Have you read The Shop on Peculiar Hill? How much did you learn from it about life on the edge of the Vale of Strange? Now there’s a chance to test your knowledge in the brand new Goodreads ‘Shop on Peculiar Hill’ Quiz. Here’s a sample question to get you started:
Where do bogeys live?
a) In Boggy Hollows
b) At the Strange Hotel
c) Underneath your bed
An ideas? If you knew the answer to that one (or even if you didn’t) you can take the whole quiz here at Goodreads. It’s fun to do and it’s a very sensible idea to check your knowledge to make sure you’re taking the right precautions against all the various monsters. Otherwise you can end up trying to fend off a heeble-greeb with￼ a bowl of glop.
And if you haven’t been to Goodreads before, you might like to take a look around while you’re there.￼ It’s a good place to go to ￼get recommendations for books￼, chat about what you’ve been reading with friends,￼ and even to write reviews so you can share your thoughts about what you’ve been reading more widely.￼ Rather annoyingly, though no doubt for￼ very good reasons, you have to be 13 or over to be a member at Goodreads, but if you’re too young at the moment, this may be one of those times when a parent comes in useful. ￼￼￼ They might be able to ask for book recommendations on your behalf and it might be a really worthwhile project for ￼you to help them write a review of The Shop on Peculiar Hill or even Stranger Days – if only to keep them out of mischief for a day or so.￼
You can also help them to answer that quiz of course. Here’s another sample question before I go:
￼What is Aunt Maggie’s lucky day?
c) Every other Friday
You’ll find more questions – and all the answers – over at Goodreads...
And don’t forget to wear that hat!
(The Good Reads links above take you to the quiz. The main Good Reads page for The Shop on Peculiar Hill is here.)