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message 1: by Christopher (last edited Dec 04, 2018 02:05PM) (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 179 comments It never occurred to me that I might have gotten Bingo this year.
But I checked out the squares, and I am pretty close. A little finagling, and I just may qualify.

B1: Written by Nobel Laureate: The Captive Mind

B2: Children’s Classic: I actually read two, thinking they were political pamphlets: Goody Two Shoes, The World Turned Upside Down No News, and Strange News (can recommend the latter)

B3 Government Banned Book- Candide

B4: Classic Made into a Film/TV: Cold Comfort Farm

B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize: TBD

I1: 20th Century Classic: The Locusts Have No King

I2: New-to-You Author: Die Rückkehr der Zeitmaschine

I3: Mystery or Crime Classic: Thieves Like Us

I4: Classic of More than 500 Pages: The Divine Comedy

I5: 18th Century or Earlier Classic: The Odyssey of Homer

N1: North American Classic: Washington Square

N2: Classic Short Story: The Secret Sharer

N3: FREE SPACE: Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century

N4: Classic Play: The Jew of Malta, or, alternately, Torquato Tasso (bo-ring!)

N5: African Classic: The Comedies of Terence Terence, as everyone knows, was African. Technically, I didn't finish the book, but also technically, each play counts as a 'work.'

G1: 19th Century Classic: Madame Bovary- the audio.

G2: Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith & Editors)-(ETA: We by Zamyatin... woo-hoo!)

G3: Adventure or Action Classic : Nostromo, a Tale of the Seaboard- a pretty highbrow adventure story, but definitely a classic.

G4: Group Read: Beyond Good and Evil

G5: 21st Century Potential Classic: Hear me now, believe me later: Paper Girls: Book One

O1: Literary Prize of Your Country/Region: TBD

O2: Lesser known book by a famous author: Burmese Days

O3: Australia, Antarctica, or Oceania Classic: real finagle here: Latest Readings

O4: A Classic that you have put off reading: Nicomachean Ethics

O5: Classic written by a Female Author: maybe not the most classic, but definitely interesting A Trip to Cuba


message 2: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2610 comments You're almost there! :)


message 3: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 179 comments Filled in a few more squares:

We was on the "Finest Works of Fiction" list.

Candide was seized by U. S. customs officials in 1930... (too good to check)

The Right Stuff (will finish this month) won the National Book Award for Nonfiction.


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Very nice


message 5: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2610 comments I think you'll enjoy Candide. It's very entertaining!


message 6: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 179 comments Terris wrote: "I think you'll enjoy Candide. It's very entertaining!"

I think if I were playing by the rules, Candide would not count because I mostly read it in 2017, and finished it in 2018.

Certainly "We" was banned by the Soviets, but then I would have to find another "Finest Works of Fiction."

I am reading a lot of comics from Kindle Unlimited and may look at The Boys, Volume 1: The Name of the Game
(banned in Qatar).


message 7: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2610 comments Re: Candide
You're just supposed to say "I finished it in 2018"! That's the only part that counts! ;)


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