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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

June 25, 2010

>Children’s: What was the best-selling hardcover children’s book ever, by 2001–Green Eggs and Ham, Pat the Bunny, or The Poky Little Puppy?

Classics: What novel spins the tale of the four March sisters?

Non-Fiction: What rocker’s famous excesses did Sandy Troy detail in his 1994 biography Captain Trips?

Book Club: What Margaret Drabble novel centers on a feminist author who turns up missing from her British seaside town?

Authors: What Novel Prize-winner no doubt pleased typesetters by abbreviating his first two names, Vidiadhar Surajprasad?

Book Bag: What hard-boiled private investigator dates a feminist therapist named Susan Silverman?

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  1. June 25, 2010 1:56 pm

    >I'm guessing Green Eggs and Ham for Childrens. (but it's most likely incorrect) :-)Classics: Little Women

  2. June 25, 2010 2:09 pm

    >Children's: Pat the Bunny maybe?Classics: Little WomenAuthors: V. S. Naipaul

  3. June 25, 2010 2:31 pm

    >Children's: I'll guess Pat the BunnyClassics: Little Women, duhNon-Fiction: I feel like I should know this, but I don't.Book Club: The Witch of Exmoor. Oh, I haven't read that one in ages. I think I need to remedy that.Authors: NaipaulBook Bag: Spenser. I only know this because I used to know someone named Susan Silverman. I've never read these books.

  4. June 25, 2010 3:56 pm

    >Little Women and VS Naipaul. You're back!

  5. June 25, 2010 7:44 pm

    >Children's: The Poky Little Puppy? (This is a guess.)Classics: Little WomenNon-Fiction: I don't know.Book Club: I don't knowAuthors: Naipul (though I probably spelled that wrong)Book Bag: Spenser

  6. June 25, 2010 9:43 pm

    >Hi!Children's: Don't know but I want it to be Green Eggs and Ham.Classics: Little WomenAuthors: NaipaulSo 2 out of 6, and one that's all wishful thinking. :p

  7. June 26, 2010 1:42 pm

    >Ooh I actually know two of them this week. 1) The Poky Little Puppy, and 2) Little Women.

  8. June 28, 2010 12:39 pm

    >Children's: The Poky Little PuppyClassics: Little WomenNon-Fiction: Jerry Garcia'sBook Club: The Witch of ExmoorAuthors: V.S. NaipaulBook Bag: SpenserSo we did well, except for a dearth of Grateful Dead fans here! I'm pretty sure that the early and continuous (Little Golden Book) publication for The Poky Little Puppy is why it's the best-selling.

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