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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

February 17, 2012

Children’s: What Lynne Reid Banks bestseller was blasted by Native Americans for casting its hero as the inarticulate plaything of a “white” child?

Classics: What kind of creature is Crab, in Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona?

Non-Fiction: What Canadian naturalist bared all about his Saskatoon upbringing in the memoir Born Naked?

Book Club: What novel by Carol Shields tells the life story of Daisy Goodwill Flett, whose father obsessively builds a tower of rocks to mark his wife’s grave?

Authors: What 19th-century humorist noted: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society”?

Book Bag: What science-fiction classic introduced readers to the planet Arrakis?

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  1. February 17, 2012 11:51 am

    Children’s: The Indian in the Cupboard

    Classics: A dog

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: The Stone Diaries. Which reminds me, have you read Swann yet?

    Authors: Not sure, but it sounds like Mark Twain

    Book Bag: Dune

  2. February 17, 2012 12:38 pm

    I dunno.

  3. February 17, 2012 12:47 pm

    Oh, I’m having a relatively good day here!
    Children: The Indian in the Cupboard
    Book Club: The Stone Diaries
    Author: Mark Twain
    Book Bag: Dune
    That’s at least two more than I usually get!

  4. February 17, 2012 2:26 pm

    Children’s: Indian in the Cupboard

    Book Club: The Stone Diaries

  5. February 17, 2012 4:20 pm

    I only know The Indian in the Cupboard. 😦 Sad day.

  6. February 17, 2012 6:09 pm

    I got them all except the one about Crab. That’s about five times better than I usually do. 🙂

  7. February 17, 2012 8:48 pm

    Children’s — Indian in the Cupboard

    Book Bag — The Stone Diaries, which I just finished last week for my invisible book group (that is, I started a book group, but nobody came, so I had to discuss it with myself. Not really).

    Author — sounds like Twain.

    That’s all I’ve got this week.

    • February 20, 2012 8:47 am

      This is like my invisible friends book group–because I call people who I know only over the internets my “imaginary friends.”

  8. Karen D permalink
    February 18, 2012 9:34 am

    Children’s: Indian in the Cupboard
    Authors: probably Mark Twain
    Book Bag: Dune

  9. February 18, 2012 11:28 am

    I got the same ones as Mumsy. Also, that criticism of The Indian in the Cupboard is — now that I am thinking about it — totally totally fair. My favorite of those books was the fourth one, where they had all sorts of different plastic toys coming to life. But none of them were as good as The Fairy Rebel and The Farthest Away Mountain. Oo, or Angela and Diabola.

    (Whoa. Just looked on Wikipedia and discovered there’s a fifth book in the Indian in the Cupboard series. I can’t not read it! I’m a completist!)

    • February 20, 2012 8:49 am

      I’m something of a completist too, except when I leave a few of a series unread for a future pleasure. Did that with Sherlock Holmes stories (for about a week) and am now doing it with Tess Monaghan mysteries by Laura Lippman.

  10. February 20, 2012 8:48 am

    Children’s: The Indian in the Cupboard
    Classics: a dog
    Non-Fiction: Farley Mowat
    Book Club: The Stone Diaries
    Authors: Mark Twain
    Book Bag: Dune

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