Are you one of those people who enjoys stuffing your brain full of random tidbits of information? Do you walk around with confidence because you know you are prepared if ever someone desperately needs to know the capital of Alabama, the atomic number of carbon or who painted “The Starry Night”?* If you answered yes to these questions, then, like me, you are probably a trivia lover (also known as a “buff” in some circles), and you should join us for Book Trivia Night at the Columbia Public Library on Wednesday, November 28 at 6 p.m. Our crack team of book aficionados has carefully crafted 100 literature-related questions for your trivia enjoyment. We’ll have a lot of fun, and winners will receive prizes, so register today by calling (573) 443-3161. In the meantime, here are some books that will help you get a leg up on the competition.
- “Don’t Know Much About Literature: What You Need to Know But Never Learned About Great Books and Authors” by Kenneth C. Davis
This entry in the popular series is the perfect way to prepare for our upcoming event.
- “The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently With the Cultured Class” by David S. Kidder
A daily dose of general knowledge on seven core subjects, including literature.
- “Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days” by Ken Jennings
I think you will be hard-pressed to find a book with more questions than this.
And here are some other items you might find interesting.
- “Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs” by Ken Jennings
Jennings chronicles the history of trivia and what it means to be a know-it-all.
- “Triviatown: It’s the World’s Biggest Trivia Contest“
A documentary on the annual trivia contest held in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
*Montgomery, 6, Vincent Van Gogh