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message 1: by Julie (last edited Jun 04, 2019 05:29AM) (new)

Julie | 643 comments Bingo Challenge 2019
Finished May 31st 2019

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B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic:
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (1764) Read March 2019
B2: Book Chosen by the Cover:
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore Read March 2019
B3: European Classic:
Chéri by Colette Read January 2019
B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List:
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin Read January 2019
B5: 20th Century Classic:
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim Read January 2019

I1: Book from the Group’s Bookshelf Prior to 2019:
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Read January-February 2019
I2: New-to-You Author:
Frost in May by Antonia White
I3: Classic Play:
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Read January 2019
I4: Literary Prize of Your Country:
Babettes gæstebud by Karen Blixen - (Winner of the 1952 'De Gyldne Laurbær') Read April 2019
I5: Classic on Your Bookshelf For over a Year:
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving Read February 2019

N1: South American Classic:
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo Read May 2019
N2: Short Story Collection:
The Happy Prince, and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde Read May 2019
N3: FREE SPACE
N4: Poetry or Essay Collection
Flora och Bellona: dikter by Erik Axel Karlfeldt Read January 2019
N5: Asian Classic
Kyoto by Yasunari Kawabata Read May 2019

G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize:
Sorte Mary (Scarlet Sister Mary) by Julia Peterkin (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1929) Read January 2019
G2: Classic By a Female Author:
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Read February 2019
G3: Classic Non-fiction:
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft Read January-February 2019
G4: Written by Nobel Laureate:
The Children of the World by Paul von Heyse Read January 2019
G5: Book from the Group's 2019 Bookshelf
From the Earth to the Moon and 'Round the Moon by Jules Verne Read January 2019

O1: 19th Century Classic:
My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell Read January 2019
O2: Classic Sci-fi or Fantasy:
Foundation by Isaac Asimov Read March 2019
O3: Classic Comedy or Satire:
Eric by Terry Pratchett Read April 2019
O4: Classic Romance:
Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott Read April 2019
O5: 21st Century Potential Classic:
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth Read March 2019


message 2: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments I really love this challenge - hope I manage to finish it again in 2019 :)


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
Hope you have fun with this challenge for 2019, and I'm so glad that you love the challenge Julie.


message 4: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5034 comments Mod
Nice to play with you again, Julie.


message 5: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments I've made a really good start on this challenge. I've been focusing a lot on reading books for my other challenges, and so many of them have fit squares for this. This means I allready finished all my 'G's:

G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize:
Sorte Mary (Scarlet Sister Mary) by Julia Peterkin (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1929) Read January 2019
G2: Classic By a Female Author:
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Read February 2019
G3: Classic Non-fiction:
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft Read January-February 2019
G4: Written by Nobel Laureate:
The Children of the World by Paul von Heyse Read January 2019
G5: Book from the Group's 2019 Bookshelf
From the Earth to the Moon and 'Round the Moon by Jules Verne Read January 2019

My favourite of these were definately Herland - a solid 4 star rating from me.
I found A Vindication of the Rights of Woman quite hard to get through...


message 6: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Congrats on your Bingo, Julie!


message 7: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3798 comments Glad to hear about Herland, Julie--I'm looking forward to that one. Great job getting a bingo already!


message 8: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5034 comments Mod
Bravo, Julie. I have Scarlet Sister Mary to read for my Pulitzer challenge but it is quite hard to come by a copy. What did you think of it?


message 9: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments Sara wrote: "Bravo, Julie. I have Scarlet Sister Mary to read for my Pulitzer challenge but it is quite hard to come by a copy. What did you think of it?"

I had a really hard time getting a copy as well. I managed to find a translated version (to danish) through our national library service here in Denmark. I'm pretty sure it was an abridged version. I liked it fine enough, but it didn't stand out.


message 10: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Congrats on your bingo! You've finished so many already! I think I've only finished four. Still a long way to go on my board :)


message 11: by MK (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments Congrats on Bingo, Julie !


message 12: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Well done on bingo, you’re off to a great start!


message 13: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 818 comments Great job Julie! My Bingo is going to look more like a dart board for a while, but I’m really enjoying this challenge.


message 14: by Samanta (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) | 227 comments Well done!!!


message 15: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2424 comments Woohoo! A Bingo! :)


message 16: by Aubrey (last edited Mar 03, 2019 11:10PM) (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2515 comments How'd that Colette read of yours go, Julie? I'd like to read more of her, but I'm not sure what work to pick next.


message 17: by Julie (last edited Mar 03, 2019 11:06PM) (new)

Julie | 643 comments Aubrey wrote: "How'd that Colette read of yours go, Julie? I'd like to read more of her, but I'm not sire what work to pick next."

Chéri was a fun read. It's not one of her most wellknown books, and I chose it mainly for it's publication year (for my Women's Decade Challenge), but sometimes that's just the way you discover little gems ;-)


message 18: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2515 comments I'm glad to hear that. I'll definitely be picking up any Colette I see at my next sale then.


message 19: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments I managed another 'column bingo' :)

B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic:
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (1764) Read March 2019
B2: Book Chosen by the Cover:
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore Read March 2019
B3: European Classic:
Chéri by Colette Read January 2019
B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List:
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin Read January 2019
B5: 20th Century Classic:
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim Read January 2019

I've had a hard time wondering what to do for the B2-square - until I realised that V for Vendetta had been 'looking' at me from my tbr-shelf for a while - so it just had to be that one :)


message 20: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Congrats!


message 21: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Way to go!


message 22: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 391 comments You are making excellent progress! Glad to hear you Cheri, because I have it on one of my personal challenges this year.


message 23: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5034 comments Mod
Bravo!


message 24: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3059 comments Mod
Congratulations on Bingo #2,


message 25: by MK (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments ^5, Julie !! :)


message 26: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments Thank you :)


message 27: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments Managed a row bingo (4th row):

B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List:
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin Read January 2019
I4: Literary Prize of Your Country:
Babettes gæstebud by Karen Blixen - (Winner of the 1952 'De Gyldne Laurbær') Read April 2019
N4: Poetry or Essay Collection
Flora och Bellona: dikter by Erik Axel Karlfeldt Read January 2019
G4: Written by Nobel Laureate:
The Children of the World by Paul von Heyse Read January 2019
O4: Classic Romance:
Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott Read April 2019


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

Sara (phantomswife) | 5034 comments Mod
Congratulations! I have yet to get a bingo, but I am one away in several directions. You've done some interesting reading.


message 29: by Susie (new)

Susie | 751 comments You are doing fantastic on this challenge!


message 30: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Well done!


message 31: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2424 comments I'm still waiting for my first Bingo! Good job!
I need to read Rose in Bloom -- I love Alcott :)


message 32: by Heather (new)

Heather (heathercaticorn) | 7 comments Great list! Good luck Julie! :)


message 33: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments And I'm all done - this must be a new record for me :)

Favorite read - a tie between Babettes gæstebud and The Hotel New Hampshire (reread)

Least favorite read - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - this book was very tough to get through, only reason I did was that I read it on my serial reader app


message 34: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Congratulations, Julie! 🎊🎉👏


message 35: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
Julie wrote: "And I'm all done - this must be a new record for me :).."

Congratulations! Wow, just wow.


message 36: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Well done! Not even halfway through the year!


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