Friday, April 2, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

I'm calling this the Easter edition, because of the first question. Also the completely gratuitous picture of our rabbit.

Children's: Who began his infamous raids on Mr. McGregor's garden in 1902?

Classics: What was the first Raymond Chandler novel to feature private eye Philip Marlowe?

Non-Fiction: What Portuguese navigator's ill-fated-16th-century voyage to the Spice Islands is the focus of Laurence Bergreen's Over the Edge of the World?

Book Club: What famed artist's trip to Tahiti features in Mario Vargas Llosa's novel The Way to Paradise?

Authors: What novel caused Sebastian Junger to note "I've written as complete an account as possible of something that can never be fully known"?

Book Bag: What self-published bestseller sends its hero on a quest for a Peruvian manuscript containing nine mystical "insights"?


Karen said...

I do like Peter Rabbit. I'm waiting for my Boy-o to be able to follow stories that long; I've already bought him a book of them. :)

FreshHell said...

Peter Rabbit, of course. Is the last one The Celestine Prophecy? Chandler: Big Sleep? Maybe?

Avid Reader said...

Children's: Peter Rabbit

Classics: The Big Sleep

Non-Fiction: Magellan

Book Club: ?

Authors: The Perfect Storm (great book)

Book Bag: The Celestine Prophecy (awful book)

(I think that's the most I've ever gotten! Even if one or two is wrong)

FreshHell said...

Book Club: Gauguin!

Anonymous said...


Peter Rabbit.

That's all.

(Did Magellan have a mishap in the Spice Islands?)

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I wish I could play these. I only get the most basic ones. Can you believe I missed Peter Rabbit?

Jeanne said...

Children's: Peter Rabbit
Classics: The Big Sleep
Non-Fiction: Ferdinand Magellan
Book Club: Paul Gauguin
Authors: The Perfect Storm
Book Bag: The Celestine Prophecy

Collectively, we win!