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Trivial Pursuit for Booklovers (the end)

August 30, 2013

This is the last Trivial Pursuit for Booklovers card. Any suggestions for good blog activities on Fridays from here on out are welcome.

Children’s: What onetime childhood rival finally ties the knot with Anne in Anne’s House of Dreams?

Classics: What play by Thornton Wilder presents 5,000 years of human history from the New Jersey home of George and Maggie Antrobus?

Non-Fiction: What former confidant to Princess Diana revealed what the butler saw, in the tell-all A Royal Duty?

Book Club: What biographical novel was Janice Galloway inspired to write, after hearing how horrible Robert Schumann’s wife had been?

Authors: What colleague told hard-drinking F. Scott Fitzgerald to leave his heart to the Plaza, but his liver to Princeton?

Book Bag: What’s the English translation for Krazny Oktyabr, the object of Jack Ryan’s book-long quest?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2013 8:49 am

    Sad to see these go away:

    2. Our Town
    3. Paul Burrell
    4. Clara
    5. Ernest Hemingway

  2. August 30, 2013 8:53 am

    Children’s: Gilbert!

    Classics: Our Town

    Authors: Hemingway?

    I’m so sad that was the very last card! Thank you for doing them for so long.

  3. August 30, 2013 9:28 am

    I’m sad to see these go, too, even though they were a constant reminder of how shallow my literary knowledge is. However, I must take exception to the characterization of Robert Schumann being “horrible” to Clara. By most accounts, they were a loving couple, and the fact that she sublimated her performing and composing career to be his wife and a mother was mostly her decision (IMHO). Her father, much like Leopold Mozart’s father, treated her like a performing monkey, but his treatment was more an aspect of his personality rather than her gender.

  4. Karen D permalink
    August 30, 2013 10:15 am

    Gilbert Blythe
    Red October

    My suggestion? repeat the cards and see if we learned anything!

  5. lemming permalink
    August 30, 2013 11:01 am

    5/6! Not a bay way to go, particularly given how poorly I usually fare. Good omen for the weekend.

  6. August 30, 2013 6:13 pm

    Still don’t know any but had to post on the last one 😀

  7. August 30, 2013 10:00 pm

    Wah! I am so sad! And I didn’t manage to pick this up earlier, so I am climbing on board late, but not reading other comments, so please forgive any repetitioni.

    Children’s: Gilbert Blythe

    Classics: The Skin of our Teeth

    Non-Fiction: Paul…something. I can see his face, but can’t remember his name.

    Book Club: Clara

    Authors: Hemingway

    Book Bag: Beautiful October? No, it must be Red October. I’ve always loved that the word beautiful also means red. And also, the word world means peace. If only.

    Thanks for doing these, Jeanne! i will miss them! For blog activities, I might suggest a question of the day — What is your favorite fictional character? Name a book you read over and over again, What book is on your night table, that kind of thing.

    • September 3, 2013 9:25 am

      OOooooo – in what language does beautiful = red? and world = peace? interesting.

  8. September 2, 2013 9:35 am

    Children’s: Gilbert Blythe
    Classics: The Skin of Our Teeth
    Non-Fiction: Paul Burrell
    Book Club: Clara
    Authors: Ernest Hemingway
    Book Bag: Red October

    Thanks to you all for playing, and thanks for the suggestions for how to follow up on this Friday game!

  9. September 3, 2013 9:26 am

    I guessed on Hemingway. Farewell to a fun series! I was absolutely horrible at it but I liked learning stuff (that I probably won’t remember since I have little context to most.)

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