody said...

Ooh! how fun! Here goes...

1. I WONDER... :P
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen. Indubitably. ;)

3. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

4. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

9. Oooh! The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. I remember reading the first line and thinking I'm going to like this book...

10. Sounds sooo familiar... Possibly Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell?

11. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen.

19. Pollyanna?... aaand I can't remember the author's name. What is WRONG with me? :P Maybe later... haha. Wait, it's Eleanor something... but I still can't remember the last name. ;)

23. Little Women, Lousia May Alcott

25. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell.

Oh dear! I didn't recognize very many of these! ;) I'm looking forward to the answers.

Charity U said...

#1 -- P&P, Jane Austen. :)

#3 -- Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens?!?

#7 -- Something by Dickens? I haven't read it, but it's so familiar...

#14 -- Love it! Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C. S. Lewis.

#22 -- Peter Pan? By -.-.Barrie?

#23 -- Little Women, Alcott. :)

Miss Dashwood said...

What FUN!

1- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (yippee!!!! How fitting that this one should be the very FIRST. :D)
2- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
3- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
4- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5- Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling (how delightful to find someone else who likes this book!)
6-
7- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
8- An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott (love that one!)
9- THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL BY BARONESS ORCZY. Excuse my capitals.
10-
11- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
12- Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery
13- Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
14- Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (haven't read this, but I've heard that line many times!)
15- Middlemarch by George Eliot?
16- Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances H. Burnett
17- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (ugh, I hate that book)
18- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
19- Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
20- Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
21- Lorna Doone-- I don't know the author's name.
22- Peter Pan by Sir James M. Barrie
23- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
24-
25- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Hayden,
Excellent work on your guesses!
You correctly guessed the book and author on quotes 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 20, 22, 23 and 25. You also guessed the correct author for #3.
Unfortunately your guess on #15 was incorrect, perhaps you got the quote mixed up with another one?
Your score is 50 points!

You can quote the whole chapter of #8? Wow, that's quite impressive! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Ella,
You got the correct authors and books on all of your guesses - quotes 1, 8, 11, 14, 23 and 25. Good work!
Your total score is 24 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
All nine of your guesses were correct, both the books and authors on all of them. Your total score is 36 points.

I knew you would spot the first one! The first sentence on #9 is very well written. I really need to read that one!

Oh, you might have heard #20 before and you've probably read #12 before but the first sentence might not be that memorable. And if you feel like guessing again don't forget you can use the Titles Bank. :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Charity,
You guessed the correct books and authors for quotes 1, 14, 22 and 23.
You also guessed the correct author on #3 but the wrong book. No on #7.
Your total score is 18 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Dashwood,
Wow! All but three of your answers were completely correct! You got the correct author and book on quotes 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 and 25!
On #2 you guessed the right author but wrong book (so close!) and on #21 right book but you didn't know the author's name. Your guess for #15 was incorrect.
Your total score is 80 points!

Your knowledge astounds me! And I bet you've read most of these book too, have you Mouse? :) I love that you've read most of the book that could be considered classic children's books, that's wonderful!
Yes of course, I just couldn't get around including #1! :) I love #8 too! #9 was of course included especially for you as was a book title that wasn't used, sadly it didn't have a great opening line. Of course I'll pardon your fangirl exuberance! MMG :)
My mom read #5 to me when I was younger but truthfully I don't remember most of it, just that it's a good tale.
Oh, and you have read #10, at least you told me you did once. :)
Thanks for playing!

Miss Woodhouse said...

1. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
4. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
6. Silas Marner (George Elliot)
7. Moby Dick (Herman Meville)
11. Mansfield Park (Jane Austen)
14. The Eustace Diamonds (Trollope)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

Emily said...

1. Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen
2. Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll
3. Captains Courageous
4. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
5. Far From Madding Crowd
6. Lorna Doone
7. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
8. An Old-Fashioned Girl, Louisa May Alcott
9. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
10. Wives & Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell
11. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
12. Emily of New Moon, L. M. Montgomery
13. Ivanhoe
14. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C. S. Lewis
15. Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
16. Little Lord Fauntleroy
17. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
18. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
19. Pollyanna
20. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
21.Middlemarch
22. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
23.Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
24. Our Mutual Friend
25. North & South, Elizabeth Gaskell

Jen said...

Number 1 is from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Number 2 is from Through the Looking Glass
Number 3 is from David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Number 8 is from an Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott.
Number 19 is from Pollyanna
Number 23 is from Little Women Louisa May Alcott
Do some more soon. This is lots of fun. You are certainly testing my knowledge of classics here!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Woodhouse,
You guessed the correct author and book for quotes 1, 4, 7, 11 and 23.
Your guesses for quotes 6 and 14 were incorrect.
Your total score is 20 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Emily,
Great job on your guesses! You got the book and author correct on quotes 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 and 25. You also guessed the correct book on #19 and the correct author on #20. The eight you guessed incorrectly were quotes 3, 5, 6, 9, 13, 15, 21 and 24.
Your total score is 64 points! Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Jen,
Your guessed the correct books and authors on quotes 1, 2, 3, 8 and 23. You also guessed the correct book on #19. Your total score is 24 points. Thanks for playing!

I'm glad you enjoyed this quiz and I'll definitely consider doing similar quizzes in future! :)

In His Wings said...

1. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
3. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
4.
5. Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
6.
7. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
8. Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
9.
10. Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
11. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
12.
13. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
14. Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
15.
16.
17. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
18. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
19. Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
20. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
21. Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore
22.Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
23. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
24. Middlemarch by George Eliot
25. North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Sarah Grace

Jemimah C. said...

#1. Pride and Prejudice
#3. David Copperfield
#8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
#11. Mansfield Park
#14. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
#16. Little Lord Fauntleroy
#19. Pollyanna
#22. Peter Pan
#23. Little Women
#25. North and South

These are the ones I'm quite sure of. I still have to think where the rest of the first lines came from. Thank you for another fun game, Miss Laurie!

Scullery Maid said...

#1 Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
#2 Through the looking glass, Lewis Carroll
#3 David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
#4 Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
#5 Captains Courageous, Rudyard Kipling
#7 Moby Dick, Herman Melville(I read that one when I was ten or eleven, skipped most of it, and remember little else than the main character's name)
#8 An Old-Fashioned Girl, Louisa May Alcott(Just finished it for the fifth time)
#9 The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy
#10 Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell
#11 Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
#12 Emily of New Moon, Lucy Maud Montgomery
#13 Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
#14 Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis
#16 Little Lord Fauntleroy, Frances Hodgson Burnett
#17 Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
#18 Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
#19 Pollyanna, Eleanor H. Porter
#20 Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
#22 Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
#23 Little Woman, Louisa May Alcott
#24 Middlemarch, George Eliot
#25 North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell

Lydia said...

1) Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
2) Through the Looking Glass-Lewis Carroll
3) David Copperfield- Charles Dickens
4) Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
5) Captains Corageous- Rudyard Kipling
6) Far from the Madding Crowd- Thomas Hardy
7) Moby Dick- Herman Melville
8) An Old- Fashioned Girl- Louisa May Alcott
9) The Scarlet Pimpernel- Baroness Emmuska Orczy
10) Wives and Daughters- Elizabeth Gaskell
11) Mansfield Park- Jane Austen
12) Emily of New Moon-Lucy Maud Montgomery
13) Kidnapped- Robert Louis Stevenson
14) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader- C.S.Lewis
15)
16)
17)
18)
19) Pollyanna- Eleanor Porter
20) Our Mutual Friend- Charles Dickens
21) Lorna Doone- R.D. Blackmore
22) Peter Pan –J.M.Barrie
23) Little Women- Louisa Alcott
24) Middlemarch- George Elliot
25) North And South-Elizabeth Gaskell

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sarah Grace,
You got the authors and books correct for quotes 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25.
There were a few you got incorrect and they are quotes 7, 8, 13 and 20.
Your score is 60 points! Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Jemimah,
You guessed the correct book for quotes 1, 3, 11, 14, 16, 19, 22, 23 and 25. Your guess for #8 was incorrect. Your total score right now is 45 points.

Feel free to guess again on the others. Also you get extra points for telling me the names of the authors who wrote the books.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Scullery Maid,
All of your guesses on the books and authors of quotes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 and 25 were correct! Your score is 88 points!
Excellent work, thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Lydia,
All of your guesses for authors and books on quotes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 were correct! Your total score is 84 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Jillian B said...

1-Pride & Prejudice-Jane Austen
2-Alice in Wonderland/The looking glass-Lewis Carroll,I'm not sure which.
3-David Copperfield-Charles Dickens
4-Jane Eyre-Charlotte Bronte/Currer Bell
5-Captains Courageous-Rudyard Kipling
6-Far from the Maddening Crowd-Thomas Hardy
7-Moby Dick-Hearman Melville
8-An Old Fashioned Girl-Louisa May Alcott,(loved this book.)
9-The Scarlet Pimpernel-Baroness Orczy,(this ties for 1st on my favourite list with Pride & Prejudice.)
10-Wives & Daughters-Elizabeth Gaskell
11-Mansfield Park-Jane Austen
12-Emily of the New Moon-L.M.Montgomery
13-Kidnapped-Robert Louis Stevenson
14-C.S. Lewis,I think but I can't remember which book it is.
15-The Young Sisters-Daisy something.
16-Little Lord Fauntleroy-Frances H.Burnett
17-Wuthering Heights-Emily Bronte/Ellis Bell
18-Oliver Twist-Charles Dickens
19-Pollyanna-Eleanor H. Porter
20-Our Mutual Friend-Charles Dickens
21-Lorna Doone-?
22-Stuart Little-E.B. White
23-Little Women-Louisa May Alcott
24-Middlemarch-George Eliot
25-North & South-Elizabeth Gaskell.

Wow,this really jogged my memory.

Anne-girl said...

1: Pride and Prejudice~Jane Austen
2: Alice's adventures through the looking glass~ Lewis Carrol
3:David Copperfield~ Charles Dickens
4: Jane Eyre~ Charlotte Bronte
5:Captains Couragous~ Rudyard Kipling
6: ?
7: Moby Dick
8; An old fashioned girl~ L.M. Alcott
9:The Scarlet pimpernel~ Baroness Ocrzy
10:Wives and daughters~Elizabeth gaskle
11: Mansfield Park~Jane Audsen
12: Emily of New Moon~L.M. Montgomery
13: ?
14: Voyage of the Dawn Treader~ C.S Lewis
16: Little Lord Fauntleroy~ Francis Hogeson Burnett
17: Wuthering Heights~Emily Bronte
18: Oliver Twist~Charles Dickens
19:Pollyanna~ Porterhouse
20:?
21:?
22: Peter Pan~J.M. Barrie
23: Little Women~ L.M. Alcott
24:?
25: North and South~ Elizabeth Gaskle

Lydia said...

can i keep on guessing?

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Lydia,
Yes, by all means go ahead. Looking forward to your next guesses! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Jillian,
Very good job on your guesses! You got the correct book and author for quotes 1, 2 (the second one), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24 and 25. You also guessed the correct author on #14 author and the right book on #21.
Your guess on #15 very close but I can't give it to you and #22 was incorrect.
Your total score is 88 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Anne-girl,
Your guesses for the books and authors on quotes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 and 25 were all correct.
You also guessed the right book on #7 and the correct book on #19 but author's name is not quite right.
Your total score is 72 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Anonymous said...

1. Pride and Prejudice~Jane Austen
4. Jane Eyre~Charlotte Bronte
5. Captain Courageous~Rudyard Kipling
7. Moby Dick~Herman Melville
8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer~Mark Twain
9. The Scarlet Pimpernel~Baroness Orczy
10. Wives and Daughters~Elizabeth Gaskell
13. Kidnapped~Robert Louis Stevenson
14. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader~C.S. Lewis
18. Oliver Twist~Charles Dickens
19. Pollyanna~Eleanor H. Porter
21. Lorna Doone~R.S. Blackmore
23. Little Women~Louisa May Alcott
24. Middlemarch~George Eliot
25. Wives and Daughters~Elizabeth Gaskell

~Mary Beth (for some reason the place to put my name is not showing up...just the word verification thingy)

Jillian B said...

Can I try again?
15-Young Visitors-Daisy Ashford
22-Peter Pan-J.M.Barrie

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Jillian,
Of course you can guess again, guess as many times as you wish! :)
Your latest guesses for the authors and books on #15 and #22 were both correct! Eight points have been added to your score for a total of 96 points! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Mary Beth,
Sorry that the comment thing wasn't working for you. Your comment went through though. :)

You guessed the correct authors and books on quotes 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24 and 25.
The only quotes you guessed incorrectly was #8.
Your total score is 52 points. Thanks for playing! :)

In His Wings said...

8. North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell
13. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

You mentioned that my score is 60 points. Were there others besides 7, 8,13, & 20 that I missed?

God bless,
Sarah Grace

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sarah Grace,
Your recent guesses for #13 and #20 were correct. Your guess for #8 was incorrect.
Eight points were added to your score for a total of 68 points.

There were a few quotes you didn't have guesses for in your first comment and they are quotes 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 16.

Hayden said...

oh dear, I have no idea what 15 is and have no remembrance of what I could have put! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Hayden,
Your guess on #15 was Pollyanna.

Melody said...

Porter! Is it Eleanor Porter?

Haha. ;-)

Miss Dashwood said...

Oops! I got #2 completely mixed up! It's "Through the Looking-Glass", not "Alice in Wonderland." Silly me.

I do know the author for #21 (Lorna Doone by Richard Blackmore) but my memory was jogged earlier this week by looking up the book in my library system, so I don't think I should submit that guess as it wouldn't really be fair!

Oh, and I'm so glad you included #9. It MMFHI! (Made Me Feel Happy Inside-- heehee, that's another Melody-and-Amy-ism) #10 has me quite stumped. It sounds so familiar, and you say I have read it? Hmmm... could it possibly be Wives and Daughters? I had been going to guess The Young Visitors, but I haven't read that one, so now I'm not sure at all. It isn't Bleak House, is it?

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Yes, you guessed the author for #19 correctly. :)
Your total is 38 points!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Dashwood,
Yes, you guessed the correct book for #2 and for #10 (first guess Goosie!).
Thanks for being honest about #21 I won't give the points but good job on figuring out the author's name. :)
Your updated score is 84 points!

Thanks for explaining MMFHI, that's a funny one, I'd never heard it before but now I might have to put it into use! :)

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