Sunday Stumper #9: Book Boyfriends

Sunday Stumper

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 (brewingupbooks@gmail.com) 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 ninth Sunday Stumper, we’ve decided to focus on our beloved book boyfriends (yes, it is plural because we all have multiple). We’ve also decided to mix things up by creating a quote indentification.  To successfully complete the puzzle, figure out the names of characters that correspond to the provided quotes. Good luck!

  1. “Are you implying that shreds of my reputation remain intact? Clearly I have been doing something wrong. Or not something wrong, as the case may be. Thomas! We must away at once to the nearest brothel. I seek scandal and low companionship.”
  2. “I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore.”
  3. “They just want a good show. That’s all they want.”
  4. “I want to fix that in my memory for ever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret…”
  5. “I don’t want to be a man. I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can’t confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.”
  6. “Real or not real?”
  7. “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
  8. “It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”
  9. “Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?”
  10. “You look like you got more of a bath than the car. I never
    thought washing a car would be so hard, but after watching you for the last fifteen minutes, I’m convinced it should be an Olympic sport.”
  11. “If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I’d do it. I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today. I’ll let you go. If you stay.”
  12. “He’s so busy looking inside people to find the good that he misses the knife they’re holding in their hand.” (This is a description of the character, not something spoken by the character).
  13. “A book floated down the Amper River. A boy jumped in, caught up to it, and held it in his right hand. He grinned. He stood waist-deep in the icy, Decemberish water. ‘How about a kiss, Saumensch?’ he said.”

Last Week’s Winners

We didn’t have any winners from last week, but there’s always a chance that you could be a lucky winner for next week!  Just make sure to email us your answers (brewingupbooks@gmail.com).

Last Week’s Answers (click to enlarge)

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