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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

November 16, 2012

Children’s: What Roald Dahl book sees its title character develop supernatural powers to foil her horrid parents and the evil headmistress Miss Trunchbull?

Classics: What Thomas Hardy novel features a doomed title character who names her poor child Sorrow?

Non-Fiction: What book did Bruce Feller research by trekking 10,000 miles to visit Old Testament locales?

Book Club: What Michael Chabon debut novel features Art Bechstein, torn between attractions for a man named Arthur and a woman named Phlox?

Authors: What fantasy writer found fame only after leaving her hometown of Chipping Sodbury for the cooler climes of Edinburgh?

Book Bag: What novelist followed up The Other Side of Midnight with Memories of Midnight?


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  1. November 16, 2012 7:24 am

    Children’s: Matilda
    Classics: Tess
    Non-fiction: Walking the Bible? I don’t like Bruce Feller’s writing, btw. It’s a pity because I do like his subject matter.
    Book club, Don’t know, but if I had a baby with a stuffy nose, I think I would call her Phlox until it cleared up.
    Book Bag: I am embarrassed to know this, but it’s Sidney Sheldon. I was in high school! DON’T JUDGE.

    • November 19, 2012 7:38 am

      I don’t judge anyone for reading what I’ve always called “car books.”

  2. November 16, 2012 7:27 am

    Children’s: Matilda

    Classics: Tess of the d’Urbervilles

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: Mysteries of Pittsburgh — one of my favorite books.

    Authors: J.K. Rowling. Doesn’t Chipping Sodbury sound like a town made for leaving?

    Book Bag: ?

    • November 19, 2012 7:39 am

      Yes, it does. Although Douglas Adams has proven (in The Meaning of Liff) that I can believe any English town sounds like almost anything someone suggests.

  3. Karen D permalink
    November 16, 2012 8:41 am

    Classics: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
    Authors: JK Rowling
    For the rest, I dunno.

  4. November 16, 2012 9:28 am

    Children’s: Matilda!

    Book Club: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

    Authors: Rowling

  5. November 17, 2012 8:13 am

    Kent knew the book bag one. I, as usual, didn’t know any.

  6. freshhell permalink
    November 17, 2012 12:05 pm

    Matilda. That’s all I got.

  7. November 18, 2012 8:51 am

    I actually knew Book Bag too. :/

  8. November 19, 2012 7:41 am

    Children’s: Matilda
    Classics: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
    Non-Fiction: Walking the Bible
    Book Club: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
    Authors: J.K. Rowling
    Book Bag: Sidney Sheldon

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