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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

December 7, 2012

Children’s: Who included Lyin’ Larry, Screamin’ Millie and Reachin’ Richard in Falling Up, his final book of children’s poetry?

Classics: What war gives Jake Barnes the wound that renders him impotent, in The Sun Also Rises?

Non-Fiction: What ambitious U.S. political figure was the subject of Robert Caro’s The Path to Power, Means of Ascent and Master of the Senate?

Book Club: What American novelist is The Old Gringo, in Carlos Fuentes’ novel?

Authors: Who walked away from a Sun Microsystems vice-presidency to research her family’s slave roots for the novel Cane River?

Book Bag: What two words appear in the title of the first 17 J.D. Robb mysteries?



16 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen D permalink
    December 7, 2012 7:48 am

    Shel Silverstein
    Spanish Civil War? No, I think it was WW I.

  2. December 7, 2012 9:17 am

    Children’s: Shel Silverstein
    Classics: WW I
    Non-Fiction: ?
    Book Club: Ambrose Bierce
    Authors: ?
    Book Bag: ?
    A pathetic showing today.

  3. December 7, 2012 9:27 am

    Shel Silverstein and WWI. Clueless about the rest. As usual.

  4. December 7, 2012 9:52 am

    1. Shel Silverstein
    2. WWI
    3. Lyndon Johnson
    4. Ambrose Bierce
    5. Lalita Tademy
    6. in death?

  5. December 7, 2012 10:04 am

    IN DEATH! Again, thanks to Bookmans. Do you know annoying it is to alphabetize a million titles that are almost the same? Or what about those books that are “jointly” written by Nora Roberts AND J.D. Robb. Do you put them with Nora Roberts’s? Or J.D. Robb’s? Argh.

    • December 10, 2012 8:10 am

      I guess I’d put them with Robb, since that’s the persona. How can you “jointly” write something with your pseudonym?

  6. magpiemusing permalink
    December 7, 2012 10:52 am

    Speaking of Caro, have you read The Power Broker? It’s his biography of Robert Moses, who reshaped NYC and environs more than any other single person. I think it should be mandatory reading for anyone from NYC, and anyone interested in public policy vis a vis infrastructure and building.

    • December 10, 2012 8:11 am

      I have not read it. My father said I might get more interested in biography as I got older but so far, no.

  7. December 7, 2012 10:57 am

    Children’s: Shel Silverstein

    Classics: WWI

  8. December 7, 2012 5:27 pm

    I got nothin’. Unless the Hemingway one is WWI, which I have the feeling it is not.

  9. December 7, 2012 6:54 pm

    Woot! I know one! Lyndon Johnson for non-fiction!

  10. December 10, 2012 8:12 am

    Children’s: Shel Silverstein
    Classics: World War I
    Non-Fiction: Lyndon B. Johnson
    Book Club: Ambrose Bierce
    Authors: Lalita Tademy
    Book Bag: In Death

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