Saturday, August 06, 2011

Saturday Word Play, Title-Author Password



I stole this idea from Sporcle, though they didn't have an exclusively Canadian version.

Can you identify the Canadian author from words taken from 3 of their book titles?

(As always feel free to do all 10 at home, but only answer 1 in the comment section below. This will allow 9 others to play along.)

1. Strings, Bottom, Mustard
2. Wilderness, Cat's, Blind
3. Cats, Spike, Secret
4. Bobby, Mansion, Dreams
5. Month, Still, Bury
6. Wife's, Girls, Rush
7. Crow, Morning, Fall
8. Lesser, Between, Retreat
9. Game, Compare, Beautiful
10. Blood, Bring, Great

15 comments:

Kate said...

Ooooohhhh! I know a bunch of the answers this week, but I'll answer #7 because I love all 3 of these books:

#7 Ann Marie MacDonald: The Way the CROW flies; Goodnight Desdemona, Good MORNING Juliet; FALL on your Knees

John Mutford said...

Kate: That's it! Though I admit to only reading one of them as of yet-- FOYK).

Barbara Bruederlin said...

#2 is my girl, Peggy, aka Margaret Atwood! Wilderness Tips, Cat's Eye, and the Blind Assassin.

John Mutford said...

Barbara: You're right and without my first choice of much easier clues (Robber, Handmaid's, Oryx).

Gavin said...

Oh, #10 is Alistair MacLeod. No Great Mischief is one of my very favorite novels.

John Mutford said...

Gavin: Mine, too!

raidergirl3 said...

#6 is Lori Lansens The Girls, the Wife's Tale and (the only one I haven't read) Rush Home Road.

Great quiz today. I'm reading the last of the Alistair MacLeod I haven't yet read - the bird one.

gypsysmom said...

I thought for sure someone would have picked off #1 before now. It must be Alan Bradley for The Weed that STRINGS the Hangman's Bag, Sweetness at the BOTTOM of the Pie and Red Herring without MUSTARD.

KS said...

#8 is David Bergen (A Year of Lesser, The Time in Between, The Retreat).

:)

bookmarksandteacups said...

#4 is Wayne Johnston: The Story of Bobby O'Malley, Baltimore's Mansion, and the Colony of Unrequited Dreams.

Shonna said...

#5 is Louise Penny: The Cruellest Month, Still Life, Bury the Dead.

John Mutford said...

Excellent! That leaves only #s 3 and 9 left!

Wanda said...

I think #3 is Pierre Berton. 'Cats I Have Known'?, 'The Last Spike' and 'The Secret World of Og'. Not sure about the first title...

pooker said...

That leaves #9 for me and #9 is Leonard Cohen with Let us COMPARE Mythologies, The Favourite GAME and BEAUTIFUL Losers.

John Mutford said...

Wanda: Close enough. The full title is Cats I Have Known and Loved.

Pooker: And that completes the game! Good job!