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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

May 6, 2011

>Children’s: What type of bird showed Mary Lennox where the rusty key to The Secret Garden was buried?

Classics: What novel sees ambulance driver Lt. Frederick Henry escaping execution by jumping into the Tagliamento River?

Non-Fiction:  What 20th-century trustbuster got the royal treatment in Edmund Morris’ Theodore Rex?

Book Club: What Texas town did Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae meet up in, before starting a cattle drive to Montana?

Authors: Who had already penned Player Piano by the time he became one of Saab’s first U.S. dealers?

Book Bag: What comic included the classic stand-up routine “A Place for My Stuff” in his collection of cerebral scat called Braindroppings?

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2011 12:57 pm

    >Children's: Sparrow?Classics: A Farewell to ArmsBook Club: Lonesome Dove

  2. May 6, 2011 1:02 pm

    >Authors: Kurt Vonnegut?

  3. May 6, 2011 1:28 pm

    >Children's: A robinClassics: Sounds like Hemingway…A Farewell to Arms?Non-Fiction: Teddy Roosevelt?Book Club: Lonesome DoveAuthors: No ideaBook Bag: I don't know. Steven Wright?

  4. May 6, 2011 1:42 pm

    >Children's — a robin?Classics — definitely Hemingway, probably A Farewell to ArmsBook Bag — I know this one! It's George Carlin!

  5. May 6, 2011 2:05 pm

    >Children's: A raven?Classics: A Farewell to ArmsBook Club: Lonesome Dove

  6. May 6, 2011 2:12 pm

    >children's: robinAuthors: VonnegutBook Bag: George Carlin

  7. May 6, 2011 3:06 pm

    >Children's: A robinClassics: A Farewell to ArmsNon-Fiction: Theodore RooseveltBook Club: ?Authors: Vonnegut. I didn't know about the Saab thing. His family owned the property down the street from us when we lived in Indy. I think it's still known as Vonnegut's Woods.Book Bag: George Carlin!

  8. May 6, 2011 3:50 pm

    >Childrens: A robinClassics: I HATE HEMINGWAYBook Club: No ideaAuthors: Kurt VonnegutBook Bag: George Carlin

  9. May 8, 2011 11:16 pm

    >In a funny coincidence, we watched a George Carlin tribute on PBS last night and they showed the "A Place for My Stuff" sketch.

  10. May 9, 2011 11:30 am

    >Children's: A robinClassics: A Farewell to ArmsNon-Fiction: Theodore RooseveltBook Club: Lonesome DoveAuthors: Kurt Vonnegut JrBook Bag: George CarlinWell done, everybody! I'm glad to know we have some Carlin fans here!And Mumsy, I'll tell you what I told my kids about saying they "hated" different foods–we should say we hate evil and merely dislike other stuff.

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