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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

April 29, 2011

>Children’s: Who are known as the Trenchcoat Twins, in a top-selling book series?

Classics:  What Mart Crowley drama finds Harold getting a hustler named “Cowboy” as a birthday gift?

Non-Fiction: What All Things Considered co-host flits around Orville and Wilbur Wright’s old haunts, in The Flyers?

Book Club: What Peter Shaffer play sees Antonio Salieri sadly sigh: “I was born with a pair of ears and nothing else”?

Authors: Who left instructions that his poem “Crossing the Bar” be included at the end of all editions of his poetry?

Book Bag: Who observes, in The Call of Cthulhu: “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents”?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2011 11:57 am

    >Wow! I know two this week. "Amadeus" and "HP Lovecraft." I won't say which questions these answer, so as not to tip off other players! đŸ™‚

  2. April 29, 2011 12:15 pm

    >How pathetic, I didn't know a single one! I vaguely remembered the one about Clthuthu but I couldn't remember the author. This was a tough one.

  3. April 29, 2011 12:31 pm

    >OK…. I'm an idiot. I see that I gave the facile answer to the last question. It is clearly asking about the character, not the author. I have no clue. (I have heard enough about HP Lovecraft's stuff, especially Cthulhu, that I am really sure I never want to read this. It would give me nightmares.)

  4. April 29, 2011 1:20 pm

    >Children's: for the record, I only know this from volunteering in my son's school library for a couple of years. It's Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.Classics: The only Crowley I've heard of is The Boys in the Band, but I've never read/seen it, so I can't confirm this is the one.Non-Fiction: I had no idea. I went and looked it up because I wanted to know, but I'll keep my mouth shut. I have another of this author's books, though, and I probably should have guessed it.Book Club: Amadeus. Author's: Tennyson. But I didn't know that story.Book Bag: Lovecraft. I've never read Lovecraft, but I've always loved the word "Cthulhu," which I always think of as a Welsh word spelled backward.

  5. April 29, 2011 1:45 pm

    >CSchu, It is a badly written question, because the answer is the author. I didn't even catch that, although I did correct the card's italicizing of the name of the poem and the incorrect use of past tense ("observed") about what I can only hope is fiction.Harriet, Welsh spelled backwards!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. April 29, 2011 1:53 pm

    >Geez, nothing. Rough questions this week!

  7. April 30, 2011 9:52 am

    >Book Club: AmadeusOther than that…

  8. May 2, 2011 12:33 pm

    >Children's: Mary-Kate and AshleyClassics: The Boys in the BandNon-Fiction: Noah AdamsBook Club: AmadeusAuthors: Alfred, Lord TennysonBook Bag: H.P. LovecraftSo we didn't know Noah Adams. Just for the record, I did know that Tennyson story; it was not made up for this particularly error-ridden card!

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