Welcome to the eighth day of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.
And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce yesterday’s winner.
Yesterday’s question was: While Jessica was at Berkley, they began publishing a series based on a TV show, and that series actually outlasted both the TV show and Jessica’s time at Berkley by many years. Can you name the series?
And the answer is Quantum Leap.
Congratulations to Shannon. Please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get your prize out immediately.
Here’s today’s hint . . .
In four years’ time — between my senior year of high school and junior year of college — I had to write three different papers for three different classes on the same freaking classic. On paper (so to speak), this book seems like it should be one of my favorites. But I hated it. I thought it was “ehhh—okay” the first time I read it. But by the third time I read it, I absolutely loathed that book and still kinda do to this day. And no . . . I wasn’t one of those students who was good at “winging it.” I couldn’t write a whole paper without rereading. So yeah . . . It got pretty tired.
Then in my junior year at Penn State I discovered a lit class I loved so much that I actually decided to audit it (take it again without receiving any credit) the following semester. So yes . . . I read a lot of the same material twice in one year and didn’t mind that one bit. Did everybody in the class think I was a total geek? Um, yeah.
So I need two answers from you on this one . . .
What was the title and author of the classic I quickly learned to hate? And what was the subject of the literature class I took twice?
The first person to guess correctly will win three books!
Check with these authors for clues:
Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
Amy Patricia Meade
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Joyce and Jim Lavene
C. C. Hunter
Wendy Lyn Watson
Elizabeth Joy Arnold