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2016 Classic Bingo Challenge > Stephanie D's 2016 Classic Bingo Extravaganza

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message 1: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9560 comments Mod
Stephanie I love the title of your challenge! Happy Reading. And yes, so many good ideas from other members.


message 2: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Good luck, I had lots of fun with Bingo this year, can't wait to start playing again in 2016!


message 3: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5500 comments Mod
My first time as well, but very excited about how many of my projected reads can do double duty.


message 4: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4960 comments Mod
Looking forward to your selections, have fun!


message 5: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Well done!


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9560 comments Mod
Stephanie wrote: "Got my first-ever Bingo square -- B4 for Heidi.... :D"

Hooray!


message 7: by Sylwia (last edited Jan 25, 2016 03:15PM) (new)

Sylwia (sylwialovesloki) | 145 comments I liked Gone with the Wind too. Wish Margaret would have lived to write the sequel.


message 8: by Nente (new)

Nente | 780 comments Wilde's plays are all so high-rated, am I a freak? I always feel that he makes every character like himself, witty and cynical and sarcastic, and in a play it feels strange. His prose is brilliant, though.

By the way, I loved your idea of checking the square with X-s, and am going to borrow it shamelessly.


message 9: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3958 comments Oh, that's a good one Stephanie! Great review too.


message 10: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4960 comments Mod
To Build a Fire has been on my TBR since it was nominated for our Short Story read a couple of months ago. Jack London is one of my favorite male authors. If you like London and haven't read much of his work I can recommend Love of Life: & Other Stories.


message 11: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5500 comments Mod
Congrats. Nice review. I love London, but never read this one. Put it on the TBR--which is already so unmanageable I have been thinking about culling.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9560 comments Mod
Stephanie wrote: "Thanks, Bob!! I picked it because I remembered that nomination !! :D. Thanks for sharing the other book - would love to read more London!!!"

Nominations are a great place to find new books to read.


message 13: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5500 comments Mod
A book that is so important in so many ways. I need to re-read as well but had no time for joining in this month. Congrats on not getting a bingo--there are a group of us apparently going for who can read the most books without a bingo.


message 14: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5500 comments Mod
lol. Twister is great. I didn't see that.


message 15: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3958 comments Coming along nicely here Stephanie! I hadn't heard of The Touchstone, but have added it now--thanks!


message 16: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4960 comments Mod
I consider myself an Edith Wharton fan and I did not know The Touchstone existed, thanks.

I also noticed that you have a question mark ? on your Short Story Collection square. I have a few suggestions.

Jeffrey Archer's - Cat O' Nine Tales: And Other Stories or And Thereby Hangs A Tale

Jack London's - A Collection of Short Stories or Love of Life: & Other Stories

Finally The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

I've read all of these and enjoyed them all, hope this helps.


message 17: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3958 comments Excellent suggestions from Bob, but I'll add--since we're talking Edith Wharton-- Short Stories. I just picked it up at the library because I want to read Xingu, but I bet they're all good!


message 18: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9560 comments Mod
Xingu is a wonderful short story!


message 19: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4960 comments Mod
Kathleen thanks for the reminder on Wharton's Short Stories, she is a true favorite. I also agree with Stephanie and Kathy Xingu is a terrific story.

Stephanie now that you can remove the ?? from your Short Story square, maybe I should consider putting one on my Poetry square. Every thrift store and used book store I go into I'm looking, just haven't found one that says "I'm the one" yet, it could be the cause of my fall from the throne.


message 20: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5500 comments Mod
Heavens, we cannot have the king dethroned! If you are not taken by one particular poet, perhaps an anthology, Bob.


message 21: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Kathy wrote: "Xingu is a wonderful short story!"

Agreed!


message 22: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9560 comments Mod
Stephanie wrote: "Finished Bartleby the Scrivener today. Great short story!!..."

Now that is a Herman Melville that I think I could finish.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9560 comments Mod
Stephanie wrote: "It's actually funny at points, Kathy! I think more so with the audio -- and short!! Really enjoyed!! He wrote a couple of years after Moby Dick and it wasn't well received at the time. Check it out..."

Thank you, I will.


message 24: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3958 comments Stephanie wrote: "Finished Bartleby the Scrivener today. Great short story!!! ★★★★☆ Stef's review

Used for N1."


You've inspired me to re-read this, Stephanie. I too read it in school and it has stayed with me forever. Just so unlike anything else.

I think they showed a film of it in school too, and I remember it being very dark.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9560 comments Mod
I agree, a great read.


message 26: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5500 comments Mod
Super read. I used it for my banned book.


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments Stephanie,

I agree "Cuckoos Nest" is a great book.

Now I'd really like to see the movie!


message 28: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5500 comments Mod
LOL. Read Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein for your poetry choice. You won't regret it. Poetry for the rest of us.


message 29: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1656 comments I wish I had thought of Shel Silverstein. He was so awesome and the poems are fun for any age of reader.


message 30: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9560 comments Mod
Shel Siverstein is a favorite of mine!


message 31: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3958 comments Excellent progress, Stephanie, and Shel Silverstein is a great idea! I love that one, and The Giving Tree. :-)


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9560 comments Mod
You have several choices

Europe (Germany)
Short Story
SciFi/Fantasy


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments I'm using Metamorphosis for classic of Europe.


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments Stephanie, I liked it.

I think I'd like to read it again and pay more attention to Grete's reactions.

Paula commented that Grete had gone through a metamorphosis herself.


message 35: by Susie (new)

Susie | 754 comments Yay for you! First bingo feels so good, doesn't it? :)


message 36: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4960 comments Mod
Ethan Frome was my first book by Edith Wharton, excellent story, still remember it well. Congrats on the first Bingo!!


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

Congrats on the bingo Stephanie :)


message 38: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Congrats!


message 39: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9560 comments Mod
Congrats to you, Stephanie.


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


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