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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

November 12, 2010

>Children’s: What children’s author tapped out Circus Shoes, Movie Shoes, Theatre Shoes, Dancing Shoes and Ballet Shoes?

Classics: What novel sold the most copies during the 1970s–Jaws, The Godfather, or Love Story?

Non-Fiction: What former law clerk to Clarence Thomas penned Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America?

Book Club: Whose book Child of God did the New York Times call “the greatest necrophiliac novel ever”?

Authors: What Mississippian tore up the only copy of her short story “Petrified Man” after one too many rejection slips, then later rewrote it from memory?

Book Bag: What fictional spy was based on decorated Scottish World War II commando Patrick Dalzel-Job?

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2010 1:13 pm

    >Okay, mostly guessing: Children's author: Noel StreatfeildClassics: Love StoryNonfiction: Glenn Beck?Authors: Flannery O'ConnerBook Bag: James Bond

  2. November 12, 2010 2:57 pm

    >BB must be James Bond. The others…I dunno.

  3. November 12, 2010 5:45 pm

    >Well, Noel Streatfeild and James Bond, but that's it.

  4. November 12, 2010 6:20 pm

    >I just know Streatfeild, and only because of Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail." Shameful. 🙂

  5. November 12, 2010 6:26 pm

    >I only knew one, but it was the one I'm most glad I could get. I say it was probably Jaws as the bestseller. I remember reading it the summer it came out.

  6. November 12, 2010 8:14 pm

    >Children's: Noel StreatfeildThat's all I've got.

  7. November 14, 2010 5:56 pm

    >Tough ones!

  8. November 15, 2010 2:08 am

    >I don't know any of these. Great questions as always! I love your literary trivia.

  9. November 15, 2010 1:09 pm

    >Children's: Noel StreatfeildClassics: The GodfatherNon-Fiction: Laura IngrahamBook Club: Cormac McCarthyAuthors: Eudora WeltyBook Bag: James BondThese were tough ones, weren't they? Sounds like I need to watch You've Got Mail again, because I don't remember a Streatfeild reference!

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