Yesterday I was doing my math (as always) and listening to First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (highly recommended!!). I’ve read the book before, which is why it is OK that I listen to it on CD while I do other things. But as I wasn’t really paying attention to the book, I was startled into attention when a riddle was mentioned. As I said, I have read the book, and therefore have also read the riddle, but since I like to speed read my way through the first time, and have not went back and done a reread of the book yet, I hadn’t really worked out the riddle. Well, actually in the book they answer the riddle, but you still have to think about the logic of it to understand it. So I’ll propose the riddle to you, dear readers, and see if any of you are smarter than me and know the answer without having read the book.
There are 2 doors, and in front of each door is a guard. One guard always tells the truth, while one guard always lies. One door leads to JK Rowling and a treasure trove of Harry Potter stuff for life while the other door leads to life serving Lord Voldemort. You do not know which door is which, and you do not know which guard is which. You can only ask one question, and to only one guard, and then you have to choose. What question do you decide to ask? And then which door do you pick? Why?
Please respond in the comments if you will. If there are no answers, or no correct answers, by Monday, I will post the answer!
P.S. Every time I turn on the TV, and it’s a news program, and they’re talking about the flooding in the Midwest, they always report from an Iowa town. I think that’s funny- that they only are reporting from Iowa…not that the Midwest is flooded, and is going to get even more flooded.