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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

April 19, 2013

Children’s: What beloved clan did the married couple Stan and Jan introduce in The Big Honey Hunt?

Classics: What comely literary character dallies with the playwright Michaelis before taking up with Wragby Hall’s gamekeeper?

Non-Fiction: What late comic was remembered in the book Samurai Widow?

Book Club: What playwright called her novel Getting Mother’s Body: “what you’d get if you crossed Faulkner with Zora Neale Hurston with Eddie Murphy”?

Authors: What author of the novel Washington, D.C. is a distant cousin to Al Gore?

Book Bag: What novel by Esther Freud, Sigmund’s great-granddaughter, is named for a game of tag invented by two kids stuck in Marrakesh?

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  1. Karen D permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:22 am

    Berenstein Bears
    Lady Chatterley
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?

  2. April 19, 2013 11:32 am

    Only two today: Children’s — The Berenstain Bears; and Book Club — Suzann-Lori Parks.

    I’ve read Getting Mother’s Body and didn’t realize until years later that it was a reworking of As I Lay Dying. Both are pretty funny if you enjoy black humor.

  3. April 19, 2013 11:38 am

    Children’s: Berenstein Bears!

  4. April 19, 2013 2:25 pm

    Children’s: The Berenstain Bears. Beloved by whom? I hated those bears.
    Classics: Constance Chatterley
    Non-Fiction: Is that John Belushi?
    Book Club: No earthly
    Authors: Gore Vidal
    Book Bag: I got nothin.

  5. April 19, 2013 9:33 pm

    I think all but the last one have been guessed. The last one is, I think, Hideous Kinky, but is that the name of a game of tag? Maybe there’s another name? But Hideous Kinky is the movie based on the book, I think.

  6. April 20, 2013 11:35 am

    The Berenstain Bears!
    (It’s kind of sad that I only ever know the kid ones…) 😛

  7. April 20, 2013 1:58 pm

    The ones I knew have already been answered but the Berenstain Bears are very beloved around here.

  8. April 21, 2013 10:34 am

    Ugh, the Berenstein Bears. I didn’t get that one right because Mumsy wouldn’t let us read those books (either because the mother stayed home all the time, or because the father was bumbling and dumb, or both), but I am saying ugh anyway.

    • April 22, 2013 7:37 am

      The Berenstain Bears and The Magic Tree House books gave my youngest child the material for two of the best parody openings he’s ever written in the game of Lie-brary. He is a wicked good parodist of children’s books.

  9. April 22, 2013 7:35 am

    Children’s: The Berenstain Bears
    Classics: Lady Chatterly
    Non-fiction: John Belushi
    Book Club: Suzan-Lori Parks
    Authors: Gore Vidal
    Book Bag: Hideous Kinky

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