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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

March 15, 2013

Children’s: What aging pop star credited her Jewish mysticism teacher with inspiring her to pen children’s books like Mr. Peabody’s Apples?

Classics: What 1726 epic was set in exotic locales like Laputa, Lagado and Glubbdubdrib?

Non-Fiction: What engineering project inspired David McCullough’s epic history The Great Bridge?

Book Club: Who drew on a newspaper article she wrote at age 14 about her recent immigration from Haiti, when writing her debut novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory?

Authors: What up-and-coming author died in a plane crash on the book tour for her first novel, Wonder When You’ll Miss Me?

Book Bag: Who concluded his “L.A. Quartet” of crime novels in 1993 with White Jazz?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2013 7:26 am

    For a minute there, I thought I could ace this quiz. *gnashes teeth*
    Okay, so:
    Children’s: Madonna?
    Classics: Gulliver’s Travels?
    Non-Fiction: (Here is where I started to feel qualms, but figured I could still pull it out with a good guess) Brooklyn Bridge? (but maybe it was the London Bridge, because, history)
    Book Club: Edwidge Danticat?
    Authors: Oh, forget it. Curse you, NNP! Foiled again!
    Book Bag: *cries*

  2. March 15, 2013 8:40 am

    Children’s: Madonna

    Non-Fiction: The Brooklyn Bridge, I actually enjoyed that book.

    Book Bag: James Ellroy

  3. March 15, 2013 9:51 am

    I only have Gulliver’s Travels and Edwidge Danticat. Blast.

  4. March 15, 2013 10:05 am

    Gulliver’s Travels
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Edwige(?) Danticat
    Amanda Davis

    Now I’m off to look up the last.

  5. March 15, 2013 5:25 pm

    Aging pop star – Madonna? Oh for the love of God.

  6. March 15, 2013 10:22 pm

    I actually knew them all this week, although I’m not sure where I pulled Amanda Davis from. Just seeing her name on McSweeney’s, most likely. The last one is James Ellroy. I think that’s the only one that hasn’t been stated yet.

  7. March 19, 2013 7:48 am

    Children’s: Madonna
    Classics: Gulliver’s Travels
    Non-Fiction: The Brooklyn Bridge
    Book Club: Edwidge Danticat
    Authors: Amanda Davis
    Book Bag: James Ellroy

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