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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

January 20, 2012

Children’s: What hair-raising R.L. Stine series includes over 80 titles like Werewolf Skin and Vampire Breath?

Classics: Who teamed with Louise Bertholle and Simon Beck to pen the groundbreaking Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 1961?

Non-Fiction: What 24-year-old told of her three years working as a Manhattan private eye in Spygirl?

Book Club: What Philip Roth novel introduces Coleman Silk, a light-skinned African-American professor who chooses to live as a white Jew?

Authors: What novelist coined the term “cold war” in a 1945 article in London’s Tribune?

Book Bag: What Miami reporter saw his serial-killer tale In the Heat of the Summer adapted for the silver screen as The Mean Season?

 

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2012 7:35 am

    I’m early for once! I think #1 is Goosebumps and #2 is Julia Child.

  2. January 20, 2012 8:05 am

    Children’s: What hair-raising R.L. Stine series includes over 80 titles like Werewolf Skin and Vampire Breath? Goosebumps

    Classics: Who teamed with Louise Bertholle and Simon Beck to pen the groundbreaking Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 1961? Julia Child

    Non-Fiction: What 24-year-old told of her three years working as a Manhattan private eye in Spygirl? NO IDEA

    Book Club: What Philip Roth novel introduces Coleman Silk, a light-skinned African-American professor who chooses to live as a white Jew? Human Stain

    Authors: What novelist coined the term “cold war” in a 1945 article in London’s Tribune? George Orwell

    Book Bag: What Miami reporter saw his serial-killer tale In the Heat of the Summer adapted for the silver screen as The Mean Season? NO IDEA

  3. Karen D permalink
    January 20, 2012 8:24 am

    Goosebumps
    Julia Child
    Dunno about the rest…

  4. January 20, 2012 8:44 am

    Children’s: Goosebumps. AJ is disdainful of this series.

    Classics: Julia Child, of course!

    Non-Fiction: I don’t know, but clearly I need to read this one.

    Book Club: The Human Stain, a book I never wish to read again.

    Authors: George Orwell

    Book Bag: No idea.

  5. January 20, 2012 9:55 am

    Children’s: Goosebumps

    Classics: Julia Child

    Book Club: The Human Stain

  6. January 20, 2012 4:53 pm

    I suck so badly at all these. But I actually got one today, because my brother & sister-in-law did the audiobook of The Human Stain! Have I listened? No, I have not.

    • January 23, 2012 7:04 am

      I saw the Anthony Hopkins movie of The Human Stain.

  7. January 23, 2012 7:03 am

    Children’s: Goosebumps
    Classics: Julia Child
    Non-Fiction: Amy Gray
    Book Club: The Human Stain
    Authors: George Orwell
    Book Bag: John Katzenbach

  8. January 23, 2012 7:19 am

    Well at least the ones I guessed were correct!

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