Friday, August 13, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: Who penned Higglety Pigglety Pop! as a tribute to his Sealyham terrier, Jennie?

Classics: What novel features a heroine who loves Jake, is engaged to Mike, but has affairs with Robert and Pedro?

Non-Fiction: What Yaak Valley activist wrote The Book of Yaak, Brown Dog of the Yaak and The Roadless Yaak?

Book Club: What Louisiana Creole term did Rebecca Wells redefine as a "person who is afraid and still drinks of life very deeply"?

Authors: Who finished the novel Cuba Libre before the researcher he sent to Havana returned home?

Book Bag: Who dashed off the three breezy historical romances The Wind Dancer, Storm Winds and Reap the Winds in a single year?

7 comments:

Karenlibrarian said...

Wow, I am pathetic. I only know two of the answers without Googling:

Children's -- Maurice Sendak

Authors -- I think it's Elmore Leonard

Karen said...

I'll go for

Classics: The Sun Also Rises


and


Authors: Hemingway

but I'm not *sure* of either.

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: Sendak
Classics: Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
Non-Fiction: ?
Book Club: Ya-ya
Authors: Elmore Leonard. Didn't we have another question about Leonard recently? Or am I losing my marbles?
Book Bag: ?

Lenore said...

Umm...this is a test I'd FAIL.

FreshHell said...

All I know is Sendak for the first one.

Jeanne said...

Children's: Maurice Sendak
Classics: The Sun Also Rises
Non-Fiction: Rick Bass
Book Club: Ya-Ya
Authors: Elmore Leonard
Book Bag: Iris Johansen

I thought this was a hard round; we're getting down to the last few cards I picked out from the first half of the cards from the game--and these are the ones on which I knew three out of six answers, so I doubt many of you would find the discards any easier! The clue for "The Sun Also Rises" struck me as particularly difficult, even if you know the book.

So well done if you got even one of these!

Harriet, yes, there was another question about Elmore Leonard quite recently. Not a writer I admire much, but good for this game, I guess. And as I said, I'm down to the last few cards from one of the packs and about to open another in a few more weeks.

Care said...

huh! I thought you wrote the questioons!