TRIVIA: Remember you only get to answer one of the questions or your answers will all be ignored through the post.
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8 points each
1. Which book is the best selling book of all time?
2. The youngest ever author was 4. What was her name?
3. In 1936 ships engines annoyed a famous author and he wrote his first book. Who was it?
4. Who has sold the most ever children's books?
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The game is.... This is being played until 25th December
One point per thread...one winner per thread unless otherwise stated
Asked at different times of the day to give you all a chance
One main winner who will win however many points they won in USD gift voucher for the site when trivia ends in December
So if you get every single question right that's over $300 in FAA/Pixels gift voucher
One main winner overall at the end of the year. If more then we will have a playoff.
One winner per thread unless otherwise stated
One point per question unless otherwise stated
TOP PLAYERS SO FAR
Don Northup 89
Elisabeth Lucas 79
Jodi DiLiberto 51
Carmen Hathaway 46
Mo Barton 43
Matthias Hauser 46
Hans Zimmer 32
Lindley Johnson 33
Kathleen Sartoris 27
Jim Whalen 21
Gaby Ethington 19
MM Anderson 14
Mary Lee Dereske 12
Peter Gartner 11
Denise Beverly 9
David Bridburg 8
Carlin Blahnik 8
Brian Tada 9
Mario Carta 6
Michael Hoard 4
Diane Zucker 4
Jessica Jenney 4
Sharon Popek 4
Devorah Shoshanna 3
Jim Sauchyn 3
Tatiana Travelways 3
Richard Reeve 2
Val Arie 2
Chuck De La Rosa 2
Wingsdomain Art and Photography 1
Brian Wallace 1
Gabriele Pomykaj 1
Jamie Ramirez 1
Jean Noren 1
Edward Fielding 1
Dorothy Berry-Lound 1
Roy Pedersen 1
A Classroom in Africa, teacher reads to class from a book
A rural village classroom in Africa, Art Print from an Original Watercolor Painting. An American woman stands in front of the class reading from a book to the children. The African teacher stands beside the volunteer. Students in school uniform seated at their desks listen attentively.
Courage, Learning & Knowledge. Public speaking skills are acquired. Be afraid, but do it anyway. This was a commission homecoming gift for this young woman, who stood up to her fear of speaking to an audience, & returned home, forever bonded with Africa.
City Lights is an independent bookstore-publisher combination in San Francisco, California, that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. It also houses the nonprofit City Lights Foundation, which publishes selected titles related to San Francisco culture. It was founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin (who left two years later). Both the store and the publishers became widely known following the obscenity trial of Ferlinghetti for publishing Allen Ginsberg's influential collection Howl and Other Poems (City Lights, 1956). Nancy Peters started working there in 1971 and retired as executive director in 2007. In 2001, City Lights was made an official historic landmark. City Lights is located at 261 Columbus Avenue in Chinatown, near the border of North Beach. -wikipedia
Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 - April 22, 1984) was a landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating "pure" photography which favored sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph. He and Fred Archer developed an exacting system of image-making called the Zone System, a method of achieving a desired final print through a deeply technical understanding of how tonal range is recorded and developed in exposure, negative development, and printing. The resulting clarity and depth of such images characterized his photography. -wikipedia
There is nothing quite like an educated squirrel. My furry friend Lolo the Squirrel is not only street smart, she's book smart. Anytime Lolo doesn't understand a word in one of the books in her extensive library, she looks it up in the College Dictionary. I managed to photograph my furry friend when she took a quick break from reading that literary gem by Tolstoy, "War and Peace" to look up the word "samovar". Then, since she was in the s's anyway, she sneaked a quick peek at the word "squirrel" but was disappointed to see that the illustration was of a grey squirrel, not a Douglas squirrel like herself. And Lolo was doubly disappointed when the description didn't include the word "frisky".
In any case, Lolo knows that an educated squirrel can go far in the world and that one must have an open mind and learn new things until one goes on to the big oak tree in the sky.
Jane Austen is my best friend. She has never failed to take me out of whatever crisis the universe has decided to hurl my way and land me safely in a place peopled by the most authentic personalities. They may have been born (penned, of course) in the very early 1800s, but are as contemporary and vital and hilarious and genuine as if they lived next door to me. I know them all. I love them all. Yes, I hear voices. The voices of my friends.
A somewhat dusty stack of dictionaries and reference books ... once well-loved and frequently used ... stands idle now ... bowing to the greater ease and wealth of information available to us through the internet.
This is one of my Self-Published books that I posted to my profile for some reason long ago....
My Niagara Falls And Niagara River Book
Niagara Falls shares beautiful views with all those who visit there. "Snapshots of Western New York: Niagara Falls & The Niagara River" contains 45 glorious examples of some of those lovely views - each as an 8x10 photo, which you can frame to adorn your home, business, or anywhere! Why not buy 2 books: 1 to keep intact for your coffee table or bookshelf, and 1 to take the photos out and frame? At less than $1 a print, you can't go wrong!
We have had many great minds throughout history that has advanced the human population's cultures.
One noted person was a Greek Philosopher, Socrates - attributed to being one of the founders of Western philosophy and the first 'moral philosopher'.
His thoughts inspired many throughout history.
This image was taken in the Long Room at Trinity College in Dublin.
Wall to wall of old classic books filled with words to inspire generations to come.
A display presented inside the Hooper Strait Lighthouse at CBMM (Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum) in St. Michaels, Maryland. This exhibit displays the limited reading material brought to the lighthouse keepers of the era.
This awesome piece of craftsmanship (the book) was custom- and hand made for me and holds the epic novel "The Lord of the rings". This image is meant as a tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien, whom i admire and his famous "The Lord of the rings".
Loving this thread! I love books and am saddened that they are disappearing to digital. Sounds crazy but I love the feel and smell of a book in my hands. And I always get excited when I get a new book. Thank you to all the artists for your work.