Friday, March 11, 2011

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What Eric Rohmann book finds Rabbit recruiting a bunch of animals to help retrieve poor Mouse's airplane from a tree?

Classics: What reclusive novelist published nine short stories in 1953 under the enigmatic title Nine Stories?

Non-Fiction: What Jennifer Brilliant book on yoga for pooches presents asanas like the Happy Puppy and the Pup's Pose?

Book Club: What supernatural Amy Tan novel opens: "My sister Kwan believes she has yin eyes"?

Authors: Who sketched mysteries like The Fraught Setee and The Dripping Faucet from the comfort of Elephant House in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts?

Book Bag: What author loosed 4 Blondes proganist Janey Wilcox on the Hamptons in Trading Up?


Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: My Friend Rabbit.

Classics: J. D. Salinger

Non-Fiction: I think it's just called Yoga for Dogs, but that seems too easy.

Book Club: ? The best I can do is not the Joy Luck Club.

Authors: Edward Gorey (he used to be sighted near where I played summer stock when I was in college, prowling around in a fur coat in the summer time)

Book Bag: Candace Bushnell

Avid Reader said...

Classics: J. D. Salinger (love Down at the Dinghy and Teddy)

Book Bag: Candace Bushnell (hate her books... all of them)

Anonymous said...

J.D. Salinger and Edward Gorey -- not unkindred souls, I think.

Karen said...

Classics must be Salinger; the rest I don't know.

Sherck said...

Salinger's the only one I know. I loved that collection in high school, though that's probably the last time I read it, now.

Jeanne said...

Children's: My Friend Rabbit
Classics: J.D. Salinger
Non-Fiction: Doga
Book Club: The Hundred Secret Senses
Authors: Edward Gorey
Book Bag: Candace Bushnell

Harriet, I think "Doga" is even easier!

Avid Reader, I've never read anything by Bushnell and am now more than ever disinclined.

ReadersGuide, and Harriet's story about the fur coat makes me think Howard Nemerov would also have felt some kinship with those two.

Karen, you could almost guess just from the date and the label "reclusive," couldn't you?

Sherck, same here; haven't read it since I was a teenager.

Harriet M. Welsch said...

I like Doga better. I do think there is a book called Yoga for Dogs, though. However, my favorite non-human yoga book is Yoga for Elephants, which offers a quite excellent set of instructions for yoga as demonstrated by Babar.

Jeanne said...

ha, yoga for elephants! That's what the old lady group I've done yoga with needs!