Friday, March 12, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What children's book begins: "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines..."?
Classics: What Mohican, Hawkeye's companion in The Leatherstocking Tales, dies in The Pioneers?
Non-Fiction: What nation did Bill Bryson tool around in, to research his Notes From a Small Island?
Book Club: Who wove observations from his childhood on the grounds of Broadmoor's Criminal Lunatic Asylum into his novels Asylum and Spider?
Authors: What surplus WWII vehicle proudly adorns the lawn of Tom Clancy's Maryland home--a helicopter, tank, or submarine?
Book Bag: What 1979 novel did Douglas Adams base on his own BBC science-fiction radio series?

11 comments:

Paperback Reader said...

Children's: Madeline
Non-Fiction: Britain
Authors: guessing tank
Book Bag: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Betty said...

A couple of guesses this time:

Non-Fiction: Great Britain???

Book Bag: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (I'm actually pretty sure on this one).

Harriet said...

Children's: Madeline
Classics: I haven't r these, I'm ashamed to say.
Non-Fiction: U.K.
Book Club: No idea
Authors: submarine?
Book Bag: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

This is not easier. I want my money back!

readersguide said...

Lived 12 little girls in two straight lines. The smallest one was Madeleine.
Oh, I never read those Mohican stories -- are they any good?
Great Britain -- funny book.
Patrick McGrath -- too creepy for me.
No idea.
Hitchhiker's Guide, which I have also never read -- any good?

Valerie said...

Children's-Madeline
Classics-Chingachgook
Non-fiction-Britain
Authors-Tank!
Book Bag-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Avid Reader said...

Children's: Madeline
Non-Fiction: England
Authors: Tank
Book Bag: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Readersguide: Hitchhiker's is awesome! It's one of my favorite books.

PAJ said...

Others have done all the work here, so I'll just ask if you've ever read any Bill Bryson books? They are very funny and offer a good bit of information. I particularly love In a Sunburned Country and (my all-time favorites) A Walk in the Woods.

Jenny said...

Children's: Madeline
Classics: Chingachgook (I may be spelling this wrong...)
Nonfiction: the UK
Book Club: Patrick McGrath
Book Bag: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Marie said...

Madeline!!! :-)
book bag- hitchhiker's guide?

Jeanne said...

Children's: Madeline
Classics: Chingachgook
Non-Fiction: Britain
Book Club: Patrick McGrath
Authors: a tank
Book Bag: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Collectively, we got them all once again.

ReadersGuide, I haven't read the Mohican stories in years, so I can't really say. But The Hitchhiker's Guide is the book I'm going to BE in a Fahrenheit 451 world, so yes, I love it! More than ANY OTHER!
PAJ, yes I think I've read everything Bryson has written; certainly the two you mention. Sometimes he irritates me with the baby boomer/hippie attitude. But he's a good writer, generally.

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