Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tuesday Teaser and Trivia

I'm back! Normal service should now resume ... although I picked up the cold whilst away and now in bed with hankies, painkillers and tea but that may give me the opportunity to catch up with the 850 posts currently waiting for me in my Google Reader. I read a little whilst away (although none from the previous books hinted at, despite packing one of those) and will be back to reviewing this week.

I am continuing my new Book Lovers Trivial Pursuit mini meme. A few Christmases ago my boyfriend bought me the Book Lovers Edition of Trivial Pursuit and I thought I could virtually play with my fellow book lovers. So here goes (if you win then please treat yourself to a slice of pie/cake/pizza/delete where appropriate)...

From the Book Bag Surprise section:

What Katherine Dunn novel centres on a carny owner Aloysius Binewski and his freakish kids?

(Although we are only in the second week of this meme, I am so far only asking questions that I know the answer to myself and/or about books I have read).

Quote a couple of spoiler-free sentences from the book you’re reading to tempt others.

"Something happened when the house was dark. They were ab;e to talk to each other again."
From "A Temporary Matter" in Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri


Anonymous said...

Glad you are back and sorry you are ill. Was a certain parcel awaiting you? Hope you get better soon!!!! (Especially by Thursday!)

As for the trivia... once again am rubbish, have no idea!

verity said...

Oooh, I wonder what you DID read?

Hope you feel better soon Claire.

Kals said...

Glad you're back! =)

I hope you feel better soon. Interpreter of Maladies is on my TBR list for next year. Looking forward to your review =)

The Literary Stew said...

oh, I know this! Read it years ago...Geek Love!

Glad you're back and hope you get well soon!

farmlanebooks said...

I haven't read anything by Katherine Dunn, but I do have Geek Love in the TBR pile. It is the only book of hers I know about, so would have guessed that - have no idea if it is correct, other than Literary Stew's confidence!

JoAnn said...

Oh Claire, so sorry you're not feeling well! Hope you're enjoying Interpreter of Maladies. Can't remember if you've already read Unaccustomed Earth, but it's excellent, too.

Molly said...

What a wonderful game for a bibliophile!

Hope you feel better soon :)

Nymeth said...

I'm sorry to hear you're ill! I hope you feel better soon. And oh, that edition of Trivial Pursuit sounds too much for words.

..and finally, infinite <3s for "A Temporary Matter".

Book Psmith said...

Another I don't know:) Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Jenny said...

This game looks so cool! I am extremely tempted to get it for myself. (It's been said already - Geek Love - but I am feeling pleased with myself for knowing both the questions thus far.)

Feel better!

gautami tripathy said...

Gotta read this book.

Teaser Tuesdays: Judah's Lion

Carl V. said...

Hmmm...you picked up a cold, I was over here recently...and now I have a cold! Coincidence? I don't think so! ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I know this one! Great book!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Sophie said...

Welcome back! Hope you had a nice trip, and I can't wait to hear about your reading while you were away!

Paperback Reader said...

Simon, I'm glad to be back but so annoyed that I'm ill (especially because of its effect upon tomorrow). Once I manage to drag myself to the post pick-up office (probably next week), I shall let you know.

The book I have asked about is a fairly cult and niche read so don't feel bad for not knowing!

Verity, time will tell...
I hope you feel better soon too.

Thanks, Kals! My review of Interpreter of Maladies should appear next week; I hope you enjoy it (both the book and my review!)

Danielle, thanks and congratulations on being the first to answer correctly!

Jackie, good guess ;).

JoAnn, I read and reviewed "Hell-Heaven" from Unaccustomed Earth and enjoyed it so much that I bought the book; I'm intending to read it early next year. I love Lahiri's writing.

Thanks, Molly :).

It is the perfect game for a bibliophile!

Ana, perhaps I should have mentioned the game earlier enough for people to add it to their Christmas lists...

"A Temporary Matter" is such a wonderful story, isn't it? Definitely my favourite from the volume.

Paperback Reader said...

Book Psmith, as I said to Simon - it's a cult book so don't feel bad! I like the obscure books and questions :).

Jenny, the game is very cool and would be a justified gift to oneself for any bibliophile.

You should feel proud for knowing both answers! I do too :P.

guatami, I enthusiastically recommend the book.

Carl, tis the season for ... colds! Especially here. Brrr. Hope you're better!

Jill, I LOVE the book!

Thanks, Sophie. I shall be sharing some of my reading over the weekend.