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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

April 26, 2013

Children’s: What train makes a trek to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, in a Chris Van Allsburg book?

Classics: What does Oscar Wilde’s puritanical character Lady Windermere foolishly leave in a bachelor’s apartment?

Non-Fiction: What U.S. president’s posthumous memoirs were published by his good friend Mark Twain?

Book Club: Who said she penned Horse Heaven to correct the impression that horse racing wasn’t a proper literary subject?

Authors: What U.S. novelist wisely opted to shorten his birth name, Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff?

Book Bag: What Florida city is the locale for Tom Corcoran’s mysteries The Mango Opera, Bone Island Mamo and Gumbo Limbo?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2013 7:41 am

    Children’s is The Polar Express!

  2. Karen D permalink
    April 26, 2013 7:55 am

    The Polar Express
    Her fan
    U S Grant?
    Miami? No idea, really.

  3. April 26, 2013 8:54 am

    Children’s: The Polar Express

    Classics: Her Fan

  4. April 26, 2013 4:44 pm

    Children’s: The Polar Express
    Classics: Her fan?
    Non-fiction: Has to be ulysses S. Grant
    Book Club: *sigh* I knew I wouldn’t get them all.
    Authors: Is that Irwin Shaw?
    Book Bag: I never get BookBag anyway.

  5. April 26, 2013 10:05 pm

    Too late for most, but Book Club is Jane Smiley. And I’m with NWK — BookBag is not *my* bookbag.

  6. April 27, 2013 9:53 am

    I’m 3 for 3 this week:

    Children’s – Polar Express
    Classics — Her fan?
    Book Club — Jane Smiley. I think I may have read this though I could be confusing it with Moo.

    Sadly, I’m drawing a blank for the others.

  7. April 27, 2013 10:16 am

    I started strong, but it all fell apart in the middle.I knew the ones Mumsy knew. Except I have never heard of Irvin Shaw. Dammit.

  8. May 1, 2013 6:58 pm

    Children’s: The Polar Express
    Classics: Her fan
    Non-Fiction: Ulysses S. Grant
    Book Club: Jane Smiley
    Authors: Irwin Shaw
    Book Bag: Key West

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