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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

December 10, 2010

>Children’s: What Barbara Robinson favorite describes what happens when “the worst kids in the history of the world” misinterpret the Christmas story?

Classics: Which of the Little Women sells her hair to help pay for the care and safe return of their ill father?

Non-Fiction: What notorious how-to book did author William Powell later renounce as “a misguided and potentially dangerous publication”?

Book Club: Whose seven-book “Narratives of Empire” series includes Burr and Lincoln?

Authors: What Brooklyn-born crime writer has penned novels under the pseudonyms Curt Clark, Tucker Coe, Timothy J. Culver and Samuel Holt?

Book Bag: What author first pits heroes from the Word against villains from the Void in Running with the Demon?

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2010 2:29 pm

    >Children's: The Best Christmas Pageant EverClassics: (guessing) Jo?? She's spunky, and I can picture her with short hair.Book Club — I think it's Gore Vidal.

  2. December 10, 2010 2:33 pm

    >I only know the classics one, and it's Jo. I should quit reading Friday's quizzes, I always come away depressed with my lack of knowledge πŸ˜›

  3. December 10, 2010 2:37 pm

    >What Elizabeth said. Jo is the only answer I know for sure.

  4. December 10, 2010 2:47 pm

    >The only one I can think of is that the misguided how-to book must be the Anarchist's Cookbook. Yes?

  5. December 10, 2010 2:52 pm

    >The first one must be The Best Christmas Pageant Ever–I performed in a stage version my freshman year of high school.I was thinking Gore Vidal as well.And although I don't know the answer to the Book Bag question, I'm pretty sure I heard an interview with the author, even though I can't name it now.

  6. December 10, 2010 3:12 pm

    >Children's: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. This reminds me that we have to dig this one out and read it stat.Classics: Jo MarchNon-Fiction: The Anarchist CookbookBook Club: Gore VidalAuthors: ?Book Bag: ?

  7. December 10, 2010 3:18 pm

    >Classics: JoAs usually, that's all I know.

  8. December 10, 2010 3:53 pm

    >Children's: The Best Christmas Pageant EverClassics: Jo of course!

  9. December 10, 2010 4:39 pm

    >Jo; Gore Vidal; that's all I got.

  10. December 11, 2010 12:07 am

    >The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, which, holy crap, I need to reread that!

  11. December 11, 2010 5:48 am

    >Childrens: The Best Christmas Pageant EverClassics: Jo! πŸ™‚

  12. December 12, 2010 7:33 pm

    >I agree with everyone else's guesses for Children's, Classics and Non-fiction. Three is the most I've ever gotten, so I'm pretty excited. πŸ™‚

  13. December 13, 2010 2:08 pm

    >Children's: The Best Christmas Pageant EverClassics: JoNon-Fiction: The Anarchist CookbookBook Club: Gore Vidal'sAuthors: Donald E. WestlakeBook Bag: Terry BrooksGetting two or three of these is doing really well, you know!

  14. December 13, 2010 4:43 pm

    >Okay, so I did not hear an interview with Terry Brooks–I was thinking of a different book by a different author. But I had heard of the book before.

  15. December 13, 2010 7:51 pm

    >John, hearing of it before counts…as much as anything counts, since I don't usually give prizes for correct answers!

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