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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

September 21, 2012

Children’s: What fictional chef’s famed 1957 Cook Book for Boys and Girls, with classics like Sloppy Joes and Cheese Dreams, was reprinted verbatim in 2003?

Classics: What title character of 24 novels learned to speak French from a naval officer named Paul D’Arnot?

Non-Fiction: What Founding Father’s troubled relationship with his illegitimate Loyalist son William is detailed in a 2003 biography by Walter Isaacson?

Book Club: What was Toni Morrison’s first novel to feature a male protagonist, Macon “Milkman” Dead III?

Authors: What Nobel-winning author rescued Colombia’s struggling news magazine Cambio in 1999, by buying a majority interest as well as writing for it?

Book Bag: What Ross Macdonald gumshoe made his 18th appearance in Blue Hammer?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2012 6:34 am

    Children’s: Betty Crocker. I learned to cook from that book and my mom’s grown-up version.

    Classics: Tarzan

    Non-Fiction: Franklin

    Book Club: Song of Solomon

    Authors: I don’t know, but I’ll guess Marquez, since that’s the only Colombian Nobel laureate I know of.

    Book Bag: No idea.

  2. September 21, 2012 9:17 am

    Non-Fiction: Ben Franklin

    This week was tough!

  3. September 22, 2012 5:01 pm

    I didn’t know a single one!! I thought the Classics might have been someone from Patrick O’Brien, but I’m probably wrong.

  4. September 24, 2012 8:21 am

    Children’s: Betty Crocker
    Classics: Tarzan
    Non-Fiction: Benjamin Franklin
    Book Club: Song of Solomon
    Authors: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Book Bag: Lew Archer

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