Saturday, September 13, 2014

Book Trivia- Leigh Perry

It's time for book trivia and today's host is the Delightful Leigh Perry!!


Thanks, Shelley, for inviting me to devise fiendishly difficult trivia questions from my latest book The Skeleton Takes a Bow, which is the second in the Family Skeleton series. 

The Family Skeleton books feature adjunct English professor Georgia Thackery, a single mother who moves her teenaged daughter back home and then has to deal with the family skeleton. Which is a skeleton. Named Sid. Sid walks, talks, and tells bad jokes. In the first book, A Skeleton in the Family, Georgia and Sid solve Sid’s own murder. And in this one, they have to solve a murder without a body. (First it was a victim that was still moving, and then a victim that can’t be found. For the third book, which I’m working on now, maybe I’ll make it easier on them and just give them a tangible, non-ambulatory body.)

I’ll warn you, these questions are so darned hard that I’m not sure anybody can get all of them, so I’ll take the winner who gets the most right. (And if more than one person gets them all—hard to imagine though that is—I’ll pick one at random.)

The winner gets a copy of either The Skeleton Takes a Bow or A Skeleton in the Family, and you can either have the paperback edition or a Audible audiobook. (Your choice!) You also get Spooky, the skeletal critter from the Beanie Ballz collection.

So bone up on Sid the Skeleton!



Here we go!! Good Luck!!



What famous Shakespearean character does Sid the Skeleton portray in the high school play in The Skeleton Takes a Bow?
  1. Juliet
  2. Falstaff, after a nasty bout of flu
  3. The Earl of Oxford
  4. Yorick


Why do Georgia and Sid get involved when Sid witnesses a murder?
  1. Georgia has plenty of time to kill.
  2. The police in Pennycross are corrupt and clueless.
  3. Sid is a trained detective.
  4. Hello! A skeleton can’t very well go file a report at the police station!


Which choice best describes Sid?

  1. Bad to the bone
  2. Bone-tired
  3. Always has a bone to pick
  4. Humerus


What embarrasses Georgia’s teenaged daughter Madison most about having a skeleton in the family?

  1. Her mother has a lifelong history of in-jokes and memories with Sid.
  2. Sid knows everything about her, whereas she only met him.
  3. Sid’s unreasonable dislike for Madison’s dog Byron.
  4. All of the above. Everything embarrasses teenagers.


What does Georgia consider the best part of working as an adjunct faculty member instead of being tenured?

  1. Lack of control over her schedule.
  2. No benefits.
  3. Cramped office space.
  4. None of the above--being an adjunct sucks!


Why can it be annoying to have a skeleton for a best friend?

  1. He never gains an ounce.
  2. He eavesdrops constantly.
  3. He never ages, what with being dead already.
  4. He likes twerking.


How did Sid become an animated skeleton?

  1. When a mama skeleton loves a daddy skeleton very much...
  2. He’s a zombie who took the diet just a bit too far
  3. He was bitten by a radioactive skeleton
  4. We are never going to find out.


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Isn't he the cutest!!


10 comments:

  1. I haven't read this series but it sounds so wonderful. I guessed on most of the questions. Sorry, but these books are definitely going on my TBR list.
    maedwards58@hotmail.com

    1. Yorick
    2. Hello! A skeleton can’t very well go file a report at the police station!
    3. Humerus
    4. All of the above. Everything embarrasses teenagers.
    5. None of the above--being an adjunct sucks!
    6. He eavesdrops constantly.
    7. We are never going to find out.

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  2. I actually know some of the answers!
    1.Yorick (typecasting?)
    2. Hello! A skeleton can’t very well go file a report at the police station!
    3. Humerus (although he may want to choose Bad to the Bone on occasion!
    4. All of the above. Everything embarrasses teenagers. So, I've heard.
    5. None of the above--being an adjunct sucks!
    6. He never gains an ounce. That's why I'd find him annoying, anyway.
    7. We are never going to find out. ( I read that somewhere.)

    cozyupwithkathy at gmail dot com

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  3. LOVED the first book. Haven't read the second yet.

    1. Yorick
    2. Hello! A skeleton can’t very well go file a report at the police station!
    3. Humerus (But I also consider him bad to the bone)
    4. All of the above - Everything embarrasses teenagers.
    5. None of the above - being an adjunct sucks!
    6. He eavesdrops constantly (If I remember correctly from the first book).
    7. We are never going to find out (But I never going to say never. ;-) )

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  4. 1. Yorick
    2. Hello! A skeleton can't very well go file a report at the police station!
    3. Humerus
    4. All of the above - everything embarrasses teenagers.
    5. None of the above - being an adjunct sucks!
    6. He eavesdrops constantly (although the other ones fit too!)
    7. We are never going to find out.

    kuzlin at aol.com

    I loved the first book - especially the idea of packing up Sid and taking him to the college with her. Too funny!

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  5. Leigh, you have an amazing imagination!! Love your Sid books!!

    1. Yorick
    2. Hello! A skeleton can’t very well go file a report at the police station!
    3. Humerus
    4. Her mother has a lifelong history of in-jokes and memories with Sid.
    5. None of the above--being an adjunct sucks!
    6. He eavesdrops constantly.
    7. We are never going to find out.

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  6. This series is a nice diversion from the typical cozies. SId is such a fun character. Look forward to reading The Skeleton Takes a Bow!

    1. Yorick
    2. Hello! A skeleton can’t very well go file a report at the police station!
    3. Humerus
    4. All of the above - everything embarrasses teenagers.(I have 2 teenage daughters so I know EVERYTHING has the potential to embarrasses them!)
    5. None of the above--being an adjunct sucks!
    6. He eavesdrops constantly.(Although they all could apply!)
    7. We are never going to find out.

    Fun giveaway! Fingers crossed! :)

    scouts579 (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. I'm going to be the token guy and enter the contest. My girlfriend has been working at getting me to read more so always looking for something to catch my interest. My guesses are:

    1. Yorick
    2. Hello! A skeleton can’t very well go file a report at the police station!
    3. Humerus (But I also consider him bad to the bone)
    4. All of the above - Everything embarrasses teenagers.
    5. None of the above - being an adjunct sucks!
    6. He likes twerking. ;)
    7. We are never going to find out.

    Todd- taleister86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  8. 1. Yorick
    2. Hello! A skeleton can’t very well go file a report at the police station!
    3. Humerus
    4. All of the above. Everything embarrasses teenagers.
    5. None of the above--being an adjunct sucks!
    6. He eavesdrops constantly.
    7. We are never going to find out.

    Tennisace50 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Yorick
    Hello! ...
    Humerus
    All of the above ...
    None of the above ...
    He eavesdrops (but the weight thing would bother me)
    We are never...
    Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  10. Winner is... Linda Rima!!!! CONGRATS!!!!

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