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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

August 9, 2013

Children’s: What children’s author conjured up characters Otis Spofford, Henry Huggins and Ralph S. Mouse?

Classics: What “shrew” must Petruchio marry, in order to clear the way for her younger sister to wed, in Shakespeare’s comedy?

Non-Fiction: Who wrote Little Girl Lost at age 14, to chronicle her pre-teen drug addiction?

Book Club: Who picked up a Booker Prize for The Ghost Road, the finale of her trench-warfare trilogy Regeneration?

Authors: Which letter in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s last name wasn’t there until he launched his literary career?

Book Bag: Who launched her writing career at the age of 18 by co-authoring Puberty Blues with surfing buddy Gabrielle Carey?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2013 7:20 am

    Classics: Katherine

    Book Club: Pat Barker

  2. August 9, 2013 9:29 am

    Children’s: Beverly Cleary

    Classics: Katherine

    Non-Fiction: Drew Barrymore

    Book Club: Pat Barker

    Authors: W

    Book Bag: ?

  3. Karen D permalink
    August 9, 2013 9:47 am

    Beverly Cleary
    Kate
    ?
    ?
    e?
    ?

  4. August 9, 2013 1:50 pm

    Beverly Cleary – Children’s
    Classics: Katherine
    Non-Fiction: Drew Barrymore
    Authors: E? In his last name? No, maybe W? It must be W, I see someone else says so.

    Pretty good for me!

  5. August 9, 2013 3:26 pm

    I’ve got four of these! Beverly Cleary, Kate, Pat Barker, and W. I even know why — he was related to Judge Hathorne who presided over the Salem witch trials, and he was ashamed of the connection. (Learned that when we read The Crucible.)

  6. August 9, 2013 4:16 pm

    Children’s: Cleary

    Classics: Kate!

  7. August 12, 2013 7:54 pm

    Children’s: Beverly Cleary
    Classics: Kate
    Non-fiction: Drew Barrymore
    Book Club: Pat Barker
    Authors: W
    Book Bag: Kathy Lette

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