Post by Terry Craig on Jun 20, 2013 23:37:50 GMT -5
Thank you for the update, QRV! As I don't use Facebook, these updates pass me by--I'm surprised other 667ers haven't mentioned these. And I enjoyed the Quiz. Apparently I'm "the Canny Reader."
“Disturbing someone who is reading is like disturbing a leopard with his prey – you'd better be carrying ice cream.” That was the quote below. Is that from somewhere/something, or did Snicket write it?
The funniest is The Suspicious Reader - "Oh my sainted Aunt."
Yay, that's me
But the question with the bookshelf is stupid. It's neiter too full nor is there space for one more book, the books lying on top of the others should be put in that space between the normal standing books, and they should also be put in a different order. It's untidy, but none of the possible answers would be right.
I'm the Canny Reader. The question about the sinking boat: "He was never that kind to me" haha
"Believing in something makes it happen. If you can achieve anything, then you can achieve your dreams and they can happen." - Connor Ratliff
"Some days, you feel like the world is against you. And everyone around you seems so mean and ugly. There are times I just burn with hate. In those times... I am ugly, too. I don't want to hate. I want to be kind, and waken the kindness in others." - Amy Jellicoe
Post by Terry Craig on Jun 22, 2013 15:05:56 GMT -5
If anybody cares, I've identified seven books from the shelf in the picture: 1. Ramona the Pest, by Beverly Cleary 2. A Dreadful Man, by Brian Aherne 3. The Origin of Table Manners, by Claude Lévi-Strauss 4. The Old Man at the Railroad Crossing: And Other Tales, by William Maxwell 5. two books (an anthology probably) by Franz Kafka 6. The Driftless Area, by Tom Drury 7. Human Smoke, (maybe) by Nicholson Baker
And of course The Body Has a Head, by Gustav Eckstein, which, after reading up on it, I now actually do want to read sometime (the Lévi-Strauss book also sounds quite interesting, as does Maxwell's; the Drury book doesn't interest me that much, but sounds like a good read anyway).
EDIT: Oh yeah, and Handler once chose William Maxwell's Time Will Darken It as the book he'd take on a desert island, so I think it's probable that this is a picture of one of Handler's bookshelves we're dealing with.
EDIT #2: Ramona The Pest (and the rest of its series) features a prominent character called Beatrice, who is Ramona's sister. And more importantly, Beverly Cleary was referenced in The Grim Grotto (listed by Capt. Widdershins as a volunteer).
That's really quite classy, not to mention witty, and you could well argue that it resembles a lot of the later Snicketmails we got for ?1, with illustrations and phrases not actually from the book (well, most of the illustrations were based on the book but not in it, but that's by the by)... but I'm still confused by the way they aren't leaning towards the new book.