Oh, to see a great big man entirely made of snow

It’s late for snow this year — we’ve usually gotten a nice pile of it by now. Pretty soon I’ll be tired of it, I know. But today’s the day, with just a couple of inches on the ground and the sun shining and the sky blue. Now’s when snow is nice. I mean, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney agree with me:

So does The Guardian (UK), which has a winter quiz of sorts up — “Creative whiting: snow in books“.

As the season’s first flurries of frozen ice crystals provide God’s way of telling you to stay indoors with a good book, it’s an excellent time to plough through our quiz on literary snow.

Fourteen questions, with quotes about or literary references to snow, with questions like, “9. Which novelist is often blamed for our idealisation of a snowy Christmas?” (That’s an easy one, compared to the rest.)

Give it a try!

I only got half of them right — without cheating or looking anything up, in my defense.

6 thoughts on “Oh, to see a great big man entirely made of snow

  1. Well, YMMV. If I only enjoyed movies with actors I admire, I’d only enjoy one or two movies; actors aren’t high on my list in general. 🙂 And in any case, without knowing an actor personally, we never can know if they’re good or bad people, really. You might hear only wonderful things about someone but they might actually be a jerk. Who can say? So it just doesn’t really come into play for me, the movie/character is different from the person. But that’s me.

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