We’ve decided to introduce a new weekly meme here at Brewing Up Books…Sunday Stumper! Each Sunday, we’ll be posting a literary based challenge, puzzle, game, etc. that can be downloaded on a computer, tablet, or smartphone (or even printed out). The following week, we will post the correct solution to the puzzle, along with a new one. You can complete the puzzle at your leisure throughout the week, and, if you manage to finish it, you can email it to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a chance to be featured! The first person to correctly complete the puzzle and email it to us will have their blog or Goodreads account featured on our sidebar and will also be mentioned in our Sunday Stumper post the following week.
The puzzles will vary from week to week, potentially consisting of crossword puzzles, matching, fill-in-the-blank (with or without a wordbox), word searches, etc. We have determined weekly topics for our Sunday Stumper, which can be viewed here. If you’re interested in posting a Sunday Stumper on your blog, you’re more than welcome to! Please just remember to link back to Brewing Up Books!
If you have any ideas/suggestions/improvements, please leave them in a comment below. We’d love to hear what you think!
For our third Sunday Stumper, we’ve decided to follow the theme of authors, both modern and classic. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!
2. wrote a collection of rhyming children’s books under this pseudonym, often including made-up words
5. established a world in which people could be “read” in and out of books
6. her characters are assigned colors to represent their superhuman powers/abilities
8. popularized vampires and werewolves in YA fiction through her saga
10. focused on the relationship between dragons and humans and wrote the first book in his series at the age of 16
12. first established vampirism in literature
13. the last name of a trio of sisters who authored several classics
14. a deranged American poet who wrote gruesome, chilling tales, often about death
16. a pseudonym used by multiple ghostwriters to produce a 175 book series
17. wrote about a green light
21. wrote 3 companion books, one of which takes place at a Parisan boarding school
1. wrote a dystopian trilogy about a labyrinth, based upon that of mythology
3. a British author who established the world of Shadowhunters
4. father of English poetry
7. modelled the setting of her trilogy upon the district system of Ancient Rome
9. an Australian who wrote a bestselling novel from death’s perspective
11. one of the most renowned Greek philosophers
15. wrote about the events leading up to the Russian Revolution, portraying historical figures as animals
17. an American colonist who published a yearly almanack
18. coined the term “gilded age”
19. a Canadian author who also creates educational videos and posts them on YouTube
20. rags-to-riches story, wrote a 7 book series about magic