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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

January 4, 2013

Children’s: What John Lithgow book features a lad who dreams of being one of the “cows of the sea”?

Classics: What Nathanael West title character hangs out at Delehanty’s speakeasy when not writing an advice column for the New York Post-Dispatch?

Non-Fiction: What redheaded songbird tells folks how to “keep it country” in Comfort from a Country Quilt?

Book Club: What book by Michael Cunningham sets the stage with “It is 1941. She has left a note for Leonard, and another for Vanessa”?

Authors: What pen name did Eleanor Aufdem-Brinke adopt, before churning out scores of romance novels?

Book Bag: Who rambled on about “The Vengeful Curtain Rod” and “How to Fold Soup” in his debut book Cruel Shoes?


9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2013 6:45 am

    Children’s: I think its’ called I’m a Manatee. But it’s definitely something about a manatee.

    Classics: Miss Lonelyhearts

    Non-Fiction: Never heard of the book, but I’m guessing Reba McIntire.

    Book Club: The Hours

    Authors: ?

    Book Bag: Steve Martin!

  2. freshhell permalink
    January 4, 2013 10:58 am

    The only ones I know are Miss Lonelyhearts and Steve Martin.

    • January 7, 2013 8:00 am

      I’m glad some of you have read Cruel Shoes. That used to be the book we’d read out loud from at the tail-end of a tea and poetry reading, when things got silly.

      • freshhell permalink
        January 7, 2013 12:33 pm

        I also had his record and can still hear him saying, “…the CRUEL shoes..” with all his wonderful pauses for effect.

  3. January 4, 2013 5:22 pm

    Book Club: The Hours

  4. magpiemusing permalink
    January 4, 2013 5:34 pm

    Oh, the manatee book. I used to read that to my girl all the time. It has awesome weird prosody to it.

  5. Karen D permalink
    January 5, 2013 2:20 am

    Hmm. I only knew _The Hours_.

  6. January 6, 2013 7:29 pm

    the hours is the only one i know, LOL 🙂

  7. January 7, 2013 7:58 am

    Children’s: I’m a Manatee
    Classics: Miss Lonelyhearts
    Non-Fiction: Reba McEntire
    Book Club: The Hours
    Authors: Nora Roberts
    Book Bag: Steve Martin

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