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Test your book knowledge with Bookopotamus trivia app

booksI’m not usually one for cell-phone/tablet games (OK, I do have “Word Mole” on my BlackBerry), but Bookopotamus could quickly grow on me.

The audio-book trivia app is totally fun for anyone who reads a lot.

The game works like this: You get audio of a quote and are asked to guess, against the clock, what book the quote is from (it’s multiple choice). The quotes comes from bestsellers (“Girl with a Dragon Tattoo”) and the classics (“Moby Dick”). There are contextual clues that can help if you’re slightly less well read. Scores are based on the speed of the answer.

I got “The Metamorphosis” in two words; “One morning.” Just saying.

And, so you don’t feel bad about the hours you will no doubt spend playing the game, its maker, Findaway World, is donating up to $10,000 to the nonprofit First Book based on how many people download and how often they play the game. Donations will continue to accumulate through March. First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada.

You can download the app through the App Store or Google Play.

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