Monday, December 14, 2009

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers: Answers

1. In the "children's" category: Who included a star-studded CD along with her songbook Philadelphia Chickens, hyped as a "too-illogical zoological musical revue"?
Sandra Boynton
2. In the "classics" category: What Arthur Conan Doyle character was based on a shrewd Victorian criminal named Adam Worth?
Professor Moriarty
3. In the "non-fiction" category: What hot-selling 1995 instructional manual was subtitled Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right?
The Rules
4. In the "book club" category: What tearjerker was the first William Styron book ever performed as an opera?
Sophie's Choice
5. In the "authors" category: What best selling novelist was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an "Outstanding American" in 1992?
John Irving
6. In the "book bag" category: What was Janet Evanovich's follow-up to her best-selling thriller One for the Money?
Two for the Dough

PAJ, like me, got all but #3. Harriet got all but #6 (I LIKE those Stephanie Plum novels!). And Florinda got all but #1 (anyone with children under the age of 13 needs to hear Philadelphia Chickens!) Thanks for playing. Should we do this here again, perhaps with a shorter answer time? (Did you notice that Paperback Reader is asking one of these questions every Tuesday?)


Amanda said...

Though I am generally terrible at trivia, I would love to see more of these. I have no opinion on answer time. Do it however you like. :)

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

This would be great to see again even though I am horrid at it. Time is up to you. More or less of it would probably not help me anyway.

Harriet said...

I thought this was fun as well and the time doesn't really make a difference to me. As for Stephanie Plum, I am a mass market book snob, so I've never picked those books up and probably won't. Which is probably totally unfair, but there it is.

Paperback Reader said...

I'm amazed that a couple of my guesses were correct!

Thanks for the link; I enjoy playing the game weekly and would like to see more questions (that I don't know the answers to myself, playing rather than hosting) featured here.

PAJ said...

I enjoyed playing and would like to play again. (Although we were huge Sandra Boynton fans at my house, we had missed Philadelphia Chickens until a dear friend sent us the book a year or so ago.)

Karen said...

Yes, more, please!

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Jeanne said...

Okay, we'll do this once a week or so here; I'm thinking of putting the answers in the comments so if you subscribe to comments, you'll see them.

Alison said...

#3 wasn't a fair question. The Rules clearly should be categorized as fiction.

Jeanne said...

Alison, ha, good point. Management is not responsible for the phrasing or categorizing of questions used in this game!

Jeanne said...

I think the book-lover trivia will appear on Fridays.