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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

May 4, 2012

Children’s: What illustrated book follows wolf-suited Max through the forest of his bedroom?

Classics: What anthropologist underwent intensive training to be a hoodoo doctor while researching Mules and Men, her collection of African-American folklore?

Non-Fiction: What journalist’s murder in a Karachi basement did Bernard-Henri Levy examine in a 2003 book?

Book Club: What novelist gives a storm-tossed 17th-century sailor a second chance on a fully-stocked yet oddly deserted ship, in The Island of the Day Before?

Authors: What best-selling novel did Richard Ford base on his stint editing Inside Sports magazine?

Book Bag: What best-selling romance novelist tackled the sobering topic of Japanese-American internment camps, in Silent Honor?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2012 8:42 am

    Children’s: Where the Wild Things Are

    Non-Fiction: Pearl?

    Happy Friday!

  2. freshhell permalink
    May 4, 2012 10:16 am

    Where The Wild Things Are.

  3. May 4, 2012 12:14 pm

    Where the Wild Things Are (did you see him on Colbert?) and I’m thinking the Sportswriter, which I’ve never read. And that woman with three names from Florida — I’ve looked her up now, but can’t tell you as that would be cheating.

    • May 8, 2012 7:23 am

      I did not see him on Colbert. I’ve seen Colbert on YouTube once or twice and it’s always very funny…

  4. May 4, 2012 2:21 pm

    Where the Wild Things Are
    Zora Neale Hurston
    Daniel Pearl
    The Sportswriter?
    The only best selling romance novelist I can think of is Danielle Steel. And I don’t even know if I spelled her name right, but I’m sure that wherever she is her ample bosom is throbbing, like two round speakers with the bass turned up to 11.

  5. Karen D permalink
    May 4, 2012 5:28 pm

    The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another, his mother called him “Wild Thing” and he said, “I’ll eat you up” so he was sent to bed without eating anything. That night in Max’s room a forest grew, and grew and grew until the walls became the world around….I think I missed something there… the ceiling hung with vines….

    Anyway, that one is familiar in this house.

    • May 8, 2012 7:25 am

      I can still recite the ending from memory too…and it was still warm.

  6. May 8, 2012 7:26 am

    Children’s: Where the Wild Things Are
    Classics: Zora Neale Hurston
    Non-Fiction: Daniel Pearl
    Book Club: Umberto Eco
    Authors: The Sportswriter
    Book Bag: Danielle Steel

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