Happy Friday, everyone!
No, I’m not intentionally spoiling you with two posts today. Well, I guess I kind of am, but I really wanted to write a review for A Little Life (a.k.a. the saddest book in existence 😭😭😭), and it felt weird to also include the answers to my Can You Guess the Books from the Emojis quiz within that post. But since I promised to deliver those today, I decided I’d just give you a quick heads up separately. Which is why you’re also getting this short excuse of a post 😉
Before I get into the answers though: In case it’s not obvious from me writing this, I am not dead 😅 Quite a few of you apparently saw the horrific floods we’ve had in Germany on the news and were kind enough to reach out to ask how I’m doing… So in case any of you are still worried: I am completely fine! Thankfully, the areas of Germany my family and I live in were barely affected by the floods, so this past week has been pretty normal for me. I’ve recovered from my vaccine, read a ton of books (😊), and graded lots of exams (😩), so my life has honestly been quite boring.
However, as grateful as I am to be okay, seeing the destruction the floods left behind and knowing how many people lost their lives has left me beyond shocked. To everyone from the affected areas: I really hope you are okay, and my heart goes out to those of you who lost their homes, belongings, and loved ones. I can’t even imagine what you must be going through right now ❤️
Also, to anyone interested in helping: I think the easiest way to donate from abroad is through the organization Aktion Deutschland Hilft because they seem to be one of the few non-profits who have an English website… I’ve gone ahead and linked that in case any of you want to contribute to relief efforts.
But on a happier note… let’s get back to the quiz!
Thanks again to everyone who participated; I hope you guys had fun and weren’t too frustrated! Here are the answers:
This was supposed to be Divergent by Veronica Roth. I can see why some of you thought it might be A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, but I hope the Ferris wheel and the train helped clear the confusion up!
Those of you who guessed that this was A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens were spot on! The first ghost is supposed to be Jacob Marley, by the way, not one of the Ghosts of Christmas. C’mon, this one wasn’t that hard!
Yes, this is Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb 😊 I couldn’t not use this opportunity to gush about the Farseer Trilogy!
We’re returning to one of my childhood favorites with this one: Yes, it’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl!
All the paintings kind of gave it away – this is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
Fine, this one was probably a bit harder. But I’m still disappointed no one guessed it! It’s supposed to be Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier.
You guys also didn’t guess this one – Didn’t any of you grow up reading Enid Blyton? Gosh, you seriously missed out on some childhood essentials!! This one is The Twins at St. Clare’s.
Guys, I’m severely disappointed. I even put a vampire in here, AND NONE OF YOU NOTICED!!! This is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
I mean, a few of you figured out this was about murder, so I guess that’s something. This is possibly the best murder mystery novel ever written: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
Yes, this one is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I mean, look at all those letters!
Anyway, I hope that clears things up! Hopefully, these make sense now 😅
With six points each, our winners are:
- Abby: You weren’t wrong about A Christmas Carol! And I don’t know any other books involving Korean American girls going to Scotland either, so that was some pretty sound logic 💪🏻
- Line: I would have been very surprised if you hadn’t recognized Assassin’s Apprentice – I was actually counting on that 😁 But I’m extremely impressed that you guessed Dorian Gray without having read it!
- Nehal: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would not have been enough to gain you a spot on this leaderboard, so good job recognizing Divergent, too! See, I didn’t use too many emojis at all; they provided the perfect number of clues! 😈
So yeah: lots of bookish honor to you three! If you had fun and would like to do this again sometime, feel free to let me know! Other than that, I’ll see you next week!
(Unless you’d also like to read my extremely spoilery review for A Little Life, that is. I need someone to cry over this book with!)