Go read a book!

In other news.. Today is “World Book Day”.. as usual, the Guardian has a distracting quiz.. if you’ve a couple of minutes to spare, give it a whirl and see if you’re a literary citizen of the world.. and then.. go read a book!

  • slackjaw

    14/25.

    The only question I was totally sure of was the Margaret Atwood one.

    Of those 14, I managed to guess all four answers for Africa right.

    I thought that Cervantes couldn’t have been a valet, because they didn’t have cars when he wrote Don Quixote. Even if they did, he had only one hand, so I fail to see how he could have done it effectively. It obviously had a different meaning in those days.

    But now that I think of it, it’d be pretty hard to be a one-handed chef too. Bork bork.

  • peteb

    I’d guess that score of 14/25 doesn’t quite qualify you as a literary citizen of the world*, slackjaw 😉

    [* according to The Guardian, that is]

  • slackjaw

    Certainly not peteb. A nice Catherine Cookson is at the outer limit of my literary wanderings. 😉

    Foist something foreign-sounding on me and I may have to ‘disembowel myself with a sword and order my followers to decapitate me’.

  • peteb

    I think I’d prefer the ‘vast quantities of saki’, slackjaw 😉

  • Ziznivy

    Anyone read the piece about WBD in the Tele last night?

    John Laverty! :-O Firstly the book that’s made the greatest impression on him is John Grisham’s The Firm. As if this isn’t bad enough he then proceeds to restore some credibility by dismissing Grisham’s later work as formulaic drivel! 😀 Stick to the sports pages John!

  • Ziznivy

    I meant to say “attempt to restore”.

  • davidbrew

    I would recommend that everyone read ” The sash Our fathers Wore- A History of Limavady Orangeism 1799-2004″ price £10 + p&p from its author….er, me actually. :0)

    ( Now Mick before you get cross about this repeated shameless subversion of your site, have you never wished you could find a surefire way to put your infant off to sleep? – just read her chapter 3, and peace reigns in Fealty Towers)

  • Davros

    Are you set up for payPal David ? And is it available from your “outlets” for those of us wishing to save P&P ? Signed copies ?
    Have you sent copies for review to AP/RN and D’Ire ?

  • davidbrew

    I’m not yet a paypal payee, though as a concession to modern standards I am not charging in guineas. It is available from my “outlets”. You may indeed save P&P, and have a rare-unsigned-copy, or the more common signed copy. It is being reviewed in the Northern Constipation and Sentinel next week, and posssibly the News Letter soon. The other less august organs you mention can review if they wish, but they’ll have to buy first!! Thanks for your interest!

  • Davros

    Excellent. I’ll check that I have non-Northern Bank
    currency and call in next week!