Friday, December 10, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What Barbara Robinson favorite describes what happens when "the worst kids in the history of the world" misinterpret the Christmas story?

Classics: Which of the Little Women sells her hair to help pay for the care and safe return of their ill father?

Non-Fiction: What notorious how-to book did author William Powell later renounce as "a misguided and potentially dangerous publication"?

Book Club: Whose seven-book "Narratives of Empire" series includes Burr and Lincoln?

Authors: What Brooklyn-born crime writer has penned novels under the pseudonyms Curt Clark, Tucker Coe, Timothy J. Culver and Samuel Holt?

Book Bag: What author first pits heroes from the Word against villains from the Void in Running with the Demon?

15 comments:

Karenlibrarian said...

Children's: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Classics: (guessing) Jo?? She's spunky, and I can picture her with short hair.

Book Club -- I think it's Gore Vidal.

kittiesx3 said...

I only know the classics one, and it's Jo. I should quit reading Friday's quizzes, I always come away depressed with my lack of knowledge :P

FreshHell said...

What Elizabeth said. Jo is the only answer I know for sure.

Karen said...

The only one I can think of is that the misguided how-to book must be the Anarchist's Cookbook. Yes?

Sherck said...

The first one must be The Best Christmas Pageant Ever--I performed in a stage version my freshman year of high school.

I was thinking Gore Vidal as well.

And although I don't know the answer to the Book Bag question, I'm pretty sure I heard an interview with the author, even though I can't name it now.

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. This reminds me that we have to dig this one out and read it stat.

Classics: Jo March

Non-Fiction: The Anarchist Cookbook

Book Club: Gore Vidal

Authors: ?

Book Bag: ?

Amanda said...

Classics: Jo

As usually, that's all I know.

Avid Reader said...

Children's: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Classics: Jo of course!

readersguide said...

Jo; Gore Vidal; that's all I got.

Jenny said...

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, which, holy crap, I need to reread that!

Betty (Beth) said...

Childrens: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Classics: Jo! :-)

Alyce said...

I agree with everyone else's guesses for Children's, Classics and Non-fiction. Three is the most I've ever gotten, so I'm pretty excited. :)

Jeanne said...

Children's: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Classics: Jo
Non-Fiction: The Anarchist Cookbook
Book Club: Gore Vidal's
Authors: Donald E. Westlake
Book Bag: Terry Brooks

Getting two or three of these is doing really well, you know!

Sherck said...

Okay, so I did not hear an interview with Terry Brooks--I was thinking of a different book by a different author. But I had heard of the book before.

Jeanne said...

John, hearing of it before counts...as much as anything counts, since I don't usually give prizes for correct answers!