Riddle Me This Eleven

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) You can see me in water, but I never get wet. What am I?

A reflection.

2) A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?

He waits until nigh; when the sun has gone down, a leaves through the first room.

Hopefully, you will be the smartest animal in the room.

1 House Point  if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

Your riddles for this week are:

1) The more you take, the more your leave behind. What am I?

2) An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn’t know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father’s fortune. What were the two things that the man bought?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth (12 and over) SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE PRECEADING BOOKS IN THE SERIES!

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Title: Insurgent.

Author: Veronica Roth.

Year of Publication: 2012 (UK).

Publishers: Harper Collins Children’s Books (UK).

Website: http://www.veronicarothbooks.com

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).

Format: Available in paperback, audiobook, and as an ebook.

Age Range: 12 and over. If you are younger than this then I suggest asking your parents first.

This is the 2nd book in a series called Divergent.

 

Tris and her friends are on the run after the events of the first book, and are trying to find a safe place to hide. Only there is nowhere safe to hide, and there are enemies everywhere. So after running from place to place, never being able to fully trust anyone, Tris hands herself over, and is subjected to simulations, which end in her being sentenced to death.

Luckily Tris receives help and manages to escape, and discovers a planned insurgency has taken place, which ends with her being but in hand cuffs and labelled a traitor. But she manages to pass on some vital information that will be vital. The book ends with a new force emerging, that is promising peace and freedom, but will things work out the way Tris and her friends hope?

The next book in the series is called Allegiant.

Thanks to Demelza for suggesting this book.

 

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” Omar Khayyam.

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Riddle Me This Ten

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) Jack tells Jill, “This isn’t the £5 note you left on the table. I found it between pages 15 and 16 of Harry Potter.” Jill retorts, “You’re lying and I can prove it.” How did Jill know?

Odd pages of books are always on the right, and even pages are on the left, so it would be impossible to place something between these two page numbers.

2) You buy it to eat, but you don’t eat it. What is it?

A plate.

Hopefully, you will be the smartest animal in the room.

1 House Point  if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

Your riddles for this week are:

1) You can see me in water, but I never get wet. What am I?

2) A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (14 years and over)

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Title: All Our Wrong Todays.

Author: Elan Mastai.

Year of Publication: 2017 (UK).

Publishers: Penguin (UK).

Website: http://www.elanmastai.com

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £16.84 (UK).

Format: Available in paperback, and audiobook, and as an ebook.

Age Range: 14 and over. If you are younger than this then I suggest asking your parents first.

In the 2016 that Tom Barren lives, there is no war, no poverty, and technology has solved all of the worlds problems. Only Tom doesn’t really have a place in it. The girl of his dreams has gone, and he comes up with the not so brilliant idea of using his very own time machine to try and change a few things.

Only his plans go wrong, and he ends up in an alternative 2016; ours. Tom desperately tries to fix his mistake, only to find that after meeting the new girl of his dreams and this realities version of his family, he doesn’t want to. When she returns his feelings, it leaves him asking himself some very big questions about what the world is supposed to be.

 

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein.

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Riddle Me This Nine

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) What is easy to get into, but hard to get out of?

Trouble.

2) You walk into a room with a rabbit holding a carrot, a pig eating slop, and a chimp holding a banana.  Which animal in the room is the smartest?

Hopefully, you will be the smartest animal in the room.

1 House Point  if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

Your riddles for this week are:

1) Jack tells Jill, “This isn’t the £5 note you left on the table. I found it between pages 15 and 16 of Harry Potter.” Jill retorts, “You’re lying and I can prove it.” How did Jill know?

2) You buy it to eat, but you don’t eat it. What is it?

Good luck!

And as a side note; here is a link to a news story I found today that I thought would make you guys smile. I don’t usually post political stuff, but I though this was funny: http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/us/the-%E2%80%98dumbledore%E2%80%99s-army%E2%80%99-of-harvard-project-takes-aim-at-trump%E2%80%99s-agenda/ar-BBzmmlj?li=AA9SkIr&ocid=spartanntp

ThestralSnidget84

The Tower of the Swallow by Andrzej Sapkowski (14 years and over) SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE PRECEADING BOOKS IN THE SERIES!

 

Title: The Tower of the Swallow.

Author: Andrzej Sapkowski.

Year of Publication: 2016 (UK).

Publishers: Gollancz (UK).

Website: http://www.andrzejsapkowski.pl/ (This website is in Polish, so you will need get your computer to translate it for you.)

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £16.99 (UK).

Format: Available in paperback, and audiobook, and as an ebook.

Age Range: 14 and over. If you are younger than this then I suggest asking your parents first.

This is the fourth book in a series called The Witcher.

 

For the first time in her life, Ciri is free, but with so many people after her how long can she remain so? She is living under the disguise of a criminal, in the middle of a war where all sides want to have her. So she must run, but where to?

There is only one place she can go if she wishes to stay alive; The Tower of the Swallow. It is waiting for her, and she has little choice but to seek refuge within it’s walls. What will happen there might just change everything.

 

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu.

ThestralSnidget84.