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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

February 3, 2012

Children’s:  What J.R.R. Tolkien classic bears the subtitle or There and Back Again?

Classics:  What celebrated 1930s cookbook was originally subtitled A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with a Casual Culinary Chat?

Non-Fiction: Who thrilled readers with tales of irrigation ditches in his nonfiction debut, Mayordomo?

Book Club: Whose debut book, A Home at the End of the World, led Salon to conclude he was trying to write “the Great Gay Novel”?

Authors: What Toronto-based novelist edits the literary journal Brick with his wife, Linda Spalding?

Book Bag: What novelist’s Out of the Mist, the first book in her Stewart Sisters trilogy, centers on a priceless brooch ripped off Robert the Bruce’s tartan?

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen D permalink
    February 3, 2012 6:37 am

    The Hobbit!
    and that’s all I have, this week.

  2. February 3, 2012 7:56 am

    I’m with Karen, The Hobbit.

  3. freshhell permalink
    February 3, 2012 9:48 am

    Childrens: I
    Classics: Haven’t
    Non-Fiction: The
    Book Club: Slightest
    Authors: Idea
    Book Bag: Sorry

  4. Valerie permalink
    February 3, 2012 11:35 am

    Two for me this week.
    Childrens: The Hobbit
    Classics: The Joy of Cooking

  5. February 3, 2012 12:32 pm

    The Hobbit.

    And is it really the Joy of Cooking? I wondered, but did not know.

  6. February 3, 2012 1:23 pm

    Since it’s Fun Friday, here are my answers. Freshy inspired/corrupted me.

    Children’s: Either The Hobbit or The Boxcar Children

    Classics: Either The Joy of Cooking or The Joy of Sex (with Hobbits)

    Non-Fiction: Either ? or !

    Book Club: Either Michael Cunningham or Michael Cunnilinguist

    Authors: Either Spalding Grey or Reebok McNike

    Book Bag: I love the word brooch. Can it be in every post from now on?

    • February 6, 2012 7:24 am

      I will broach the subject with the Trivial Pursuit game.

  7. freshhell permalink
    February 3, 2012 2:05 pm

    Brooch! Sounds dirty.

  8. February 3, 2012 2:59 pm

    I have always wondered how to pronounce that word.

  9. February 3, 2012 2:59 pm

    Children’s: The Hobbit, which I’ve going to re-read this month. I can’t wait!

    Book Club: Michael Cunningham

  10. February 3, 2012 6:27 pm

    I am late to this party this week. I am hiding all the other answers so I can give it a go.

    Children’s: The Hobbit

    Classics: The Joy of Cooking?

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: Michael Cunningham

    Authors: Michael Ondaatje

    Book Bag: ?

  11. February 6, 2012 7:25 am

    Children’s: The Hobbit
    Classics: The Joy of Cooking
    Non-Fiction: Stanley Crawford
    Book Club: Michael Cunningham
    Authors: Michael Ondaatje
    Book Bag: JoAnn Ross

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