söndag 10 januari 2010

More entertainment

In the Conservatory
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Here is another way to entertain your literary guests. It's from the same book I wrote about yesterday:- "Breakfasts and Teas, Novel Suggestions for Social Occasions" by Paul Pierce.

A Book Title Tea. 2.
This is an original entertainment for a few friends. Have amusing pen and ink sketches handed around together with a small note book and pencil for each guest. Explain that each sketch is supposed to represent some well-known book and each guest is given an opportunity to put on his or her thinking cap and name the volume in his note book and pass the sketch on. This novel game affords no end of mirth and enjoyment and at a given time the hostess looks over the books and corrects them.

The House of Seven Gables is very simple and easy to guess, it being simply a rough sketch of a house with seven gables.

An Old-Fashioned Girl is represented by a girl of ye olden time in simple and quaint costume with a school bag on her arm.

A small snow covered house is enough to suggest "Snow Bound" to many of the guests.

The Lady and the Tiger ought not to puzzle anyone, it is a simple sketch of a lady's head in one corner and a tiger in the other.

On one card appears 15th of March, which seems more baffling than all the others. It proves to be "Middlemarch."

A large letter A in vivid red of course represents "A Scarlet Letter."

"Helen's Babies" is a sketch of two chubby boys in night robes.

"Heavenly Twins" is represented by twin stars in the heavens.

"Darkest Africa" needs nothing but the face of a darkey boy with mouth stretched from ear to ear.

One of the sketches is a moonlight scene with ships going in opposite directions and is easily guessed to represent "Ships that Pass in the Night."

Anyone with originality can devise many other amusing and more difficult sketches. Prizes might be given to the one who guesses the largest number correctly.

2 kommentarer:

  1. It's fascinating which books are still familiar..I have two and have heard of a third!

    actually if we made a set of cards listing books the whole family knows of and then draw from that pack that game might work for the kids..a sort of literary charades?

  2. Good idea Val!
    I knew seven of the books - but I haven't read all of them. Made me curious about the ones I haven't heard about - I'll see if I can find them.