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message 1: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Level One Bingo
Four Corners: Mark off the four outside corners of the Bingo board.
Five-in-a-Row: Mark off five squares in a row. This can be done horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

Level Two Bingo
Small Box: Mark off all the 9 inner squares of the board (including the free square), leaving blank the 16 outside border squares.

Level Three Bingo
Outside Box: Mark off all 16 of the outer squares, leaving blank the 9 inner squares.

Level Four Bingo
Blackout! Mark off all the squares of the board.


message 2: by Candi (last edited Dec 20, 2019 08:28AM) (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Progress:


B1: I1: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott N1: G1: Voices from Chernobyl The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich O1:

B2: The Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter, #1) by Sigrid Undset I2: Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene N2: Christmas in the South Holiday Stories from the South's Best Writers by Charline R. McCord G2: The Bird's Nest by Shirley Jackson O2:

B3: Howards End by E.M. Forster I3: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw N3: Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) by Agatha Christie G3: My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1) by Gerald Durrell O3:

B4: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré I4: The Known World by Edward P. Jones N4: The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes G4: Light in August by William Faulkner O4:

B5: Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers I5: The Towers of Silence (Raj Quartet, Book 3) by Paul Scott N5: G5: A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy O5: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles


message 3: by Candi (last edited Dec 20, 2019 08:27AM) (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Ideas:


B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic: Dangerous Liaisons OR Moll Flanders
✔B2: Book Chosen by the Cover: The Wreath by Sigrid Undset; Read 1/23/19
✔B3: European Classic: Howards End by E.M. Forster; Read 2/14/19
✔B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré; Read 3/2/19
✔B5: 20th Century Classic: Reflections in a Golden Eye; Read 3/3/19

✔I1: Book from the Group’s Bookshelf Prior to 2019: Little Women; Read 8/18/19
✔I2: New-to-You Author: Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene; Read 1/16/19
✔I3: Classic Play: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw; Read 4/14/19
✔I4: Literary Prize of Your Country: The Known World by Edward P. Jones; 2004 Pulitzer Prize; Read 2/15/19
✔I5: Classic on Your Bookshelf For over a Year: The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott; Read 9/21/19

N1: South American Classic: The Tunnel OR The Hour of the Star
✔N2: Short Story Collection: Christmas in the South: Holiday Stories from the South's Best Writers by Charline R. McCord; Read 12/14/19
✔FREE SPACE: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie; Read 1/11/19
✔N4: Poetry or Essay Collection: The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes; Read 2/23/19
N5: Asian Classic: Kokoro OR Spring Snow

✔G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize: Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster (winner of Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding); Read 12/18/19
✔G2: Classic By a Female Author: The Bird's Nest; Read 10/22/19
✔G3: Classic Non-fiction: My Family and Other Animals; Read 3/16/19
✔G4: Written by Nobel Laureate: Light in August; Read 5/22/19
✔G5: Book from the Group's 2019 Bookshelf: A Pair of Blue Eyes; Read 10/10/19

✔O1: 19th Century Classic: Lady Audley's Secret; Read 11/30/19
O2: Classic Sci-fi or Fantasy: The Tombs of Atuan OR The House on the Strand OR The Lathe of Heaven
O3: Classic Comedy or Satire: A Damsel in Distress OR Miss Buncle's Book OR The Importance of Being Earnest
✔O4: Classic Romance: This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart; Read 6/10/19
✔O5: 21st Century Potential Classic: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles; Read 3/11/19


message 4: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Save


message 5: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2372 comments Welcome to the Bingo Challenge, Candi! Just couldn't stay away, huh? ;)


message 6: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Terris wrote: "Welcome to the Bingo Challenge, Candi! Just couldn't stay away, huh? ;)"

Thank you, Terris! I'm a sucker for challenges! ;0


message 7: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments I've checked off my free space by reading Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) by Agatha Christie Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

My Review


message 8: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9268 comments Mod
Welcome to the Bingo challenge, Candi. Sorry I missed your post earlier.

Congrats on your first square done.


message 9: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Katy wrote: "Welcome to the Bingo challenge, Candi. Sorry I missed your post earlier.

Congrats on your first square done."


Thank you, Katy! I'm looking forward to my second year of the bingo challenge :)


message 10: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2372 comments You're off to a good start! Agatha Christie usually won't let you down :)


message 11: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Terris wrote: "You're off to a good start! Agatha Christie usually won't let you down :)"

Thanks, Terris! One can nearly always depend on a Christie novel :)


message 12: by Veronique (new)

Veronique | 896 comments Great review!
It is not a secret that I am a huge fan of Agatha Christie. Happy to see you enjoyed this novel too.


message 13: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Veronique wrote: "Great review!
It is not a secret that I am a huge fan of Agatha Christie. Happy to see you enjoyed this novel too."


Thank you, Veronique! Her books are really a lot of fun to read :) And so clever!


message 14: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments I've completed I2: New-to-you author. This really is my first Graham Greene novel! I will definitely read more :)

Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

My Review


message 15: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments I've finished B2: Book Chosen by the Cover. I own a copy of this book, with this cover which I love! Unfortunately, I did not end up adoring the story quite as much, lol. Not that it was bad; I just had higher expectations for this one.

The Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter, #1) by Sigrid Undset The Wreath by Sigrid Undset

My Review


message 16: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4734 comments Mod
You did pick a beautiful cover!


message 17: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Thanks, Sara! I think I found this at a library sale :)


message 18: by Lotte (new)

Lotte | 196 comments It is beautiful indeed :). I agree with your review. From what I read in this group, it should be worthwhile to read the whole trilogy, but I wasn't compelled to read it in one go either.


message 19: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Lotte wrote: "It is beautiful indeed :). I agree with your review. From what I read in this group, it should be worthwhile to read the whole trilogy, but I wasn't compelled to read it in one go either."

Thank you for reading my thoughts on it, Lotte. Yes, from what I understand from other readers is that this will improve. I will eventually continue on, but not right away :)


message 20: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments I've finished B3: European Classic. I liked it, didn't love it (I wanted to love it!). But after watching the excellent 1992 Merchant Ivory movie adaptation of this, I had an even greater appreciation of it :)

Howards End by E.M. Forster Howards End by E.M. Forster

My Review


message 21: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2372 comments It wasn't my favorite either. I liked A Passage to India better!


message 22: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Terris wrote: "It wasn't my favorite either. I liked A Passage to India better!"

I think that is going to be next on my list when I'm ready to read Forster again, Terris!


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9268 comments Mod
Terris wrote: "It wasn't my favorite either. I liked A Passage to India better!"

I loved them both, but I agree that A Passage to India is better.


message 24: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments I've heard from several people that they prefer A Passage to India. I'm looking forward to it!


message 25: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Finished another for I4: Literary Prize of Your Country. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize:

The Known World by Edward P. Jones The Known World by Edward P. Jones

My Review


message 26: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2372 comments Congratulations! Moving right along! :)


message 27: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Terris wrote: "Congratulations! Moving right along! :)"

Thank you, Terris!


message 28: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Completed N4: Poetry or Essay Collection:

The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes

My Review


message 29: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Completed B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List:

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (The Karla Trilogy #1) by John le Carré Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

My Review


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9268 comments Mod
Candi wrote: "Completed B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List:

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (The Karla Trilogy #1) by John le Carré Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
"


Now I've got to read this one for that square!


message 31: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments You should, Katy! I didn't actually have this one planned out for that square initially. I went back to look at the list and realized this book would work!


message 32: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1548 comments It's always nice when that happens.


message 33: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Rosemarie wrote: "It's always nice when that happens."

Yes, it sure is, Rosemarie!


message 34: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Completed B5: 20th Century Classic:

Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers

My Review


message 35: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Completed O5: 21st Century Potential Classic (at least in my humble opinion!):

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

My Review


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9268 comments Mod
Candi wrote: "Completed O5: 21st Century Potential Classic (at least in my humble opinion!):

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

My Review"



I'm planning on reading this one later in the year. So glad to know that it is a good book.


message 37: by Milena (new)

Milena (milenas) | 462 comments Candi wrote: "Completed O5: 21st Century Potential Classic (at least in my humble opinion!):

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

My Review"


I was thinking of using the same book for that category. My opinion is based on even less, since I haven't read it.


message 38: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Katy - I hope you love this one as much as I did!

Milena - I slated this book for the category before reading it too. I just had a feeling! Reading it confirmed it for me :)


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9268 comments Mod
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message 40: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments I've completed G3: Classic Non-fiction:

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

My Review


message 41: by MK (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments Loved your review!
I've wanted to read Durrell's trilogy, and some of his other stuff, as well as James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small for awhile, but I never managed to get to it! I bought the Herriot series for my daughter the year she was accepted to vet school :D. She studied in Dublin, so I was really interested in that one. Haven't gotten around to it yet ... someday :)


message 42: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Thank you, MK! Oh, I hope you can make some time for the trilogy! I also read a couple of the Herriot books when I was a teen and loved them. I plan to re-read them one of these days :) By the way, my mother talked me out of exploring a career in veterinary medicine. She told me I wouldn't be able to handle putting animals down. Sadly, I listened as a child. In retrospect, as a mature adult, I think I would have learned and understood the need and the process in order to handle that aspect of the job as well. I hope it's a rewarding career for your daughter!


message 43: by MK (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments Candi wrote: "She told me I wouldn't be able to handle putting animals down. "

I was worried about the very same thing, for my daughter! I suspect, you, like she, would have come to see that often, it's the most compassionate thing, for the animal.

I'm not sure if it's a rewarding career for her -- she was really interested in farm animals and sustainable agriculture, but she is working in a small animal clinic (the one thing she never wanted to do :p).

I'm proud of her, regardless!


message 44: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments It's tough out there and so tricky to make those choices as a young adult. I had a friend once that said "I work to live, not live to work". If there is something fulfilling in your life, then I think that is the best we can do, and more than many others have. At least, that's what I tell myself all the time and am trying to teach my teenagers now!


message 45: by MK (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments That's a wonderful philosophy, Candi!
Your teenagers have a wonderful Mom :)


message 46: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Aww, thanks MK! :)


message 47: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Finished I3: Classic Play:

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

My Review


message 48: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Still no Bingo though! I suppose I should make it a point to read an 18th century classic so I can at least get one bingo!


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

Sara (phantomswife) | 4734 comments Mod
Sometimes you just have to make it happen, Candi.


message 50: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 743 comments Yes, I sure do, Sara! I've just been putting of my selection(s) for the 18th century ;)


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