Friday, June 25, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What was the best-selling hardcover children's book ever, by 2001--Green Eggs and Ham, Pat the Bunny, or The Poky Little Puppy?

Classics: What novel spins the tale of the four March sisters?

Non-Fiction: What rocker's famous excesses did Sandy Troy detail in his 1994 biography Captain Trips?

Book Club: What Margaret Drabble novel centers on a feminist author who turns up missing from her British seaside town?

Authors: What Novel Prize-winner no doubt pleased typesetters by abbreviating his first two names, Vidiadhar Surajprasad?

Book Bag: What hard-boiled private investigator dates a feminist therapist named Susan Silverman?


Betty (Beth) said...

I'm guessing Green Eggs and Ham for Childrens. (but it's most likely incorrect) :-)

Classics: Little Women

Avid Reader said...

Children's: Pat the Bunny maybe?

Classics: Little Women

Authors: V. S. Naipaul

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: I'll guess Pat the Bunny
Classics: Little Women, duh
Non-Fiction: I feel like I should know this, but I don't.
Book Club: The Witch of Exmoor. Oh, I haven't read that one in ages. I think I need to remedy that.
Authors: Naipaul
Book Bag: Spenser. I only know this because I used to know someone named Susan Silverman. I've never read these books.

Anonymous said...

Little Women and VS Naipaul. You're back!

Karen said...

Children's: The Poky Little Puppy? (This is a guess.)

Classics: Little Women

Non-Fiction: I don't know.

Book Club: I don't know

Authors: Naipul (though I probably spelled that wrong)

Book Bag: Spenser

Jenny said...


Children's: Don't know but I want it to be Green Eggs and Ham.
Classics: Little Women
Authors: Naipaul

So 2 out of 6, and one that's all wishful thinking. :p

Amanda said...

Ooh I actually know two of them this week. 1) The Poky Little Puppy, and 2) Little Women.

Jeanne said...

Children's: The Poky Little Puppy
Classics: Little Women
Non-Fiction: Jerry Garcia's
Book Club: The Witch of Exmoor
Authors: V.S. Naipaul
Book Bag: Spenser

So we did well, except for a dearth of Grateful Dead fans here! I'm pretty sure that the early and continuous (Little Golden Book) publication for The Poky Little Puppy is why it's the best-selling.