Monday, December 05, 2011

The Third Day of Bookmas

Welcome to day three of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.

And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce Friday’s winner. Friday’s question was: What was the first romance Jessica Alvarez ever read?

And the answer is Penny Jordan’s Levelling the Score

Congratulations to Lorenda. Please email your contact information to and we’ll get your prize out immediately.

Now on to our contest . . .

There are a few literary works that will always stand out in my mind because of the memories I have of my high school English classes.

In 10th grade I had a rather strict teacher who was fond of having us memorize various poems and other literary selections. One particular piece has always stuck with me and I can still recite pretty much all of it from memory, which is saying something since I can’t remember where I put my keys an hour ago . . .

When I was in 11th grade, my English teacher assigned us with preparing an oral presentation about the classic author of our choice. It was a big project and would account for a large part of our grade. I picked an author I’d just recently discovered, but who’d quickly become one of my favorites. I approached my teacher with my choice and he told me he’d never heard of her. To this day, I can’t believe he didn’t recognize the name of this author or her most famous book. He let me prove her worth to him and ultimately agreed to let me do my presentation on her. I think at the end of the day, I educated him.

What piece did I have to memorize in 10th grade and who wrote it?

And what author did I do my 11th-grade presentation on and what’s the title of her most famous work?

Clues can be found here, using the Twitter hashtag #bookmas or by seeing what these authors have to say:

Krista Davis
Heather Blake
Paige Shelton
Sharla Lovelace
Janet Bolin
Snarky Mommy
Monica Marlowe
Amy Eller Lewis
Ellery Adams
Erin Kellison
Peg Cochran
Elizabeth Buzzelli
Laura Alden
Sally MacKenzie
Stacey Kennedy
Charlotte Featherstone
Jennifer Delamere
Avery Aames
Molly Cannon
Erika Chase
Bill Crider
C. C. Hunter
Sofie Kelly
Annie Knox

Kim Lenox
Hannah Reed
Gina Robinson
Andrea Laurence



Unknown said...

1. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
2. Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier

Danny K said...

Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles

SLAM said...

1. Jabberwocky poem by Lewis Carrol
2. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Jordan McCollum said...

Calloo callay! I've been meaning to read Rebecca for years, but I think this just shot it ahead of everything except for library books (they have a deadline, you know).

Amy said...

Jabberwocky: Lewis Carrol

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

onlinerx said...

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Anonymous said...

Hm, I guess I'm a little late but since I figured it out, I'll post anyway.

The poem, Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.

The book, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Dang. I had these figured out the hard way going up from the bottom...I've read both.