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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

October 15, 2010

>Children’s: What 2001 Ann Brashares novel tells the tale of four girls facing a summer apart, and the pair of magic blue jeans that ties them together?

Classics: What was Myra Breckenridge’s first name before the surgery, in a Gore Vidal novel?

Non-fiction: What James Hirsen tattler about entertainment industry liberals is subtitled True Stories of Hollywood Stars and Their Outrageous Politics?

Book Club: What Kurt Vonnegut novel bears the subtitle Or The Children’s Crusade?

Authors: What Pulitzer-winning baseball scribe advised: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein”?

Book Bag: What writer invented police Commissario Guido Brunetti to investigate crime in Venice?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2010 2:04 pm

    >1st: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I'd guess.I really don't know any of the others.

  2. October 15, 2010 2:14 pm

    >I am 90% sure the Vonnegut is Slaughterhouse Five.

  3. October 15, 2010 2:15 pm

    >Book Club: Slaughterhouse FiveBook Bag: Donna Leon

  4. October 15, 2010 2:25 pm

    >Children's: Sisterhood of the Travelling PantsClassics: MyronNon-Fiction: ?Book Club: Slaughterhouse 5Authors: Red Smith (I only know this because I saw this quote, which I've heard many times, somewhere a couple of days ago with his name attached)Book Bag: ?

  5. October 15, 2010 2:53 pm

    >This may be the most I've ever done:1. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants2. Myron (I'm guessing, but it seems like it could be right)3. ?4. Slaughterhouse Five5. ?6. ?

  6. October 15, 2010 3:20 pm

    >Children's: The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsBook Club: Slaughterhouse Five

  7. October 15, 2010 4:23 pm

    >1. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants2. Myron3. ?4. Slaughterhouse Five5. Red Smith ( just read this somewhere — where?)6. Donna Leon

  8. October 18, 2010 11:58 am

    >Children's: The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsClassics: MyronNon-Fiction: Tales From the Left CoastBook Club: Slaughterhouse-FiveAuthors: Red SmithBook Bag: Donna LeonCollectively, we got them all except the non-fiction; evidently no one who reads this blog wants to read about the politics of film stars!

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