I was invited to participate in this challenge by blogger Abbie Johnson Taylor. Here’s how it works. Think of your ten favorite books and write them down. Then invite three other bloggers to create their own lists of ten favorite book titles and invite three other bloggers and so forth. You can read the guidelines here.
Below is my list of ten books. I must admit this was HARD. At first, a dozen titles popped into my head and they kept coming. Certain books were more important to me during certain periods in my life, so I ended up writing a few down, then the mister randomly selected ten. They’re not in any particular order.
1. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
2. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
4. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
7. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
8. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
9. The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
10. The Bible
The three bloggers I am inviting are L S Fellows, Taylor Love, and D.E. Haggerty. Of course anyone else is welcome to submit favorite book titles. I look forward to reading about them.
…and of course, she won’t! 😀
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Welcome to a celebration of National Trivia Day, held every January 4th!
First bit of trivia – the origins of National Trivia Day are unknown! It’s true! At least, according to NationalDayCalendar.com. Oh well, it’s trivia – let’s just go with it!
- In 1961, Martha Stewart was selected as one of Glamour magazine’s “Ten Best-Dressed College Girls.” (Whaaaaat?)
- As part of David Hasselhoff’s divorce settlement, he kept possession of the nickname “Hoff” and the catchphrase “Don’t Hassle the Hoff.” (*BLINK!*)
- “Jay” used to be slang for “foolish person.” So when a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was referred to as a “jaywalker.”
- Duncan Hines was a real person. He was a popular restaurant critic who also wrote a book of hotel recommendations.
- The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
- Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys. (Go ahead and try typing the other 49 states. We’ll wait.)
- At the 1905 wedding of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, President Teddy Roosevelt gave away the bride.
- Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
- The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
- Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
- Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks otherwise, it will digest itself. (Can we all say, “Ewwwwww!”)
- 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are present and don’t die throughout the movie.
- To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs – it will let you go instantly. (*BLINK!*)
- Reindeer like to eat bananas.
- The word “samba” means “to rub navels together.”
- Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
- The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
- The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II Killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
- More people are killed annually by donkeys than airplane crashes.
- Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile. So, if being chased by one, run in a zigzag line to lose him or her. (Who is getting this close to crocodiles and alligators???)
- Seattle’s Fremont Bridge rises up and down more than any drawbridge in the world.
- Right-handed people live, on average; nine years longer than left-handed people.
- Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
- In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
- A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel.
- A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if a strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods.
- Nearly 80% of all animals on earth have six legs.
Personally, I’m wondering if crocodile and alligator attacks are really a common thing???
Want MORE useless trivia! Stop by my blog – Nesie’s Place!