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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

February 25, 2011

>Children’s: What Elizabeth Enright classic sends Portia and Julian to a deserted resort community on the shores of a forgotten body of water?

Classics: What name did Jem and Scout use to address their father, in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Non-Fiction: What mystery writer set out to chronicle the year following her 77th birthday in Time to Be in Earnest, but ended up with a full autobiography?

Book Club: What European nation is the setting for the final days of The English Patient‘s title character?

Authors: Who’s written 55 books under her own name, and 77 as Stephanie James, Amanda Glass, Amanda Quick, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Bentley or Jayne Castle?

Book Bag: What horror writer received instant acclaim in 1984 for his debut three-volume Books of Blood series?

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2011 2:01 pm

    >Classic: Atticus?Non-Fiction: P.D.JamesBook Bag: Clive BarkerI should know the others but I don't.

  2. February 25, 2011 2:04 pm

    >I should've known the PD James one–I've read enough of her books–but I didn't.I do, however, know that the English patient is neither English by birth nor by marriage nor by residency. He was an unmarried Hungarian count who lay dying in Italy.

  3. February 25, 2011 2:44 pm

    >The authors one is making me crazy, but I can't bring myself to cheat and Google it…

  4. February 25, 2011 2:48 pm

    >Children's — Gone-Away LakeClassics — AtticusBook Club — Italy

  5. February 25, 2011 2:51 pm

    >Tough one this week. Children's: The Gone-Away LakeClassics: AtticusNon-Fiction: P.D. JamesI should know Book Club, but I can't remember. I don't know Authors, but why on earth would someone need so many pseudonyms? It sounds like she has something to hide.

  6. February 25, 2011 6:11 pm

    >Classics: Atticus, that's all I've got.

  7. February 25, 2011 9:56 pm

    >Classics: AtticusObviously last week's questions were a fluke. 🙂

  8. February 25, 2011 11:37 pm

    >Children's: Gone Away LakeClassics: AtticusNonfiction: PD James, I thinnk?Authors: JAYNE ANN KRENTZ.(I just wrote that in capitals because I have been waiting for years and years for that information to be valuable to me and NOW AT LAST IT IS. My first job was at a romance novel bookstore, and Jayne Ann Krentz had fifty thousand books shelved under twenty different names and it was impossible to find them. I even wrote a little poem about it.)

  9. February 26, 2011 12:34 pm

    >Jenny, Can we please, please read your poem?!!

  10. February 28, 2011 1:48 am

    >Book Club; Italy? Loved that book. 🙂

  11. February 28, 2011 1:23 pm

    >Children's: Gone-Away LakeClassics: AtticusNon-Fiction: P.D. JamesBook Club: ItalyAuthors: Jayne Ann KrentzBook Bag: Clive BarkerCollectively, we got them all!Harriet, one reason for a plethora of pseudonyms is that in the olden days authors were told that more than one book each year wouldn't sell, so prolific writers published additional titles under psuedonyms.

  12. March 5, 2011 12:09 am

    >…No. My poem is stupid. I was only sixteen.

  13. March 5, 2011 2:36 am

    >Aw, Jenny. But you're right, the internet is a better place without the poems of 16-year-olds. Well, most 16-year-olds. There's probably some Keats.

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