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message 1: by Eggp (last edited Nov 26, 2016 07:39AM) (new)

Eggp | 17 comments 2016 Bingo Challenge, January 1 - December 31
Goal: 25/25, 100.00%

B1: Written by Nobel Laureate: The White Monkey - 04 Mar 2016, 4/5
B2: Sci-fi or Fantasy Classic: The War with the Newts - 02 Mar 2016, 4/5
B3: Classic of Africa: Palace Walk: Cairo Trilogy 1 - 25 Nov 2016, 4/5
B4: Children's Classic: The Little Prince - 06 Jan 2016, 2/5
B5: Foreign Literary Prize Winner: Lucky Jim - 30 Jul 2016, 5/5

I1: Published Before 1600's: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - 10 Jan 2016, 3/5
I2: New-to-You Author: The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories - 22 Feb 2016, 4/5
I3: Classic Play: Lady Windermere's Fan - 22 Feb 2016, 4/5
I4: Banned Book: Fahrenheit 451 - 05 Feb 2016, 4/5
I5: Published in the 1700's: Candide: or, Optimism - 21 Apr 2016, 3/5

N1: Classic of the Americas: The Grapes of Wrath - 24 May 2016, 4/5
N2: Short Story Collection: The Martian Chronicles - 17 Mar 2016, 4/5
N3: FREE SPACE: The Hunchback of Notre Dame - 10 May 2016, 2/5
N4: Poetry Collection: Selected Poems: Charlotte Mew - 28 Jul 2016, 1/5
N5: Classic of Europe: At Swim Two Birds - 08 Jan 2016, 1/5

G1: Published in the 1600's: The Tempest - 31 Aug 2016, 2/5
G2: Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century: The Name of the Rose - 30 Jun 2016, 4/5
G3: Classic Non-fiction: Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays - 21 Jun 2016, 2/5
G4: Classic from School: To Kill A Mockingbird - 27 May 2016, 5/5
G5: Published in the 1800's: Agnes Grey - 26 Mar 2016, 2/5

O1: Literary Prize of Your Country: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - 05 Apr 2016, 4/5
O2: Gothic Classic: Jamaica Inn - 29 Sep 2016, 2/5
O3: Classic of Asia or Oceania: The Quiet American - 09 Apr 2016, 3/5
O4: Mystery or Crime Classic: The Thin Man - 05 Jan 2016, 4/5
O5: Prize-Winning Female Author: The Good Earth - 27 Jan 2016, 5/5

The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1) by Pearl S. Buck Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories by Carson McCullers Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde The War with the Newts by Karel Čapek The White Monkey (The Forsyte Chronicles, #4) by John Galsworthy The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm The Quiet American by Graham Greene Candide or, Optimism by Voltaire The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck To Kill A Mockingbird (To Kill A Mockingbird, #1) by Harper Lee Slouching Towards Bethlehem Essays by Joan Didion The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco Selected Poems Charlotte Mew by Charlotte Mew Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis The Tempest by William Shakespeare Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier Palace Walk Cairo Trilogy 1 by Naguib Mahfouz


message 2: by Eggp (last edited Nov 26, 2016 07:41AM) (new)

Eggp | 17 comments Reserved.


Possible books.

B3: Classic of Africa:
*(1956) Palace Walk - Egypt. Author born/lived in Egypt.
(1950) The Grass is Singing - Zimbabwe. British author born in Iran, lived in Zimbabwe.
(1948) The Heart of the Matter - Sierra Leone.
(1949) The Sheltering Sky - North Africa.

B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize:
(1973) Rendezvous with Rama - British Science Fiction Association Award, Seiun Award.
*(1953) Lucky Jim - Somerset Maugham Award.
(1934) I, Claudius - James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Hawthornden Prize.
(1955) The Chrysalids - Złota Sepulka.
(1964) Pop. 1280 - Kono Mystery ga Sugoi.

G3: Classic Non-fiction:
(1958) Night
(1970) 84, Charing Cross Road
(1968) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
*(1968) Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays

O3: Classic of Asia or Oceania:
(1950) A Town Like Alice - Australia, Malaysia. British author, moved to Australia late in life.
(1964) The Face of Another - Japan. Japanese author.
(1949) The Sound of the Mountain - Japan. Japanese author.
(1914) Kokoro - Japan. Japanese author.
*(1955) The Quiet American - Vietnam.

O5: Prize-Winning Female Author:
(1920) Kristin Lavransdatter - Nobel Prize in Literature, PEN Translation Prize.
*(1931) The Good Earth - Pulitzer Prize for Novel, William Dean Howells Medal.
(1979) The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories - Cheltenham Prize
(1974) Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Hugo Award, Locus Award, Jupiter Award.
(1969) The Left Hand of Darkness - Hugo Award, Nebula Award, James Tiptree Jr. Award.


message 3: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge and good reading.


message 4: by Eggp (new)

Eggp | 17 comments Thanks, Kathy! I really enjoyed this challenge in 2015. :)


message 5: by Susie (new)

Susie | 731 comments Thanks for posting your possible books...those are the categories I'm most unfamiliar with, so you've given me some ideas.


message 6: by Pink (last edited Nov 30, 2015 01:40AM) (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Eggp wrote: "Possible books....
B3: Classic of Africa:
(1956) Palace Walk - Egypt. Author born/lived in Egypt.
(1950) The Grass is Singing - Zimbabwe. British author born in Iran, lived in Zimbabwe.
(1948) The Heart of the Matter - Sierra Leone.
(1949) The Sheltering Sky - North Africa.

B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize:
(1973) Rendezvous with Rama - British Science Fiction Association Award, Seiun Award.
(1953) Lucky Jim - Somerset Maugham Award.
(1934) I, Claudius - James Tait ...."


I'll be stealing these ideas too!


message 7: by Eggp (last edited Jan 31, 2016 03:24PM) (new)

Eggp | 17 comments January update:
Goal: 5/25



B4: Children's Classic: Bit of rough start, seems like I'm the only one in the world (or the group) that disliked The Little Prince. It came off as more smug than sweet to me. 2/5

O4: Mystery or Crime Classic: I liked the boozy silliness of The Thin Man, it was still funny despite being quite dated, err, socially? (view spoiler) 4/5

N5: Classic of Europe: At Swim Two Birds was mostly gibberish unfortunately, largely due to my own ignorance of Irish mythology, geography, and language. 1/5

I1: Published Before 1600's: Enjoyed Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the innocence was charming. It's hard for me to imagine a time when young men boasted of their virginity. Learning about the process of translating a Middle English alliterative poem was interesting. (view spoiler) 3/5

O5: Prize-Winning Female Author: Absolutely loved The Good Earth! I have a recently discovered soft spot for family epics. The main character Wang Lung is a bit of an ass, but you can't hate him for it. Well, maybe a little bit, for his first wife O-lan's sake. 5/5


message 8: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1578 comments Your bingo card is so awesome!! And I agree with your At Swim Two Birds rating. I couldn't get most of the references when I read it last year and just hated it.


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments Egg, if you find that you enjoy "I, Claudius," I implore you to see the mini-series.

The main library in my city has it, perhaps your library will too.


message 10: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Wow, I'm loving your Bingo card with book covers, very jealous, but not good enough on the computer to do it myself!

Congrats on your completed books.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Pink wrote: "Wow, I'm loving your Bingo card with book covers, very jealous, but not good enough on the computer to do it myself!

Congrats on your completed books."


Yes -- agree
And that is just showing off!


message 12: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments Love your bingo card eggp


message 13: by Eggp (new)

Eggp | 17 comments Thanks all!

Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder wrote: "Egg, if you find that you enjoy "I, Claudius," I implore you to see the mini-series.

The main library in my city has it, perhaps your library will too."


I didn't know there was a mini-series, will definitely check it out. It looks excellent!


message 14: by Eggp (last edited Feb 29, 2016 12:03PM) (new)

Eggp | 17 comments February:
Goal: 7/25



Ugh, sick with a respiratory infection this month, didn't get much reading done. All cleared up now, hopefully March will be more productive.

I4: Banned Book: Fahrenheit 451 was very good, the insanity of banning a book about the ultimate censorship books, though... Made me feel a little guilty about being chained to mobile devices. I read this on my tablet, my own little wall of "relatives" yelling/distracting me with shiny things :). 4/5

I2: New-to-You Author: I felt anxious for the people in The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories, not a lot of happy endings there. The title novella was heart-wrenching, all the stories stung in one way or another. 4/5

I3: Classic Play: I've enjoyed everything I've read by Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan was no exception. The ladies really can't win, the little minxes keep getting tripped up by comical misunderstandings. Good thing they have husbands to think for them, hmm? 4/5


message 15: by Susie (last edited Feb 29, 2016 02:13PM) (new)

Susie | 731 comments I loved Lady Windermere's Fan as well...such a fun read!

Your Bingo collage is great!


message 16: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 1183 comments I am in absolute awe and envy of your bingo card. I can't even get the regular card into my thread. lol!

How did I not know that The Thin Man was a novel? I love those movies! Well, at least the first two or three. Though they sure make me want to drink!


message 17: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Sick and not much reading done....but still showing off with your fancy bingo card! No seriously, it looks amazing and you've added some great books. How ironic to read Fahrenheit 451 on your tablet, that adds a new dimension to the story that wouldn't have been foreseen.


message 18: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4583 comments Mod
Very cool bingo card. Congrats on the good reads.


message 19: by Eggp (new)

Eggp | 17 comments Goal: 15/25
March/April: I'm terrible at keeping this up to date.



B2: Sci-fi or Fantasy Classic: The War with the Newts - 02 Mar 2016, 4/5
B1: Written by Nobel Laureate: The White Monkey - 04 Mar 2016, 4/5
N2: Short Story Collection: The Martian Chronicles - 17 Mar 2016, 4/5
G5: Published in the 1800's: Agnes Grey - 26 Mar 2016, 2/5
O1: Literary Prize of Your Country: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - 05 Apr 2016, 4/5
O3: Classic of Asia or Oceania: The Quiet American - 09 Apr 2016, 3/5
I5: Published in the 1700's: Candide: or, Optimism - 21 Apr 2016, 3/5


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Eggp wrote: "
Goal: 15/25

March/April: I'm terrible at keeping this up to date...."


But when you do, it so puts the rest of us to shame.
And you have a Bingo, so cool.


message 21: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Gibson | 1 comments Classic of the americas Nathaniel Hawthorn's The Scarlet Letter"and School classic Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet


message 22: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Still looking good to me.


message 23: by Eggp (new)

Eggp | 17 comments Goal: 23/25, 92.00%
May-August update: Nearly done, still terrible at updating!



N3: FREE SPACE: The Hunchback of Notre Dame - 10 May 2016, 2/5
N1: Classic of the Americas: The Grapes of Wrath - 24 May 2016, 4/5
G4: Classic from School: To Kill A Mockingbird - 27 May 2016, 5/5
G3: Classic Non-fiction: Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays - 21 Jun 2016, 2/5
G2: Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century: The Name of the Rose - 30 Jun 2016, 4/5
N4: Poetry Collection: Selected Poems: Charlotte Mew - 28 Jul 2016, 1/5
B5: Foreign Literary Prize Winner: Lucky Jim - 30 Jul 2016, 5/5
G1: Published in the 1600's: The Tempest - 31 Aug 2016, 2/5


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments I particularly liked HBoND and tGoW.


message 25: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4583 comments Mod
Really getting close! You have some great reads there and I LOVE the way you have created your bingo card!


message 26: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
You are doing great. 2 to go!


message 27: by Pink (last edited Sep 01, 2016 01:35AM) (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Eggp wrote: "
Goal: 23/25, 92.00%

May-August update: Nearly done, still terrible at updating!


But brilliant at creating a beautiful bingo card!

It looks like you're ahead of schedule for the year too! Good luck with your last books.


message 28: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments Eggp wrote: "January update:

Goal: 5/25




B4: Children's Classic: Bit of rough start, seems like I'm the only one in the world (or the group) that disliked The Little Prince. It came off a..."


I loved sir gawain too.
I hated wlang too.


message 29: by Eggp (last edited Nov 26, 2016 08:00AM) (new)

Eggp | 17 comments Goal: 25/25, 100.00%

O2: Gothic Classic: Jamaica Inn - 29 Sep 2016, 2/5
B3: Classic of Africa: Palace Walk: Cairo Trilogy 1 - 25 Nov 2016, 4/5



Squeaked in a month early, whew! I love this challenge, I've found so many wonderful books I never would have picked up (or heard of?) otherwise. All of the challenge books I read this year were new to me, but The Good Earth, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Lucky Jim were my absolute favorites. Looking forward to whittling down my never-ending pile of classics next year. :)


message 30: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1578 comments Congratulations, Eggp. It's great that you enjoyed this challenge so much. Well done!


message 31: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 1183 comments Congratulations! Well done!


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
Congrats!


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments Congrats!


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
& BTW -- best Bingo board ever.


message 35: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4583 comments Mod
Congrats. I agree--best Bingo board award goes to you!


message 36: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Well done, a great final bingo board!


message 37: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3588 comments Congratulations, and it is a gorgeous bingo board. I also just went "shopping" through your list and found Palace Walk and Lucky Jim, so thank you!


message 38: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3046 comments Eggp wrote: "
Goal: 25/25, 100.00%


O2: Gothic Classic: Jamaica Inn - 29 Sep 2016, 2/5
B3: Classic of Africa: Palace Walk: Cairo Trilogy 1 - 25 Nov 2016, 4/5

Great Job! I'm going to put The Good Earth and Lucky Jim on my 2017 board. How do you do the thing where you put the books in the grid? I see that you can add a book cover instead of a title under add books, but how do you get them in the grid?



message 39: by Veronique (new)

Veronique | 890 comments Comgratulations! And great looking board too :0)


message 40: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1300 comments A big congratulations and such a gorgeous Bingo card too!!! ;-)


message 41: by Susie (new)

Susie | 731 comments Congratulations on your blackout! Cant wait to see a great board again next year!


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