Quiz time! We pulled questions from a nifty online quiz (the link to which is of course by now lost) that we modified slightly. You’re supposed to answer the questions only by using book titles from your collection. Here goes:
1) Describe Yourself?
Erik: The Hermit of Eyton Forest [I like my woods]
2) What do you feel like right now?
Erik: An Excellent Mystery
Eppu: Bättre och bättre [=better and better; title of a Swedish textbook. ‘Nuff said!]
3) Describe where you live?
Eppu: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking [‘Cause America can’t seem to wrap its head around silence. In Finland, silence is common and normal. For me, silence = sanctuary.]
Erik: Utopia [I love our house and our little patch of woods.]
4) Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
Erik: The Far Side of the World [New Zealand is on my list right now.]
Eppu: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles [And come back from the past, too.]
5) Describe you best friend?
Eppu: History of Ancient Rome [This would be the Mister. As the Germans say, Herr Doctor Professor. :)]
Erik: The Age of Bede [My wife the Anglo-Saxonist]
6) Your favorite color?
Erik: The Frogs [The closest I can get to “green.”]
Eppu: The Virgin Blue
7) What’s the weather like right now?
Erik: Cold Days
8) What’s your favorite time of the day?
Erik: White Night
Eppu: Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi [Not Before Sundown in Finnish. This was a tough one; I don’t really have a favorite, nor books with times of the day in the title.]
9) If your life were a tv show, what would it be called?
Eppu: Quiet Influence [Although not sure how many people would find a show on introverts interesting.]
10) What’s life for you?
Erik: The Historian’s Craft
Eppu: Sense and Sensibility
11) Your current relationship?
Eppu: Arvaa kuinka paljon sinua rakastan [Guess How Much I Love You in Finnish]
Erik: The Truelove
Erik: The Joy of Cooking
Eppu: Cold Days
13) Your future expectations?
Eppu: Home Improvement Guide [Unfortunately. Then again, when it’s done, it’ll be Bättre och bättre again.]
Erik: The Ascent of Man [Or at least the getting up in the morning of man.]
14) You wouldn’t mind…?
Erik: Looking at Greek and Roman Sculpture in Stone
Eppu: Impossible Things [Certain things just aren’t likely to change very fast.]
15) What are you afraid of?
Eppu: Catching Fire [Don’t happen to have any books involving heights.]
Erik: The Fortune of War
16) Your best piece of advice?
Eppu: Budget Makeovers [Saving money rocks.]
17) If you’d change your name, it would be…
Erik: Henry II
Eppu: Emma [This was a tough one, too. Jane Austen to the rescue!]
18) Thought of the day?
Eppu: Cut the Scraps! [Quilting is fun. :)]
Erik: Hannibal Crosses the Alps [No one thought he could do it, but…]
19) How would you like to die?
Erik: After the Fact [“I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”]
Eppu: Most Wise and Valiant Ladies
20) Your motto?
Eppu: Simply Scandinavian
21) Your favorite activity?
Eppu: Creative Ideas for Organizing Your Home
Q&A is an occasional feature in which we share our responses to quizzes, questions, and quirky ideas for your entertainment.