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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

March 22, 2013

Children’s: What animal does children’s author Laura Numeroff propose giving a pancake to, in her sequel to If You Give A Moose a Muffin?

Classics: What character narrates Nabokov’s Lolita?

Non-Fiction: What late music legend was profiled in Timothy White’s Catch a Fire with the help of his CIA file?

Book Club: What legendary jazz cornetist rubs elbows with everyone from Al Capone to Bing Crosby, in Frederick Turner’s novel 1929?

Authors: What author spent much of her 19th-century childhood traveling through the Midwest, before her family settled on Rocky Ridge Farm?

Book Bag: What 1985 book features folksy locales like Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery and the Chatterbox Cafe?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 22, 2013 7:40 am

    Children’s: A pig

    Classics: Humbert Humbert

    Non-Fiction: I’ve not heard of the book, but Bob Marley has an album by that name, so I’ll guess him.

    Book Club: Hey, I know this one because I once went to a music festival in his honor — Bix Beiderbecke (and I confess that I had to look up the spelling).

    Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder?

    Book Bag: Sounds like something by Garrison Keillor — those are both names of businesses he uses on A Prairie Home Companion, but I thought his books were all more recent than that. My parents have a bunch of them, but I can’t think of any titles.

  2. K Downey permalink
    March 22, 2013 8:48 am

    A pig
    Humbert Humber
    Laura Ingalls Wilder, I bet

  3. March 22, 2013 9:44 am

    Classics: Humbert Humbert

    Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder

  4. March 25, 2013 2:33 pm

    Harriet got them all right again! Harriet, you and I are going to have to have a talk about your prize. Usually there is one, but at this rate you may have to start settling for moral superiority or the right to the last word or something!

    Children’s: A pig
    Classics: Humbert Humbert
    Non-Fiction: Bob Marley
    Book Club: Bix Beiderbecke
    Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Book Bag: Lake Wobegon Days

  5. March 25, 2013 6:32 pm

    I knew TWO! *patting self on back*

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