Friday, March 5, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What resident of Hundred Acre Wood likes to eat "a little something at 11 o'clock in the morning"?

Classics: What author won a Pulitzer for his trilogy The Trees, The Fields and The Town, later compiled as The Awakening Land?

Non-Fiction: Who's the Last Child of Camelot, according to the subtitle of a Christopher Andersen biography?

Book Club: What Oxford classmate of J.R.R. Tolkien finally found fame at age 81, when her novel Offshore won the Booker Prize?

Authors: What British author of Homage to Catalonia survived a bullet to the throat while fighting in the Spanish Civil War?

Book Bag: What Katherine Dunn novel centers on carny owner Aloysius Binewski and his freakish kids?

7 comments:

Harriet said...

I saw the first one and though, "it's going to be easy this week. But alas I only know one other.

Children's: Winnie the Pooh
Authors: Orwell

Marie said...

Offshore- Penelope Fitgerald?

Ron Griggs said...

The 1st is Conrad Richter.
The children's is Winnie the Pooh
The authors is George Orwell

Care said...

I KNOW ONE! I've even READ it! Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.

readersguide said...

1. Winnie the pooh

4. Penelope Fitzgerald

5. George Orwell

That's all I got --

Jenny said...

I got Winnie the Pooh and Geek Love but that's all.

Jeanne said...

Children's: Winnie the Pooh (Ron, Harriet, ReadersGuide, Jenny)
Classics: Conrad Richter (Ron)
Non-Fiction: Caroline Kennedy
Book Club: Penelope Fitzgerald (Marie, ReadersGuide)
Authors: George Orwell (Harriet,Ron, ReadersGuide)
Book Bag: Geek Love (Care, Jenny)

It's certainly an unusual week when I guess the Non-Fiction one and no one else does, and when there's someone said to be associated with Tolkien that Ron doesn't know! If you haven't read Richter, I recommend trying The Trees--which my parents sent me as soon as I moved to Ohio telling me I must read it here.