Friday, August 27, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What family did Paddington Bear meet at Paddington Station?

Classics: Who did John D. Rockefeller dub "Miss Tarbarrel" for her scathing expose, The History of the Standard Oil Company?

Non-Fiction: What organization's drug ties did former member Yves Lavigne detail in three best-selling books?

Book Club: What Yann Martel bestseller sets a teenager from Pondicherry, India adrift on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger?

Authors: What "trailer park" minimalist led the 1980s movement that detractors called "Kmart realism"?

Book Bag: What gonzo journalism classic begins: "We were somewhere around Barstow at the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold"?

6 comments:

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: The Browns
Classics: I didn't know this, but I'm guessing it has to be Ida Tarbell
Non-Fiction: Hell's Angels
Book Club: Life Of Pi
Authors: ?
Book Bag: Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Karen said...

I only know Life of Pi today. Sigh.

Care said...

I know one!!!! LIfe of Pi.

Avid Reader said...

Children's: The Browns. (When I lived in London I was right next to Paddington Station, so we saw the bear statue everyday).

Book Club: Life of Pi

Book Bag: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Great selection this week!

Alyce said...

I'm like Care (who commented above) - at least I know one! Life of Pi. :)

Jeanne said...

Children's: the Browns
Classics: Ida Tarbell
Non-Fiction: the Hell's Angels
Book Club: Life of Pi
Authors: Raymond Carver
Book Bag: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Stories like "Preservation" gave Carver that label.

I'm impressed that Harriet knew Ida Tarbell, and wondering if she believes that book is really a "classic."

That's fun that you used to live next to the station that gave the bear his name, Avid Reader!

Glad you all knew Life of Pi--it was a fun clue. For bonus points, do you remember the name of the tiger? (This recently bothered my daughter--and then the rest of us--for days until we found a copy of the book and looked it up.)