Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday Word Play: This Halloween, Heads Will Roll (And With a Title Like This, So Will Eyes)

Happy Halloween everyone! Here's hoping you all get sugar rushes tonight. But, when you crash, sit back and try this week's game. I'll give you the titles of ten books that feature headless characters or characters that get decapitated-- except I've also put the titles in the guillotine. Can you still recognize them? (Clicking on the images will make them a little bigger.)

As always, feel free to try all ten at home, but only answer one in the comment section below so that 9 more people can play along.

1. William Shakespeare




2. J. K. Rowling



3. Washington Irving


4. Vladimir Nabokov




5. R. L. Stine



6. Adam Roberts


7.


8. Zilpha Keatley Snyder


9. Phillipa Gregory


10. Carolly Erickson

6 comments:

Kate said...

Yep - definitely some eye-rolling going on here! Let's start at the very beginning (a very good place to start...)
1. MacBeth

Happy Hallowe'en!

raidergirl3 said...

ha!
9. The Other Boleyn Girl
You know it's a good book when you know the ending before hand, and still can't put it down.

Wanda said...

3. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Book Psmith said...

Happy Halloween! Have to do #7 The Holy Bible...one I wouldn't have thought of.

Lisa said...

#2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Lahni said...

8. The Headless Cupid