Wednesday, October 09, 2013

What a Wonderful World Blog Tour: Leg 7

Today, the Blog Tour of What a Wonderful World arrives at Keeper of the Snails.

I have had the chance to have a quick look through said book and hereby pronounce it 'a mighty fine thing', and even the evil all-round genius Dr. Grump learnt more than a thing or two.

At the end of it, Grump and I got together to think up a few questions provoked by the first ten chapters of the book.  

The book won't actually answer any of these questions (because they are not very sensible) but I am hoping that the esteemed readers of this blog will do so. The three best answers will win a copy of Marcus's book sent to you by Marcus's publishers, Faber.

By 'best' I mean the most weird, imaginative and/or beautiful answer you can think of - it doesn't have to be at all 'right'.

Please read the following rules very carefully:

1.  Choose one question that you'd like to answer.
2.  Answer it in the comment section of the blog: remember to make it as weird, imaginative and/or beautiful as you can 
3.  Then please email me your answer so I can contact you by email if you win.
4.  Closing Date is Midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 16th October.
5. 100 words maximum.

1. Inside you there are 10,000 aliens - what are they all thinking?
2. What is the best way of recharging your ten million power packs?
3. How can walking backwards lead to wondrous miracles?
4. Where is the start of you?
5. How can you sing your body electric?
6. When did you last sew yourself out of danger?
7. What can you do with a fertile crescent?
8.  How can you mow an electric field?
9.  What is the ultimate 'multi-task'?
10. What is your most bankable commodity?

If you want to find out more about 'What a Wonderful World', here are some excellent blogs to visit:
3 October  ElizaDoLots     
4 October  Buried under Books                
5 October    Recovering Agnostic             
6 October    Live otherwise  
7 October    Atifa’s Book Shelf:
9 October    Keeper of the Snails  
11 October  The Book of Lost Nights       
13 October  Keris Stainton
14 October  Teen Librarian  
15 October Penguin Galaxy
16 October Open Democracy


Anonymous Anonymous said...

3. How can walking backwards lead to wondrous miracles?

Life, like a work of art - up close you see the cracks and chips, the duct tape and the damage. Step back. Stop your onward charge and hold up your hands to frame your face. Walk backwards and blur your eyes and life, a work of art, is magnificent.

Wed Oct 09, 07:43:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Excellent first entry! Thanks Die!

Wed Oct 09, 11:04:00 pm  
Blogger aliholli said...

What is the ultimate multi-task?

27 years ago I could expertly breastfeed my "Rocket fuelled" baby twins, simultaneously, with a cup of PG in one hand and the phone between my shoulder and ear. While they were kicking their legs AEROBICALLY, the terry towelling nappies were SPINNING in the machine and Husby's stew was bubbling away like AQUAROBICS ladies in the oven. As I sat LACTATING and HYDRATING and PONTIFICATING, I was also pulling up my pelvic floor, squeeze and releasing to ensure no future leakage. Oh happy days.

Wed Oct 16, 01:13:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Ali: From anyone else, I would think this far-fetched...but from you, Ali - completely believable! Brilliant!

Wed Oct 16, 01:20:00 pm  
Blogger Jon said...

The start of you is always in the mind of another.

Wed Oct 16, 05:45:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Jon - very true!

Wed Oct 16, 05:48:00 pm  
Blogger aliholli said...

Where is the start of you?

When the excited hubblebubbles have exhausted themselves hurtling around Kellie Ettle's playground and have mashed the pyramid tips of Mr P and Mrs G, and when the thimbleful of Millie Ilk has added her creamy goodness to the muggy party, THAT is the start of me. Thealiholli starts with "T".

Wed Oct 16, 08:57:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Heh, heh. It's the taste! Couldn't agree more.

Wed Oct 16, 09:09:00 pm  

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