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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

March 23, 2012

Children’s: What author rhymed “Big F, little f, what begins with f? Four fluffy feathers on a fiffer-feffer-feff”?

Classics: What long-running play did Agatha Christie churn out as an 80th birthday gift for Queen Mary?

Non-Fiction: What James Carroll memoir tells of his days protesting the Vietnam War, while his military dad was selecting U.S. bombing targets?

Book Club: What ship’s 1839 mutiny was at the center of Barbara Chase-Riboud’s novel Echo of Lions?

Authors: Who wrote the spiritual essays in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek after a near-fatal bout of pneumonia gave her a greater appreciation for nature?

Book Bag: What Colleen McCullough novel centers on Honour Langtry, a wartime nurse engaged to one of her patients, but with a hankerin’ for another?


8 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen D permalink
    March 23, 2012 8:04 am

    Children’s: Dr. Seuss!
    Authors: Annie Dillard

  2. March 23, 2012 8:08 am

    Children’s: Dr. Seuss in Dr. Seuss’s ABC. I think I still have this whole book memorized from when AJ was small.

    Classics: The Mousetrap

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: Amistad

    Authors: Annie Dillard. This is one of my favorite books. I reread it frequently and it never fails to creep into my own prose while I’m reading it.

    Book Bag: Best I can do is, not the Thorn Birds

  3. March 23, 2012 9:07 am

    Classics: Mousetrap

    That’s all I got today.

  4. Rita D permalink
    March 23, 2012 12:45 pm

    Children’s: Dr. Seuss
    Classics: Mousetrap
    Non-Fiction: ??
    Book Club: Amistad??
    Authors: ??
    Book Bag: Indecent Obsession

  5. freshhell permalink
    March 23, 2012 6:18 pm

    Dr. Seuss, Mousetrap and Annie Dillard.

  6. March 23, 2012 6:51 pm

    Well, Annie Dillard and apparently not the Bounty, which is what springs to my mind when I think about mutinies.

  7. March 24, 2012 6:42 pm

    Probably Dr. Seuss, definitely Mousetrap, and the only boat mutiny I know of in my life is the Mutiny on the Bounty.

  8. March 26, 2012 7:15 am

    Children’s: Dr. Seuss
    Classics: The Mousetrap
    Non-Fiction: An American Requiem
    Book Club: The Amistad
    Authors: Annie Dillard
    Book Bag: An Indecent Obsession

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