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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

April 15, 2011

>Children’s: What classic book, credited to the mythical “Wally Piper,” was later discovered to be adapted from an earlier story titled The Pony Engine?

Classics: What Shakespearean comedy includes the chilling stage direction: “Exit, pursued by a bear”?

Non-Fiction: Who charts her transformation from church choir singer to disco queen sex goddess, in her memoir Ordinary Girl?

Book Club: How many people does Eddie meet in heaven, according to Mitch Albom’s 2003 novel?

Authors: Who came out of hiding to record a clip for The Simpsons, where he appeared with a bag over his head?

Book Bag: What novelist introduced the FBI-agent couple Dillon Savich and Lacy Sherlock in The Cove?

(I’ll bet the guy who writes Exit, Pursued by a Bear knows one today!)

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2011 12:32 pm

    >Non-fiction . . . Donna Summers?

  2. April 15, 2011 12:38 pm

    >Children's: The Little Engine that CouldClassics: Winter's TaleNon-Fiction: Donna SummerBook Club: 5Authors: Pynchon. Not just a bag — a bag with a question mark on the forehead.Book Bag: ??

  3. April 15, 2011 2:10 pm

    >Classics: Winter's Tale (best line ever)Book Club: 5

  4. April 15, 2011 8:32 pm

    >Book Club — FiveAuthors — Salman Rushdie?

  5. April 16, 2011 12:52 am

    >I feel especially ignorant today, but got a kick out of your comment regarding the author of the "Exit Pursued by a Bear" blog. 🙂

  6. April 16, 2011 1:38 am

    >Winter's Tale is the only one I know. I am so crap at these Trivial Pursuits!

  7. April 16, 2011 10:07 pm

    >Author: PynchonThat's it for me! Great quiz this week.

  8. April 18, 2011 12:16 pm

    >Children's: The Little Engine That CouldClassics: The Winter's TaleNon-Fiction: Donna SummerBook Club: FiveAuthors: Thomas PynchonBook Bag: Catherine CoulterHarriet, I didn't know Pynchon had such a flair for the dramatic!Alyce, that blog was the second thing I thought of when I saw the question…

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