Discussion: Book Trivia
Kel Monday, December 29, 2014 discussionI watch Jeopardy fairly often. Not every night, but often enough to jump for joy or shrink in despair when the categories are announced. For instance, I know I have a decent shot on questions about movies, TV, the Bible or coming up with the right word. I know I have half a shot on geography and history. And I know it will take a miracle (or a super easy question) to get one right in math, science, sports or music.
But what about books? I read, I blog and I talk to other book bloggers. This should be a good category, right? Wrong. For some reason, unless the category is specifically "Children's Books" or "YA Books," often I either have half a shot or need a miracle on book trivia. I know a big part of that is my tendency to read mostly YA with a little middle grade and adult on the side, but even if I dove into adult sci-fi/fantasy, romance, mystery, thrillers, etc., I think I'd still be in trouble.
Lots of book trivia, especially on Jeopardy, seems to revolve around classic literature and literary fiction. I can occasionally get by on the classics from all the movies I've watched, but past and present literary fiction? I haven't read too many of those outside of school.
What have your experiences with book trivia been like- in Jeopardy or any other trivia game? Do you find it encompassing one genre more than another? Or are you one of those trivia machines who knows everything? ;)