Monday, January 23, 2012

The Big Book of American Trivia Review

First I’ll start by saying that I love to challenge myself. Because of this I have always been a fan of trivia and such. What I really love about trivia aside from challenging myself is that it becomes such a great learning experience. After all we can never learn too much right? So I was pretty excited to get the chance to review:

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers; 200 Anv Cm edition (December 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414364547
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414364544
    It’s a really fun read that can keep you, family, and friends occupied for hours. Such a great way to spend some down time and test your knowledge. My hubby and I sat down a few nights when the kids were in bed and tested each other on various topics. It was pretty fun. This book has over 3,000 questions on a wide variety of topics from entertainment, history, music, literature, art, memorials, holidays, politics, landmarks, culture, and even some unpredictable miscellaneous things. My two personal favorites were the topic on scandal, and there’s a great chapter that has ten questions about each state. There are also chapters on America Month by Month, as well as, Doing It By The Decade which is pretty intriguing. Because there is such a wide variety of questions added to the fact that they can range from simple to hard this book can be a challenge for even the most well skilled trivia buff. It’s truly a book for everyone.
    The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the fact that answer pages can get a bit chopped up due to the lack of amount on some of the pages. Not always but here and there throughout the book. But I did like that questions are on one page with answers on the other side. It gives you more of a motive to challenge yourself in trying to answer the questions, and it makes the perfect set up for a good trivia game. I would recommend this book for high school students and ages up. Particularly fun for adults. Since this book is in honor of the two-hundredth anniversary of our national anthem it would be really fun to even implement it on Independence Day, and would make a great bring along on road trips. I wouldn’t recommend trying to read this book from cover to cover straight through, it’s more meant to be read randomly and easy to skip around from section to section depending on what your most interested in.

    Want to check out my star rating of this book on Goodreads? CLICK HERE
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    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

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