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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

October 8, 2010

>Children’s: What question does a baby bird ask of a dog, a cow and a steam shovel, in P.D. Eastman’s classic?

Classics: What did Raymond Chandler describe in The Long Goodbye as “a city rich and vigorous and full of pride, a city lost and beaten and full of emptiness”?

Non-Fiction: Whose second memoir, The Play Goes On, opens with his wedding to Marsha Mason?

Book Club: What 1989 novel had its title character’s name changed for the film Simon Birch, when the book’s author objected to the adaptation?

Authors: What author began life as Adeline Virginia Stephen, but was called “the Goat” by her siblings?

Book Bag: What pen name did married co-authors Judith Barnard and Michael Fain adopt for their debut collaboration, Deceptions?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2010 1:17 pm

    >1. Are you my mother? (Yay! Love that book.)

  2. October 8, 2010 1:31 pm

    >Are you my mother? (No, but at least the Scary Snort returns baby to his home in time for mama's return with breakfast!)

  3. October 8, 2010 1:32 pm

    >Oh….and….New Orleans?andSimon Birch = Owen Meany (A Prayer for)

  4. October 8, 2010 1:59 pm

    >Whoa, had no idea about Owen Meany. Consider my mind officially blown. :pI like it when the baby bird says "You are not my mother. You are a Snort!"

  5. October 8, 2010 2:42 pm

    >Children's: Are You My Mother? One of my all-time favorites for the "You are a snort" line.Classics: Los Angeles. Non-Fiction: Neil SimonBook Club: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John IrvingAuthors: Virginia WoolfBook Bag: Judith Michael

  6. October 8, 2010 6:42 pm

    >Are you my mother?Los Angeles. . .A Prayer for Owen MeanyVirginia Woolf. . .

  7. October 8, 2010 6:48 pm

    >By the way, Barnard and Fain used to be supporters of the orchestra I used to work for. I remember looking them up after I first saw their names on the list to see if they were who I thought they were.

  8. October 8, 2010 8:22 pm

    >Children's: Are you my mother?Classics: San Fran? Book Club: Owen Meany (love it)Authors: Virginia WoolfGreat questions this week!

  9. October 9, 2010 9:08 am

    >Book Club: A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY.Otherwise, I'm stumped.

  10. October 11, 2010 12:36 am

    >No idea 🙂 Great questions Jeanne!

  11. October 11, 2010 2:12 pm

    >Children's: Are you my mother?Classics: Los AngelesNon-Fiction: Neil Simon'sBook Club: A Prayer for Owen MeanyAuthors: Virginia WoolfBook Bag: Judith MichaelHarriet got them all right, plus knew something extra about Judith Barnard and Michael Fain! And it sounds like we all learned something about John Irving.

  12. October 17, 2010 3:09 am

    >Children's — Are You My Mother?Non-Fiction — Neil SimonBook Club — A Prayer for Owen MeanyBook Bag — Judith Michaels

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