HALLIE: Okay, here are the answers --
"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
-- Little Women - In this enduring novel, Louisa May Alcott gave us the rebellious Jo March who, more than Nancy Drew, inspired a lot of young women to write.
Amerigo Bonasero sat in New York Criminal Court Number 3 and waited for justice; vengeance on the men who had so cruelly hurt his daughter, who had tried to dishonor her.
-- The Godfather - It's hard to read this Mario Puzo novel without hearing Brando's raspy Don Vito Corleone voice--do you remember why he talks that way (he was shot in the throat)?
In the town, there were two mutes and they were always together.
-- The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers set this novel in the deep South in the depths of the depression; the two characters are deaf-mute John Singer and tomboy/aspiring pianist Mick Kelly. McCullers wrote it when he was just 23.
In a country such as Amerika, there is bound to be a hell-of-a-lot of food lying around just waiting to be ripped off.
-- Steal This Book - Abbie Hoffman late '60s rant about what's wrong with Amerika that begins, appropriately enough, with a "Table of Discontents"
Here's a book quiz, Part II
Anyone else out there love nonsense words? Match these nonsense words to the author who invented them:
1. wampeter, granfalloon, karass
2. frabjous, vorpal, whiffling, uffish, brillig, slithy, gyre, borogove
3. squitch, thneed, sneetch, grinch, gack, Bar-ba-Loot
4. frobscottle, swishfiggler, snozzcumber, Oompa-Loompas, disgusterous
5. scroobious, meloobious, borascible, slobaciously, himmeltanious,
6. pensieve, muggle, animagus, bludger, patronus, mudblood, obliviate,
b. Lewis Carroll
c. Kurt Vonneegut
d. J. K. Rowlings
e. Dr. Seuss
f. Roald Dahl