Friday, April 16, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: Who menaces the Three Little Wolves with a sledgehammer, a pneumatic drill and dynamite in a Eugene Trivizas story?

Classics: What novel centers on the trial of Tom Robinson for the rape of Mayella Ewell?

Non-Fiction: What book by Mark Bowden recounts the tragic events in Mogadishu on Sunday, October 3, 1993?

Book Club: What onetime biologist wrote real-life scientists Linnaeus, Darwin and Mendel into her short story collection Ship Fever?

Authors: What writer sought out author Zora Neale Hurston's unmarked grave and paid for a tombstone to be placed there?

Book Bag: What author featured the Nameless Detective in mysteries like Bones, Bleeders and Boobytrap?


Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: The Big Bad Pig, of course!

Classics: To Kill a Mockingbird

Non-Fiction: Black Hawk Down. I haven't read it, but my brother was an extra in the movie, so we heard all about it.

Book Club: ? I've heard of the collection, but I don't remember the author. I don't think it was someone I had heard of before.

Authors: Alice Walker

Book Bag: No idea, but I think I need to go look this one up.

Jenny said...

Classics is To Kill a Mockingbird, and that's all I got, though my guess for Children's is that it's something like The Big Bad Pig or The Evil Pig.

And I don't know who put a tombstone for Zora Neale Hurston, but hooray for whoever it was!

Avid Reader said...

Children's: A pig?

Classics: To Kill a Mockingbird

Non-Fiction: ?

Book Club: ?

Authors: Alice Walker

Book Bag: ?

This was a tricky week!

Betty (Beth) said...

I knew one!

Classics: To Kill A Mockingbird

Unforunately no clue on the rest. :-)

Anonymous said...

Book Club: Andrea Barrett! (She's a good writer, although a little cold.)

Jeanne said...

Children's: The Big Bad Pig
Classics: To Kill a Mockingbird
Non-Fiction: Black Hawk Down
Book Club: Andrea Barrett
Authors: Alice Walker
Book Bag: Bill Pronzini

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig was a big favorite when Walker was little.

I guess Bill Pronzini is as unknown to you all as he was to me... ReadersGuide is the only one who could come up with the author of Ship Fever! Only Harriet got Black Hawk Down, and she and Avid Reader knew it was Alice Walker who put up a stone for Hurston.