Friday, December 31, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What red-haired orphan is saddled with the middle name Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim's Daughter?

Classics: What 1873 novel gets moving after a 20,000-pound wager at London's staid Reform Club?

Non-Fiction: What book did Pat Conroy base on a year teaching poor kids on South Carolina's Daufuskie Island?

Book Club: What Pulitzer-winning author returned to the Chesapeake of his youth in three stories published as A Tidewater Morning?

Authors: What trend-setting author coined the expression "social X-rays" when describing extremely thin society women?

Book Bag: Who "co-authored" the 2001 novel Candyland with his alter ego, Ed McBain?

7 comments:

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: Pippi Longstocking, of course!

Classics: Around the World in 80 Days? I haven't read this in a long time, but I remember it starts with a bet.

Non-Fiction: The Water is Wide. I've spent much of my life in and out of the low country. Impossible not to know Conroy.

Book Club: I feel like I should know this, but I have no idea.

Authors: Wolfe

Book Bag: ?

Care said...

and just why are orphans usually red-headed, huh?

Avid Reader said...

Children's: Pippi Longstocking

Classics: Around the World in 80 Days

Happy New Year!

Care - I know, Annie, Anne of Green Gables, what's with that?

Karen said...

Around the World in 80 Days is the only one I can offer this week.

readersguide said...

Pippi!

I'd also guess around the world in 80 days

don't know the rest . . .

Jenny said...

Pippi Longstocking is all I've got. I completely forgot that was her name until I saw the question!

Jeanne said...

Children's: Pippi Longstocking
Classics: Around the World in 80 Days
Non-Fiction: The Water is Wide
Book Club: William Styron
Authors: Tom Wolfe
Book Bag: Evan Hunter

Care, there's a "ginger" joke there, but I'm not going to make it...