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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

August 13, 2010

>Children’s: Who penned Higglety Pigglety Pop! as a tribute to his Sealyham terrier, Jennie?

Classics: What novel features a heroine who loves Jake, is engaged to Mike, but has affairs with Robert and Pedro?

Non-Fiction: What Yaak Valley activist wrote The Book of Yaak, Brown Dog of the Yaak and The Roadless Yaak?

Book Club: What Louisiana Creole term did Rebecca Wells redefine as a “person who is afraid and still drinks of life very deeply”?

Authors: Who finished the novel Cuba Libre before the researcher he sent to Havana returned home?

Book Bag: Who dashed off the three breezy historical romances The Wind Dancer, Storm Winds and Reap the Winds in a single year?

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  1. August 13, 2010 2:02 pm

    >Wow, I am pathetic. I only know two of the answers without Googling:Children's — Maurice SendakAuthors — I think it's Elmore Leonard

  2. August 13, 2010 3:27 pm

    >I'll go forClassics: The Sun Also RisesandAuthors: Hemingwaybut I'm not *sure* of either.

  3. August 13, 2010 3:27 pm

    >Children's: SendakClassics: Hemingway, The Sun Also RisesNon-Fiction: ?Book Club: Ya-yaAuthors: Elmore Leonard. Didn't we have another question about Leonard recently? Or am I losing my marbles?Book Bag: ?

  4. August 13, 2010 4:36 pm

    >Umm…this is a test I'd FAIL.

  5. August 13, 2010 5:33 pm

    >All I know is Sendak for the first one.

  6. August 16, 2010 1:39 pm

    >Children's: Maurice SendakClassics: The Sun Also RisesNon-Fiction: Rick BassBook Club: Ya-YaAuthors: Elmore LeonardBook Bag: Iris JohansenI thought this was a hard round; we're getting down to the last few cards I picked out from the first half of the cards from the game–and these are the ones on which I knew three out of six answers, so I doubt many of you would find the discards any easier! The clue for "The Sun Also Rises" struck me as particularly difficult, even if you know the book.So well done if you got even one of these!Harriet, yes, there was another question about Elmore Leonard quite recently. Not a writer I admire much, but good for this game, I guess. And as I said, I'm down to the last few cards from one of the packs and about to open another in a few more weeks.

  7. August 17, 2010 12:04 am

    >huh! I thought you wrote the questioons!

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