Friday, June 11, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What Mavis Jukes book about loss lets young Austin recall when he and his grandparents made a pie as a late-night snack?

Classics: What did Louisa May Alcott title her lesser-known sequel to Little Women?

Non-Fiction: What 1985 Tracy Kidder tome is divided into sections titled "The Contract," "Architecture," "Wood," and "In a Workmanlike Manner"?

Book Club: What Margaret Atwood bestseller includes a novel-within-the-novel entitled The Blind Assassin?

Authors: What psychologist was inspired to write The Best Revenge after witnessing an interview with death row inmate Gary Davis?

Book Bag: Who spent nine books chronicling battles between the forces of Chaos and Amber?

10 comments:

Alison said...

Classics: Little Men (I own a copy but have never read it)

Harriet said...

Children's: Wow, I think this is the first children's book I havent known

Classics: There's actually two: Little Men is the first one; Jo's Boys is the second.

Non-Fiction: House

Book Club: The Blind Assassin :)

Authors: ?

Book Bag: ?

Tough ones this week!

Avid Reader said...

Classics: Little Men

Non-Fiction: House

Book Club: The Blind Assassin

That's all I've got.

Jenny said...

Classics: Well, Good Wives, but that doesn't really count, so Little Men and then Jo's Boys (not as good).

Book Club: The Blind Assassin

Book Bag: Roger Zelazny maybe? I feel like he has books with Amber in the title...

Betty (Beth) said...

This may be a first. I actually know two answers and I've read both of the books.

Classics: Little Men

Book Club: The Blind Assassin

kittiesx3 said...

I knew the Classics one. Have you ever read A Long Fatal Love Chase? I enjoyed that one too.

Karen said...

2) Jo's Boys or Little Men
3) House
4) The Blind Assassin

I don't know the others this week!

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Jeanne said...

Children's: Blackberries in the Dark

Classics: Little Men

Non-Fiction: House

Book Club: The Blind Assassin

Authors: Stephen White

Book Bag: Roger Zelazny

This seemed to me an obscure children's title, and the rest of you confirmed that!

The Zelazny books are a family favorite--Ron gave me the first one when I was supposed to be studying for a final exam in college, and I was kind of mad at him, since he knew I wouldn't be able to do anything else until I finished it!

And yes, at one point I read everything Alcott ever wrote.

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