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message 1: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited May 15, 2016 07:47AM) (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Other than the Women's Century Challenge, which I pre-planned a month ago, this is my first challenge posted for next year. Free time is a little hard to come by right now. So I may cut back on my challenges while I try to keep up on my reading. Fortunately Bingo doesn't require a lot of pre-planning. I can select books as the year progresses. Although a fair number of Women's Century books will work great on my Bingo. I'll wait till a little later in December to decide about Old & New and any other challenges.

24/24 Completed and 1 for the Free Space = 25
Challenge Completed 5/15/16


✓B1: Written by Nobel Laureate-The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, 1970-Nobel Prize 1993 Literature, 1/17/16
✓B2: Sci-fi or Fantasy Classic-The Island of Dr. Moreau, 2/17/16
✓B3: Classic of Africa-The Power of One, 4/11/16
✓B4: Children's Classic-The Secret Garden, 3/25/16
✓B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize--Schindler's List-Man Booker Prize, 1982, 1/27/16

✓I1: Published/Written Before 1600’s-Utopia 1516, Finished 5/3/16
✓I2: New-to-You Author-Ron Querry-The Death of Bernadette Lefthand, Finished 1/3/16
✓I3: Classic Play-Inherit the Wind, Finished 1/1/16
✓I4: Banned Book - A Separate Peace, 2/8/16
✓I5: Published in the 1700's-Robinson Crusoe 1719, 5/11/16

✓N1: Classic of the Americas-The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, 2/26/16
✓N2: Short Story Collection-The Awakening and Selected Short Stories, 2/28/16
✓N3: FREE SPACE-This Rough Magic-1964, 3/17/16
✓N4: Poetry Collection-100 Best-Loved Poems, 4/29/16
✓N5: Classic of Europe-Pastoral by Nevil Shute, Anthing by Shute is a Classic, 2/4/16

✓G1: Published in the 1600's-King Lear, 5/15/16
✓G2: Book from Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century-The Hound of the Baskervilles, 2/11/16
✓G3: Classic Non-fiction-The Story of My Life, 1/22/16
✓G4: Classic from School-The Stranger, 1/18/16
✓G5: Published in the 1800's-Ten Days in a Mad-House 1887, 3/27/16

✓O1: Literary Prize of Your Country/Region-Lamb in His Bosom 1933, Caroline Miller, Pulitzer Prize 1934, Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Inductee, 2007, Finished 1/13/16
✓O2: Gothic Classic-The House on the Strand, 1968, 3/9/16
✓O3: Classic of Asia or Oceania-Nectar in a Sieve, 2/15/16
✓O4: Mystery or Crime Classic-The Murder on the Links, 1/31/16
✓O5: Prize-Winning Female Author-Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop 1927, Pulitzer Prize 1923 and William Dean Howells Metal-1930, Finished 1/7/16


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9308 comments Mod
Great to have you in the challenge, Bob. I too like that Bingo doesn't require planning ahead.


message 3: by Laurie (last edited Dec 02, 2015 02:11PM) (new)

Laurie | 1594 comments It's almost better not to plan ahead. Like some others, I did that this year and then had lots of changes. I wasted too much time and won't do that if I decide to try this next year.


message 4: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments I'm taking pretty much the same approach with my challenges Bob. Good luck with whatever you choose to do :)


message 5: by Andrea AKA Catsos Person (last edited Dec 21, 2015 11:41AM) (new)

Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments Bob, last year I wasted a good amount of time planning ahead. My blacked out board looked nothing like I had "planned."
You are wise to take them as they come.


message 6: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4745 comments Mod
I think most of my reading will fit onto the board somewhere. I have some tentative entries that I have already entered on other challenges, but mostly it will be catch as catch can.


message 7: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellevoorhees) | 111 comments I planned out last year's and changed some of them, but stayed true to most. I like to have something to fall back on, though. I just consider it loosely planned. :)


message 8: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Dec 28, 2015 09:52AM) (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Options and possibilities for B-Row


B1: Written by Nobel Laureate- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, 1970-Nobel Prize 1993 Literature
B2: Sci-fi or Fantasy Classic-Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert, 1969
B3: Classic of Africa-Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, 1937
B4: Children's Classic-Heidi by Johanna Spyri, 1880
B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize-Schindler's List-Man Booker Prize, 1982

B-2 Other Sci-fi-
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein, 1959
Congo by Michael Crichton, 1980
B-2 Other Africa
Twelve Years a Slave, 1853
B-4 Other children's-
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, 1934
Matilda by Roald Dahl, 1988
Eloise in Paris by Kay Thompson, 1957 (fits a personal challenge)
B-5??


message 9: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Jan 11, 2016 10:44AM) (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Options for I - Row


I1: Published/Written Before 1600’s-Utopia by Thomas More, 1516
I2: New-to-You Author- Any Women's Century Selection
I3: Classic Play-Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence, 1955
I4: Banned Book-In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, 1965
I5: Published in the 1700's-Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, 1719

I-4 Other Banned Books-
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally, 1982 Use for B-5
A Separate Peace by John Knowles, 1959
I-5 Other 1700's-
Common Sense by Thomas Paine, 1776
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin, 1791


message 10: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Jan 08, 2016 05:26AM) (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Options for N - Row


N1: Classic of the Americas-The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
N2: Short Story Collection
N3: FREE SPACE
N4: Poetry Collection
N5: Classic of Europe


message 11: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Jan 15, 2016 02:27PM) (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Options G - Row

G1: Published in the 1600's-The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, 1678
G2: Book from Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century-The Stranger
G3: Classic Non-fiction-The Story of My Life
G4: Classic from School-The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
G5: Published in the 1800's

G-1-Other 1600's-
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1605
Paradise Lost by John Milton, 1667


message 12: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Jan 11, 2016 10:41AM) (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Options O - Row

O1: Literary Prize of Your Country/Region-Lamb in His Bosom, Caroline Miller, Pulitzer Prize 1934, Caroline Miller-Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Inductee, 2007
O2: Gothic Classic-The Haunting of Hill House, 1959
O3: Classic of Asia or Oceania-Nectar in a Sieve, 1954
O4: Mystery or Crime Classic-The Hound of the Baskervilles
O5: Prize-Winning Female Author-Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop 1927, William Dean Howells Metal-1930

O-2 other choices-
The House on the Strand, 1968
The Island of Dr. Moreau, 1896
O-4 other choices-
The Murder on the Links


message 13: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellevoorhees) | 111 comments For I1 it says before 1600s, so Pilgrim's Progress wouldn't qualify, would it??


message 14: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Michelle wrote: "For I1 it says before 1600s, so Pilgrim's Progress wouldn't qualify, would it??"

Thanks for the catch.


Powder River Rose (powderriverrose) | 152 comments Happy Reading! I like your list and the alternates.


message 16: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellevoorhees) | 111 comments No problem :) I had misread that one at first, too, since it was a little confusing to have both before 1600s and during 1600s on the same list. I thought it was the same until I looked over the list a couple times...lol.


message 17: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Started the New Year by reading a play Inherit the Wind. This is my second play and, the first being A Doll's House, so far I'm finding I like them.

Square I-3 complete, 23 squares left.


message 18: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Jan 04, 2016 12:05PM) (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
I1: Published/Written Before 1600’s
I2: New-to-You Author-Ron Querry-The Death of Bernadette Lefthand, 1/3/16
I3: Classic Play-Inherit the Wind, 1/1/16
I4: Banned Book
I5: Published in the 1700's

I2 & I3 are complete. Both are worthwhile reads. Currently reading Death Comes for the Archbishop. Third book of the year, and I already have two books for the letter D in the A-Z Title challenge.

The Death of Bernadette Lefthand
My Review


message 19: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments You're off to a cracking start, well done!


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

Sara (phantomswife) | 4745 comments Mod
Bravo.


message 21: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
O1: Literary Prize of Your Country/Region-Lamb in His Bosom 1933, Caroline Miller, Pulitzer Prize 1934, Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Inductee, 2007, currently reading
O2: Gothic Classic
O3: Classic of Asia or Oceania
O4: Mystery or Crime Classic
O5: Prize-Winning Female Author-Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop 1927, Pulitzer Prize 1923 and William Dean Howells Metal-1930, Finished 1/7/16

Finished Death Comes for the Archbishop last night (beautiful story) and will be starting Lamb in His Bosom tonight. If things go well with the library I hope to have Four Corners Bingo by the end of the month. See message #1
3/24 Completed


message 22: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4745 comments Mod
I have begun Lamb in His Bosom and have Death Comes for the Archbishop up next...we seem to be reading in tandem.


message 23: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Jan 18, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
I'm starting Schindler's List tonight, fingers crossed, I should have Level One Four Corners Bingo by Sunday


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9308 comments Mod
Oh -- strategic reading. Excellent.


message 25: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Bob wrote: "I'm starting Schindler's List tonight, fingers crossed, I should have Level One Four Corners Bingo by Sunday"

I'll look out for your thoughts, this is on both my list and my shelf :)


message 26: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments 6/24 already! Way to go, Bob! *loud clapping*


message 27: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) Bob, you're amazing!


message 28: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Martha wrote: "Bob, you're amazing!"

Thanks, kind words from the all time challenge champion.


message 29: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Been reading Schindler's List to finish my fourth corner B-5, so I can loudly yell BINGO FOUR CORNERS. I was just looking at the bingo board and realized I've had a diagonal Bingo since the 18th, so (yelling with excitement) BINGO LEVEL ONE DIAGONAL!!

✓B1: Written by Nobel Laureate-The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, 1970-Nobel Prize 1993 Literature, 1/17/16
✓I2: New-to-You Author-Ron Querry-The Death of Bernadette Lefthand, Finished 1/3/16
N3: FREE SPACE
✓G4: Classic from School-The Stranger, 1/18/16
✓O5: Prize-Winning Female Author-Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop 1927, Pulitzer Prize 1923 and William Dean Howells Metal-1930, Finished 1/7/16

Next week I will be a little quieter when I achieve Four Corners Bingo.


message 30: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (tnbooklover) | 15 comments Go Bob Go!


message 31: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4745 comments Mod
You yell all you want to, Bob. I can't believe you have 2-bingos already. I am so all over the place! Hurray for you.


message 32: by Dave (new)

Dave Holmes (adh3) | 536 comments What are the Bingo Prizes?


message 33: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jan 22, 2016 03:28PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9308 comments Mod
For you Bob -- Congrats & a Gold Cup!




message 34: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments Congrats Bob!


message 35: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Wow, bingo already, you deserve that golden cup!


message 36: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Jan 23, 2016 08:55AM) (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Thank you, thank you, thank you, I’ve worked so hard to get here. I’ve reached the pinnacle of reading success. It can’t get any better than a Gold Cup. Now I have to decide what to do. Do I retire at the top, or risk the pain of losing my champion status.


message 37: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4745 comments Mod
lol. We are all coming after you, Bob.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9308 comments Mod
:)


message 39: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellevoorhees) | 111 comments Great job, Bob! Once I got my first Bingo, I started working more on my Personal Classics list, since I'm using different books for that one. So it'll be a little while until I catch up to your 2 bingos. :)


message 40: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Well as promised I will quietly announce my second Level One Bingo (Four Corners) I have now completed 8 of 24 books toward Black Out Bingo.

I have read some good books for this challenge but the best is:
Lamb in His Bosom
followed by
Death Comes for the Archbishop
and
Schindler's List
all solid reads and I heartily recommend.


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments Bob, I just have about 8-10 pages to read before I complete "Lamb in His Bosom."

I'm shocked that this amazing book isn't more well-known--and it deserves to be!


message 42: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4745 comments Mod
So many of us discovered Lamb in His Bosom this month. I decided I needed to go back and see what other Pulitzer winners I have missed. Death Comes for the Archbishop is on my TBR and quite near the top, glad you recommend it.


message 43: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9308 comments Mod
I loved Death Comes for the Archbishop -- my introduction to Willa Cather. Planning on reading One of Ours soon.

I loved the movie on Schindler's List and really need to read the book.

And now I really need to read Lamb in His Bosom!


message 44: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9308 comments Mod
I suppose you have earned two gold cups now.




message 45: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Feb 04, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Finished my 10th book. Getting close to the halfway mark.

✓N5: Classic of Europe-Pastoral by Nevil Shute, Anthing by Shute is a Classic, 2/4/16

Another great read. It would be hard to pick my favorite author, but Nevil Shute is certainly top tier, never disappointing.


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments You've good momentum! Wow, 10 books!


message 47: by Sara, Old School Classics (last edited Feb 04, 2016 04:09PM) (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4745 comments Mod
Already approaching halfway. Geez.
We need to make you place double cards. lol.
BTW A Town Like Alice is one of my favorite books. I need to read some other Shute's.


message 48: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9308 comments Mod
You are rockin' it Bob.


message 49: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 1184 comments Wow, you're going through the bingo board at a crazy speed! What are you going to do the rest of the year? Lol If you keep this up you'll have completed blackout, a century of women, and the Old and New challenge before midsummer.


message 50: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4817 comments Mod
Well I'm halfway, finished #12 yesterday and picked up #13 this morning. I've been lucky with Bingo, every book I've read this year fits, unlike the A-Z Challenges

# 11 - I4: Banned Book - A Separate Peace, 2/8/16

#12 - G2: Book from Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century-The Hound of the Baskervilles, 2/11/16

#13 - O3: Classic of Asia or Oceania-Nectar in a Sieve, currently reading

Of the first 12 books Lamb in His Bosom is still tops on the lists, followed closely by Pastoral. but every book to date I can easily recommend, all good.


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