Friday, January 29, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What story finds Harold the dog and Chester the cat wondering whether the new bunny in the house is a vampire?

Classics: What E.M. Forster novel depicts the battles of the Schlegels and the Wilcoxes over a country house?

Non-Fiction: What Simon Winchester book traces the scientific consequences of obscure geologist William Smith's 1815 sketch of subterranean strata?

Book Club: What novel by Christina Schwarz slowly unravels how little Ruthie's mother mysteriously drowned?

Authors: What author of How to be Good did The New Yorker describe as the "maestro of the male confessional"?

Book Bag: What novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer tells of privileged Clarissa's quest to snap up a hubby?

Some of these are hard ones--how many do you know? Put your guesses in the comments!

8 comments:

Karen said...

Bunnicula
Howard's End
For the last 4: pfft--who knows? Not I!

readersguide said...

Childrens': Bunnicula

Classics" Howards End

Non-Fiction: I would have guessed Crack in the Earth, but my sleuthing (cheating) reveals that it must be The Map that Changed the World

Book Club: ?

Authors: Nick Hornby!

Bookbag: ?

50% -- getting better!

Avid Reader said...

Children's: Bunnicula

Classics: Howard's End

Non-Fiction: ?

Book Club: Drowning Ruth

Authors: Nick Hornby

Book Bag: ?

Great questions this week!

Harriet said...

Children's: Bunnicula. I just read this for the first time. AJ's reading it at school.

Classics: Howard's End. I love Forster.

Non-Fiction: The Map that Changed the World. I've been dying to read this one.

Book Club: ?

Authors: Nick Hornby

Book Bag: ?

Alison said...

Because it's the only bit of chicklit I can name offhand, I'm gonna go with The Starter Wife for Bookbag.

Jenny said...

Children's: Bunnicula
Classics: Howard's End
Nonfiction: The Map that Changed the World
Authors: Nick Hornby

That's all I got!

Libby said...

1. Bunnicula
2. Howard's End
3.
4. A Map of the World?
5. Nick Hornsby?
6.

Jeanne said...

Children's: Bunnicula
Classics: Howards End
Non-Fiction: The Map That Changed the World
Book Club: Drowning Ruth
Authors: Nick Hornby
Book Bag: Maneater

So none of us read enough chicklit to get that last one, and Avid Reader is the only one (besides me) who's read Drowning Ruth.

Readersguide, should there be a penalty for (looking it up) cheating?