Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday Word Play: Book Mine Set Review Wordles

Years ago, my future wife and I worked summer jobs on a crew of groundskeepers at Memorial University. Many days during our down times someone would throw out a simple trivia game: Name a band starting with N. Name an Al Pacino movie. And so on. It'd pass the time and was mild fun until one particular girl on the crew insisted on making it about her: Try and guess my favourite song! Who knows my favourite food? Irritating, but we've since had loads of fun at her expense. She's now the go-to reference when we make fun of self-absorbed people.

But today I'm the pot calling the kettle black. I'm turning all the attention on me. (Which is the point of a blog after all!) Really, I was just goofing around with Wordle, making word clouds of some of my past reviews to see how obvious it would be as to which book I was referring. How many can you recognize? Note: I think I've chosen some of the better known books than the more obscure books I've reviewed. I've also removed any reference to words in the title and the author's name.

As always, try to do all 10 at home but only answer 1 in the comment section. That way 9 others will have a chance to play along. Click on each Wordle for a larger image.

1.Wordle: Book Mine Set Mystery Review 1

2. Wordle: Book Mine Set Mystery Review 2

3. Wordle: Book Mine Set Mystery Review 3

4. Wordle: Book Mine Set Mystery Review 4

5. Wordle: Book Mine Set Mystery Review 5

6. Wordle: Book Mine Set Mystery Review 6
7. Wordle: Book Mine Set Mystery Review 7

8. Wordle: Book Mine Set Mystery Review 8

9. Wordle: Book Mine Set Mystery Review 9

10. Wordle: Book Mine Set Mystery Review 10

Like Wordles? Try my Quotable Wordles from 2 years ago.


Megan said...

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Kate said...

2. The Time In Between by David Bergen (the name Charles Boatman, Vietnam, and ex-soldier jumped out at me since I just read the book this summer - though I did look up your original review to see how you managed to tie Anne of Green Gables and PEI into your review!)

raidergirl3 said...

8. The Invention of Hugo Cabret

John Mutford said...

Megan: Sorry, you're on the right track, but that isn't it. The word Goblet and 4th does appear, but I had only mentioned that book in the review.

Kate: I figured that her reference might throw people off the trail. But you're absolutely right.

Raidergirl: That's it-- I can't wait for the movie!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

My browser won't let me enlarge the images. Apparently you've got some fancy app uploaded...

Great idea for a contest though!

John Mutford said...

Barbara: What browser are you using? I can open it in Firefox and IE.

Sandra said...

7. Sounds like The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway.

A great gamer for book lovers, by the way.

John Mutford said...

Sandra: It is indeed The Rez Sisters. I think "Bingo" was the key word there.

Allison said...

My browser won't do it either. Maybe it's a Chrome thing. I'll try again at work. I love Wordles!

Sarah M said...

This is such a cool idea for a contest.