Riddle Me This Thirty

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) Two fathers and two sons went out to a bar to drink together. They spent $15 in total, with each spending the same amount of whole dollars. How much did each man spend?

$5 each, as there are only 3 of them: A grandfather, father, and son.

2) Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards.

Left: Ace of Diamonds
Middle: King of Hearts
Right: 2 of Spades

 

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

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?

2) If your uncle’s sister is not your aunt, what relation is she to you?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

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Kindle in Motion edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

A new interactive version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been released on Kindle, which features art, animations, and videos. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but a preview is available on Pottermore.

Don’t forget that you don’t need a kindle to buy/read kindle ebooks, as you can get an app for most smart phones and tablets. The cost of the book will depend on which country you are buying it from.

 

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams.
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Riddle Me This Twenty-Nine

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) Before Sir Richard Burton discovered the source of the Nile, what was the longest river in the world?

The Nile. Just because it wasn’t discovered doesn’t mean it wasn’t the longest.

2) Which is correct, ‘All fish have warm blood’ or ‘All fishes have warm blood’?

Neither, as fish are cold blooded.

 

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

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) Two fathers and two sons went out to a bar to drink together. They spent $15 in total, with each spending the same amount of whole dollars. How much did each man spend?

2) Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards.

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84

Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling on BBC One

Last Sunday night saw the first episode of a three-part adaptation of The Comoran Strike novels by Robert Galbraith on BBC1 here in the UK. For those of you who don’t remember, Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym of J.K. Rowling.

I didn’t get to watch it last Sunday, only getting to watch it on Catch Up TV on Friday night. It has some differences from the book, which is to be expected of course; no adapatation is every a 100% copy of the original text, but overall I think they have done a good job of taking the novel from the page to the TV screen.

The casting has been done well, especially the main character, and I am really looking forward to the next episode tonight, which is about to start any moment. I was hoping to post this yesterday to give everyone the chance to catch up on the first episode, but unfortunatly my Nan was taken into hospital yesterday so that has taken over my weekend.

I hope you enjoy watching it.

 

ThestralSnidget84

Riddle Me This Twenty-Eight

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman called Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

2) How can you place a pencil on the floor so that no one can jump over it?

Place it against a wall.

 

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

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) Before Sir Richard Burton discovered the source of the Nile, what was the longest river in the world?

2) Which is correct, ‘All fish have warm blood’ or ‘All fishes have warm blood’?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Newton’s Fire by Will Adams (14 years and over)

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Title: Newton’s Fire.

Author: Will Adams.

Year of Publication: 2012 (UK).

Publisher: Harper (UK).

Website: http://www.willadams.co.uk

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

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £6.99 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 14 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

 

Luke’s career an academic and scholar is in ruins, much like everything else in his life, and is spending his time in an attic searching through old papers regarding Issac Newton. That is when he finds some long forgotten work of the great scientist, that could change the world forever.

Only he is not the only one who knows of this secret knowledge. A powerful priest is on a mission to use this knowledge to strengthen the power of the church. Both men will hunt deep underground beneath London, for a secret that should perhaps be kept secret.

 

“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.” David Brin.

Thestralget84.

Riddle Me This Twenty-Seven

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red

A match.

2) The more there is, the less you see.

Darkness.

 

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

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman called Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

2) How can you place a pencil on the floor so that no one can jump over it?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.