Monday, October 5, 2009

The Mystery Book Revealed!

Paradox Revealed and Sashi K. were the first to correctly guess the mystery book: THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak.

As such, they get extra entries into the drawing for the book. If you'd like to throw your name in the pot for a chance to win a new copy of THE BOOK THIEF, feel free to enter HERE.

This was apparently really easy for you all! Would you mind letting me know in the comments if you had fun doing this (as opposed to just a straight-up drawing for a book)?

And for those of you who (I hope) didn't think this was *too* obvious, here's what the clues mean:

  1. Feather: One of the characters is described as having hair like feathers. That was the most lasting image of the book for me.
  2. Z: The first initial of the author's last name.
  3. Personal library: The main character becomes a bit obsessed with books, and visits a neighbor's library several times.
  4. Comic books: In the middle of the book, there's a comic-book like text made by one of the characters.
  5. Train: The opening scenes are on a train.
  6. The Olympics: One of the characters wants to be like Jesse Owens, from his Olympic race win.
  7. Red: Some of the characters are Communists.
  8. Basement: This location has a very significant role in the story of the main character and someone she meets.
  9. Paint: The main characters adoptive father is a painter by trade.
  10. Handbook: The first book the main character steals in the Handbook for Gravediggers.
  11. A kiss: Ah! The most touching scene in the whole book--and the point where I broke down and cried.
  12. Death: Death is the narrator of the book.
  13. Books: Books play a key role in the story (obviously, considering the title).
  14. Accordion: The main character's adoptive father plays the accordion (another touching scene).
  15. Dominoes: This is a reference to the American edition of the book cover.
Please let me know: Did you have fun playing? Was it too easy? Is there a different format you'd like to see used in future?

And don't forget: if you haven't entered, do so HERE
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