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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

March 26, 2010

>Children’s: What pig experiments with jobs like detective, banker and cowboy, in 26 Walter Brooks books?

Classics: What nickname does Juno give her egotistical hubby Captain Jack Boyle, in a Sean O’Casey play?

Non-Fiction: What 3,900-mile-long waterway did Simon Winchester travel up and back down, while researching The River at the Center of the World?

Book Club: What kind of animal narrates Paul Auster’s novel Timbuktu–a dog, a parrot or a rat?

Authors: Who dressed in men’s clothing and signed her name “Dr. Will” as a young woman, before going on to write O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark?

Book Bag: What author landed Hideaway, Dragon Tears, Cold Fire and five other novels on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list?

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2010 1:14 pm

    >I do not know any of these. That makes me feel a tiny bit bad about myself.

  2. March 26, 2010 1:24 pm

    >Oh Jenny, don't feel bad! These are really hard! I know three out of the six, which is why I played the card, but that's from years of studying for an oh-so-useful degree in literature…

  3. March 26, 2010 1:30 pm

    >Children's: Freddy, in the _Freddy the Detective_ series.

  4. March 26, 2010 1:32 pm

    >Classics – PaycockBook Club – dogAuthors – Willa Cather

  5. March 26, 2010 1:33 pm

    >I only knew two – Paycock and Willa Cather.

  6. March 26, 2010 2:17 pm

    >Willa Cather, yes? That's the only one I can answer.

  7. March 26, 2010 2:29 pm

    >I knew one!!! But that's because I absolutely loved Song of the Lark. Hurrah!

  8. March 26, 2010 2:51 pm

    >I was going to guess Rose Wilder Lane, but now realize, with appropriate dope slap, that it's Cather.

  9. March 26, 2010 3:00 pm

    >Willa Cather is the only one I know.

  10. March 26, 2010 4:03 pm

    >Children's: Freddy (I loved the detective book, and I think it's Walter, Walker) Book Club: a dogAuthors: Willa Cather

  11. March 26, 2010 4:57 pm

    >Avid Reader, thanks (second dope slap) I can't type the name "Walter" easily because I type Walker so much (my son's name)! Didn't mean to make that question harder!

  12. March 29, 2010 12:08 pm

    >Children's: FreddyClassics: PaycockNon-Fiction: The YangtzeBook Club: A dogAuthors: Willa CatherBook Bag: Dean KoontzThis is the first time we've missed any–maybe because Harriet is on vacation and she often knows the non-fiction one. Also I don't think we have to work up much shame for not knowing Koontz.

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