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The Book Lover’s Quiz Book 2: More Quizzes for Book Whizzes Review

DISCLOSURE – THIS ITEM WAS GIFTED TO THE REVIEWER FOR THE PURPOSES OF WRITING THE REVIEW. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE THE REVIEWER’S OWN.

Reviewed by Michelle

Who cannot beat a good book?  I know I cannot resist a quiet spot and have to be on my own in my own space so I can relax, chill and concentrate whilst reading.  Whether it is in the garden, flopped out on my couch or in my snug. Reading a book in all weathers is perfect for that time frame of reading with the windows and doors open, listening to the birds sing or cosying up in front of the fire and I for one love it.  So, when I was asked to review this book, you can imagine my excitement.

Firstly, I had to find out more about the author Gary Wigglesworth.  Taken from WH Smiths website, I learnt that he was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and now lives in the South with his wife Caroline.  Gary has been a bookseller for sixteen years and how amazing is this…  He now works for the British Library Publishing.  Now, as a huge fan of pub quizzes, I also learnt that he hosts a monthly book quiz at The Betsey Trotwood pub in Farringdon, London and I will be sure to let my local pub know about him as they run weekly quizzes.  I go to London a lot, so I’ll be sure to pop in one night to meet the man himself and put a name to this amazing author.

Right, now on to the book and if you are a real bookworm, you to most certainly love this book.  There is so much fun to be had with this.  All you need to do is test your book knowledge against any of the formatted ways of playing.  With so many different formats to the quizzes, you will be in for a fun time and plenty to really keep you guessing. Here are just a few to give you an idea:-

You can answer questions on your own

Host a quiz -this is far more fun with quite a few options in how to play

BLANKETY BOOKS
This is where you need to fill in the missing word in each title, there are anagrams to solve

TWO OF A KIND
This is great and really does test your knowledge of books as you will need to identify a character and author who have the same initials

ANAGRAMS TO DECIPHER
If, like me, you love an good anagram, try this, I loved it

SAY WHAT YOU SEE
With this one you need to guess the book that has pictures and covers of books where the drawings are really bad

BOOK BINGO
Now this one really does test you and gives us avid readers of book a really good work out.  Do not worry though, even if you only read from time to time and are not really into books in a hardcore way, you can still join in and why not, it is all about joining in and having fun and; you may learn something interesting that might entice you to read a book you have never heard of or read before, so give it a go.  With multiple choice answers and hints the questions have been created to aid guessing, watch out for the odd laughter and giggle with some comical and humour wrong answers.  Be careful thought there are some red herrings.

Over the course of 5 days, I tried out all the above.  Blankety Books and Anagrams To Decipher were both really good fun, although I did prefer the interactions of others.  That is where me, organising a Bookworm Quiz Night at mine came in and boy oh boy did we have so much fun, laughter and belly laughs.

We started off with ‘Two Of A Kind’, this went down well and was very surprised how well some of my fellow bookworms got on.

Afterwards, we tested out ‘Say What You See’.  Not sure what made us laugh the most, the amount of wrong answers or the badly drawn drawings LOL!

Then we settled down with ‘Book Bingo’, for me, this was by far the best of the then all.  There were a few non bookworms who like to read from time to time, mainly when on holiday but it did not stop them from playing.  OMG! Did we have some good old laughs and we all learnt quite a lot from this game too.  As for the red herrings, be careful, they do catch you out.  I obviously can not say what they are, after all, that would spoil it LOL!

Keep an eye out for some cleverly placed little known facts which make for interesting reading.

With twenty-four quizzes, you will be in for a fun time and plenty to really keep you guessing.

DETAIL OF THE BOOK
This is a lovely book at first glance, the colours are bold white greens, red, orange, yellow and pink, they really do stand out and grabs your attention.

COMPOSITION
Hardcover

AGE GROUP
No minimum age stipulated, I suppose it depends on how young or old someone is when it comes to being a real bookworm.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS
No minimum or maximum. Player on your own, with another person on in groups.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PLAY A GAME
This varies depending on how many of you are playing

CONTENTS
1 x book

GOOD TO KNOW
10% is offered on the WH Smith website for students

PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY
At the time of typing my review, I found this at amazing price for just £15.63 (reduced from £16.99) excluding delivery. Please see below for further information on deliveries.

Standard Delivery
Delivered within 2 – 4 working days
£3.99

Express Delivery
Next Working Day. Order by 3pm Mon-Fri
£5.99

Free Delivery Available When You Spend £25 or More

Click and Collect
Delivered within 2 – 4 working days
£1.99

You can purchase the book direct from WH Smith by clicking on the following link:-
https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/the-book-lovers-quiz-book-2-one-for-the-good-tomes/gary-wigglesworth/hardback/9781472148285.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj-7d06-8gQMVxTwGAB1NIwzAEAQYAiABEgJhzPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

SOCIAL MEDIA
We all love social media and what with most of us on it now-a-days, I was really pleased to see just how much WH Smith has taken to the social media side of things. I have provided the links to all their pages, apps and websites.

Facebook:- https://www.facebook.com/WHSmithuk
Instagram:- https://www.instagram.com/whsmithofficial/
Pinterest:- https://www.pinterest.com/whsmithcouk/
YouTube:- https://www.youtube.com/user/whsmithdirect?feature=results_main
TikTok:- https://www.tiktok.com/@whsmithofficial?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc
Twitter:- https://twitter.com/WHSmith
Website:- https://www.whsmith.co.uk/
Email:- support@whsmith.co.uk – Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Online Queries:- Could not find one
Tel:- Could not find one
Address:- could not find one

Rating: 5/5

What a great concept and one that I will be playing with more fellow bookworms and you will be surprised how many other books you will be enticed to buy. So much fun whilst learning and wanting to buy other titles. 
Love the humour this book has to offer and some great twisty questions to see just how much of a nerdy bookworm you really are.

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