Saturday, May 29, 2010

Abducted by Chapter 17s (part 2)

I’ve been thinking a lot about the post I wrote about my book club Chapter 17. I still think our name is, well…unusual. But then it got me curious, what is Chapter 17?
So, for fun, I grab some of my favorite books and flipped over to Chapter 17. Now, I already shared all of this with my book club at our last meeting but since I had it all typed up I wanted to go ahead and share it in my blog.
This is what I found:

Chapter 17 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone;
The Man With Two Faces
This is the final chapter of the book so it begins with Harry discovering Quirrell in front of the mirror of Erised. He is able to get the Sorcerer’s stone, protect it from He Who Must Not Be Named, and defeat Quirrell.


Chapter 17 of Twilight; The Game
After being introduced to the Cullens, Bella is invited to join them for a game of baseball out in the meadow. The game is quickly interrupted by three traveling Vampires and the plot just takes off from there!



Chapter 17 of The Count of Monte Cristo; In The Abbe’s Cell
Edmond Dantes is faulsly imprisoned in the Chateau D’If. After months of solitude he is finally introduced the Abbe who tunnels into his cell and provides along with companionship, a way to escape to freedom.

Chapter 17 of Pride and Prejudice; No Title
After hearing from Mr. Wickham his side of the events of his childhood, and his relationship with Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth shares the news with Jane and they all prepare for the ball at Netherfield Park.


Chapter 17 of the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
Now there actually isn’t a chapter 17 in the Fellowship because the Fellowship is divided into two books. Book One ends at chapter 12 and Book Two ends at chapter 10. However, if you say that the first chapter in Book Two is actually chapter 13, then…
Chapter 17 is The Bridge to Khazard-dum.
After discovering the tomb of Balin, the fellowship must then escape from a Balrog in the mines and loose one of the company in the process.


Chapter 17 of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Hunting of the White Stag
Now, The Silver Chair is actually my favorite book in the Chronicles of Narnia. However, it also doesn’t have a chapter 17. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe does and it is the final chapter. The Hunting of the White Stag is when the children have now been reigning as Kings and Queens over Narnia for several years. While on hunt for the white stag that is supposed to grant them wishes if caught, they stumble upon a lamppost that stirs their memories and leads them back through the wardrobe.

Chapter 17 of Charlotte's Web; Uncle
Wilbur and Charlotte arrive at the fair and meet Uncle, the other “spring pig” that Wilbur will be competing against for the blue ribbon.

Chapter 17 of Hunger Games; no title
After setting off an explosion at the heart of the “Careers” supplies, Catnis must overcome deafness in her left ear. She goes in search of reuniting with Rue only to find her already trapped in one of the Career’s nets.


Chapter 17 of Peter Pan; When Wendy Grew Up
The 17th chapter is again the final chapter of the book. The lost boys have just come to stay with Mr. and Mrs. Darling. Peter returns to Neverland with Tink and makes frequent visits back to Wendy.

In the book of Genesis chapter 17 is when God makes the covenant of circumcision with Abraham. I was going to try to do a whole “the 17th chapter or the 17th book in the bible is…” however, it didn’t work because the 17th book in the Catholic bible is a book called Tobit which only has 14 chapters and the 17th book in the King James bible is Esther which only has 10 chapters.

3 comments:

Kate said...

Love it! I can see a whole theme here! I thought about grabbing random books of the shelf to do the same thing for my 33rd birthday (this works as I have lots of big books) but I haven't done it yet. I was so happy to actually see this get posted, I remember you telling me about it. :)

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