Friday, September 10, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers, a Brand New Day!

It's a brand new day for the trivial pursuit for booklover's questions... Why? Because I've opened a new package of cards. These have already been extremely difficult questions for most of us, and now I'm going to be posting ones I haven't checked to see that I know at least three out of the six... Why? Maybe because I was influenced by Dr. Horrible (singing "Brand New Day" on his sing-along blog). Or maybe because I think some of you might have read books I haven't. You decide. (mwahaha!)

Children's: Who describes the ups and downs of coexisting with primates, in My Life With the Chimpanzees?

Classics: What novel resulted with the San Francisco News sent a reporter to investigate the plight of Depression-era migrant farm workers?

Non-Fiction: What pop star thrilled fans with details of her gastric bypass surgery in the book Gut Feelings?

Book Club: Who presented Any Woman's Blues, a faux autobiography of painter Leila Sand, as if her recurring character Isadora Wing had written it?

Authors: What author led the Merry Pranksters in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test?

Book Bag: What Olivia Goldsmith novel about the book trade features the writer of a 1,114-page manuscript who commits suicide after her 23rd rejection letter?

7 comments:

FreshHell said...

Children's: Jane Goodall
Classics: Grapes of Wrath
Authors: Ken Kesey (Heard him speak years ago to a rapt audience of college students.)

Betty (Beth) said...

I'm guessing Grapes of Wrath for the Classics, but I'm pretty sure it's correct.

Other than that, I don't have a clue (although I don't think that's much different than normal). :-)

Jenny said...

It's gotta be Jane Goodall, and I know Grapes of Wrath. Apart from that I have no idea.

Harriet said...

Children's: Jane Goodall
Classics: The Grapes of Wrath
Non-Fiction: Carnie Wilson. I'm embarrassed that I know this one.
Book Club: I only know this because I know Isadora Wing is a character in Fear of Flying -- Erica Jong
Authors: Ken Kesey
Book Bag: The best I can do here is "not The First Wives Club."

Avid Reader said...

I'm with FreshHall, I know...

Children's: Jane Goodall

Classics: Grapes of Wrath

Authors: Ken Kesey

p.s. I love Dr. Horrible

Jeanne said...

Children's: Jane Goodall
Classics: The Grapes of Wrath
Non-Fiction: Carnie Wilson
Book Club: Erica Jong
Authors: Ken Kesey
Book Bag: Bestseller

I was with Jenny on this one--I knew only two, and the first was pretty much a guess. Now I don't feel so cruel about playing cards without pre-approving them, though--evidently nothing can stop the usual champion, Harriet, from getting all but one.

Avid Reader, glad to meet another Dr. Horrible fan! Just the name tickles me...sing-along blog.

Melissa said...

Wow. Those are some hard cards!