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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

July 9, 2010

>Children’s: Who wrote in Squids Will Be Squids: “Everyone knows frogs can’t skateboard, but it’s kind of sad that they believe everything they see on TV”?

Classics: What Victorian slang term for “homosexual” featured prominently in an Oscar Wilde title?

Non-Fiction: What former Reagan official fumed about Bill Clinton’s resistance to scandal, in The Death of Outrage?

Book Club: What Michael Cunningham epic chronicles the sweat and tears of the dysfunctional Stassos clan?

Authors: What crusty author gradually turned into Roger Micheldene, his disagreeable title character in One Fat Englishman, according to critic David Lodge?

Book Bag: What hard-drinking Lawrence Block hero finally laid off the bottle in Out on the Cutting Edge?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2010 1:39 pm

    >Childrens: Jon Scieszka. As for the rest….you're trying to hurt my head.

  2. July 9, 2010 2:00 pm

    >Ha! You did accidentally give that question away on my blog! I wouldn't have been able to answer any of your questions without it. Classics: "Earnest"

  3. July 9, 2010 2:22 pm

    >Classics: EarnestBook Club: Flesh and BloodGood questions.

  4. July 9, 2010 3:55 pm

    >I'm guessing Jon Sciezka, and I'm willing to believe Earnest, but otherwise I have no idea.

  5. July 10, 2010 9:04 pm

    >I think I know the answer to the Non-Fiction question! William Bennett

  6. July 11, 2010 1:20 pm

    >Um… I dunno.

  7. July 12, 2010 1:23 pm

    >Children's: Jon ScieszkaClassics: EarnestNon-Fiction: William BennettBook Club: Flesh and BloodAuthors: Kingsley AmisBook Bag: Matt ScudderThanks to FreshHell for first mention of the Children's answer, Amanda for first mention of the Classics answer, Melissa for first mention of the Book Club answer, and Kathy for first mention of the Non-Fiction answer!

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