Friday, November 12, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What children's author tapped out Circus Shoes, Movie Shoes, Theatre Shoes, Dancing Shoes and Ballet Shoes?

Classics: What novel sold the most copies during the 1970s--Jaws, The Godfather, or Love Story?

Non-Fiction: What former law clerk to Clarence Thomas penned Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America?

Book Club: Whose book Child of God did the New York Times call "the greatest necrophiliac novel ever"?

Authors: What Mississippian tore up the only copy of her short story "Petrified Man" after one too many rejection slips, then later rewrote it from memory?

Book Bag: What fictional spy was based on decorated Scottish World War II commando Patrick Dalzel-Job?

9 comments:

Karenlibrarian said...

Okay, mostly guessing:

Children's author: Noel Streatfeild

Classics: Love Story

Nonfiction: Glenn Beck?

Authors: Flannery O'Conner

Book Bag: James Bond

Karen said...

BB must be James Bond. The others...I dunno.

readersguide said...

Well, Noel Streatfeild and James Bond, but that's it.

Melissa said...

I just know Streatfeild, and only because of Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail." Shameful. :)

Laura said...

I only knew one, but it was the one I'm most glad I could get. I say it was probably Jaws as the bestseller. I remember reading it the summer it came out.

Avid Reader said...

Children's: Noel Streatfeild

That's all I've got.

Lenore said...

Tough ones!

Marie said...

I don't know any of these. Great questions as always! I love your literary trivia.

Jeanne said...

Children's: Noel Streatfeild
Classics: The Godfather
Non-Fiction: Laura Ingraham
Book Club: Cormac McCarthy
Authors: Eudora Welty
Book Bag: James Bond

These were tough ones, weren't they? Sounds like I need to watch You've Got Mail again, because I don't remember a Streatfeild reference!