Weekly Geeks 2010-25: Author Picture Quiz

This was one of my favorites, so I thought it was time to do it again, especially since I’m sure there are tons of new Geeksters out there that haven’t done it. Anyway, that week, she posted this author meme of sorts. She suggested we post pictures of authors that answer the questions listed below, but without saying who they were. Then Weekly Geek visitors should guess, by leaving a comment, who they think those authors are. So it’s best if you post at the beginning of the week, because at the end of the week you’ll need to post the answers. You can even award prizes to the winning guessers if you want!
Here’s Dewey’s list (and feel free to add to this if you can think of other author picture categories that would be fun):
1. Photos of your favorite author(s).
2. Photo(s) of the author(s) of the book(s) you’re currently reading.
3. Photo(s) of any author(s) you’ve met in person (even very briefly).
4. A Youtube of (an) author(s) you’ve heard speak.
5. Any photo(s) you may have of yourself with an author.
6. A photo of the author of the book you’ve most recently finished.
7. Photos of the hottest author(s)!

I don’t think I’ll have a picture for all categories, but will come up with some. I’ll make a little contest out of this with a (used) book as prize for a random commenter.

1. Photos of your favourite authors. These are two authors I really like, not my favs, but I am having a hard time pinning down favourite authors. So here we go:

favauthor favauthor2

2. Photo of the author of the book I am currently reading.


3. Photo(s) of any author(s) you’ve met in person (even very briefly).

This might be a bit hard…not sure. Not so much an author, but artist and illustrator of books.

4. A Youtube of (an) author(s) you’ve heard speak (or sing in this case)

I’m not very familiar with uploading videos and don’t want to put it on youtube, since this is my own video I took in 2008. Somehow I couldn’t embed it here, but the URL seems to work, so, please, click the link below for the Quicktime video.

Who is singing here?

6. A photo of the author of the book you’ve most recently finished.


Do you know any of these authors? Please comment and let me know. All commenters can mention which (used) book of the following list they would like to have and The Hat will select a random winner who will get their choice at the end of the week. You don’t have to have any answer correct, but you do need to give it a go! No comments without trying to guess, ok? Open to everybody. In the same post I will name all the authors I’ve shown you here, too.

  • From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
  • Alexander by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  • A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf
  • Zadig / L’Ingenu by Voltaire
  • Answered Prayers by Truman Capote
  • Demian by Hermann Hesse
  • The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe

Why don’t you join this week’s Weekly Geeks and show us some pictures of your favourite authors?

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  2. Ok, I’ll have a go – is it cheating that I looked at your side bar (where there may be some useful information)? 🙂

    1. I think the second one might be Herman Hesse, but I’m not sure why I would think that (maybe because he’s mentioned in your book list).

    2. Annie Proulx

    6. D. G. Sayers

    This is fun! I’m not sure I’ll have time to make up a post myself (spent soooo long on the awards post yesterday!). I’ll choose The Smoke Thief.
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  3. 1. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Mann

    2. I agree with Judith. It’s Anne E. Proulx (I also cheated by looking at your GoodReads widget)

    3. Axel Scheffler

    4. Julia Donaldson

    6. Elizabeth von Arnim

    I have to say Rikki, this took me over an hour to find everyone! LOL! It was fun though. You should do it again!


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