Thursday, June 16, 2011


Enjoy reading but don’t get as much time to do much of it any more?  I sometimes imagine myself sipping a tall drink with an umbrella in it and having the time to read one of the half dozen books stacked on my nightstand. Books I’ve been meaning to get to.

I’ve been warned that this is a dangerous fantasy. Recall the Twilight Zone episode wherein loner, Burgess Meridith, wishes only to be left alone so that he can indulge his passion for reading. When he is left the sole survivor of a nuclear holocaust, he is delighted to discover that the local library has remained unscathed. As he reaches for his first book he inadvertently steps on his glasses, crushing them into miniscule pieces. Consequently, he is unable to read a thing.

Moral of the story?  Diversify one’s passions.

What follows is a little game of trivia where you can match a protagonist of fiction to his or her novel. Some are easier than others. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how well you did.
Good luck and have a great week, Vivian

1.  Melanie Hamilton Wilkes                       a. Death of a Salesman
2.  Allison Mackenzie                                   b. Pride and Prejudice
3.  Guy Woodhouse                                     c. Catcher in the Rye
4.  Catherne Earnshaw                               d.  A Tale of Two Cities
5.  Ichabod Crane                                        e.  Peyton Place
6.  Atticus Finch                                           f.  Gone With the Wind
7.  Elizabeth Bennet                                     g.  Wuthering Heights
8.  Holden Caulfield                                     h.  To Kill a Mockingbird
9.  Sidney Carton                                         i.  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
10. Willy Loman                                          j.  Rosemary's Baby

1.f  2.e 3.j 4.g 5.i 6.h 7.b 8.c 9.d 10a

1 comment:

  1. I think it would be more interesting to match the protagonists with the book they should have starred in. For example, if you were a parent in the mid-20th century, you might think that Holden Caulfield IS Rosemary's Baby. Or if you're into Diet/ Weight Loss/ Thin is In type stuff then maybe Ichabod Crane belongs in Gone With the Wind.
    I'm just saying.