Friday, February 11, 2011

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What tomboy detective solves the mysteries of the Hollywood Mummy and the Runaway Elf, in Wendelin Van Draanen novels?

Classics: What novel edged out Sinclair Lewis' Main Street in 1921, to earn Edith Wharton her only Pulitzer?

Non-Fiction: What racer notes in his second memoir, Every Second Counts: "Generally, one of the hardest things in the world is to do something twice"?

Book Club: What did Julia Alvarez title her 1997 novel that gives everyone except Yolanda a chance to talk?

Authors: Who dreamed up her first crime novel, Death at La Fenice, while backstage at the opera, chatting with a singer about how to murder a difficult director?

Book Bag: What detective did creator John D. McDonald describe as a "tattered knight on a spavined steed"?


Harriet said...

Wow, I only know two this week:

Classics: The Age of Innocence (which I still can't think about without hearing the goofy action-movie voiceover they used in the add campaign for the movie)

Non-fiction: Lance Armstrong

and I sort of know Book Club: it's the sequel to the Garcia Girls, but I don't know the title.

I should know Authors -- I know the book title. It's been on my list for obvious reasons, but I can't remember who wrote it.

Karenlibrarian said...

Not doing so well this week. I only know Edith Wharton, it's The Age of Innocence, which IMHO is not her greatest work -- I think House of Mirth is far superior, and I LOVE Ethan Frome. But that is just me.

I thought the Alvarez was How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, but now I'm not sure. Sigh. I actually own Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers but now I remember why I never play, it's really hard!

Avid Reader said...

Classics- The Age of Innocence

Happy Friday!

Bybee said...

Is the Alvarez book called Yo ??

Jeanne said...

Children's: Sammy Keyes
Classics: The Age of Innocence
Non-Fiction: Lance Armstrong
Book Club: Yo!
Authors: Donna Leon
Book Bag: Travis McGee

Karenlibrarian, it IS really hard!

We managed to get three out of six this week.