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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Guess The Book By It's Cover Game

Posted by Charlene // Tags: ,
You know those Logo games that have been showing up on app stores?  The one where part of a logo is obscured or erased and you have to guess what company it represents?  I thought it would be fun to do the same with book covers! (Although after googling, I see a couple other bloggers had the same idea!)  I took a few Young Adult book covers and cropped a small square of it in photoshop.  Can you guess the book?

To play:

  1. Please submit your answers through the Google Doc form below by entering the book's title only.  Just answer however many you can!
  2. Please no cheating!  I'm genuinely interested in how easy or difficult this is. Cheating would be sharing info with others, but googling book covers to double check your hunch is not cheating. And please don't tweet or leave comments of your guesses.
  3. The game runs for a week and will end midnight May 16th.20th
  4. If you follow me on twitter, I will tweet your results to you ASAP (as in "You got 15 of 15 right!) but I won't reveal the answers until May 20th.   
I was going to have prizes for this, but I'm planning to host a giveaway on Monday, so I think I'll tie this in with that.  Like, I'll give you extra entries if you participated in this game.  On Saturday I'm planning to go to the Teen Book Fest in Ontario, California (anyone else going???) and so Monday I hope to give away copies of "Legend" by Marie Lu (paperback), "Shadow and Bone" by Leigh Bardugo (paperback), "Possess" by Gretchen McNeil, and "Harbinger" by Sara Wilson Etienne all signed by the author! *crosses fingers*  Please come visit the blog again on Monday!

On to the game!

These are all fairly well known Young Adult novels.  I haven't read all of them, I've just kind of randomly thought back on the most prominent books and book covers I've seen around on other blogs.

For the Google doc entry form see below!

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15 comments:

  1. I knew 9 of 15, recognized but didn't know the name of 3 others and completely have no idea about the other three :P
    I think I did pretty good? xDD

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    1. You did excellent! Thank you for playing! :D

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  2. This was fun...I could figure out about eight of them!

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    1. I am so jealous btw you are going to meet Leigh Bardugo!! :)

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    2. I think I'd be terrible at this game myself, I'm not so observant about book covers unless I read them. :D So looking forward to meeting Leigh!

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  3. I think I got about 8. Honestly don't know who the girl with purple hair is from. Pity, love the colour! Fun idea. Hope you don't mind if I borrow it for my blog. I love talking about covers. I will feed back that I saw it here first. Let me know. @GwynnethWhite
    Gwynn
    http://gwynnethwhite.blogspot.com/

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    1. Would love if you shared the idea with others! I think it's fun too! :)

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  4. Some of those were pretty darn hard. I only got 11. I just couldn't figure out 4 of them for the life of me. Some were pretty easy too. I think there was a great mixture between easy to hard.

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    1. Thank you for telling me that - I didn't want to make it too hard or easy, so it took some time trying to figure out which glimpse of the book I wanted to show.

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  5. This was a blast! Also, a great idea for a blog post. I'm going to file this away in my memory for when I'm burnt out on reading.

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    1. Thank you for that! I look forward to seeing your post on this and trying my hand at guessing. (Hope it won't be too hard!) :D

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  6. There were some I just couldn't guess at, but this was so much fun! I loved this post! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. Yay, thank you, I'm glad you thought the game was fun! :)

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  7. Ooo there was those last 2 that were just right there and I didn't know the name!

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    1. You still got an excellent score so it's okay! :D Thank you for stopping by!

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