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Trivial Pursuit for Booklovers

December 28, 2012

Children’s: What Entertainment Weekly columnist revamped the baby journal with Baby’s First Tattoo?

Classics: What educator wrote in Up From Slavery: “No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem”?

Non-Fiction: What British secret service did Peter Wright toil for, before writing the tell-all book Spycatcher?

Book Club: Who won a Pulitzer for her quiet tale of marital tolerance and endurance, Breathing Lessons?

Authors: What Samuel Beckett work boasts the uplifting line “We are all born mad. Some remain so”?

Book Bag: What Dublin author sets Ashling Kennedy in the cutthroat world of fashion magazines, in Sushi for Beginners?

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  1. December 28, 2012 9:56 am

    Non-Fiction: MI 6

    Book Club: Anne Tyler

    Authors: Waiting for Godot

    Book Bag: Marian Keyes

  2. Karen D permalink
    December 29, 2012 5:08 pm

    I’m guessing the Spycatcher worked for MI-5. Other than that, I’m coming up empty.

  3. December 31, 2012 8:02 am

    I’m going to butcher this quote but here goes: “There is a sanity in being mad which none but madmen know.” :D
    Happy New Year!! Thanks for being so awesome. Please continue that awesomeness and share it, ‘K?

    • December 31, 2012 9:25 pm

      Aha! The questioner questioned. The closest I could find to your possibly butchered quotation was this:
      ‘‘I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of being alone and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” Khalil Gibran

  4. December 31, 2012 9:26 pm

    Children’s: Jim Mullen
    Classics: Booker T. Washington
    Non-Fiction: M15
    Book Club: Anne Tyler
    Authors: Waiting for Godot
    Book Bag: Marian Keyes

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