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message 1: by Christine (last edited Dec 25, 2016 08:13PM) (new)

Christine | 1218 comments Bingo Card 2016
Completed: 23/24

B1: Written by Nobel Laureate Beloved by Toni Morrison
B2: Sci-fi or Fantasy Classic The Man in the High Castle
B3: Classic of Africa
B4: Children's Classic The Hobbit
B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize The Name of the Rose✔ (several prizes)

I1: Published/Written Before 1600’s The Merchant of Venice
I2: New-to-You Author Far from the Madding Crowd
I3: Classic Play Arms and the Man
I4: Banned Book Their Eyes Were Watching God
I5: Published in the 1700's The Sorrows of Young Werther

N1: Classic of the Americas One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
N2: Short Story Collection The Martian Chronicles
N3: FREE SPACE
N4: Poetry Collection Sonnets From The Portugese
N5: Classic of Europe Sense and Sensibility

G1: Published in the 1600's The Tempest
G2: Book from Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century The Master and Margarita
G3: Classic Non-fiction In Cold Blood
G4: Classic from School Jane Eyre
G5: Published in the 1800's Agnes Grey

O1: Literary Prize of Your Country/Region The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl✔ (2006 National Book Award for NonFiction)
O2: Gothic Classic We Have Always Lived in the Castle
O3: Classic of Asia or Oceania Exodus
O4: Mystery or Crime Classic And Then There Were None
O5: Prize-Winning Female Author To the Lighthouse✔ (1928 Prix Femina Vie Heureuse Anglais)

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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9321 comments Mod
HI Christine -- happy reading in 2016.


message 3: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments Thanks Kathy! I don't know how far I will get in 2016 with challenges, but it will be fun to try. :-)


message 4: by Christine (last edited Dec 25, 2016 08:14PM) (new)

Christine | 1218 comments Planning list:

B1: Written by Nobel Laureate
B2: Sci-fi or Fantasy Classic
B3: Classic of Africa No Longer at Ease
B4: Children's Classic
B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize

I1: Published/Written Before 1600’s
I2: New-to-You Author
I3: Classic Play
I4: Banned Book
I5: Published in the 1700's

N1: Classic of the Americas
N2: Short Story Collection
N3: FREE SPACE
N4: Poetry Collection
N5: Classic of Europe

G1: Published in the 1600's
G2: Book from Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century
G3: Classic Non-fiction
G4: Classic from School
G5: Published in the 1800's

O1: Literary Prize of Your Country/Region
O2: Gothic Classic
O3: Classic of Asia or Oceania
O4: Mystery or Crime Classic
O5: Prize-Winning Female Author


message 5: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Looking good :)


message 6: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9321 comments Mod
Nice planning. To be honest I have always been intimated by The Canterbury Tales -- I hope you read it and let me know that it is doable.

I really enjoyed The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. It is really well written.

I've read some others on your list too, and not one of them is bad. Great list. I might just steal some of your ideas of those that I haven't read.


message 7: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments Completed my first Bingo book for the new year! Sonnets From The Portugese for N4: Poetry Collection.


message 8: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9321 comments Mod
Great Start!


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments I noticed that you have "Far Pavilions" on your list. I too want to read that for bingo.

I read the author's "Shadow of the Moon" last summer with an group/buddy read.


message 10: by Susie (new)

Susie | 731 comments Christine wrote: "Completed my first Bingo book for the new year! Sonnets From The Portugese for N4: Poetry Collection."

This looks intriguing...how did you like it?

And we're off and running! :)


message 11: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder wrote: "I noticed that you have "Far Pavilions" on your list. I too want to read that for bingo.

I read the author's "Shadow of the Moon" last summer with an group/buddy read."


I have never read anything by that author, but I came across The Far Pavilions in audiobook when the narrator was doing an online interview. It looks intriguing. I'm hoping I will get to it this year.


message 12: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments Susie wrote: "Christine wrote: "Completed my first Bingo book for the new year! Sonnets From The Portugese for N4: Poetry Collection."

This looks intriguing...how did you like it?

And we're off a..."


I really enjoyed it! I read it on my Kindle and the onboard dictionary came in handy a few times.


message 13: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments I finished The Hobbit today, and I will use it for my Children's Classic square.


message 14: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments You're off to a great start already!


message 15: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments Finishing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest brings me my first Level One Bingo for 2016!


message 16: by Susie (new)

Susie | 731 comments Congrats on your first bingo!


message 17: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments I finished Exodus and got my second Level One Bingo today! O1-O5. :-)


message 18: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Christine wrote: "I finished Exodus and got my second Level One Bingo today! O1-O5. :-)"

Well done!


message 19: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1300 comments Christine wrote: "I finished Exodus and got my second Level One Bingo today! O1-O5. :-)"

Congrats, Christine! That's a really cool thing you have done with your X's and O's - I think I'll use it too. ;-)


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9321 comments Mod
Christine wrote: "I finished Exodus and got my second Level One Bingo today! O1-O5. :-)"

Whoooo Hooo! Congrats.


message 21: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments I finished The Tempest today for my 1600's square. Only two more to go - I might be able to finish by the end of the year!


message 22: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3099 comments Congratulations Christine! I loved the Tempest.


message 23: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments Today I am starting Hag-Seed, a recently published retelling of The Tempest. I'm hoping I will enjoy it more since I just finished the original!


message 24: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3099 comments Christine wrote: "Today I am starting Hag-Seed, a recently published retelling of The Tempest. I'm hoping I will enjoy it more since I just finished the original!"

That sounds fun! Hope you like it


message 25: by Veronique (new)

Veronique | 896 comments Christine wrote: "Today I am starting Hag-Seed, a recently published retelling of The Tempest. I'm hoping I will enjoy it more since I just finished the original!"

Been wondering about that book.
Black out in sight :0)


message 26: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments Veronique wrote: "Been wondering about that book.
Black out in sight :0)"


I enjoyed Hag-Seed a lot. I am very glad I read it immediately after reading The Tempest - that helped me appreciate the retelling a lot more, and the retelling helped me appreciate some things about The Tempest that I otherwise wouldn't have.

Two more Bingo books to go. I think I might make it! :-)


message 27: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Good luck, you're close now!


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9321 comments Mod
I think you can do this!


message 29: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4804 comments Mod
I think you can do it as well! Hang in.


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