Friday, August 6, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What is Anne Shirley's oft-repeated term for an "intimate friend" in the Anne of Green Gables series?

Classics: What famed 20th-century novel do fans gather to read aloud every June 16, on Bloomsday?

Non-Fiction: What Ann Coulter diatribe was subtitled: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism?

Book Club: What city is home to the alley in Naguib Mahfouz's Children of the Alley?

Authors: What author of Pronto famously advised budding writers "Try to leave out all the parts readers skip"?

Book Bag: What do P.D. James' initials stand for--Patricia Dalgliesh, Penelope Dell or Phyllis Dorothy?

10 comments:

Alison said...

Children's: "Bosom friend" (I was always more a Little House on the Prairie kid, but I loved the PBS series with Megan Follows)

Classics: Ulysses

Book Bag: Phyllis Dorothy, I think

And please let me be the first to make a snarky joke about filing Ann Coulter under "non-fiction" *grin*

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: "Bosom Friend," although I nearly answered "kindred spirit," which is the phrase I gleaned from the book as I child and reused regularly. But as much as i adored the Anne books, I loved Montgomery's Emily of New Moon series even more.

Classics: Ulysses

Non-Fiction: Treason

Book Club: I haven't read this particular book, but based on a couple of others that I've read, I'll guess Cairo

Authors: I feel I should know this, but can't think of it.

Book Bag: Phyllis Dorothy.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I am so relieved that I knew te first two. I rarely have any idea of what these answers are.

Betty (Beth) said...

Childrens: Bosom Friend (Yay for Anne!)

Classics: Ulysses

Guess on Book Bag: Penelope Dell (because I enjoy the name Penelope) :-)

Jenny said...

Children's: "bosom friend"
Classics: Ulysses (blech)
Nonfiction: Treason
Book Club: Alexandria? Because I like Alexandria? I really don't know. It is probably Cairo really.
Book Bag: Phyllis Dorothy. I'm guessing. Probably because "Dorothy" reminds me of Dorothy Sayers, who also writes mysteries.

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Karen said...

Bosom friend

Ulysses

Possibly the 3rd one? The Dalgliesh option seems too convenient

bermudaonion said...

The only one I knew was Phyllis Dorothy, but I see a couple of other people beat me to it.

Jeanne said...

Children's: "kindred spirit"
Classics: Ulysses
Non-Fiction: Treason
Book Club: Cairo
Authors: Elmore Leonard
Book Bag: Phyllis Dorothy

Thanks to Alison for the requisite joke about the category for Ann Coulter, and to everybody who guessed the common Victorian term for best friend, "bosom friend." I wonder if the answer on this card is a little bit of a trick question.

Karenlibrarian said...

Children's -- bosom friend.

Classics -- Ulysses (though I've never read it myself)

Non-fiction -- I run the opposite direction of Ann Coulter, so I can't answer this one.

Book Club -- Cairo? Three of his books are known as the Cairo Trilogy, so I'm going with that one.

Authors -- no idea.

Book Bag -- I think it's Phyllis Dorothy.

I did not Google a single one of these before posting! Now I must check and feel embarrassed.