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message 1: by Kelly (last edited Jan 01, 2020 04:05PM) (new)

Kelly | 33 comments I failed 2018's Bingo Challenge, so I want to start early in 2019!

✔B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic - The Sorrows of Young Werther
✔B2: Book Chosen by the Cover - Salvage the Bones
✔B3: European Classic - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
✔B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List - Go Tell It on the Mountain
✔B5: 20th Century Classic - The Good Earth

✔I1: Book from the Group’s Bookshelf Prior to 2019 - Lonesome Dove
✔I2: New-to-You Author - We
✔I3: Classic Play - The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides
✔I4: Literary Prize of Your Country - The Forever War
✔I5: Classic on Your Bookshelf For over a Year - David Copperfield

N1: South American Classic - The House of the Spirits
N2: Short Story Collection - The Happy Prince and Other Stories
✔N3: FREE SPACE - Idylls of the King
✔N4: Poetry or Essay Collection - Slouching Towards Bethlehem
N5: Asian Classic - Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize - The Bone People
✔G2: Classic By a Female Author - A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
✔G3: Classic Non-fiction - Night
✔G4: Written by Nobel Laureate - The Tin Drum
G5: Book from the Group's 2019 Bookshelf - Mrs. Dalloway

✔O1: 19th Century Classic - Cyrano de Bergerac
✔O2: Classic Sci-fi or Fantasy - Swords and Deviltry
✔O3: Classic Comedy or Satire - Lucky Jim
✔O4: Classic Romance - A Room with a View
O5: 21st Century Potential Classic - Never Let Me Go

Shirley (stampartiste) | 791 comments Yeah!!! I see you've already started on your challenge. Awesome! I look forward to seeing your choices. You always pick the best books! 😊

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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Wow, you have done some great planning here Kelly. Happy reading.

message 4: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 33 comments Thanks, y'all!

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Jeremy Booty | 1 comments I so enjoyed Never Let Me Go. Reading it forces you to contemplate what it is that makes you human.

message 6: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 33 comments Jeremy wrote: "I so enjoyed Never Let Me Go. Reading it forces you to contemplate what it is that makes you human."

I'm definitely looking forward to reading it.

message 7: by Kelly (last edited Jun 13, 2019 12:01PM) (new)

Kelly | 33 comments Bingo #1
Bingo #2

message 8: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1574 comments Congrats, Kelly.

message 9: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 391 comments Way to go! I'm still working on getting my first Bingo. Which books have you enjoyed most, so far? Have you had any duds?

message 10: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 33 comments Thanks! I haven't had a dud, yet! I hope that trend continues.

message 11: by MK (new)

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

Shirley (stampartiste) | 791 comments Geaux, Kelly!!! That's awesome. I'm so glad all of your books have been winners so far! You've really got some great books picked out.

When I saw your selections, I was reminded that I had wanted to read A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains. It sounds so fascinating. I'm off to fit it on my Bingo somewhere. 😊

message 13: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 33 comments Thanks!

It looks like we still have one copy in the library system of that book. I put in a few days ago, so hopefully I'll have it soon!

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Kelly | 33 comments Bingo #3. Did not enjoy The Sorrows of Young Werther very much.

message 15: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1574 comments Way to go, Kelly!

message 16: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 391 comments I wasn't a Werther fan, either, Kelly! It had some good moments, but I just wanted to slap him most of the time.

message 17: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3215 comments Congrats Kelly! I can't bring myself to try The Sorrows of Young Werther because it sounds too gloomy

message 18: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments I had to read Wether at school and at the tender age of 16 I was very annoyed. I thought "This book can be summarized in 3 sentences: I love Lotte. I want to die. Nature is beautiful."

I guess I have to re-read it as an adult.

The city where Goethe lived next to Charlotte Buff and worked as a law clerk is only 15 min away from my home. It's called Wetzlar and it's quite pretty.
Lotte's house is a museum today. Wetzlar also has an interesting cathedral and was the last ever seat of the highest court in the Holy Roman Empire.

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