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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

January 25, 2013

Children’s: What type of critter does Sterling North recall raising, in his enduring memoir Rascal?

Classics: What co-worker at the International Shoe Company did Tennessee Williams later immortalize in a Pulitzer-winning play?

Non-Fiction: What essayist titled a book Take the Cannoli, after a line uttered by Clemenza in The Godfather?

Book Club: What Catherine Ryan Hyde book is named for what young Trevor McKinney asks three people to do, rather than pay him back for his good deeds?

Authors: Who edits the Modern Library War Series when not churning out historical mysteries?

Book Bag: What V.C. Andrews bestseller sprouted the sequels Petals on the Wind, If There be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2013 6:31 am

    I only know the easy ones this week – Book Club is Pay it Forward and Book Bag is Flowers in the attic. I’m going to take a punt on Children’s and say a dog? It sounds like a dog’s name.

  2. January 25, 2013 7:25 am

    Children’s: Raccoon

    Classics: Probably Stanley Kowalski. If so, it explains why he left the shoe business…

    Non-Fiction: Sarah Vowell

    Book Club: Pay it Forward

    Authors: ?

    Book Bag: Flowers in the Attic

  3. January 25, 2013 7:38 am

    Children’s: Raccoon
    Classics: Is it Stanley? That sounds like a good history for him.
    Book Club: Pay if Forward
    Book Bag: Flowers int he Attic. Can’t believe how I always know the trashy ones. I didn’t even read it, I swear.

  4. January 25, 2013 9:42 am

    Non-Fiction: Sarah Vowell

  5. Karen D permalink
    January 25, 2013 7:42 pm

    I got the raccoon, Sarah Vowell, and Pay It Forward questions.

  6. January 27, 2013 9:37 am

    This is awesome! What a great idea… now I have to think of the answers and wishing this was an actual board game!

  7. January 27, 2013 7:40 pm

    I’m a failure and I despise myself.

    • January 28, 2013 8:51 am

      See, this is why it didn’t take off as a board game. You are not a failure; the game is hard.

  8. January 28, 2013 9:01 am

    Children’s: raccoon
    Classics: Stanley Kowalski
    Non-Fiction: Sarah Vowell
    Book Club: Pay It Forward
    Authors: Caleb Carr
    Book Bag: Flowers in the Attic

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