Friday, March 18, 2011

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What Megan McDonald heroine has a bug-eating plant named "Jaws" and a brother she calls "Stink"?

Classics: What Balzac novel concerns Lisbeth Fischer's plans for vengeance on her more fortunate relations?

Non-Fiction: What title for Peter Matthiesen's 1978 account of his Himalayan journey was inspired by an elusive Nepalese cat?

Book Club: What two James Michener books were named after nations?

Authors: What 29-year-old contemporary of Shakespeare's was stabbed to death while arguing over the bill at Eleanor Bull's tavern?

Book Bag: Who wrote The Passion of Artemisia, about the first woman painter elected to Italy's famed Accademia dell'Arte?

8 comments:

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: Judy Moody

Classics: La Cousine Bette. This book is the reason I did not do as well as I would have liked in my class on the French novel. It made me want to beat my head against the wall.

Non-Fiction: The Snow Leopard. Funny -- I was just thinking about this book yesterday for the first time in ages. I read it in high school and loved it, but no loner remember it very well.

Book Club: I should know this. I read a lot of Michener at one time, but I can only think of The Source, Hawaii and Tales of the South Pacific at the moment.

Authors: Marlowe

Book Bag: ?

Sherck said...

All I have is Marlowe.

Karen K. said...

All I got this week was Children's -- Judy Moody; and Authors -- Christopher Marlowe. I still haven't read any Balzac.

Avid Reader said...

Marlowe... that's it.

bermudaonion said...

Book Club: Poland and Mexico

PAJ said...

Book Club: My friends from the Lone Star state would say Texas.

Jeanne said...

Children's: Judy Moody
Classics: Cousin Bette
Non-Fiction: The Snow Leopard
Book Club: Mexico and Poland
Authors: Christopher Marlowe
Book Bag: Susan Vreeland

We got all but Vreeland this week, which evidently does not mean we want to read all of these. (Although I just got tickets for a Marlowe play!)

readersguide said...

The Snow Leopard and Christopher Marlowe. A pleasing combination.