Saturday, February 24, 2024

Winners of the Sibling Stories Giveaway + Wrap Up


And now, the post you've all been waiting for, right?  


Prize One:  A set of three Little Women bookmarks -- Summer

Prize Two: One vinyl sticker featuring the Pevensie siblings -- Eva C.

Prize Three:  A paperback copy of Sense and Sensibility -- Lydia H.

Prize Four:  A paperback copy of The Outsiders -- Chloe the MovieCritic

Prize Five:  A "novel journal" with a Peter Pan theme -- Breann M.

Prize Six:  A DVD copy of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) -- Naomi M.

Prize Seven:  A DVD copy of Little Women (1994) -- Roxann R.


Congratulations to the winners!  I will be contacting you at the email addresses you provided to the giveaway widget to find out where to mail your prizes, so please be on the lookout for that message!

Thank you to everyone who joined the party this week!  I'm still working on reading everyone's posts, but I love what a variety you have all provided :-)  If you have any posts you still want to contribute, I'm not shutting down the widget!  In fact, here it is again, to make it easier for people to access without having to scroll and scroll down my blog page.


Answers to the Sibling Movie Poster Game


Here are the answers to the second game :-)  Scores are below!  

Interestingly, absolutely no one guessed the Defiance (2008) poster (#10), which makes me a little sad because that is an amazing movie based on such an inspiring true story.  If you're curious about it and want to learn more, I reviewed it here a couple years ago.

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Scores

Jenni Sauer -- 11
Chloe the MovieCritic -- 10
Beth -- 9
Carissa (Regency Woman) -- 9
Debra She Who Seeks -- 9
Heather Barnes -- 9
Lizzie Hexam -- 9
Sarah Seele -- 7
Roxann -- 4

Answers to the Missing Sibling Names Quiz


Here are the answers to the first game!  Scores are below.


1. Eomer and Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

2.  Adam, Hoss/Eric, and Little Joe (Bonanza)

3.  John, Wendy, and Michael Darling (Peter Pan)

4.  Isa, Jessie, Oliver, Hyacinth, and Lacey Vanderbeeker (The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street)

5.  Bofur and Bombur (The Hobbit) [Bifur is their cousin, actually.]

6.  John-Boy, Jason, Mary Ellen, Erin, Ben, Jim-Bob, and Elizabeth Walton (The Waltons)

7.  Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March (Little Women)

8.  Judah and Tirzah (Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ)

9.  Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

10.  Bret, Bart, and Brent Maverick (Maverick)

11.  Darry/Darrel, Sodapop, and Ponyboy Curtis (The Outsiders)

12.  Laertes and Ophelia (Hamlet)

13.  DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle Tanner (Full House)

14.  Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden (The Boxcar Children)

15. Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)


Scores

Ivy Miranda -- 12
Carissa (Regency Woman) -- 9
Sarah Seele -- 9
Chloe the Movie Critic -- 8
Debra She Who Seeks -- 7
Charlotte (Mother Owl) -- 6
Roxann -- 6

Thursday, February 22, 2024

The Sibling Stories Tag -- My Answers

Time to answer my own tag :-)  If you haven't done it yourself yet, you can get a clean copy of the questions on the party kickoff post.



1. Do you have any siblings?  Yes, I have one brother who is five years younger and four inches taller than I am.  We were very close when we were growing up, once he got to be about 7 years old and interesting enough for me to want to play with him.  I'm afraid I was a fairly negligent older sister until then.  But from then on, we were extremely close friends, and we're still close now.

2. Who are some of your favorite fictional siblings?  The Curtis brothers in The Outsiders, Boromir and Faramir in The Lord of the Rings, all the Barkleys in The Big Valley, Sigrid and Tilda and Bain from The Hobbit movies, and all the Weasleys from Harry Potter.

3. Are there any fictional families you wish you could belong to yourself?  I would love to join the Barkley clan!  Victoria is such an amazing mother.



4. Have you ever watched or read a book that reminded you of your own family?  Hmm.  Speaking ONLY about the siblings, I think maybe Boromir and Faramir might be the closest match to my brother and I.  We're actually both quite bookish, but my brother is rather less smash-and-bash by nature than I am.  Plus, I'm older than he is, and my hair is more reddish, while his is blond.  He actually dressed as Faramir for Halloween last year!  (But I didn't go as Boromir, alas.  I totally would sometime, though!)



5. What fictional sibling would you NOT want for your own sibling?  John Thorpe from Northanger Abbey.  I don't want any John Thorpes anywhere near me, ever, thank you very much.

6. Are you more drawn to stories about brothers or sisters?  I'm much more drawn to stories about brothers, but I enjoy many about sisters too.



7. What makes a story involving siblings interesting to you?  The sibling dynamic is so varied!  It's a bond that can be close or loose.  You can have siblings who are super protective of each other, siblings who cause problems for each other, or siblings who are indifferent to each other.  You can explore so many human emotions and difficulties and strengths and weaknesses with sibling relationships.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Sibling Movie Poster Game


Let's get the second party game started :-)  This time, I've given you 12 posters from movies about siblings.  But I have removed their titles!  Your job?  Supply the titles, of course.  Put your guesses in a comment, and I'll post the answers and your scores at the end of the week.

And, of course, googling for things is kinda cheating, so... try to restrain yourself ;-)

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Missing Sibling Names Quiz


Time for our first game!  Here are 15 sets of siblings from movies, books, and literature.  Your job?  Supply the missing sibling name for each family!  Put your guesses in a comment.


1. Eomer and _______ (The Lord of the Rings)

2.  Adam, ______, and Little Joe (Bonanza)

3.  John, Wendy, and ________ Darling (Peter Pan)

4.  Isa, Jessie, Oliver, __________, and Lacey Vanderbeeker (The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street)

5.  Bofur and _______ (The Hobbit)

6.  _________, Jason, Mary Ellen, Erin, Ben, Jim-Bob, and Elizabeth Walton (The Waltons)

7.  Meg, Jo, _____, and Amy March (Little Women)

8.  Judah and _______ (Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ)

9.  Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, ______, and Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

10.  Bret, _____, and Brent Maverick (Maverick)

11. ______, Sodapop, and Ponyboy Curtis (The Outsiders)

12.  Laertes and _______ (Hamlet)

13.  DJ, Stephanie, and ___________ Tanner (Full House)

14.  ______, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden (The Boxcar Children)

15. Peter, Susan, _______, and Lucy Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)


I'm putting comments on full moderation so no one can cheat off each others' answers.  I'll post the answers and everyone's scores at the end of the party.

Monday, February 19, 2024

We Love Sibling Stories Week -- Kickoff Post + Tag


Hello! Welcome to We Love Sibling Stories Week, a five-day-long party where we can gather to celebrate, recommend, and discuss our favorite stories about siblings in books, movies, and shows.

Whenever you create a post for this event on your own site, please drop a link in this widget:


And don't forget to read posts by other people!  That's an essential part of a party, after all -- chatting with your fellow partygoers :-)  Also, please remember to use one of the official party buttons in your posts, and link back here so other people can join the fun too.  If you want more party buttons, you can find them in this post.

Of course, besides (or instead of) contributing a post of your own choosing to the party, you can also fill out the official party tag!  Just remember to come back here and link to your tag post in the widget above too.

The Tag:

1. Do you have any siblings?
2. Who are some of your favorite fictional sibling groups?
3. Are there any fictional families you wish you could belong to yourself?
4. Have you ever watched or read a book that reminded you of your own family?
5. What fictional sibling would you NOT want for your own sibling?
6. Are you more drawn to stories about brothers or sisters?
7. What makes a story involving siblings interesting to you?


I'll be posting a game or two and other fun things over the next few days, so check back now and then to see what's new.  And my party giveaway has already started!  You can find that right here.

Happy partying!