Friday, July 23, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What milestone does a ghost at Hogwarts celebrate in lieu of a birthday?

Classics: What philosophical joyride did author Robert Pirsig subtitle An Inquiry Into Values?

Non-Fiction: What rocker advises in SexMonkeyKiss: "The worst thing a man can do, financially and biologically speaking, is to get married"?

Book Club: What James Clavell epic is subtitled A Novel of Contemporary Hong Kong?

Authors: What author of The Curious Naturalist boasted her first act of "eco-conscience" was "biting a little boy who had pulled the legs off a daddy longlegs"?

Book Bag: What line from Hamlet did Robert B. Parker pick for the title of his sequel to Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep?


Karen said...

Children's: Death Day. (It is, in a sense, the birth day of the *ghost*, after all.)

Book Bag: I don't actually know, but my guess would be "perchance to dream". I mean, if I wanted a clever/obvious Hamlet allusion following on a title about sleep...

Amanda said...

Children's - Death Day! :D

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Children's: A death day

Book Bag: Farewell, My Lovely (?)

edj3 said...


I know one!

James Clavell's book is Tai Pan.

Betty (Beth) said...

Children's: Death Day!

Just finished listening to this one again. So much fun!

Unknown said...

Ooo....I know some this week.
Children's: deathday
Classics: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Book Club: Noble House
Book Bag: Perchance to Dream

readersguide said...

I knew some of these, too! But nothing that hasn't already been mentioned.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

I think the first one is Death Day :)

Jeanne said...

Children's: A deathday
Classics: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Non-Fiction: Gene Simmons
Book Club: Noble House
Authors: Sy Montgomery
Book Bag: Perchance to Dream

Not a particularly inspired round, perhaps (my fingers paused between typing "classic" and "Zen"). We're getting down to the bottom of one packet. Soon I will open the remaining sealed one...