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Old Jan 14 2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Cool Valentine's Day Romance Quiz


Valentine's Day is just one month away! We're going to celebrate it on MoM this year with a trivia quiz on The Lady aka The Carradyne Touch, one of Anne's romance novels.


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What: A trivia quiz of 20-30 questions, mostly multiple choice
Topic: The Lady (US title) aka The Carradyne Touch (UK Title)
Where: Here on the Meeting of Minds discussion forum
When: Sat Feb 14 - Sun Feb 15
Who: You! (Anyone that wants to enter, board member or not)
Why: Fun, Fame, and Fortune*!

* The winner will get to pick a prize from our prize pool. In the event of a tie, we'll probably just pull a name out of a hat to determine the prize winner (unless we come up with a clever tie-breaker; feel free to make suggestions). We'll have a list of items in the pool published soon; it will include many items from the McCaffrey Quest pool, plus a 1st edition US hardcover of The Lady.

So, time to pull the book out of your collection, check it out from your local library, apply for it on inter-library loan, or find a copy to buy online (I just found many listings via bookfinder for $.25). You've got one month to get a copy in your hot little hands and read it!
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Old Jan 14 2009, 02:56 PM   #2
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Oops! Guess which book I forgot!
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Old Jan 14 2009, 02:58 PM   #3
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I bet Hans could arrange to lend you a copy.
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Old Jan 14 2009, 03:09 PM   #4
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I was sure that I'd packed it too!
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Old Jan 14 2009, 03:39 PM   #5
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Cheryl is right, I can lend you a copy, Edith
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It's been a couple years since I read it, so I'm re-reading anyhow. Enjoy your quiz!
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Old Jan 14 2009, 09:23 PM   #7
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I'll probably have to have lots of help with this one. I'm not the kind of person who reads romances. Might just get the other half to do the quiz instead. I don't know if she's got the book though.
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Old Jan 14 2009, 09:53 PM   #8
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While we call them the "romances" they're not "romance novels" per se. There's romance in them, but (IMO) I don't think any more than Anne's other books. They're set on Earth and there's nothing science fictional about them, so calling them "the romances" distinguishes them from everything else.
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Old Jan 15 2009, 12:21 AM   #9
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What a great idea...and such a wonderful book of Anne's to pick for it.
I think *The Lady* is my favorite of Anne's *Romance* novels....or better yet, non-science fiction stories. I don't happen to think these are much in the vane of true romances...but they do make excellent reading.
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Old Jan 15 2009, 12:28 AM   #10
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I bought my copy in USA four years ago when Anne was visiting for a signing - and she signed it!!!
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Old Jan 15 2009, 02:43 AM   #11
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The thing I like about this book is that it reminds me more of the Monica Edwards books- horses and something else (compared to the HORSES!!!! Squee!!! books that you can find) than anything else.
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Old Jan 15 2009, 09:22 AM   #12
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While we call them the "romances" they're not "romance novels" per se. There's romance in them, but (IMO) I don't think any more than Anne's other books. They're set on Earth and there's nothing science fictional about them, so calling them "the romances" distinguishes them from everything else.
*nods* To clarify further...

There are six books of Anne's that we call her romance novels. They are all non-scifi books. Some of them are really romances, but some, like The Lady really are not. There are romantic elements, but it is not the central plot propelling the story. This applies also to The Year of the Lucy and (if memory serves) The Kilternan Legacy.
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Old Jan 15 2009, 09:22 AM   #13
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Ha huh, so this is what Spacedog was talking about this afternoon? Woohoo. It's funny, this is one of my favourite Anne books. I love reading and re-reading it compared to some of her other "romance" novels. Must go read it soon.
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Tie Breaker Question

In what language was the copy of
The Lady/Carradyne Touch
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A) Walloon;
B) Langue d'Oc;
C) Swiss;
D) Klingon;
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Sounds exciting!! I can't wait!!
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This quiz is going to have to be REALLY tricky, with all the keen interest in it!


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Off topic: Edith, me too Are you a Monica Edwards fan? I have most of the Romney Marsh series, although I'm still waiting for GGBP to bring out "A Wind is Blowing"

Back on topic: The Carradyne Touch is my absolute favourite non-Pern AMC book - a shame I can't enter


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*psst, P'ter - you forgot a vital language for the region *

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In what language was the copy of
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Old Jan 15 2009, 04:49 PM   #19
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Off topic: Edith, me too Are you a Monica Edwards fan? I have most of the Romney Marsh series, although I'm still waiting for GGBP to bring out "A Wind is Blowing"

Back on topic: The Carradyne Touch is my absolute favourite non-Pern AMC book - a shame I can't enter
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Anneli: I can think of a few others ....

Luxemish,
Benedict,
Franglais,
Saxon, ...

Or were you hinting at Double Dutch?
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Carradyne's spelled wrongly on the welcome banner.
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Thanks Edi, fixed it now.
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*bump*

Read the book and will re-read again next week, just to be sure, to be sure about it
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This quiz is going to have to be REALLY tricky, with all the keen interest in it!


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Lily, Lily, Lily...ssseeeshh...they don't need any reminders to be REALLY *Tricky*...they've had lots and lots of practice with that, while putting together the *MCQuest*

I am really looking forward to this one....do we get a Heart on one of our banners for trying this romantic *Quest*

Hey this doesn't mean were not going to have a *MCQuest* this year... does it???
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They probably will, my lady but they've got so many books to choose from
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Jube....this little Quiz, does get us all warmed up....B U T.....We need to get a list of this years *MCQuest* books....I am not as speedy of a reader as some of the rest of you seem to be...I need all the time I can get.

TAP, TAP, TAP....hello all you hard working staffers....got a book list ready yet????
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Okay-doke, LET'S KNOCK A LITTLE LOUDER. 1 week till Valentine's Day and a whole 8 months to read everything else....actually in some respects, I agree with Lady Maelin, not everyone is a speed reader and those feeling "slow" need all the help they can get or alternatively be able to find it if they haven't got it already.
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BANG, BANG,BANG....perhaps they're to busy right now Jube, finding
the questions for this *Quiz*...maybe after its all finished they will get going on the *MCQuest*?????
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We'll try to settle on the MQ topic and announce it soon.

This quiz isn't interfering with MQ at all, as all the hard work of the Valentine's Quiz is being done by Pam alone (and she's not planning to work on MQ anymore). So when it's all over you know where to direct your thanks or curses.
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Lady Maelin, it worked

Cheryl, now why would I curse Pam, I haven't done it yet? I may thank her perhaps We'll see Actually I went to the post office across the river and I saw something that would make a great prize for the MCQuest - something that adults would go "o cute" and it gets the kids liking dragons too - dragon soft toys, I was so very tempted to buy 1, 2 or all them but 1. didn't have the cash and 2. wasn't sure whether they would be suitable. Up to you.
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Thank you Cheryl for your quick answer...and the upcoming *Quest*book list.


P.S. Yes Jube it worked...
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