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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

March 29, 2013

Children’s: What Margery Williams title character is brought to life by the nursery magic Fairy?

Classics: Whose 1952 novel Invisible Man has its hero proclaim: “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me”?

Non-Fiction: What 1993 tome was M. Scott Peck’s second trek down his best-selling road?

Book Club: Whose novel Vida earned Abbie Hoffman’s jibe: “This is not the fugitive life as I’ve observed it for more than six years”?

Authors: What grande dame of young-adult fiction is less well-known by her first two names, Susan Eloise?

Book Bag: What Ian Frazier humor collection features a title essay that imagines a cartoon character’s lawsuit over an unreliable rocket sled?


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  1. Karen D permalink
    March 29, 2013 9:17 am

    The Velveteen Rabbit
    Ralph Ellison
    SE Hinton

  2. March 29, 2013 9:26 am

    Classics: Ralph Ellison

    Authors: Hinton?

  3. March 29, 2013 11:30 am

    Velveteen Rabbit, Ralph Ellison, really those are SE Hinton’s names? Who knew?

    • April 1, 2013 8:24 am

      Supernatural fans knew. She is a big fan herself, and my daughter read one of her books after finding out that the “Susie” Hinton who is so often on Twitter talking about the show (and who visited the set and was an extra in one episode) is S.E. Hinton the writer.

  4. March 29, 2013 12:17 pm

    Velveteen Rabbit, Ralph Ellisaon, SE Hinton. But the Scott Peck thing was super confusing. I’ve read most of his books and I could not think which was published in 1993. But wasn’t his second book, People of the Lie, on the best-seller list also? In fact, weren’t most of them? I’m pretty sure A Different Drum was too. Is it Further Along The Road less Traveled that you meant? *fail*

    • April 1, 2013 8:20 am

      The card evidently meant his title that was two words added to his most famous title.

  5. March 29, 2013 9:31 pm

    Late to this today, but I think I can fill in a couple of holes:

    Vida is Marge PIercy. And Ian Frazier is Coyote vs. Acme. Or possibly Acme vs. Coyote. I’m no longer sure which. The only Peck book I can think of is The Road Less Traveled. No idea when that came out, but I suspect it was earlier than this.

  6. April 1, 2013 8:19 am

    Children’s: The Velveteen Rabbit
    Classics: Ralph Ellison
    Non-Fiction: Further Along the Road Less Traveled
    Book Club: Marge Piercy
    Authors: S.E. Hinton
    Book Bag: Coyote v. Acme

  7. April 3, 2013 7:35 pm

    Velveteen Rabbit was my favorite book as a kid. I am looking forward to your poetry stop tomorrow. Thanks for joining the tour.

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