Friday, March 26, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What pig experiments with jobs like detective, banker and cowboy, in 26 Walter Brooks books?

Classics: What nickname does Juno give her egotistical hubby Captain Jack Boyle, in a Sean O'Casey play?

Non-Fiction: What 3,900-mile-long waterway did Simon Winchester travel up and back down, while researching The River at the Center of the World?

Book Club: What kind of animal narrates Paul Auster's novel Timbuktu--a dog, a parrot or a rat?

Authors: Who dressed in men's clothing and signed her name "Dr. Will" as a young woman, before going on to write O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark?

Book Bag: What author landed Hideaway, Dragon Tears, Cold Fire and five other novels on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list?

12 comments:

Jenny said...

I do not know any of these. That makes me feel a tiny bit bad about myself.

Jeanne said...

Oh Jenny, don't feel bad! These are really hard! I know three out of the six, which is why I played the card, but that's from years of studying for an oh-so-useful degree in literature...

John said...

Children's: Freddy, in the _Freddy the Detective_ series.

Paperback Reader said...

Classics - Paycock

Book Club - dog

Authors - Willa Cather

Alison said...

I only knew two - Paycock and Willa Cather.

Karen said...

Willa Cather, yes? That's the only one I can answer.

kittiesx3 said...

I knew one!!! But that's because I absolutely loved Song of the Lark. Hurrah!

lemming said...

I was going to guess Rose Wilder Lane, but now realize, with appropriate dope slap, that it's Cather.

readersguide said...

Willa Cather is the only one I know.

Avid Reader said...

Children's: Freddy (I loved the detective book, and I think it's Walter, Walker)

Book Club: a dog

Authors: Willa Cather

Jeanne said...

Avid Reader, thanks (second dope slap) I can't type the name "Walter" easily because I type Walker so much (my son's name)! Didn't mean to make that question harder!

Jeanne said...

Children's: Freddy
Classics: Paycock
Non-Fiction: The Yangtze
Book Club: A dog
Authors: Willa Cather
Book Bag: Dean Koontz

This is the first time we've missed any--maybe because Harriet is on vacation and she often knows the non-fiction one. Also I don't think we have to work up much shame for not knowing Koontz.