Archive for March, 2012

Library Blog Quiz Winners!

Posted: March 23, 2012 in Competitions

Hurray for everybody who had a go at last week’s Sleepy Edition of the Library Blog Quiz.  We received several sets of correct answers from clever library blog readers and were very impressed with the overall standard of extreme braininess on display.  This week’s winner is Elena Aucaruri: congratulations Elena!  Runners-up were Bernadette Hall, Wendy Zhao and Julia Keating.  Prizes for both supreme champion and runners-up will be available for collection at the library on Monday.

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This morning while perusing the internet we were intrigued to learn that today, the 16th of March, is in fact World Sleep Day! (We immediately marked the occasion with a small celebratory nap under our desk.  [Not really!  Librarians are WAY too busy ruling the world to nap.])  According to the organizers of World Sleep Day, sleepiness is ‘a global epidemic that threaten[s] health and quality of life’.  Uh-oh!  We thought it was just a side effect of secretly reading books late at night!  Anyway, to celebrate World Sleep Day and all things snoozy, we have carefully hand-crafted a very tricky quiz about sleep in literature.

How to enter:  Fill in the form at the bottom of this post with your name, email address and the correct answers to all ten questions.  Entries which answer all questions correctly will go into the draw to win a book voucher from our literary friends at Readings book shop.  This competition will close at 10am on Friday March 23rd, and winners will be announced on the blog later that day.  You must be a Uni High student to enter this competition.  Good luck!

Quiz Questions

1.  Who is the main character in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series?

2.  Who starred in the 1946 film version of Raymond Chanlder’s classic hard-boiled detective novel The Big Sleep?

3.  What is the Dewey Decimal number of the school library’s copy of the Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming?

4.  Can you name another book by the author of Sleeping Dogs?

5.  What is the name of the second book in Tom Sniegoski’s Sleeper Conspiracy trilogy?

6.  The Sleepwalker is the  ninth book in a hugely popular series by which author?

7.  What is the only way that the sleeping princess in Sleeping Beauty can be woken?

8.  Who is the author of The Lost Art of Sleep?

9.  Complete the title of this Haruki Murakami book: ___________ Willow, Sleeping Woman.

10.  What is unusual about the mysterious, ghostly horseman in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

Here at the library blog we may have already mentioned that we are pretty darn excited about the Hunger Games movie, which is set to be released in Australia this very month!  (March 22nd, if the Internet Movie Database have their facts straight.)  We have been re-reading the books, practising our archery (just in case), and working our way through this excellent list of “movies to watch while you wait for the Hunger Games movie to come out”.

It seems that quite a few other people on the internet are also pretty excited about the upcoming Hunger Games movie, and quite a few especially fanatical fans have been expressing their devotion to the series by making Hunger Games-themed merchandise and selling it online.  We were alerted to this phenomenon by a post on one of our favourite blogs, and have curated a selection of the finest and weirdest Hunger Games merch on offer for your edification and amusement.

First up: hey, it’s a Hunger Games word cloud T-shirt!

Or, if you like T-shirts but you also enjoy baked goods, we recommend this sartorial tribute to Peeta’s family bakery.

You could accessorize your new shirt with these Mockingjay earrings…

…and a pair of Katniss knee socks…

…stylishly teamed with a jaunty pair of Hunger Games thongs!

Then top off your outfit with this very cosy-looking Hunger Games Snuggie.  Because nothing says ‘I am ready for a brutal and violent fight to the death cynically orchestrated by a corrupt government’ like a Snuggie!

Now that you look awesome, you are ready to play with your Hunger Games action figures!

… and finally fall asleep on your customized Peeta pillow.  Creepy or amazing?  You be the judge. 

And there ends today’s Hunger Games merchandise review.  If you have made it this far, congratulations!  You shall be rewarded with this here recently-released clip of Katniss being scarily handy with a bow and arrow.