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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

February 8, 2013

Children’s: What character’s Guide to Life was subtitled: How to Eat, Dress, Travel, Behave and Stay Six Forever?

Classics: Who satirized London literary society in Cakes and Ale, the tale of two writers researching a biography of the fictitious Edward Driffield?

Non-Fiction: What host of The View holds court in You Have to Stand for Something or You’ll Fall for Anything?

Book Club: Who landed his second book, You Shall Know Our Velocity! on bestseller lists despite publishing it himself and keeping it off chain store shelves?

Authors: Whose tattling Tinseltown tales led Vanity Fair to dub her “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust”?

Book Bag: What Scottish author features Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld in Portuguese Irregular Verbs and The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs?

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  1. February 8, 2013 7:45 am

    Children’s: Eloise

    Classics: Somerset Maugham (I hope I spelled his name right. No matter what you do, it always looks wrong).

    Non-Fiction: Never heard of it, but it smells like Star Jones. Also she’s the only name of a View host I can think of at the moment.

    Book Club: Dave Eggers

    Authors: ? No idea, But it reminds me of a conversation I had with Mr. Spy last night. He was researching private libraries in NY, in hopes of finding a good place to write. One of them had a number of discussion groups.
    Mr. Spy: They have three Proust discussion groups.
    Me: Because one is not enough.
    Mr. Spy: I’m sorry, but this group is just not meeting my Proust needs.
    Me: You have Proust needs?
    Mr. Spy: Don’t we all?

    Book Bag: Alexander McCall Smith

    • February 11, 2013 8:28 am

      You did spell Maugham right. And I had to read the bit about having “Proust needs” out loud to Ron.

  2. February 8, 2013 8:00 am

    I think Harriet is right about Non-Fiction – Star Jones. You stumped me with the rest of them.

    • February 8, 2013 8:08 am

      Good Heavens. Harriet > Welch is omniscient (which, as I recall, her fictional avatar aspired to be). I didn’t know ANY this week. *collapses into a mire of ignorance*

      • February 11, 2013 8:29 am

        She is widely read and has a good memory for author’s names, which is what you need to be any good at this game.

  3. February 8, 2013 8:35 am

    Classics: Evelyn Waugh

    Book Club: Dave Eggers

    Book Bag: Alexander McCall Smith

    • February 8, 2013 8:36 am

      Just checked everyone else’s answers, Classics is definitely William Somerset Maugham, I confused Waugh and Maugham!

  4. February 11, 2013 8:31 am

    Children’s: Eloise
    Classics: Somerset Maugham
    Non-Fiction: Star Jones
    Book Club: Dave Eggers
    Authors: Jackie Collins
    Book Bag: Alexander McCall Smith

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