Friday, February 4, 2011

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What type of beast is Hathi, in The Jungle Book?

Classics: What Bernard Malamud debut novel introduced aging baseball phenom Roy Hobbes?

Non-Fiction: What four-letter title did Leora Tanenbaum pick for her book subtitled Growing Up Females with a Bad Reputation?

Book Club: What story by Andre Dubus III inspired the award-winning Sissy Spacek film In the Bedroom?

Authors: What Caribbean nation's revolution inspired Madison Smartt Bell's historical novels All Souls Rising and Master of the Crossroads?

Book Bag: What author briefly abandoned the supernatural in the 1980s to pen The Feast of All Saints and Cry to Heaven?

7 comments:

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: elephant
Classics: The Natural
Non-Fiction: Slut
Book Club: ?
Authors: Haiti
Book Bag: Anne Rice -- One of my college profs had us read Cry to Heaven, which is about a castrato.

Karen said...

Children's: elephant

Classics: The Natural

Non-Fiction: ?

Book Club: ?

Authors: Haiti?

Book Bag: ? (Stephen King isn't right, I don't think...)

readersguide said...

Childrens: Elephant
Classics: The Natural
Non-Fiction: guessing, but it has to be Slut
Book Club: ?
Authors: guessing again that it's Haiti
Book Bag: ? Madame Blavatsky? (kidding)

Avid Reader said...

Children's: An elephant... that's all I got.

Marie said...

man, i don't know any of these!

Karenlibrarian said...

Not doing very well this week. . .
Children's -- elephant
Classics -- the Natural
Non-fiction -- Slut?
Book Club -- umm, "In the Bedroom"?? (I know that can't be it. GREAT movie though!)
Authors -- ?
Book Bag -- ?

Jeanne said...

Children's: an elephant
Classics: The Natural
Non-Fiction: Slut!
Book Club: Killings
Authors: Haiti's
Book Bag: Anne Rice

Even ReadersGuide couldn't fill us in on the Dubus story this week, but we did well with everything else!