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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

August 27, 2010

>Children’s: What family did Paddington Bear meet at Paddington Station?

Classics: Who did John D. Rockefeller dub “Miss Tarbarrel” for her scathing expose, The History of the Standard Oil Company?

Non-Fiction: What organization’s drug ties did former member Yves Lavigne detail in three best-selling books?

Book Club: What Yann Martel bestseller sets a teenager from Pondicherry, India adrift on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger?

Authors: What “trailer park” minimalist led the 1980s movement that detractors called “Kmart realism”?

Book Bag: What gonzo journalism classic begins: “We were somewhere around Barstow at the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold”?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2010 12:46 pm

    >Children's: The BrownsClassics: I didn't know this, but I'm guessing it has to be Ida TarbellNon-Fiction: Hell's AngelsBook Club: Life Of PiAuthors: ?Book Bag: Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  2. August 27, 2010 1:58 pm

    >I only know Life of Pi today. Sigh.

  3. August 27, 2010 2:44 pm

    >I know one!!!! LIfe of Pi.

  4. August 27, 2010 11:09 pm

    >Children's: The Browns. (When I lived in London I was right next to Paddington Station, so we saw the bear statue everyday).Book Club: Life of PiBook Bag: Fear and Loathing in Las VegasGreat selection this week!

  5. August 29, 2010 5:50 am

    >I'm like Care (who commented above) – at least I know one! Life of Pi. šŸ™‚

  6. August 30, 2010 12:34 pm

    >Children's: the BrownsClassics: Ida TarbellNon-Fiction: the Hell's AngelsBook Club: Life of PiAuthors: Raymond CarverBook Bag: Fear and Loathing in Las VegasStories like "Preservation" gave Carver that label.I'm impressed that Harriet knew Ida Tarbell, and wondering if she believes that book is really a "classic."That's fun that you used to live next to the station that gave the bear his name, Avid Reader!Glad you all knew Life of Pi–it was a fun clue. For bonus points, do you remember the name of the tiger? (This recently bothered my daughter–and then the rest of us–for days until we found a copy of the book and looked it up.)

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