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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

April 1, 2011

>Children’s: What name did Russell and Lillian Hoban bestow upon their heroic badger?

Classics: What novels’ seven commandments include: “Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy” and “No animal shall wear clothes”?

Non-Fiction: What personal-finance guru promises to give folks The Courage to Be Rich along The Road to Wealth?

Book Club: What Barbara Kingsolver novel gives Kentuckian Taylor Greer a flat tire just a few blocks away from Tucson, Arizona’s Jesus is Lord Used Tires?

Authors: Who churned out thrillers under the name John Lange, to pay his Harvard Medical School tuition?

Book Bag: What Mark Leyner novel concerns a seventh-grader named Mark Leyner who is reviewing a screenplay called The Tetherballs of Bougainville?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2011 1:13 pm

    >Other than Animal Farm (classics) I got nothin'. I am half-convinced that The Tetherballs of Bougainville is an April Fool joke.

  2. April 1, 2011 1:14 pm

    >Classics: Animal FarmAlso, the Kingsolver novel is The Bean Trees. I don't know the others. This game is more fun as a blog tool, in your hands, than it was as an actual game stuffed in my closet. 🙂

  3. April 1, 2011 1:33 pm

    >Alison, the answer may strike you as kind of like an April Fool, but I did not make it up.Karen, I'm glad you like playing it this way–I don't know a group of humans who could play the game face to face and have as much fun with it!

  4. April 1, 2011 1:34 pm

    >or a group of animals or aliens, either

  5. April 1, 2011 1:49 pm

    >Frances the badgerMichael CrichtonAnimal Farmnot nec in that order

  6. April 1, 2011 1:54 pm

    >Children's — FrancesClassics — Animal FarmNonFiction– Robert KiyosakiBook Club — The Bean TreesAuthors — Michael CrichtonWow, that's the most I've ever gotten in a single week. I own this game but I've only played it once, I was so awful. Might be just the thing for a readathon break though.

  7. April 1, 2011 2:02 pm

    >I knew a few, but not all, but Frances! definitely my hero.

  8. April 1, 2011 2:12 pm

    >Children's: FrancesClassics: Animal FarmNon-Fiction: Suze OrmanBook Club: Bean TreesAuthors: I don't recognize the pen name, but I suspect Michael Crichton (even though it took me three tries to spell his name)Book Bag: Isn't this just called The Tetherballs of Bougainville? Is this a trick question?

  9. April 1, 2011 5:48 pm

    >Classics: Animal Farm Book Club: Bean TreesAuthors: CrichtonI own this game too and I agree, Jeanne actually makes it fun. I only have one friend who is willing to play it with me.

  10. April 4, 2011 2:57 pm

    >Children's: FrancesClassics: Animal FarmNon-Fiction: Suze OrmanBook Club: The Bean TreesAuthors: Michael CrichtonBook Bag: The Tetherballs of BougainvilleGood work–and Harriet got them all again, including the kind-of-trick last one!

  11. April 7, 2011 1:13 pm

    >I suck at this game. I wouldn't play this IRL with any of you. Nor with aliens or animals. 🙂

  12. April 7, 2011 1:38 pm

    >Care, pretty much EVERYONE sucks at this game. But if we played it IRL there would be pie.

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