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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

April 6, 2012

Children’s: Who wrote the “Fairly Stupid Tales” Little Red Running Shorts and Cinderumpelstiltskin?

Classics: What novel by George Eliot concerns a bitter recluse whose fortunes change after he discovers a little girl asleep on his hearth?

Non-Fiction: What nation does Betty Mahmoody chronicle her escape from, in Not Without My Daughter?

Book Club: What fictional John Updike hero not only won the Nobel Prize, but also hunted down and killed his literary critics?

Authors: What bohemian’s ramblings inspired Truman Capote to quip: “This isn’t writing, it’s typing”?

Book Bag: What Audrey Niffenegger novel concerns Clare Abshire’s marriage to a librarian?

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  1. April 6, 2012 7:54 am

    I know Book Bag! The Time Traveler’s Wife! I love it when I get here early and actually know one!

  2. April 6, 2012 7:57 am

    Classics: Silas Marner (my first Eliot)

    Authors: I’m guessing On the Road

    Book Bag: The Time Traveler’s Wife!

  3. Karen D permalink
    April 6, 2012 8:21 am

    I thought of Kerouac for the rambling bohemian, as well.

    The only one I really know, though, is The Time Traveler’s Wife.

  4. April 6, 2012 9:16 am

    Children’s: Could it be Jon Sczieska?
    Classics: Definitely Silas Marner
    Nonfiction: I think it’s Iran.
    Authors: Jack Kerouac
    Book Bag: The Time Traveler’s Wife

    I have no idea about Updike, but five out of six guesses is my best week ever!

  5. April 6, 2012 9:20 am

    I *knew* three of these put had to read the other comments to confirm. Except, I’m going to guess Rabbit for the Updike but I could be totally on-all-counts wrong?!

  6. freshhell permalink
    April 6, 2012 9:20 am

    Scieszka
    Time Traveler’s Wife

  7. April 6, 2012 12:36 pm

    Children’s: John Sciecska? Sciewska? I can never spell his name, but it’s The Stinky Cheese Man.
    Classics: Silas Marner
    Non-Fiction: I know this because I saw the movie (starring Sally Field) on a hellacious bus ride once: Iran
    Book Club: Rabbit
    Authors: Kerouac
    Book Bag: The Time Traveler’s Wife

  8. April 6, 2012 3:15 pm

    Children’s: It’s the guy who wrote The Three Bad Pigs, right? Whatever-his-name-is
    Classics: Silas Marner. I couldn’t believe George Eliot wrote Silas Marner, btw. It’s fine, but it’s very very sentimental.
    Non-fiction: Iran. This book upset me very very much.
    Book Club: I thought it was Rabbit something, but what do I know. I never read Updike.
    Authors: No earthly.
    Book Bag: The Time Traveler’s Wife.
    It’s a Good Friday for me!

  9. April 6, 2012 7:24 pm

    Children’s: Jon Scieszka (I had to look up the spelling but I knew it was pronounced SHES-ka, so I’d have gotten the point if this were real Trivial Pursuit)
    Classics: Silas Marner
    Book Club: Rabbit
    Authors: Don’t really know, but if I were guessing for Trivial Pursuit I’d guess William Burroughs
    Book Bag: The Time Traveler’s Wife

    Woot. Four!

  10. April 9, 2012 7:03 am

    Children’s: John Scieszka
    Classics: Silas Marner
    Non-Fiction: Iran
    Book Club: Henry Bech
    Authors: Jack Kerouac
    Book Bag: The Time Traveler’s Wife

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