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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

August 26, 2011

Children’s: What William Steig book describes the days of yore, when headgear was more commonplace?

Classics: What Tolstoy tome starts: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”?

Non-Fiction: What was the child called, in the title of Dave Pelzer’s first bestseller about his abused childhood?

Book Club: What Barbara Kingsolver tale of Baptists in the Congo notes: “We came from Bethlehem, Georgia bearing Betty Crocker cake mixes into the jungle”?

Authors: What novelist was born in 1828 on Yasnaya Polyana, a massive estate served by 800 serfs?

Book Bag: What Nick Hornby novel focuses on a lonely London record shop owner who amuses himself with top-five lists?

14 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2011 7:42 am

    I’m early today and think I know a couple of the answers!
    Non-Fiction: It
    Book Club: The Poisonwood Bible

  2. freshhell permalink
    August 26, 2011 9:07 am

    Childrens: Dr. De Soto
    Classics: Anna Karenina
    Book Bag: High Fidelity

    • August 29, 2011 7:12 am

      There are hats in Dr. De Soto, as in all the children’s books written and illustrated by Steig.

  3. August 26, 2011 9:30 am

    Classics: Anna Karenina, I love that line.

    Non-Fiction: It (I never read that one, it soudned so disturbing)

    Book Club: The Poisonwood Bible

    Book Bag: High Fidelity, such a good book

  4. Karen D permalink
    August 26, 2011 4:43 pm

    Anna Karenina


    High Fidelity

    Those are all I know this week.

  5. August 26, 2011 8:19 pm

    Hey, I know three! This must be a record! I feel like I should know the children’s book one but I do not.

    Classics: Anna Karenina
    Book Club: The Poisonwood Bible
    Authors: That name is linked with Tolstoy in my head, but surely it can’t be Tolstoy when one of the earlier questions was about Tolstoy already?
    Book Bag: High Fidelity

    • August 29, 2011 7:08 am

      …the game was trying to make you doubt yourself…

  6. August 27, 2011 3:28 pm

    ?; Anna Karenina; It; Poisonwood Bible; Yep, Tolstoy; and High Fidelity.

    ! 5 out of 6!

  7. August 28, 2011 9:02 pm

    High Fidelity, so good!

  8. August 29, 2011 7:10 am

    Children’s: When Everybody Wore a Hat
    Classics: Anna Karenina
    Non-Fiction: It
    Book Club: The Poisonwood Bible
    Authors: Leo Tolstoy
    Book Bag: High Fidelity

  9. freshhell permalink
    August 29, 2011 7:51 pm

    Dern. I’m not familiar with that Steig. Otherwise, I’m sure I would have gotten it right.

  10. August 30, 2011 11:40 am

    Wow, I knew three. 🙂

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