Friday, October 15, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What 2001 Ann Brashares novel tells the tale of four girls facing a summer apart, and the pair of magic blue jeans that ties them together?

Classics: What was Myra Breckenridge's first name before the surgery, in a Gore Vidal novel?

Non-fiction: What James Hirsen tattler about entertainment industry liberals is subtitled True Stories of Hollywood Stars and Their Outrageous Politics?

Book Club: What Kurt Vonnegut novel bears the subtitle Or The Children's Crusade?

Authors: What Pulitzer-winning baseball scribe advised: "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein"?

Book Bag: What writer invented police Commissario Guido Brunetti to investigate crime in Venice?


Karen said...

1st: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I'd guess.

I really don't know any of the others.

Alison said...

I am 90% sure the Vonnegut is Slaughterhouse Five.

FreshHell said...

Book Club: Slaughterhouse Five
Book Bag: Donna Leon

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

Classics: Myron

Non-Fiction: ?

Book Club: Slaughterhouse 5

Authors: Red Smith (I only know this because I saw this quote, which I've heard many times, somewhere a couple of days ago with his name attached)

Book Bag: ?

Betty (Beth) said...

This may be the most I've ever done:

1. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. Myron (I'm guessing, but it seems like it could be right)
3. ?
4. Slaughterhouse Five
5. ?
6. ?

Avid Reader said...

Children's: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Book Club: Slaughterhouse Five

Anonymous said...

1. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. Myron
3. ?
4. Slaughterhouse Five
5. Red Smith ( just read this somewhere -- where?)
6. Donna Leon

Jeanne said...

Children's: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Classics: Myron
Non-Fiction: Tales From the Left Coast
Book Club: Slaughterhouse-Five
Authors: Red Smith
Book Bag: Donna Leon

Collectively, we got them all except the non-fiction; evidently no one who reads this blog wants to read about the politics of film stars!