Friday, January 28, 2011

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What William H. Armstrong classic tells the tragic tale of an unlucky mutt and his sharecropper masters?

Classics(?): What 1957 Ayn Rand opus devotes 57 pages to a single discourse on the principles of objectivism?

Non-Fiction: What Tidewater novelist devotes Fridays to writing nonfiction, some of which was published in The Friday Book and Further Fridays?

Book Club: What play, set in a Chicago real estate office, earned David Mamet a Pulitzer Prize?

Authors: What women's college hired Jill Ker Conway, author of The Road from Coorain, as its first female president?

Book Bag: What novel about a struggling Dublin band kicked Roddy Doyle's writing career into high gear?

13 comments:

Karenlibrarian said...

I'm so lame, I only know three -- I've never read Rand and I've completely forgotten the Mamet play. Hmpft.

Children's -- Sounder

Authors -- Amherst College?

Book Bag -- The Committments

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: ?

Classics: Atlas Shrugged

Non-Fiction: ?

Book Club: Glengarry Glen Ross

Authors: Smith College -- my alma mater. I attended Jill Conway's inauguration, which coincided with my freshman year. Best part: all functions were catered by Julia Child.

Book Bag: The Commitments

Harriet M. Welsch said...

I mistyped -- not Conway's inauguration -- her de-inauguration. She was leaving and the new president was being inaugurated.

readersguide said...

Children's: Sounder (one of many very sad books about animals for children.)

Classics: Atlas Shrugged

Non-fiction: John Barth

Book Club: Glengarry Glen Ross

Author's: Smith!

Book Bag: the Commitments

Ha!

FreshHell said...

Sounder and Atlas Shrugged - that's all I know.

Avid Reader said...

Classics: Atlas Shrugged

Book Club: Glengarry Glen Ross

I've read those two, so I actually knew them!

Care said...

Glengarry Glen Ross! I know one!!!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Ha, I like the Classics(?) note :) That one is Atlas Shrugged!

Jeanne said...

Children's: Sounder
Classics: Atlas Shrugged
Non-Fiction: John Barth
Book Club: Glengarry Glen Ross
Authors: Smith College
Book Bag: The Commitments

Collectively, we got all but Barth this week.

I love the idea of a de-inauguration!

Karen said...

Actually, readersguide got Barth, too.

Jeanne said...

Karen, you're right. ReadersGuide, I'm so sorry I didn't properly celebrate your victory!
This is the result of typing in the answers before I've properly opened my eyes and had a cup of tea on a Monday morning. I knew I wasn't with it when I told the kids that they had a pretty good "chance of school" for tomorrow (I meant "snow").

readersguide said...

Hooray hooray! (We have to celebrate, because it will almost certainly never be repeated.)

Jeanne said...

Readersguide, I will send you a prize appropriate for such a victory!