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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

March 18, 2011

>Children’s: What Megan McDonald heroine has a bug-eating plant named “Jaws” and a brother she calls “Stink”?

Classics: What Balzac novel concerns Lisbeth Fischer’s plans for vengeance on her more fortunate relations?

Non-Fiction: What title for Peter Matthiesen’s 1978 account of his Himalayan journey was inspired by an elusive Nepalese cat?

Book Club: What two James Michener books were named after nations?

Authors: What 29-year-old contemporary of Shakespeare’s was stabbed to death while arguing over the bill at Eleanor Bull’s tavern?

Book Bag: Who wrote The Passion of Artemisia, about the first woman painter elected to Italy’s famed Accademia dell’Arte?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2011 12:55 pm

    >Children's: Judy MoodyClassics: La Cousine Bette. This book is the reason I did not do as well as I would have liked in my class on the French novel. It made me want to beat my head against the wall. Non-Fiction: The Snow Leopard. Funny — I was just thinking about this book yesterday for the first time in ages. I read it in high school and loved it, but no loner remember it very well.Book Club: I should know this. I read a lot of Michener at one time, but I can only think of The Source, Hawaii and Tales of the South Pacific at the moment.Authors: MarloweBook Bag: ?

  2. March 18, 2011 1:30 pm

    >All I have is Marlowe.

  3. March 18, 2011 1:33 pm

    >All I got this week was Children's — Judy Moody; and Authors — Christopher Marlowe. I still haven't read any Balzac.

  4. March 18, 2011 7:28 pm

    >Marlowe… that's it.

  5. March 18, 2011 7:33 pm

    >Book Club: Poland and Mexico

  6. March 18, 2011 11:51 pm

    >Book Club: My friends from the Lone Star state would say Texas.

  7. March 21, 2011 12:20 pm

    >Children's: Judy MoodyClassics: Cousin BetteNon-Fiction: The Snow LeopardBook Club: Mexico and PolandAuthors: Christopher MarloweBook Bag: Susan VreelandWe got all but Vreeland this week, which evidently does not mean we want to read all of these. (Although I just got tickets for a Marlowe play!)

  8. March 21, 2011 4:21 pm

    >The Snow Leopard and Christopher Marlowe. A pleasing combination.

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