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message 1: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Dec 02, 2019 09:57AM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Katy's 2019 Bingo Challenge

B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic -- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo
B2: Book Chosen by the Cover -- Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee
B3: European Classic -- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List -- Beloved by Toni Morrison
B5: 20th Century Classic -- Call for the Dead by John le Carré

I1: Book from the Group’s Bookshelf Prior to 2019 -- The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
I2: New-to-You Author -- Chess Story by Stefan Zweig
I3: Classic Play:] -- Antigone by Sophocles
I4: Literary Prize of Your Country -- 1925 - So Big by Edna Ferber
I5: Classic on Your Bookshelf For over a Year -- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

N1: South American Classic -- Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
N2: Short Story Collection -- Sage Smoke: Tales of the Shoshoni-Bannock Indians by Eleanor B. Heady
N3: FREE SPACE
N4: Poetry or Essay Collection -- The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks by Gwendolyn Brooks
N5: Asian Classic -- The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe

G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize -- Staying On by Paul Scott (Man Booker Prize (1977)
G2: Classic By a Female Author -- Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller
G3: Classic Non-fiction -- A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
G4: Written by Nobel Laureate -- Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
G5: Book from the Group's 2019 Bookshelf -- Howards End by E.M. Forster

O1: 19th Century Classic -- The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
O2: Classic Sci-fi or Fantasy -- Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
O3: Classic Comedy or Satire -- The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
O4: Classic Romance,/s> -- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
O5: 21st Century Potential Classic 2014 -- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt



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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Wish me luck. I always get at least a couple of Bingos for the year; but not always a Blackout.


message 3: by Brina (new)

Brina Considering I’m only going to fill out a board mid year to see if I could come close, good luck!


message 4: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
I use the fill as I read method for this challenge.


message 5: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments Good luck,Katy!


Shirley (stampartiste) | 673 comments Good luck, Katy! Awesome categories again.


message 7: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4840 comments Mod
This is the year when you blackout, Katy.


message 8: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2471 comments Good luck Katy :)


message 9: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Thank you all, and I hope you also have a great year with the Bingo challenge.


message 10: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Good luck with your challenge! I look forward to seeing which books you choose.


message 11: by Rachelnyc (new)

Rachelnyc | 68 comments Good luck!


message 12: by Hilde (new)

Hilde (hilded) | 68 comments I will also use the fill as I read method for this challenge. Good luck and enjoy! 😊


message 13: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Hilde wrote: "I will also use the fill as I read method for this challenge. Good luck and enjoy! 😊"

For me that is the easiest way to start. Later on in the year, I will choose some books to fill in missing squares.


message 14: by Susie (new)

Susie | 743 comments Good luck and have fun!
Keep us guessing...I like it!


message 15: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
;) LOL


message 16: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
I2: New-to-You Author -- Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

Could have put this one in several categories, but I'll start off with it for a new to me author.


message 17: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1549 comments Congrats on your first book of the year.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Thank you


message 19: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jan 07, 2019 06:03PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize -- Staying On by Paul Scott (Man Booker Prize (1977)


message 20: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1549 comments You are doing well so far, Katy.


message 21: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Thanks; you too!


message 22: by Susie (new)

Susie | 743 comments You were going to read Chess Story one way or the other, so glad you got it done!


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Susie wrote: "You were going to read Chess Story one way or the other, so glad you got it done!"

I was, and it was a good story. So glad I decided not to wait until it became a group read.


message 24: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4876 comments Mod
Katy wrote: "I2: New-to-You Author -- Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

Could have put this one in several categories, but I'll start off with it for a new to me author."


I can't get Chess Story through my library system, state wide, but still plan on reading it this month. I will have to buy it from Amazon, how terrible.

Great job, two square this quick!


message 25: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jan 09, 2019 12:54PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Twenty-four squares, so the goal is to get two a month. I had to purchase Chess Story myself.


message 26: by Janice (JG) (new)

Janice (JG) | 104 comments Terrific good luck on your blackout - that's inspiring!


message 27: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Thank you.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
B5: 20th Century Classic -- Call for the Dead by John le Carré


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

Bob | 4876 comments Mod
I have never read John le Carre, but I have a couple of his books on my shelf, someday I'll get to them. I got my copy of chess Story in the mail yesterday. I'll start it in a few days. I wonder if it will finally win this months short story? Either way I will read it this month.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
B3: European Classic -- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf


message 31: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic -- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
N4: Poetry or Essay Collection -- The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks by Gwendolyn Brooks


message 33: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 2929 comments Mod
Great start Katy. You have finished quite a few and it's only January!


message 34: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 776 comments Congrats on getting your poetry collection, Katy. That will be the toughest one for me. My comprehension of poetry is pretty weak, to say the least.


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

Sara (phantomswife) | 4840 comments Mod
You are just popping along on this challenge. How can it just be January and I am already falling behind? :)


message 36: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Last year I mainly ignored my challenges after I set them up. This year, I am trying to stay on top of them.


message 37: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3716 comments I had some difficulty with that collection, Katy. Encouraging to hear that you enjoyed it. I hope to revisit it someday.

Congrats on your fast progress on this challenge!


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Kathleen wrote: "I had some difficulty with that collection, Katy..."

Not having any experience with inner-city or any city (live in rural Idaho) some of the poems meant nothing to me. But the ones on poverty are true no matter where one lives.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
I4: Literary Prize of Your Country
1925 - So Big by Edna Ferber


message 40: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1549 comments Good choice, Katy. You are making good progress.


message 41: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Thank you


message 42: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4876 comments Mod
So Big, this book just doesn't get any bad press. My next trip to the library I intend to see if they have a copy.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
O2: Classic Sci-fi or Fantasy -- Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

No Bingo yet
I've got to do a little planning I think to make that happen sooner rather than later in the year.


message 44: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4840 comments Mod
I generally find myself competing for being the last one to bingo rather than the first. Congrats on another entry!


message 45: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Sara wrote: "I generally find myself competing for being the last one to bingo rather than the first. Congrats on another entry!"

Good idea, and thanks


message 46: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
G2: Classic By a Female Author -- Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller


message 47: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4840 comments Mod
Katy, I loved that book. What did you think?


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9351 comments Mod
Sara wrote: "Katy, I loved that book. What did you think?"

Wasn't my favorite and I'm not really sure why. Seemed to drag along in the middle.


message 49: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4840 comments Mod
Oh, I'm sorry. I was fascinated by it. Hope you like the next one better.


Shirley (stampartiste) | 673 comments Katy wrote: "B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic -- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo"

Hi, Katy~ Did you enjoy this book? It sounds interesting (after reading Don Quixote last year, I'm planning on reading another knight story, Ivanhoe, this year), and I'm wondering if I should follow along next month. Was it a challenge to read - isn't it in verse form? Which edition did you read? Thanks!


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