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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

March 4, 2011

>Children’s: What author sent the Snarkout Boys to battle the Avocado of Death and the Baconsburg Horror?

Classics: What refrain from Young E. Allison’s sea shanty Derelict echoes throughout Treasure Island?

Non-Fiction: What tuneful title did Larry Kane pick for his book on being the only U.S. journalist on the Beatles’ historic 1964 tour?

Book Club: What National Book Award winner did Carlos Eire originally plan to title Kiss the Lizard, Jesus?

Authors: What New Zealand-born author ditched her first name Edith for her Maori middle name, to pen tales of Scotland Yard inspector Roderick Alleyn?

Book Bag: What anonymously authored 1996 bestseller includes the acknowledgement: “I would like to thank some people who don’t know who I am”?

(Take a guess this week, and you’ll probably guess right!)

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 4, 2011 12:53 pm

    >Tough questions this week! Children's: Daniel PinkwaterThat's it for me, but I feel like I should know Book Bag.

  2. March 4, 2011 1:15 pm

    >Children's: Daniel PinkwaterClassics: "Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum."Non-Fiction: Ticket to RideBook Club: I'll guess Waiting for Snow in Havana because a)it's the only book of his I know and b) it's sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read.Authors: Ngaio MarshBook Bag: Primary Colors?

  3. March 4, 2011 2:18 pm

    >Well, Harriet already answered them for me. I knew Classics, Non-Fiction and Authors.

  4. March 4, 2011 2:24 pm

    >I only know one for sure — Authors: Ngaio Marsh. Whom I still haven't read. Sigh.

  5. March 4, 2011 2:24 pm

    >DING DING DINGAs FreshHell observes, Harriet got them all right! This is the first time anyone has ever gotten all six!I am sending Harriet a prize appropriate to her achievement–a poem from the British Library, recently digitized. She will be one of the only people in the world–maybe THE only person who didn't go to grad school in English literature–to read this poem since the week it was first published.Congratulations, Harriet!

  6. March 4, 2011 4:05 pm

    >I'm guessing Daniel Pinkwater for number one — who else could that be? But that's the only thing I can even guess!

  7. March 4, 2011 4:10 pm

    >Wait a minute! I got them all right on January 28!

  8. March 4, 2011 4:18 pm

    >ReadersGuide, you're absolutely right. Sorry. I slept through January.I will now send you a prize appropriate to your victory. Different from Harriet's, perhaps, but just as esoteric.

  9. March 5, 2011 8:07 pm

    >Hooray! I think I got them all right on one previous occasion, though. Back near when you started this I think. I could be wrong, though. But I'm thrilled with a poem. And since I very nearly went to graduate school in English literature, it is most appropriate.

  10. March 6, 2011 2:38 am

    >Authors; Ngaio Marsh?Otherwise, I got nothing!

  11. March 6, 2011 3:34 pm

    >Living in the eternal now, I've probably missed several people getting them all right…feel free to blow your own horn. I've made no promises about prizes, but recently found out about the British Library digitized editions and could not resist sending some of them where I know they'll be appreciated!

  12. March 7, 2011 3:12 am

    >Children's: Daniel PinkwaterClassics: "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum"Non-Fiction: Ticket to RideBook Club: Waiting for Snow in HavanaAuthors: Ngaio MarshBook Bag: Primary Colors

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