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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

August 6, 2010

>Children’s: What is Anne Shirley’s oft-repeated term for an “intimate friend” in the Anne of Green Gables series?

Classics: What famed 20th-century novel do fans gather to read aloud every June 16, on Bloomsday?

Non-Fiction: What Ann Coulter diatribe was subtitled: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism?

Book Club: What city is home to the alley in Naguib Mahfouz’s Children of the Alley?

Authors: What author of Pronto famously advised budding writers “Try to leave out all the parts readers skip”?

Book Bag: What do P.D. James’ initials stand for–Patricia Dalgliesh, Penelope Dell or Phyllis Dorothy?

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  1. August 6, 2010 1:18 pm

    >Children's: "Bosom friend" (I was always more a Little House on the Prairie kid, but I loved the PBS series with Megan Follows)Classics: UlyssesBook Bag: Phyllis Dorothy, I thinkAnd please let me be the first to make a snarky joke about filing Ann Coulter under "non-fiction" *grin*

  2. August 6, 2010 1:55 pm

    >Children's: "Bosom Friend," although I nearly answered "kindred spirit," which is the phrase I gleaned from the book as I child and reused regularly. But as much as i adored the Anne books, I loved Montgomery's Emily of New Moon series even more.Classics: UlyssesNon-Fiction: TreasonBook Club: I haven't read this particular book, but based on a couple of others that I've read, I'll guess CairoAuthors: I feel I should know this, but can't think of it.Book Bag: Phyllis Dorothy.

  3. August 6, 2010 4:15 pm

    >I am so relieved that I knew te first two. I rarely have any idea of what these answers are.

  4. August 6, 2010 6:15 pm

    >Childrens: Bosom Friend (Yay for Anne!)Classics: UlyssesGuess on Book Bag: Penelope Dell (because I enjoy the name Penelope) 🙂

  5. August 7, 2010 1:17 am

    >Children's: "bosom friend"Classics: Ulysses (blech)Nonfiction: TreasonBook Club: Alexandria? Because I like Alexandria? I really don't know. It is probably Cairo really.Book Bag: Phyllis Dorothy. I'm guessing. Probably because "Dorothy" reminds me of Dorothy Sayers, who also writes mysteries.

  6. August 8, 2010 1:47 am

    >Bosom friendUlyssesPossibly the 3rd one? The Dalgliesh option seems too convenient

  7. August 8, 2010 3:38 pm

    >The only one I knew was Phyllis Dorothy, but I see a couple of other people beat me to it.

  8. August 9, 2010 1:50 pm

    >Children's: "kindred spirit"Classics: UlyssesNon-Fiction: TreasonBook Club: CairoAuthors: Elmore LeonardBook Bag: Phyllis DorothyThanks to Alison for the requisite joke about the category for Ann Coulter, and to everybody who guessed the common Victorian term for best friend, "bosom friend." I wonder if the answer on this card is a little bit of a trick question.

  9. August 12, 2010 12:55 pm

    >Children's — bosom friend. Classics — Ulysses (though I've never read it myself)Non-fiction — I run the opposite direction of Ann Coulter, so I can't answer this one.Book Club — Cairo? Three of his books are known as the Cairo Trilogy, so I'm going with that one.Authors — no idea.Book Bag — I think it's Phyllis Dorothy.I did not Google a single one of these before posting! Now I must check and feel embarrassed.

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