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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

December 2, 2011

Children’s: What classic explains what it’s called “when beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle”?

Classics: What debt-ridden David Copperfield character did Charles Dickens based, in part, on his father?

Non-Fiction: What Virginia-born novelist wrote of his lifelong fight with depression in Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness?

Book Club: What war vet do the Tralfamadorians keep in a zoo, in Slaughterhouse Five?

Authors: What New Hampshire-born author was known as John Wallace Blunt Jr. until the age of six, when he was adopted by his stepdad?

Book Bag: What David Morrell novel introduced the world to John Rambo?

 

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  1. December 2, 2011 7:13 am

    Children’s: Fox in Socks. Although there’s also something called the Butter Battle Book, which I don’t think I’ve ever read. It could be there too, I suppose.

    Classics: Micawber

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: Billy Pilgrim

    Authors: John Irving is the only NH-born author I can think of.

    Book Bag: ?

  2. December 2, 2011 8:55 am

    Fox in Sox – my ALL TIME favorite Seuss book.
    William Styron
    John Irving

  3. December 2, 2011 1:43 pm

    Children’s: Fox in Socks

    Classics: Micawber

    Book Club: Billy Pilgrim (I think it’s weird Slaughterhouse Five is in the Book Club category)

  4. December 5, 2011 7:12 am

    Those who knew–or guessed–were right!
    Children’s: Fox in Socks
    Classics: Mr. Micawber
    Non-Fiction: William Styron
    Book Club: Billy Pilgrim
    Authors: John Irving
    Book Bag: First Blood

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