Welcome to week two of the quiz night with questions set by Debra Russell based on her book Trivia Lover’s Ultimate Reference. I know that some of you were going to enter the quiz last week but got waylaid by work and life.. and also that you felt that it would be unethical to use […]
Welcome to the first of four quiz nights to test your knowledge and also to celebrate the release of Trivia Lovers Ultimate Reference by Debra Russell. Debra has set the questions and each week one winner will be awarded an Eversion of her book to enjoy with family and friends and perfect for the coming […]
Today I am introducing Debra Russell who has just published a book that is close to my heart. I love Trivial pursuit and this book would make a wonderful Christmas gift for anyone who loves finding out odd facts and statistics. Trivia Lovers Ultimate Reference: A Factual and Researched Guide to Knowledge.
And the good news does not stop there. From next Monday 9th November, for four weeks, we will be holding a Trivia contest. Debra has set some multi-subject questions for you and you will send the answers to her direct message on Facebook.- The winner each week will receive an eBook version or pdf as a prize for you to test the whole family.
So look out for Quiz Night with Debra Russell from Monday November 9th at 9.00pm. UK time.
About Trivia Lovers Ultimate Reference.
A thoroughly researched, contemporary trivia book containing thousands of questions…
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Trivia versus Trivial
I thought it would be appropriate for my first blog to give you an idea of what makes me tick and the type of content you will be able to read in my future blogs. As you will have noticed I have just published my first book ‘Trivia Lovers Ultimate Reference’. I mention this because it is a vital clue as to who I am.
People often think of trivia as the name implies, as being about flippant or trivial information that no one really cares about anyway. The truth is that the name trivia does not do justice to the pastime or the millions of trivia buffs around the world that are madly obsessed, partly obsessed or just plain obsessed.
My experience is that trivia lovers have a very broad range of general knowledge and interest in a huge variety of subjects, sure some of it is trivial but most trivia is actually important information. It never ceases to amaze me how often I use facts in my day to day life that I have learnt since taking up trivia as a pastime. It also amazes me how my own ability to learn, retain and retrieve information has improved drastically as a result of participating in trivia. From a very young age I had a thirst for knowledge and developed interests in a wide variety of activities and subjects so I guess it was a natural progression that I would love trivia.
This brings me to the possibilities for future content in my blog. I will be writing about a broad range of topical issues such as social justice, the environment, animal welfare and anything I believe is worthy of public comment. Unlike trivia though I will avoid flippant and trivial issues in favour of posts that I hope will be engaging, interesting and informative for the reader. It is my intention to try and blog on a weekly basis but as we all know sometimes life interferes with the best laid plans so please forgive me if I miss a week sometimes.
I value your comments and input but please be respectful. Be happy and safe till next time.