Saturday, November 15, 2014

Book of the Week Nov. 15 2014 and RIDDLING DERBY!

Are you all watching? Are you all reading? Yes you are!
Welcome back to the Wyvern's Den! Yet again, readers, we at the blog will be fusing two of our attractions into one, but with something else in the mix!
Whoever is victorious in our newest Riddling Derby will get to choose next week's Book of the Week! And something else too....bwaahahaa...
So without further ado, allow me to introduce the 8TH RIDDLING DERBY OF 2014!

The rules, as always, are simple.
Three riddles of intense difficulty shall be posted below.
You followers and visitors alike shall battle like gladiators with your brains to figure the riddles out before the time limit elapses.
One point will be awarded for every riddle solved correctly.
The Bonus Riddle at the end is worth two points if solved.
All guesses should be inscribed in the comment box below, we authors are very against blog graffiti.
The Riddling Derby Results shall be posted on Tuesday the 18th, at which time all guessing, voting, and stimulating war dancing shall cease.
As our Reigning Champion of the Hall of Riddlers, Dmitri Pendragon should wait exactly one hour, forty five minutes and fifteen and one half seconds before joining the fray, giving the other solvers a chance at the riddling crown.
Let the games begin!

Riddle 1.0: Mom and dad have four daughters, each daughter has one brother, how many people are in the family?

Riddle 2.0: Take away the whole and some still remains. What is it?

Riddle 3.0: There are three stoves, a glass stove, a brick stove and a wood stove, but you only have one match. Which do you light first?

BONUS RIDDLE: Two cops walked into a room with no windows and found a dead man who obviously hung himself from the ceiling, though they could not figure out how. There was no chair or table beneath him to conclude he might have used it to hang himself. They just found a puddle of water. how did the man hang himself?

Comment below with your answers!

Book of the Week

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Category: YA
Genre: Fantasy
Series:  Peter and the Starcatchers Book 1

The brilliant reinvention of the tale of Peter Pan and Neverland, Dave Barry mixes his perfect comedy with Pearson's writing skills into a perfect mix.

Peter is an orphan who has been taken aboard the ship Neverland, along with his fellow orphans, their destination uncertain. Soon Peter becomes suspicious of the mysterious cargo that the ships holds, which is guarded in an old shabby trunk.
He soon becomes in league with another passenger, young Molly Aster, who has realized the true properties of the trunk, which was meant to be somewhere else.
High adventure on the sea turns into a shipwreck on Mollusk island after the notorious pirate Black Stash makes a move for the treasure.
Hostile natives and a giant crocodile, magic trunks and lost orphans turns Peter and the Starcatchers into a guaranteed must read. You seriously, must read it.
Go. Go read the whole series.


  1. Riddle answers:
    1. Two parents, one brother, and four sisters
    2. Wholesome
    3. The match.

  2. I hope I've waited long enough…?
    1. Seven. Each sister has one brother, which means there is one boy among the children.
    2. Wholesome.
    3. The match.
    Bonus: How do the cops know the man hung himself? If it's obvious that he hung himself, the cops should know how…are the cops guilty of this crime?
    Anyway, I'll continue to think about that last one, and I'll comment again if I can think of an answer for it.

    1. Aha. We has it, precioussss. Ice. The man was standing on a block of ice, which melted, hence the puddle of water and the man's ability to hang himself.