I play games during every interview here at All By My Shelf. And I’ve recently devised a points system. Check below to see where your favorite author ranks.
Have an idea for a game? Leave it in the comments!
An Interview with Lisa Frenkel Riddiough – All By My Shelf
This player shows the most recent public episodes of the All By My Shelf Podcast.
Never Have I Ever Spoiled My Own Book
Guests are given a series of tropes based on their upcoming or recently published work as well as stereotypical writerly things to do (EXAMPLE: Never have I ever written at a coffee shop, Never have I ever written a smoking gun, etc). If they have done more than half of the scenarios, they have to spoil something from their book.
*Marked scores indicate interviews with spoilers.
|Michelle Mason (interview)||Your Life Has Been Delayed||8/30/21||5/10*|
|Hayley Krischer (interview)||The Falling Girls||10/15/21||6/10*|
|Soman Chainani (interview)||Beasts & Beauty: Dangerous Tales||9/18/21||6/10*|
|Jessica Vitalis (interview)||The Wolf’s Curse||9/10/21||6/10*|
|Brandie June (interview)||Gold Spun||6/26/21||8/10*|
The Book Stops Here
Guests are given a book title and they have to guess how many pages have been published without going over. They must be within 50 pages of the total to get points. If they go over they lose points, if they are way under they are safe.
Guests are given three books and must choose one to burn, one they would rewrite, and one to reread. Below is a list of the books that have been burned.
It is important to note that every book that has been burned is truly loved. Not a single book on this list has been burned because it’s bad. (A sure sign that you should check out all of the burned books because they were all too amazing to be fixed or relived)
|Lisa Frenkel Riddiough (interview)||Elvis and the World As It Stands||10/23/2021||The Struggle Bus by Julie Koon, 365 Days to Alaska by Cathy Carr, Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, Glitter Gets Everywhere by Yvette Clark, Normal People by Sally Rooney|
|Brandie June (interview)||Gold Spun||6/26/2021||A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair, Two Kingdoms by Kristy Cunning, Hazel and Gray by Nic Stone|
My guests are given a brief blurb about their favorite books, but I have taken out key information and replaced it with [noun], [adjective], [character], and [verb].
In this game, guests are given 10 commonly misspelled words. They must spell the words correctly and the game ends when they make a mistake.