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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

February 1, 2013

Children’s: What George Selden classic sends tiny Chester to sing in a New York City subway station?

Classics: What Mark Twain character lives with his Aunt Polly, half-brother Sid and cousin Mary in sleepy St. Petersburg, Missouri?

Non-Fiction: What Malcolm Gladwell bestseller was subtitled How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference?

Book Club: What author features Nathaniel Starbuck, a Yankee fighting for the South, in the Civil War epics Rebel, Battle Flag and The Bloody Ground?

Authors: What acclaimed Irish novelist did Samuel Beckett take dictation from as a young man?

Book Bag: What single-minded science-fiction writer conjured up Cantata-140, featuring George Walt, conjoined twins who share a single head?



13 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2013 7:48 am

    Children’s: The Cricket in Times Square
    Classics: Tom Sawyer
    Non-Fiction (but is it, really?) The Tipping Point
    Authors: Um. James Joyce?

    • February 4, 2013 8:22 am

      Ha, blogger not responsible for genre categorization of questions…

  2. February 1, 2013 8:06 am

    I have all the same ones as NWK. I wonder if I’ve ever correctly answered a question that involves the words “science fiction.”

  3. February 1, 2013 8:38 am

    Cricket in Times Square, Tom Sawyer, Bernard Cornwell. Blanking on the others.

  4. February 1, 2013 8:52 am

    Children’s: The Cricket in Time Square (I loved this book as a kid!)
    Classics: Tom Sawyer
    Non-Fiction: The Tipping Point

    Three answers that are books I’ve read, woo hoo!

    • February 4, 2013 8:23 am

      My kids loved this book enough that the first time we went to Times Square, we looked for a grate to see where the sound of the cricket would have come up from.

  5. Karen D permalink
    February 1, 2013 9:45 am

    I only got Tom Sawyer and The Tipping Point (a book I haven’t actually read).

  6. February 1, 2013 11:58 am

    Classics: Tom Sawyer
    Authors: James Joyce

    That’s all I know this week!

  7. February 1, 2013 3:24 pm

    I know some! Cricket in Times Square, Tipping Point, and yes, it really is James Joyce. I suppose it is Tom Sawyer, but I have no memory of the half-brother Sid at all. Funny.

  8. February 2, 2013 6:17 pm

    Cricket in Time’s Square, Tom Sawyer, Tipping Point, James Joyce. I hope James Joyce is correct because I am totally guessing. I associate those two dudes in my head, but that may be just because they both have persnickety descendants managing their estates.

  9. February 4, 2013 8:20 am

    Children’s: The Cricket in Times Square
    Classics: Tom Sawyer
    Non-Fiction: The Tipping Point
    Book Club: Bernard Cornwell
    Authors: James Joyce
    Book Bag: Philip K. Dick

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