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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

September 14, 2012

Children’s: What school in Louis Sachar stories was supposed to be one story high, with 30 side-by-side classrooms, but ended up 30 stories tall instead?

Classics: What novel did Virgina Woolf base on her androgynous lover Vita Sackville-West?

Non-Fiction: What architectural activist helped change the face of urban planning with her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities?

Book Club: What sequel helped vault its predecessor Little Altars Everywhere onto bestseller lists?

Authors: What writer sued Fox Searchlight for dumping a film based on her Teena Brandon book All She Wanted when they discovered Boys Don’t Cry?

Book Bag: What crime writer brought Detective Sergeant Stone Barrington to life in New York Dead?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2012 8:10 am

    Children’s: Sideways Stories From Wayside School (I loved those books!)

    Classics: Orlando

    Book Club: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

    Happy Friday!

  2. September 14, 2012 8:48 am

    Children’s: The Wayside School

    Classics: Orlando

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

    Authors: Aphrodite something. All I can think of is Mighty Aphrodite. Clearly I need another cup of coffee.

    Book Bag:?

  3. September 14, 2012 10:09 am

    Children’s: Wayside School!
    Book bag: I think maybe Stuart Woods? I know I remember seeing “Stone Barrington” on a series of books when stocking mystery shelves. Hm. Steve Martini? Jeffrey Deaver? Nope. Gonna go with Stuart Woods.

  4. September 14, 2012 12:13 pm

    The last one is Stuart Woods. Yay, I knew something. ;-))

  5. September 14, 2012 7:50 pm

    I know FOUR of these!

    Children’s – Wayside School
    Classics – Orlando
    Nonfiction – Jane Jacobs
    Book Club – Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

    Hooray for Jenny!

  6. September 17, 2012 7:41 am

    Children’s: Wayside School
    Classics: Orlando
    Non-fiction: Jane Jacobs
    Book Club: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
    Authors: Aphrodite Jones
    Book Bag: Stuart Woods

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