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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers, a Brand New Day!

September 10, 2010

>It’s a brand new day for the trivial pursuit for booklover’s questions… Why? Because I’ve opened a new package of cards. These have already been extremely difficult questions for most of us, and now I’m going to be posting ones I haven’t checked to see that I know at least three out of the six… Why? Maybe because I was influenced by Dr. Horrible (singing “Brand New Day” on his sing-along blog). Or maybe because I think some of you might have read books I haven’t. You decide. (mwahaha!)

Children’s: Who describes the ups and downs of coexisting with primates, in My Life With the Chimpanzees?

Classics: What novel resulted with the San Francisco News sent a reporter to investigate the plight of Depression-era migrant farm workers?

Non-Fiction: What pop star thrilled fans with details of her gastric bypass surgery in the book Gut Feelings?

Book Club: Who presented Any Woman’s Blues, a faux autobiography of painter Leila Sand, as if her recurring character Isadora Wing had written it?

Authors: What author led the Merry Pranksters in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test?

Book Bag: What Olivia Goldsmith novel about the book trade features the writer of a 1,114-page manuscript who commits suicide after her 23rd rejection letter?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 10, 2010 2:44 pm

    >Children's: Jane GoodallClassics: Grapes of WrathAuthors: Ken Kesey (Heard him speak years ago to a rapt audience of college students.)

  2. September 10, 2010 2:45 pm

    >I'm guessing Grapes of Wrath for the Classics, but I'm pretty sure it's correct.Other than that, I don't have a clue (although I don't think that's much different than normal). 🙂

  3. September 10, 2010 2:48 pm

    >It's gotta be Jane Goodall, and I know Grapes of Wrath. Apart from that I have no idea.

  4. September 10, 2010 2:58 pm

    >Children's: Jane GoodallClassics: The Grapes of WrathNon-Fiction: Carnie Wilson. I'm embarrassed that I know this one.Book Club: I only know this because I know Isadora Wing is a character in Fear of Flying — Erica JongAuthors: Ken KeseyBook Bag: The best I can do here is "not The First Wives Club."

  5. September 10, 2010 11:31 pm

    >I'm with FreshHall, I know… Children's: Jane GoodallClassics: Grapes of WrathAuthors: Ken Keseyp.s. I love Dr. Horrible

  6. September 13, 2010 1:53 pm

    >Children's: Jane GoodallClassics: The Grapes of WrathNon-Fiction: Carnie WilsonBook Club: Erica JongAuthors: Ken KeseyBook Bag: BestsellerI was with Jenny on this one–I knew only two, and the first was pretty much a guess. Now I don't feel so cruel about playing cards without pre-approving them, though–evidently nothing can stop the usual champion, Harriet, from getting all but one.Avid Reader, glad to meet another Dr. Horrible fan! Just the name tickles me…sing-along blog.

  7. September 14, 2010 7:34 am

    >Wow. Those are some hard cards!

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