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message 1: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jul 21, 2016 05:18PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Blackout!
Finished July 20, 2016

B1: Written by Nobel Laureate Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
B2: Sci-fi or Fantasy Classic The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
B3: Classic of Africa: The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner
B4: Children's Classic Black Beauty
B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter

I1: Published/Written Before 1600’s The Tale Of The Shining Princess by Sally Fisher
I2: New-to-You Author Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
I3: Classic Play A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
I4: Banned Book The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
I5: Published in the 1700's The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

N1: Classic of the Americas One of Ours by Willa Cather
N2: Short Story Collection Xanadu 2 by Jane Yolen 1/11/16
N3: FREE SPACE
N4: Poetry Collection Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova
N5: Classic of Europe Heidi by Johanna Spyri

G1: Published in the 1600's King Lear by William Shakespeare
G2: Book from Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
G3: Classic Non-fiction: American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird
G4: Classic from School The Stranger by Albert Camus
G5: Published in the 1800's Middlemarch by George Eliot

O1: Literary Prize of Your Country/Region Tales of the South Pacific
O2: Gothic Classic The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
O3: Classic of Asia or Oceania Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
O4: Mystery or Crime Classic The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
O5: Prize-Winning Female Author N.K. Jemisin Read 1/3/2016 The Fifth Season


message 2: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Going to try for the blackout this year :)


message 3: by Susie (new)

Susie | 731 comments Good for you!


message 4: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
For poetry I think I'll read some Pablo Neruda in Spanish so that I can get the true feeling of his poetry.


message 5: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Apr 21, 2016 08:57AM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
B1: Nobel Prize for Literature

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prize...

Possibilities for me --
1907: Rudyard Kipling
1909: Selma Lagerlof
1913: Rabindranath Tagore
1923: William Butler Yeats (Poetry)
1925: George Bernard Shaw
1928: Sigrid Undset
1929: Thomas Mann
1930: Sinclair Lewis
1932: John Galsworthy
1946: Hermann Hesse
1948: T.S. Eliot
1949: William Faulkner
1950: Bertrand Russell
1954: Ernest Hemingway
1957: Albert Camus
1958: Boris Pasternak
1962: John Steinbeck
1967: Miguel Angel Asturias
1968: Yasunari Kawabata
1970: Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
1973: Patrick White
1976: Saul Bellow
1982: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1988: Naguib Mahfouz
1993: Toni Morrison
1995: Seamus Heaney
2013: Alice Munro
2014: Patrick Modiano
2015: Svetlana Alexievich


message 6: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Kathy wrote: "For poetry I think I'll read some Pablo Neruda in Spanish so that I can get the true feeling of his poetry."

Well now that's just showing off and some of us struggle with poetry in English!


message 7: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
:) -- But is sounds so different and the nuances are different when one reads the original -- Spanish is the only other language I can read well enough for poetry. Can read Latin & French some, but do not speak those. I need to learn German I am thinking after I saw so many Nobel Laureate that wrote in German.


message 8: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments Happy to help if you ever get to it, Kathy!


message 9: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Phil wrote: "Happy to help if you ever get to it, Kathy!"

Thank you.


message 11: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Nice one!


message 12: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
I think I'll do Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset for B1.

Sigrid Undset (20 May 1882 – 10 June 1949) was a Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928


message 13: by Susie (last edited Nov 28, 2015 09:48AM) (new)

Susie | 731 comments That's my pick for B1 too, but I'm only committing to the first book in the triology, The Wreath. If I like it, I will continue with the other two.
I have been listening to one of The Great Courses on the Vikings, and this saga takes place 300 years after the end of the Viking Age, so I am looking forward to it.


message 14: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Susie wrote: "That's my pick for B1 too, but I'm only committing to the first book in the triology, The Wreath. If I like it, I will continue with the other two. ..."

Yes, I agree --start with the first and then see.
I enjoy The Great Courses different courses too -- haven't tried the Vikings yet, but a great idea.


message 15: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Dec 07, 2015 03:07PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
What to start the new year with?

Maybe Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston for an American Classic: N1. It is the closest to the top of books that I haven't read on the list below:

Found the book here: Top 100 American Literature Titles


message 16: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Kathy wrote: "I think I'll do Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset for B1. ..."

Or perhaps Gösta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlöf. Selma Lagerlöf was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.


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message 19: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
After looking through everyone else's challenges, I am so excited for Bingo! I am going to use all of you as inspiration for reading. Thank you.


message 20: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Thanks for all of you who are planning ahead in Bingo -- gives me some great ideas. I am more of a "fill it in as I go" type of Bingo reader, so I need all the inspiration I can get.


Powder River Rose (powderriverrose) | 152 comments Pink wrote: "Kathy wrote: "For poetry I think I'll read some Pablo Neruda in Spanish so that I can get the true feeling of his poetry."

Well now that's just showing off and some of us struggle wi..."


hehehehe


message 22: by Powder River Rose (last edited Dec 24, 2015 03:02PM) (new)

Powder River Rose (powderriverrose) | 152 comments Happy Reading! I think the participants have come up with great reading choices. Wish I could use some of them but I'm happy. Thanks for moderating the challenge.


message 23: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Powder River Rose wrote: "Happy Reading! I think the participants have come up with great reading choices. Wish I could use some of them but I'm happy. Thanks for moderating the challenge."

You are welcome. It should be a fun one.


message 24: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
2016 next week -- here we come.


message 25: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
2 days till Bingo starts again.


Powder River Rose (powderriverrose) | 152 comments hhhoooolllddding on....... hehehe


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And now it's started. Happy new year and Best of luck for your challenge.
May the odds..........


message 28: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Happy New Year to you also.


message 29: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jan 01, 2016 09:09PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
B4 Black Beauty: Original and Unabridged

First book of the new year and it fits into all of my challenges here!


message 30: by Susie (new)

Susie | 731 comments And she's off!


message 31: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jan 12, 2016 09:40AM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
O5: Prize-Winning Female Author

N.K. Jemisin (born September 19, 1972) is an American speculative fiction writer and blogger. Her debut novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award, the 2011 Hugo Award, and the World Fantasy Award, was short-listed for the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and won the 2011 Sense of Gender Award.

So I never heard of the Sense of Gender Award. -- So of course I had to use this:
The Sense of Gender Awards are annual awards given by the Japanese Association for Gender, Fantasy & Science Fiction for the science fiction or fantasy fiction published in the Japanese language in the prior year which best "explore and deepen the concept of Gender."


message 32: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
N2: A short story collection (but not quite a classic) Xanadu 2 by Jane Yolen, and it got me my Title X book for A-Z challenge early this year.


message 33: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Reading some books that will fit in perfect for Bingo squares:

N5: Classic of Europe, Heidi

G2: Book from Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century, The Little Prince

G5: Published in the 1800's, Middlemarch

and starting soon:
B2: Sci-fi or Fantasy Classic, The Hobbit


message 34: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Finished G2: Book from Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century, The Little Prince today. A beautiful little book.


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

4/24, too fast.


message 36: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
:)

It helps that a couple of them were children's books


message 37: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Finished another.

N5: Classic of Europe: Heidi by Johanna Spyri


message 38: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Currently reading King Lear by William Shakespeare -- I think I will use it for G1: Published in the 1600's as I'm having a difficult time coming up with what to read for that square -- now I just need to find another read for a I3: A Classic Play.


message 39: by Dave (new)

Dave Holmes (adh3) | 518 comments If you want to minimize the drama in your reading life Kathy, consider this list of one act plays from Wikipedia. You have to link through to see who wrote them etc and then if they are available for sale or lending. But its a pretty good selection.


message 41: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Thank you Dave.


message 42: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
G1: Published in the 1600's King Lear by William Shakespeare

I need to read more strategically. Six books finished and no where near a Bingo yet.


message 43: by Sylwia (new)

Sylwia (sylwialovesloki) | 145 comments Kathy wrote: "G1: Published in the 1600's King Lear by William Shakespeare

I need to read more strategically. Six books finished and no where near a Bingo yet."


My problem as well.


message 44: by Susie (new)

Susie | 731 comments Good problem to have! ;)


message 45: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4781 comments Mod
Kathy wrote: "G1: Published in the 1600's King Lear by William Shakespeare

I need to read more strategically. Six books finished and no where near a Bingo yet."


The first author I thought of for the 1600's was Shakespeare, but the idea of reading his work scares me worse than a visit form the IRS.

Six finished, scattered or not that's pretty good.


message 46: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
I found this lovely little book of poetry for N4: Anna Akhmatova (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) by Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova


message 47: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4579 comments Mod
I have read all of Shakespeare and he becomes easier as you are immersed in him. Kind of like learning a foreign language. :) No way I'd pick the IRS over reading him. lol.

My reading is scattered as well. At this rate it will be a long time before I can mark off a row. Strategy and reading obviously are not inclusive for me.


message 48: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jan 25, 2016 01:23PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Perhaps not quite "classic," but a Modern Classic (as it won the Pulitzer for Biography in 2006)

G3: Classic Non-fiction: American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird

Still no Bingo yet.


message 49: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4579 comments Mod
I'll bet that was interesting. Oppenheimer would be an interesting mind to get into.


message 50: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Such a good book. I highly recommend it.


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