Distractions: Roald Dahl and Jet-Lag Recovery


Mrs. Gloop: Don’t just stand there, do something!
Willy Wonka: [unenthusiastically] Help. Police, Murder.

I’m a wee bit tired after just returning from a week in Berlin. I have some interesting books up my sleeve, but with my eyelids wanting to droop over at any given minute, they will have to wait. Instead, here is a Sunday distraction: How Much Do You Actually Know About Roald Dahl’s Books? I only answered about 50% correctly. It’s been ages since I’ve read a Roald Dahl book, but I’ve always been a fan (I’m sure many of you are, too!). Did you do any better?

This distraction is inspired by the–admittedly, nice–seatmate I had on one flight, but because she was rather large (and German) and intruded on my small space, I couldn’t help but be entirely mean and think of Augustus Gloop.


  1. Reblogged this on Deep Blonde Thoughts and commented:
    What a delightful little test!

    Fun yet stressful since I hadn’t heard of some of the stories. Matilda and James and the Giant Peach were my favourites. I guessed at some, only got 6 correct answers. Not bad, regardless.

    “You win some tea and margarine on toast at Miss Honey’s cottage”
    Sounds like a lovely visit.

    Thanks to Acid Free Pulp for the distraction!


  2. Hahaha, I thought I’d done really badly on the Roald Dahl test but I CRUSHED IT. Only two wrong! I properly deserved to get more than that wrong, though — I’ve never read George’s Marvelous Medicine, so I guessed on the question about that book, and I guessed on another one as well. The two I got wrong are ones I should totally have known!

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