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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

March 25, 2011

>Children’s: What agency, according to a Lucy Frank book, controls everything from screaming babies to unopenable pistachio nuts?

Classics: What statesman’s six-volume series The Second World War opens with The Gathering Storm?

Non-Fiction: What 20th-century muckraker spent the latter years of his life investigating ancient Athens for his book The Trial of Socrates?

Book Club:  What city is under siege in 1204 by the knights of the Fourth Crusade, in Umberto Eco’s Baudolino?

Authors: What author died of lung cancer at 42, after writing about her life as a “high-functioning alcoholic” in Drinking: A Love Story?

Book Bag: What science-fiction author invites others to write about his time-traveling assassin Jerry Cornelius?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2011 1:05 pm

    >Wow, I only know authors: Carolyn Knapp.

  2. March 25, 2011 1:45 pm

    >Only two for me this week:Classics: Winston ChurchillAuthors: Carolyn Knapp

  3. March 25, 2011 2:04 pm

    >Classics: Churchill, that's all I got.

  4. March 25, 2011 2:19 pm

    >"Smith and Wesson and Me"Al RokerGiraldo RiveraAkron, OHMichelle BachmannDon Cornelius

  5. March 25, 2011 5:17 pm

    >Carolyn Knapp — that's it!

  6. March 26, 2011 1:13 am

    >Caroline Knapp is the only one I know too! I used to love her columns in the Boston Phoenix. Long live Alice K.

  7. March 28, 2011 1:14 pm

    >Children's: The Annoyance BureauClassics: Winston ChurchillNon-Fiction: I.F. StoneBook Club: ConstantinopleAuthors: Carolyn KnappBook Bag: Michael MoorcockThis was already a hard one, and I made it harder with my typo on 1204, making it 2104 for a while and misleading some of you into thinking it was SF, making Joe's guess so much more plausible.I would like to read a children's book with Joe's title, by the way.

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