Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, notes that starting off a novel with a BANG can really draw in the readers. Can you identify the novel and its author by the opening sentence?

Buck did not read the newspapers or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego.

When Mrs. Frederick C. Little's second son arrived, everybody noticed he was not much bigger than a mouse.

"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

Here are the answers to last week's trivia questions:
(Also from Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia)
Which "floral" title did these authors write?

Umberto Eco : The Name of the Rose
Joanne Greenburg : I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Jean Kerr : Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Daniel Keyes : Flowers for Algernon

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