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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

July 23, 2010

>Children’s: What milestone does a ghost at Hogwarts celebrate in lieu of a birthday?

Classics: What philosophical joyride did author Robert Pirsig subtitle An Inquiry Into Values?

Non-Fiction: What rocker advises in SexMonkeyKiss: “The worst thing a man can do, financially and biologically speaking, is to get married”?

Book Club: What James Clavell epic is subtitled A Novel of Contemporary Hong Kong?

Authors: What author of The Curious Naturalist boasted her first act of “eco-conscience” was “biting a little boy who had pulled the legs off a daddy longlegs”?

Book Bag: What line from Hamlet did Robert B. Parker pick for the title of his sequel to Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep?

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  1. July 23, 2010 12:33 pm

    >Children's: Death Day. (It is, in a sense, the birth day of the *ghost*, after all.)Book Bag: I don't actually know, but my guess would be "perchance to dream". I mean, if I wanted a clever/obvious Hamlet allusion following on a title about sleep…

  2. July 23, 2010 1:48 pm

    >Children's – Death Day! 😀

  3. July 23, 2010 2:36 pm

    >Children's: A death dayBook Bag: Farewell, My Lovely (?)

  4. July 23, 2010 3:27 pm

    >::faint::I know one! James Clavell's book is Tai Pan.

  5. July 23, 2010 4:00 pm

    >Children's: Death Day! Just finished listening to this one again. So much fun!

  6. July 23, 2010 4:47 pm

    >Ooo….I know some this week.Children's: deathdayClassics: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceBook Club: Noble HouseBook Bag: Perchance to Dream

  7. July 25, 2010 4:23 pm

    >I knew some of these, too! But nothing that hasn't already been mentioned.

  8. July 26, 2010 3:06 am

    >I think the first one is Death Day 🙂

  9. July 26, 2010 12:57 pm

    >Children's: A deathdayClassics: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceNon-Fiction: Gene SimmonsBook Club: Noble HouseAuthors: Sy MontgomeryBook Bag: Perchance to DreamNot a particularly inspired round, perhaps (my fingers paused between typing "classic" and "Zen"). We're getting down to the bottom of one packet. Soon I will open the remaining sealed one…

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