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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

December 23, 2011

Children’s: What Madeleine L’Engle tale sends Calvin, Charles and Meg to the planet Camazotz?

Classics: What Jules Verne novel tells of an expedition led by Icelandic duck hunter Hans Bjelke that sets out from the Snaefellsjokull glacier?

Non-Fiction: What Pakistani-born journalist chronicles the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Jihad and Taliban?

Book Club: Who was the first former U.S. president to publish a novel, with the Revolutionary War saga The Hornet’s Nest?

Authors: What cookbook author once brewed up shark repellant for the OSS, the predecessor of the CIA?

Book Bag: What U.S. politician took time out in 1995 to co-author 1945, a novel about what would have happened had Hitler not declared war on the U.S.?

 

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  1. December 23, 2011 9:10 am

    Children’s: A Wrinkle in Time

    Classics: Journey to the Center of the EArth

    Non-Fiction: I should know this, but I can’t think of it.

    Book Club: ?

    Authors: Julia Child

    Book Bag: ?

    A poor showing today. Give me the classics, but leave out politics for me, I guess.

  2. December 23, 2011 9:28 am

    Children’s: A Wrinkle in Time

    A bad show for me as well. Merry Christmas Jeanne!

  3. Karen permalink
    December 24, 2011 10:37 pm

    A Wrinkle in Time
    Then…guesses:
    Journey to the Center of the Earth (read long ago; those names ring a bell, so I’m going with this)
    and
    Julia Child

    Merry Christmas, Jeanne.

  4. December 26, 2011 11:38 am

    Children’s: A Wrinkle in Time
    Classics: Journey to the Center of the Earth
    Non-Fiction: Ahmed Rashid
    Book Club: Jimmy Carter
    Authors: Julia Child
    Book Bag: Newt Gingrich

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